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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Wizzard419 » May Tue 07, 2013 12:37 pm

Correct, it would look like a fake road and in this case they are going for ultra-realistic where possible.

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Post by Len90 » May Tue 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Paint would not work as it would chip off and eventually look horrendous. I actually am kind of surprised they didn't surface it like Main Street USA. I do think ultra realistic is the plan and that possible freshly paved look is what they want to maintain.
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Post by theBIGyowski » May Wed 08, 2013 9:56 am

yeah...I guess if they want it to look like freshly paved asphalt they are looking at yearly repaving.
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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Wizzard419 » May Wed 08, 2013 3:48 pm

Did not get time to check today since I had another meeting, so that will probably be next week.

With replacing the paving, it is probably considerably easier to do with asphalt since there is a machine that tears it up as opposed to needing to jackhammer it and the slurry machine can lay down the new surface fast as well.

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Post by theBIGyowski » May Wed 08, 2013 4:05 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Did not get time to check today since I had another meeting, so that will probably be next week.

With replacing the paving, it is probably considerably easier to do with asphalt since there is a machine that tears it up as opposed to needing to jackhammer it and the slurry machine can lay down the new surface fast as well.
If only Imagineering could come up with a way to make it look like Bessie. :)
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Post by GeoffS » May Thu 09, 2013 5:34 pm

Tons of factors go into road-wear, and (generally) roads are built to their expected usage. If it was poured with foot traffic in mind, it probably doesn't have a support bed for equipment and occasional vehicle traffic. Given the amount of adjustments and tweaking gone on in the first year of the new land, probably many more vehicles and higher loads than anticipated had to roll across, meaning a fresh coat was needed.

We're probably all over-analyzing this, because it's not the first time Disney didn't get something exactly right on the first try.

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Len90 » May Thu 09, 2013 11:15 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:Did not get time to check today since I had another meeting, so that will probably be next week.

With replacing the paving, it is probably considerably easier to do with asphalt since there is a machine that tears it up as opposed to needing to jackhammer it and the slurry machine can lay down the new surface fast as well.
Also if Disney paved it properly in the first place there should be two layers. All they have to do is mill up the top layer and put down a layer.


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Post by elizabethswann » May Mon 13, 2013 11:02 pm

http://micechat.com/28828-disneyland-refurbishments-3/

Latest update from Micechat: Disneyland refurbishments continue as Route 66 gets repaved in Cars Land, etc.

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Amy » May Tue 14, 2013 6:28 am

elizabethswann wrote:http://micechat.com/28828-disneyland-refurbishments-3/

Latest update from Micechat: Disneyland refurbishments continue as Route 66 gets repaved in Cars Land, etc.
How late did grad nights used to last? That is nice that they allow them to come all day now ~ and with less impact on regular guests.
Love those flowers by the New Orleans train station ~ so colorful!
Is the Carthay Circle restaurant the fancy restaurant only open to club members?
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Post by theBIGyowski » May Tue 14, 2013 8:08 am

One thing I love about these Dateline Disneyland posts are that they give you a chance to see how much work goes into running a place like DLR.

For some reason the flowers and landscaping at DL is so much more beautiful than at MK. The MK landscaping is fantastic...but you just don't see the colors and "pop" that you get at DL.
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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Wizzard419 » May Tue 14, 2013 11:16 am

Grad nights usually go until like 5 AM or later, like the ones all the high schools do around here. The local schools seem to lean more towards senior trip to the park during the day and then an official grad night at some other time. I'm not sure if there is a reason local schools stay away, but they do.

Fun thing, many of the plants at DLR are potted plants, even when they are in the ground. If you look close you can see the containers buried in the dirt. It is probably so they can swap out plants that have bloomed out without having to kill the plant.

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Amy » May Tue 14, 2013 12:44 pm

I think the climate is a bit better in DL too. Florida gets awfully hot and humid, but then can have cold snaps here and there too. That is hard on the poor little plants. I'm in awe at how any of the parks keep the greenery looking so nice though :D
It seemed an odd time, 3 am, for the grad night to end is all. 5 am seems better, although I suppose it is all relative isn't it?

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Wizzard419 » May Tue 14, 2013 1:42 pm

I think it officially ends like 3 but, just like with a normal day, it takes a while to clear them out of the park and then they need to use that time to clean up the trash and bodily fluids left behind. :D

It gets cold here too, below 70 cold, but if you come during December and we get a cold snap, you can usually see the workers out replacing the poinsettias because they will take major damage in the cold.

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Amy » May Tue 14, 2013 7:28 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:I think it officially ends like 3 but, just like with a normal day, it takes a while to clear them out of the park and then they need to use that time to clean up the trash and bodily fluids left behind. :D

It gets cold here too, below 70 cold, but if you come during December and we get a cold snap, you can usually see the workers out replacing the poinsettias because they will take major damage in the cold.
Below 70 sounds lovely ~ but probably not to Southern Californians...I'm hoping we have decent weather when we are there in early December :D

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Re: Dateline Disneyland

Post by Wizzard419 » May Tue 14, 2013 7:47 pm

Depending on the week it can be over 80, a common occurrence during the month is a return of the Santa Ana winds, which spikes the temperature during the days and sends them back down during the nights.

If you are flying into SNA and you are flying in over the ocean as opposed to over land, that means the winds are present.

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