Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Disneyland Links

In keeping with my Disneyland-themed summer (25 days!!), here are some links to interesting trivia:
First, The Walt Disney Touch. It has fun facts about Disney and Disneyland. A couple of my favorites:

"Disneyland's address is 1313 Harbor Boulevard. This address was picked by Walt, because at the time Disneyland was built, all that was in the area was orange groves. The explanations for the address are either that 'M' is the thirteenth letter in the alphabet, making the address MM for Mickey Mouse, or that the thirteens, being unlucky, were Walt's way of thumbing his nose at those who thought Disneyland would fail.

Walt Disney was very insistent that the designers take the perspective of young children into account when designing the park. Because of this, Walt would frequently stoop down while looking at a partially constructed building to take into account how smaller people would see things"
Now I know I usually pretty much sing Disney's praises on this blog. This is partly because I do have undying loyalty for Disney, and partly because you hear many intelligent arguments attacking Disney and no intelligent defenses. But here I play a bit of devil's advocate: here's a link to Wikipedia's fascinating page on all the deaths and injuries incurred in Disney Parks.

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