4409.0 #32 (DL Qual #14

Mar 18, 2013 1:03 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
โœˆCondor Flatsโ›ฝ: (Long, but worth the read!) I've been wanting to share some interesting information about the Condor Flats area of DCA with you all that I LOVED finding out! Hopefully it's new to some, as it was to me! : ) As usual with Disney, nothing placed into a land is by mistake, there is a story in the details. This "land" is of course a dedication to the evolution of aviation in CA---and the buildings are not random in the least. They are all replicas of aircraft hangers and meant to represent the history of the aircraft hanger. Starting with (photo 1), is a tent structure to represent the very early days, when test pilots worked on their planes and equipment under such shaded structures. Going next to (photo 2:'Fly N' Buy') the tents then evolved into basic wood structures that were styled like a very large garage and would often doubled as gas stations for cars, and the first wood framed control towers were built as seen next door. (Photo 3:The restroom building) By the 1930's they the first hangers dedicated to aircrafts with large sliding doors, still boxy and low to the ground. (Photo 4: Taste Pilots Grill) As aviation went through a lot of changes during World War II, the first of what we know as modern hangers were created in the 1940's. (Photo 5: Soarin' Over CA) Finally, during the space age and area of the jumbo jet, the hangers became massive and with ample room for these giant birds. (Photo 6: The painted 30 and runway of Condor Flats) Lastly, have you noticed the runway painted on the ground and the marking of 30 in front of the tent hanger? The 30 represents the direction the runway is pointing towards. So runway 30 points at roughly 300 degrees, with 360 degrees being due North. ....I hope this, while pretty long has proved interesting and will make you look a little closer at this beautiful area the next time you walk through! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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The engine in front of Soarin' (photo 5) is a replica of the SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) to continue on the the details info. - CM_Shadowgamer  2515.9 #56 1:14PM
Yes! Thank you, I forgot to mention that. There was a bit to cover here. ; ) - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 1:16PM
Enjoyed reading that. Thank you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š - Tom  11116.2 #6 2:50PM
I'm going to look at all hat with a new appreciation next visit. - Tom  11116.2 #6 2:51PM
Glad you enjoyed it!! Since learning this, it's made me look at the area differently and more closely as well, and just had to pass it along to everyone else. : ) Enjoy! - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 3:00PM
Great post! - Admin 4:19PM
Thank you Admin!! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 7:22PM
That's very cool.... I was wondered what the 30 was for.... - dcafan  9.7 #11216 1:09PM
Great info on details. Thanks for taking the time to share with us! - DisLUVney  632.7 #320 1:14PM
Wow great info. Thanks SIC - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 1:19PM
Really interesting!! - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 1:23PM
Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing! - Armenda  1159.7 #153 1:31PM
Sweet thank you - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 1:34PM
Awesome information! All new to me, so thank you! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 1:39PM
Cool information, thanks for sharing. - MikeyMouse  145.1 #2795 1:39PM
wow that was really cool info to read thanks - Hendizl  2822.0 #46 1:54PM
Great info. Didn't know that about the runway markings. - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #733 2:04PM
This is awesome information! Love that they incorporated the evolution!! - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 2:17PM
Great job doing the research! - BaseballMickey_CM  7599.7 #11 2:19PM
Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:09AM
That is amazing, thank you - nicealex77  726.1 #267 2:26PM
Thank you for sharing all that wonderful information. - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 3:07PM
Thanks for the History lesson I love learning new things. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 3:12PM
Great info thanks!! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 3:23PM
Great information!! - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 3:49PM
Thank you for the information! This was all new info got me do thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the read! - kayceeb  167.3 #2450 4:22PM
This was great info. I love learning all these new things. - Sharkgrrl19  255.2 #1300 4:26PM
Amazing! Thank you! - 50sKid  311.0 #848 4:26PM
Thanks for the info.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ - GrumpYchuck  55.3 #4570 4:31PM
Great post and info. Quality! - jacdanfan  11394.2 #5 4:43PM
Thanks! Totally neat info!! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 4:59PM
Thanks SIC! That was very informative! One thing that I do miss in Condor Flats is the airplane crashing through the Test Grill Restaurant. I wonder why they took it out? (I know it is off the subject of history, but my kids miss it!) - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 6:25PM
I miss it too!! I hope it comes back...but I don't know if its looking too good. Glad you enjoyed the post! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 9:04PM
Very Cool SIC - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 6:34PM
Never heard any of that before. Thanks for sharing all that info! - AdventurelandFam  173.6 #2342 7:32PM
This was awesome to read! I love learning new info like this about the parks, thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 8:00PM
Great info! Thanks for sharing! - ElectricMayhemMom  1435.1 #119 8:01PM
Great info thanks - DSNYCheeks3  866.1 #216 8:04PM
Phew that took forever! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ jk it was super wonderful information and a lot I didn't already know! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:06PM
Thank you so much!!! - 619HeatherMouse  258.5 #1269 8:14PM
Great information. Thanks SIC. - LaPearleNoir  1789.7 #94 8:17PM
Great research and information! I love airplanes! I will look at the buildings closer next time!!!!!! Thank you!๐Ÿ˜ธโœˆ - Boundin  712.2 #272 8:20PM
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 11:46PM
Some fun information, thanks! - BiggieButler  84.5 #3854 9:09PM
Great information. I can't wait to share it with friends/family on my next visit. - PrincessLeia  312.6 #836 9:15PM
Thx for sharing. - kueenofhearts  282.2 #1042 9:28PM
I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing. - VanDisney  342.3 #698 9:34PM
Love this. Thanks for the post. - Minnique  631.0 #321 9:38PM
I was thinking about it... I can't wait to share this information when visiting this area in DCA with others. It just reinforces their belief I'm a DLR encyclopedia. Heehee. Thanks again! - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 9:48PM
You're very welcome!! Now go knock thir socks off! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:44PM
I never knew that the structures in Condor Flats depicted the evolution of the airplane hangar. I never know which way is North. Thanks for this info. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1570.0 #106 11:02PM
That's awesome! Never knew any of that. Thanks for the info. :) - SleepyTortuga  288.4 #988 11:50PM
I never knew most of that either! Great info SIC.. Thanks for sharing - justcallmeKP  270.8 #1152 1:53AM
Very interesting! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 2:12AM
Very interesting! - Disneydamsel  10.9 #10398 5:12AM
Great info. - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #377 5:49AM
Great information! Thanks! - goofygal  11004.0 #7 6:01AM
Great info.....Thanks! - DarthMickey  64.1 #4313 6:02AM
Thanks for the posts. I love learning the little extras that have been added into the park. - junglecruise80  30.5 #5942 8:06AM
Thank you for all the cool details! Never knew about all the structures and what they represent. Love learning new disney stuff - bbbbberissa  15.9 #8311 8:15AM
Thanks for that info, very interesting. - keepmovingforward  222.2 #1706 10:28AM
Great post, awesome info as always.Thank you. - Hop-Low  634.5 #317 10:46AM
Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 11:06AM
Great post I love the condor flats area and I've always wondered what the story of the area was thanks - spaceranger916  376.5 #601 11:09AM
Same here! Glad you enjoyed! : ) - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 11:38PM
Wow that was all very interesting and now I have even more appreciation for that area. Thank you for taking the time to share all this SICโค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„ - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 11:44AM
I feel enlightened! Thank you so much for posting this SIC ๐Ÿ˜Š - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 11:56AM
Awesome, thanks for the info! - VADERonSOARIN  543.0 #378 6:56PM

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