Saturday, July 25, 2009

Disneyland - Long Corridors and Things Inn Between

Today we'll glance down some halls and corridors and look around some corners. The shot above---of your own, very cool skipper---was taken as I was heading to the Jungle from Coke Corner on Main Street. Some of you lucky guests caught in an "overflow" post-parade traffic flow have walked right through these doors and down the back side of Main Street as an alternate route when too many guests have packed the Hub and Plaza. I used to walk through these doors almost every day.

Most days, as mentioned before on this blog, Cast Members would partake of a delightful ripaste at the Inn Between. Cassie, pictured below, seemed to always be there, ready to ring up your bill.

Another hallway one might encounter if one knew their way around is pictured below. It is, indeed, underground within the old Administration Building. Those colorful linoleum tiles? Word is they're darn close to original---if not original---to the building. Some pretty famous Disneyland insider and executive feet have traversed them since the building first went up. Mine don't count, obviously.
Before going up to street level, lets take a look down one of the long halls. At least you can say you've been there---kinda.
Now let us cross the Park, from East Main Street over to Adventure/Frontier. There, we find another corridor---this one much shorter---and peer in on the offices where Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country operations are housed. Just a quick peek now and keep moving!
And finally, through the miracle of video, you too can grab a glimpse of the Inn Between, but I'm afraid you'll miss out on the chicken enchilada special. Come to think of it, you'll thank me.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great post Mike!!! I feel like a true "insider" now! Love that floor!!! THANKS FOR THE SECRET LOOK!

Alissa said...

I eat at the Eat Ticket most of time (I'm a Toonie) where they chop off your hands if you even think about taking a picture, sadly. I wish I could tho, I love all the stuff in there. Good post!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Great post Mike. The Inn has definitely changed from my days. Is the Adventure/Frontierland office still between those two lands (above what I remember to be AJ's?). Also, I recall a hallway in the admin building that transitioned underneath the train. This hallway was filled with memorabilia on the walls detailing the changes to the park by year.

Mike said...


I love your work, by the way. Some of the best writing ever penned is attributed to you. The hallway in the admin building under the train tracks to which you refer is still there, though it has been in an extended state of "refurbishment" for quite some time. There are presently no photos or memorabilia, though they did add in some wall paper that notes great Disneyland events, year by year, in a continuous timeline. The photo of me above is taken at the Harbor Blvd. end of the hallway. If I were to turn around and walk back down that hall, I would head toward the backstage area of Main Street.


Anonymous said...

Mike: Good to hear from you and thanks for the compliment. I have very fond memories of my time there ('69-'78) in several capacities..foods..ride ops (yes the JC)...and education working with Disney Univ (incl. Van France). Your extensive narratives bring those days back to life. Keep up the good work in between legal briefs.