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Disneyland Sign is Removed
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by Staff
July 31, 1999
Pictures from the removal of the big Disneyland sign.

On Monday, June 14th, 1999 a piece of Disneyland history came down. The Disneyland sign and marquee on Harbor Blvd. that has stood in one form or another since Disneyland opened in 1955 was brought to the ground. By Wednesday it should be all cleared away.

This was only the second sign to greet guests as they entered Disneyland in the park's 44 year history. The original marquee, erected in 1958, had letters that had to be changed by hand. This sign was updated in the mid-60s and removed completely on October 2nd and 3rd, 1989. The current computer controlled marquee has stood since then welcoming guests to Disneyland in a number of languages and letting them know the park's hours, entertainment and special events.

Disneyland has not yet announced what the replacement sign will look like or where it will be located. Below are some pictures of the sign intact and how it looked on Monday.

Sign (22334 bytes)
Welcome to Disneyland
The Happiest Place on Earth

 

Marquee (24057 bytes)
The computer controlled
marquee in the midst of the change

 

Progress 1 (20168 bytes)
The sign is lifted off the marquee

 

Progress 2(22131 bytes)
And lowered to its temporary resting place

 

Progress 3 (18388 bytes)
A construction worker gets a unique perspective
Sihouette (19205 bytes)
Notice the Castle silhouette
and the castle pieces behind it

-- Photographs courtesy of Kaszandra A. Liput and Chris Peters
-- Story by Doobie Moseley

 

 

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