• Backstage
    DbM339_closeup8-88a
    1988

    I spent all of 1988 at Disneyland working on Splash Mountain. This gave me the opportunity to really explore the park as an adult. Since I was on a salary I was expected to be there on weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed to get the job done. My home was ten miles away straight down Katella […]

  • Attractions
    SwissFamilyTreehouse-400
    The Kissing Tree

      Every year the company would hold its “Disney Family Christmas Party” at Disneyland. The party was open to everyone at the studio, WDI, and Disneyland cast members. It lasted two nights with one night for you and your family (or a b’friend) and the other night you “volunteered” to work in the park. I […]

  • Some Splash Mountain Construction Pix

    Rockwork cages being installed to the big drop. Note the rockwork is completed above first to avoid plaster, stones and paint from fowling rockwork below it. Looking backwards to the gates of drop #1 Holiday season 1988 – The construction fence is down and we are running water for the first time. Notice how dirty the […]