They may not really secure any Kingdom they inhabit but each of them has a unique purpose and style, from the founder’s appartment Fire House, to the Firemen store… This article is about the 3 Fire Stations of the 5 Magic Kingdoms!
3 Fire Stations but only 2 design.
The first Fire Station ever build was of course in Disneyland.
Walt Disney had enclaved his privates appartements in there, just above the garage. They were to be used on the man’s ‘saturday’s’ strolling and monitoring…
Then came along the second Kingdom to be build, and it naturaly came with a different Fire House to go along with that new kind of Main Street.
The 3rd Fire Station was built in 2005 when Hong Kong opened its Main Street as a faithful replicate of the Original.
Both Fire Department share the red brick and pinnacle look as well as their disposition on Town Square, for those three are both attached to their respective City Hall.
But none of the 3 Kingdoms equipped with a fire brigade use it the same way.
Magic Kingdom’s Engine Co. 71 shelters a store where young and adults can buy goods related to our beloved firefighters.
Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland’s share the same name and look but serve different purposes. The first Disneyland Fire Dept. 105 is a simple exhibition of a horse powered fire engine. Guest can pose for pictures and feel the different tools hung on the walls. The second Fire Dept. 105 is used as a stroller and wheelchair rental office idealy located right by the City Hall.
So 2 designs, 2 names, 3 functions but then again what about those 2 Kingdoms striving without fire protection ?
Tokyo Disneyland’s lacking doesn’t come as a surprise for its very own World Bazaar’s layout rules out any chance for stand alone structures.
The only mension of a Fire Dept. in Disnyeland Paris are painted on some Main Street windows. It may come as a shock to read in this article that the French Kingdom doesn’t have its own Fire Dept. Honestly most visitors could swear they’ve seen it ! What most Disney fans mistook for a Fire Dept. there is a piece of Imagineering dressed in red bricks, topped by a pinnacle, and proudly sitting right on Town Square.
It has everything of a Kingdom’s Fire House but the name. Main Street Transportation Co. serves as a counterpart for the other park’s Fire Houses but was themed differently. Obviously to better suit the automobile twist given to the European Main Street.
CREDITS & RESSOURCES
Have not grabbed your Homepark badge yet ? Do it now !