Attention Disney peeps or mid-century architecture fans. (Think Los Angeles from the '30s '40s and '50s.) If you're a fan of this style of architecture and you've been to either Disney's Hollywood Studios or Universal Orlando, you've probably come across sites and building facades in the parks that make you go hmm... I'm talking about things like the Grauman's Chinese theater in DHS or the Pantages theater at Universal. I'm thinking also about the Hollywood Brown Derby or Mel's Drive In. Or how about the Crossroads of the World Booth in DHS or Schwab's drugstore at Universal. Yeah that stuff. Well there's a very interesting podcast that makes the connection between those sites in the theme parks and the actual sites in old Los Angeles. The name of the podcast that specifically deals with these topics at the theme parks is entitled: ~ "Greetings from "Los Angeles" in Walt Disney World and Universal Studios". ~ The link to this podcast can be found posted below. It comes in at around 45 minutes and it's an excellent story about a mid-century modern fan's trip to this restored and recreated era at Disney and Universal. This fellow really knows what he's talking about especially since he's a huge fan of that architecture. He is very informative and entertaining. I recommend taking a listen to this podcast because the next time you go to the theme parks, you'll be on the lookout for these sites and you'll realize that they have a significance other than just a fantastic design. There's a history and a backstory to these sites and a reason why designers at these theme parks chose those buildings to be represented in their recreations. When listening to this podcast I picked up a pro tip that I never fully realized concerning these buildings at Universal Orlando. Near the front of the buildings you can oftentimes find plaques which tell you more about the buildings and their historical significance. I know the next time I'm at Universal, instead of rushing through to the rides, I'm going to take the time to stop and look and try and find these plaques and find out more information about these fascinating facades. LINK to the POD CAST: https://anchor.fm/merch-motel Links to other content sites provided by Merch Motel: https://merchmotel.com/blogs/photo-blogs/merch-motel-map If you are a fan of the style or would like more interesting information about these theme parks, I highly recommend following some of the other content sites from Merch Motel. For example, his Instagram feed is simply fascinati g as he tours the sites of these old buildings and talks about them.