But I find it hard to believe that California is a major concern here considering the field trip ends at the California border.
but really thats not the point route 66 runs right thru California but most of the untouched areas of route 66 are at the border or beyond. Areas of route 66 within California would make a terrible look for the theme park. Just look at the large section that runs thru San bernardino county. Its mostly rundown buildings or large shopping malls.
LOL getting out of hand quick I see. Its research dont get crazy! I'm glad there doing it!
Plus radiator springs is in ARIZONA...right?
Fair enough. But despite much of California's Route 66 being abandoned and in disrepair - a lot of it is still there, even if it is abandoned. Even if it's empty, Imagineers could learn something from visiting California's abandoned Route 66 both in person and in the history books, but apparently that isn't on the itinerary.
They do have signs all along foothill highway and then Alosta then foothill again that say historic route 66 if you drive along to Rancho Cucamonga. Then the signs continue along rialto thru 5th street then Mt Vernon.
then you have to head north on the 215 and continue to parts of route 66 which also have signs. then it pretty much dissapears untl you head up to Barstow and kingsman where you also see signs proclaiming historic route 66.
Its quite an interesting drive but like i said in an earlier post most of it is quite uninteresting visually for a theme park until you hit the area close to the California border.
I am sure the reason for the tour saying California border is because it will probably end a few miles within the border most likely near the US 95 highway or national trail highway where you find Roy's Cafe in Amboy, California with lots of route 66 memorabilia. Once past that route 66 is gone until you reach arizona.
So it makes sense to focus on the untouched natural portion of route 66 which still exists in Arizona, new Mexico and Texas. The other four states it used to go thru are also not extremely interesting.
oh i wish i had time to drive across country like i used to.
just for fun, here is a picture of roys cafe. not something interesting for a theme park.
Hmm I wonder if I have a passion for the "details" like you guys? I think I can live with the fact that it might not be wikkipedia proof. After all is there really a Matterhorn in California? Nope, but I sure am glad Walt built one. All in all, I am just glad that there taking a real interest in the project, that makes me happy, and I cant wait!
I think it would be moe interesting to see the wigwag motel from Hallbrook, Arizona and leaning water tower of groom, Texas along with its interesting red desert landscape.
that just my opinion.
i think thats where the idea for the drive in restaurant would kick in. Many of those old drive-ins had similiar architecture.