Friday, September 10, 2010

Disneyland - Free Peek Backstage

I am not here to dispel the magic ever. I know there are true Park devotees who simply cannot get enough information about the place and its workings, whether inner or outer.

Anyhow, today we climb to the upper levels of the "new" parking structure over on the west side of the Park on what used to be West Street.

The next time you park up there, on your way to the escalators be sure to head to the far east end of the structure (closest to the Park) and take a gander.

You will find yourself peeking over the wall at Disneyland's back lot. The tree-lined berm you see from there is the back side of the Rivers of America and the Disneyland Railroad.

Look closer. You just might spot a wayward Autopia car or some other ride vehicle back in the shop for a rehab.
The paint shop is back there, too. I bet you might see a few area trash cans lined up outside of it for some repainting.

To your far left and off in the distance is the Parade Building. You'll never guess what's in there.

You can also see the back side of the Toontown facade and one of the access tunnels that leads under the berm.

I don't have a photo to post for this one, but anyone who parks at or near the top of the structure can get a great shot of a good chunk of the backstage area at the northern edge of the Park.

Not sure Walt would've been too pleased with the location of the parking structure or the glimpses of Diseyland's back areas that it affords to guests.

Not much anyone can do about it now, so go ahead and take a good long peek next time you're at the structure if such sights interest you. Plenty to see!

Happy Friday, Jungleteers!