Posts Tagged ‘restrooms’

Buena Vista Street restrooms

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The time has come for us to fulfil our promise of giving you all the details of the new Disney California Adventure attractions!

We’ll start off with the wonderfully redone and thoroughly redesigned Buena Vista Street restrooms.

The Buena Vista Restrooms are no longer the main attractions (as they were in the old Sunshine Plaza), but they are still prominent and easy to locate on the right-hand side as you enter the park. The restroom complex has two entrances, one for men…

Buena Vista Street restroom entrance: Male version

…and another for women (which is very similar other than the signage, but which we were unable to photograph without inadvertently looking creepy).

The restrooms are clean and well maintained, and their overall mood of lightheated fun is set by delightful, slapstick signs such as this one:

Wacky Buena Vista Street restroom signage

Our only complaint is that the commodes are a bit too tall for the average American, and the toilet paper is mounted too low on the walls. For this reason, children have a tendency to fall in, and adults tend to get leg marks all over the toilet paper. But aside from that, it’s a true wonder of restroom technology!

Disneyland Tour: Carnation restrooms

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Disneyland Tour: Carnation restrooms

The restrooms discreetly hidden behinds the Carnation CafĂ© are simple, elegant affairs, decorated with an air of unpretentious quality and class. In keeping with the park’s relaxed, tourist-friendly atmosphere, they are black-tie optional.

As indicated by their gender-indicating signs, this location has facilities available for gentlemen and ladies only. Animals, children, slobs, and the generally rude or uncouth are explicitly unwelcome. No solicitors.

Coming up next: Blue Ribbon Bakery

Disneyland Tour: Main Street restrooms

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Disneyland Tour: Main Street restrooms

The Main Street restrooms (technically Disneyland Main Street Town Square West Guest Restrooms M and F) are some of the largest in the park. They’re adorned in turn-of-the-20th-century style, with newfangled flush toilets, lead-pipe plumbing, attendants who will actually smile at a nickel tip, and (for the ladies) corset stands and baby-changing stations with cloth diapers and pins.

When Disneyland first opened in 1955, this location was a small stage on which musical numbers and short humorous skits were performed. The park did not have any restrooms at that time because Walt Disney thought that such base facilities were not “magical” and tended to detract from the park’s overall show. “Nobody comes to Disneyland to go to the bathroom,” he is rumored to have complained, to which his wife is said to have replied, “The park can survive a little reality. Give it a restroom” (from which we get the phrase “give it a rest.”)

Coming up next: Firehouse [check]