Back in the day … Disneyland Matterhorn fence colors

Back in the day, the Disneyland Matterhorn in Orange County  CA, was closed in the winter every year to be freshened up and maintained. This queue line fence would be on our work schedule, and the new hires would be sent out to work on it. Sitting on the cold concrete, we’d be painting each individual color inside, and if you notice, about a 3/8″ outline on the outside of the cutouts. Oh, it was a pain, but it was a chops-builder as well — you wouldn’t want to spend any more time out there than you needed, which was great motivation to get fast and accurate with that little lettering quill or soft fitch brush…

Matterhorn fence

Jumping into Smokejumpers Grill


Article and photos about this project Big City provided painted signs for – Smokejumpers Grill – at Disney’s California Adventure in March 2015 …


On March 20, Disney California Adventure welcomed the all-new Smokejumpers Grill. This new quick-service location is the first phase of the Grizzly Peak Airfield addition to this land, in the space formerly known as Condor Flats. As you can see in these photos, Smokejumpers Grill honors the brave men and women who fight wildfires in our California forests. In fact, did you know a smoke jumper is a firefighter who parachutes in to the site of a forest fire?  All the decorations give a nod to those brave heros. Below, the letter serves as a  back story for the Smokejumpers Grill.

The Bearpaw Basin Smokejumpers logo is found throughout Smokejumpers Grill






A “letter” pinned to one of the bulletin boards serves up a back story for the Smokejumpers Grill.

The menu has not changed that much, however they have added items like a Bacon Cheddar Burger, Grilled Chicken & Jack Sandwich and Chili…

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