33.9 #5642 (DL Qual #5022

Jan 13, 2013 6:30 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This is a picture of the gold post that represent the exact center of the park in 1955.

I'll let someone else handle this one... - lostgirl7988  697.8 #279 6:31PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 6:35PM
It is always good to learn new things and dispell rumors. I've learned so much on MW. Most guests in the park walk past this marker, having no idea what it is or any of the rumors surrounding it. We're so fortunate to have this app and access to cast members and Disney experts. Go MW! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 7:27PM
Well said. - KelstersInc2319  60.2 #4433 7:38PM
Excellent answer! - Boundin  711.7 #272 11:44PM
I told you guys..it's the golden snitch.. - kristian  2004.9 #79 6:36PM
If it makes you feel better it may be the marker of most of our happiest place - E-Ticket  1466.8 #115 7:18PM
The general consensus is that this statement is a fallacy that has been replicated many times over. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 6:36PM
😳 So many big words... Translation: it's not true - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 6:41PM
Every once in awhile this math teacher likes to use my vocabulary ;) - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 8:03PM
Ok I stand corrected. - 7Grumpydwarfs  33.9 #5642 6:58PM
You're a good sport. Thanks for not getting the b... hurt cream. - DisneyGrandma  877.2 #210 7:10PM
lol @ DG!! Yeah, I thought the same thing for a long time - regarding the gold post, not the cream. - Alicewhoareyou  2564.2 #53 7:13PM
It also doesnt help that it was said in the Disney Parks video about DL on Netflix. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #286 7:34PM
Unfortunately allot of Disneyland books are saying this. - 7Grumpydwarfs  33.9 #5642 8:01PM
I saw this on Netflix as well. I thought it was true until I saw this post. Glad to know the truth. - DLandDan  198.4 #2009 8:41PM
Netflix Disney video was wrong😱 & to think I was bragging about it my last trip 😫 thank you all for the info - princessb5  190.9 #2104 11:12PM
Awwww when I first posted this a week ago I did not understand what the comments meant "it's not what you think " and "Saw it on net flicks. Lol - 7Grumpydwarfs  33.9 #5642 9:50PM
Are you say I'm wrong or the gold stake under the archway in Cinderella castle is not the center of the park in 1955. Not trying to start anything. - 7Grumpydwarfs  33.9 #5642 6:44PM
Just found the answer on a blog online: http://tinyurl.com/73t4eba "That's right folks! Contrary to popular folklore, this gold dot under the back side of Sleeping Beauty's Castle does not represent the very center of Disneyland. There are a lot of stories regarding this and various debates, but it appears that this little gold dot is merely a spot for surveyors. It does line up directly down the center line of Main Street and up to the Train Station, but unfortunately is not the very center of Disneyland.This aerial photo shows Disneyland back in the 1950's with the central hub as the center as noted by the intersecting red lines. The blue line at the back is approximately where the golden spike is located, making it obvious that the spike is not the center, but rather on the central line allowing surveyors to estimate elevation and such.With the addition of Toon Town, the center has moved farther North, but the spike still isn't the center. And since it was there before Toon Town, it can't be surmised that it was placed there to represent the very center of Disneyland. This becomes a heated topic..." - Alicewhoareyou  2564.2 #53 6:49PM
I think that's the general consensus. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 6:50PM
Oh bother.... eeyore sigh - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 7:26PM
Haven't seen you in awhile lady!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 7:37PM
Been very busy. Work, holidays, moved, kids, etc. was missing everyone. Duchess reminded me yesterday when we talked I have been on in a while. - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 7:54PM
Haven't* - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 7:55PM
Aww well we missed you!! 😘 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:17PM
Awe thank you. 😘 - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 8:29PM
Negative. - luvmygreenarmyman  571.1 #356 8:33PM
There's a few through out the park so they can survey the park. I saw one last week by POTC - justinschu4  39.3 #5252 8:44PM
And thanks alicewhoareyou for explaining to me. - 7Grumpydwarfs  33.9 #5642 9:55PM
Surely! :) - Alicewhoareyou  2564.2 #53 11:46PM
That's OK 7Grumpydwarfs for the longest time I believed the Disney lore that one of the turrets on the castle was not finished because DL will never be finished. A lovely though but not correct! - Boundin  711.7 #272 11:52PM
The Disneyland pimple! - VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 11:18AM

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