Thursday, September 28, 2006

Be Somebody! Be A Fireman!

Here's a couple of nice pics of the 1956 Disneyland Fire Department's now retired, Fire Wagon. Also dating from this period was the Chemical Wagon.

Both are long gone from the streets of Disneyland. At one time however (especially in the turn of the century Mid-Western small town), being a fireman was an extremely romantic notion for a young tyke.


Cool trash can! It ain't screwin' around!

I believe it was this primal romance that drove Walt to include a Fire Department on his Main Street recreation at Disneyland.


Pretty quaint and great eye candy at the same time. It's a fairly accurate element for a turn of the century town replica.

I'd say it's more relevant for kids today to see this than kids of the 1950's. We're as distant from 1956 today as the kids in this pic were from 1901.

Last time I was at the park, the Fire Wagon was still sheltered in it's Fire Dept stall.
Still there or is that a pin trading station now? Inquiring minds wanna know....

5 Comments:

Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

No it is probably a decorate your own cookie spot now, with Halloween cookies and then it will switch to Christmas cookies. Last time I was there, the fire wagon was parked in the fire house. When I was a youngster, the hats and other items used to have Disneyland fire badges on them. Now they are all generic hats without badges and screwed in with lock tite!

5:15 AM  
Blogger Davelandweb said...

What's with the dude in the sombrero? Great pics!

5:46 AM  
Blogger Major Pepperidge said...

Why don't they get rid of those awful fire wagons and sell more plush toys? ;-)

8:52 AM  
Blogger mjlai said...

Still there. ;) Though I've never ventured inside the firehouse.. I saw some kids clamboring all over the wagon unsupervised, I wasn't sure if they were supposed to do that.. :P

10:40 AM  
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