New Scrim Covers Large Portion of Disneyland Emporium
Walking right down Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland this morning brought a bit of refurbishment excitement. New scrim appeared overnight on one of the buildings that plays home the Emporium, the flagship merchandise location at “the happiest place on Earth.”
The extensive scrim towers up the second story of the building with boards extending out over the sidewalk as well. Luckily, the Crystal Arcade remains open through the unexpected work.
Based on the height of the scrim, the work most likely is just superficial. Always a work-in-process, the buildings along Main Street, U.S.A. often need updates to keep them in tip-top shape.
Just yesterday, Disneyland ambassadors Mark Everett King, Jr. and Nataly Guzman unveiled another reason that the buildings may require scrim. Very rarely, work on the buildings includes installation of honorary windows, commerating outstanding service of a Disney cast member.
During yesterday’s ceremonies, a window created in honor of Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith. Smith first founded the archives at the request of Roy O. Disney in 1970, continuing his extensive research work for forty years officially and even in an emeritus role until he passed away in 2019.
Smith’s work led to the creation of extensive archives at the Walt Disney Company that now serve as a model for other corporations. He was “the final authority on all matters of Disney history in the process,” D23 stated in an article in 2020.
This morning, Disney Legend and @TWDCArchives Founder Dave Smith’s window was dedicated on Main Street, U.S.A. If you’re visiting @Disneyland, make sure to stop by the Fortuosity Shop to see it! Check out our Instagram Stories for more from the ceremony: https://t.co/Y3fq2EbFk2 pic.twitter.com/o9jz8jUEcB
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) January 24, 2022
Luckily, crews at least held off on the scrim installation until after yesterday’s special moment.