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    Disneyland foundation

    Hey don't you you think that after 52 years, the foundation of Disneyland would be going bad by now? How do they keep up on the soil and the plants and stuff like that? I know dirt and stuff doesn't last forever.

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Periodic maintainence. Just like rides, landscaping has to be redone.
    However, trees can live for a long time, as is the case with the River and the Jungle.

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Well, not all the foundations are 52 years old. Areas like New Orleans Square are only thirty-some years old. Good question, though...


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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by startours1 View Post
    Hey don't you you think that after 52 years, the foundation of Disneyland would be going bad by now? How do they keep up on the soil and the plants and stuff like that? I know dirt and stuff doesn't last forever.
    A lot of stuff that was originally built in 1955 has been completely replaced over the years.

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    interesting topic i never thought about this
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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    A lot of stuff that was originally built in 1955 has been completely replaced over the years.
    Are you referring to the structures or just their foundations specifically?

    Wow...the castle and Main Street are the same, but just about everything else is totally different. Ooh, Frontierland's and Adventureland's main buildings aren't too different.


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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    there are much older structures that are still around and still in use in other places that seem to be doing just fine so I wouldn't worry too much about it

    like everyone says it's all on teh upkeep

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Personally, I live in a 102 year old reinforced concrete structure. Concrete strengthens over time. There is little to worry about.

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Well... they've torn down and rebuilt so much over the years... They keep an eye on everything but I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    Personally, I live in a 102 year old reinforced concrete structure. Concrete strengthens over time. There is little to worry about.
    World War 1 bunker?

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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Wow...the castle and Main Street are the same, but just about everything else is totally different. Ooh, Frontierland's and Adventureland's main buildings aren't too different.
    Mostly the structures themselves. I know back in the early 1990s there was a revitalization plan for Main Street that saw many of the building facades torn down and rebuilt.

    And then look at something like the Mark Twain, that has huge sections of it replaced every few years. Wood just doesn't seem to last all that long and it tends to be replaced frequently.

    And of course there's a Matterhorn that has endured at least 15 years of refurbishments to remove some of the wood supports inside. There was an old story that when Jack Lindquist was given the numbers on how much it would cost to repair the Matterhorn, they suggested it would be cheaper to tear it down and build a new one - but Jack decided to keep the original and rebuild it piece by piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoBob View Post
    World War 1 bunker?
    Nope. Even older than that:


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    I hear that if they ever drained the Sub lagoon that the Matterhorn would topple over.
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    Re: Disneyland foundation

    I KNOW dirt, and I can tell you, that stuff does last forever. If it didn't, why would people use the term, "That guy is as old as dirt"?
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    I hear that if they ever drained the Sub lagoon that the Matterhorn would topple over.
    ::hopes you're making a tongue-in-cheek remark, and not perpetuating that ever-so-false modern myth::


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