Friday, February 13, 2009

This just in from a reader of the blog:

[Disneyland was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the off season until after the summer of 1985 during Disneyland's 30th anniversary. Remember that Michael Eisner and Frank Wells had just joined us and couldn't understand why Disneyland closed and Walt Disney World didn't need to.

I was there. It was VERY controversial:

HOW were they going to fill the park on those low demand days in the off seasons (this was never a problem - unless it rained, Californians don't like rain).

HOW were they going to keep the maintenance up to DISNEY standards? Telling them that Walt Disney World was able to do it really didn't mean anything to them...

HOW were they going to schedule the full time Cast to a seven day a week operation? Up until then, all full time cast had Mondays and Tuesdays off in the off season. Labor for the larger capacity weekend days was supplemented by CR teachers and college students (like me). There was no way they were going to find enough CR's to work the weekends or weekdays AND - believe it or not - most full time cast did NOT want weekend days off!!!Looks like Disneyland survived it. Change is good. Fun times...]

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