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  • Writer's pictureThomas Carroll

Uncovering the Magic: The Fascinating World of Disneyland's Asphalt


Calling all asphalt aficionados - we've got some groundbreaking news that will rock your world! As self-proclaimed pavement experts here in Prescott Valley, AZ, we are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in all things asphalt and paving. We scour the internet, talk to our colleagues, and even stalk other paving companies on social media to keep up with the trends.


But little did we know that we were missing out on the most magical asphalt of them all - Disneyland's pavement! That's right, folks, the Happiest Place on Earth isn't just about rides and cotton candy - their asphalt game is on point too.


Let's talk about "smiling asphalt." This ingenious design feature can be found on Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., and it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face with how and why it was paved in the way that it is. The asphalt is curved just so as to create a subtle grin effect when you look down the street. Not only does it add to the whimsical charm of the park, but it's also designed to create drainage. (In those rare times that it actually rains in such a sunny place!) So, you can stroll down Main Street without fear of stepping in puddles or getting your feet wet. Genius, right?


But that's not all, folks. Disneyland's pavement engineers have another trick up their sleeves - "quiet asphalt." This top-secret formula is specially crafted to reduce noise, making it perfect for areas where guests might be standing or waiting for extended periods. Think about it - waiting in line for your favorite ride can be a real drag, especially if you're standing on loud and uncomfortable pavement. But with "quiet asphalt," the noise is reduced, and your feet will thank you for the extra cushioning.


Now, we know what you're thinking - "who cares about pavement, I'm here for the rides!" But trust us, the next time you're at Disneyland, take a moment to appreciate the little things, like the way the asphalt curves just so or the hushed sound of your footsteps on "quiet asphalt." These subtle touches are what make Disneyland the magical place that it is.


Yes, we know that Disneyland is all about the rides, the food, the characters, and the magic. For all of those items, we can clearly see the intent of their designs, but we never stop to think that the designers of the park thought about the entire experience, right down to the pavement beneath your feet. And as fellow pavement enthusiasts, we have to give a shoutout to Disneyland for their innovative and magical asphalt. It's the little things that count, and Disneyland has nailed it.


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