Sun 2/10/2013 11:46p
|I apologize if this was covered in another thread - I searched for the topic but found nothing. What does it mean that the Main St station of the DL Railroad will be closed? Does that mean just the station house is closed and you can board the train at Main St? Or the train is running but you must board/disembark at New Orleans Square/ToonTown or Tomorrowland? Or the train is closed entirely? |
Mon 2/11/2013 4:24a
|The building is closed for repainting, and there is no guest access to the station. Trains are still running, but you need to get on and off at one of the other stations|
Mon 2/11/2013 5:32a
|Someone will surely correct me if I'm mistaken, but didn't this type of maintenance used to be done on overnights so as not to inconvenience the guests?|
Mon 2/11/2013 6:37a
|They used to do it on Mondays when the park was closed.|
Mon 2/11/2013 6:49a
|Now when something needs painted, and maybe some other work done, such as building needing repairs, how the heck can they do that in one night?|
No, rehabs used to close down buildings, attractions and restaurants for days and weeks in the old days too.
Though some things could be done on the Monday/Tuesdays the park was closed.
Mon 2/11/2013 8:51a
|Yes. And better to see this with necessary regularity in California, than the mess things must reach in Florida before they're even looked at...and then a rushed job is done. |
Mon 2/11/2013 10:38a
|Perhaps less major closures were required when DL was closed on Monday and Tuesdays during off season.|
That gave them much more time to maintain the attactions and buildings, and therefore, not need such major closures.
Mon 2/11/2013 11:07a
|We still encountered painting crews back then, they were just on other things - fences, for instance...|
Mon 2/11/2013 12:17p
|I remember MSS when through a major repainting/staining work back in about 1999 or so. I remember back then they had paintings of the doors in place of the doors but not the whole station covered up.|
I would think that the daily year round park opening has some effect on how they have to do maintenance and doing bigger jobs less frequently.
Another major factor is that all Main Street is all wood frame buildings built in a hurry in 1955. I got to walk in Walt's Apartment over the fire house in 1999, and as I remember itm the floor felt like an old wood floor that had some give to it, i.e., not totally solid. I suspect that some of the issue are in the maintenance of nearly 60 year old wood frame buildings. Back in the 1960's and 70's the wood was much newer and didn't need as much work.
Doing major work on a building is not the kind of thing you can do in a couple of days.
Mon 2/11/2013 6:12p
|Must be more than they can do in a day or 2 because we were there a week ago Saturday and it was closed then too.|