The Building of Disneyland

A great video documenting the construction of Disneyland has been released. Totally, incredibly awesome.

Some priceless footage, much of it time-lapse, regarding the construction of Disneyland. Wish something like this was out there for the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Who knows, maybe there is, somewhere.

Now, here’s part two of that footage:

Just watched it all. Amazing to think the castle drawbridge actually goes up and down, but has rarely been raised or lowered. They seem to suggest it was raised and lowered for testing before opening day, and then during a Fantasyland rehabd during the early 80s. Crazy-amazing stuff.

And here’s part three:

Great stuff. Truly amazing. This one shows them building the Peter Pan Captain Hook boat, which was built where the Dumbo ride is now.

Admittedly, it was released about a year ago, but this is the first time I’ve come across it. And, of course, I had to share.

Oh, hang on. There’s a Part 4, 5 and 6, too, apparently. Dang.

Part 5:

And something on the Contemporary Resort Construction at Walt Disney World:

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