“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burbank in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Stage Two

The Walt Disney Studios

Stage Two Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
1. Stage Two Marker
Stage Two, built from 1947-1949 in cooperation with Jack Webb, was utilized as the production facility for the filming of the TV series "Dragnet". Construction of the stage was completed in April, 1949.

Being one of the largest stages on the West coast, it has experienced many creative and diversified uses.

In the 1950’s, before there was a separate Walt Disney Imagineering facility, much of the fabrication for Disneyland was conducted in Stage 2. The superstructure of the mammoth "Mark Twain" paddleboat was built entirely on the stage and then dismantled, transported, and reassembled at the theme park for its inaugural voyage in July of 1955.

Monumental Disney film and television productions have been shot on Stage 2. The original "Mickey Mouse Club", "Mary Poppins", Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and 3-D productions for EPCOT Center have taken advantage of the open span, wonderful acoustics and extremely high technical capacities of the room.

Height: 40 ft.
Length: 240 ft.
Width: 130 ft.
Weight Capacity: 200,000 lbs.
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31,200 sq. ft.
Erected 1990 by The Walt Disney Studios.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1949.
Location. 34° 9.368′ N, 118° 19.527′ W. Marker is in Burbank, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Buena Vista Street near Alameda Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The studio property is not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank CA 91521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fantasia Stage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bungalow (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shorts Building (about 300 feet away); Stage Three (about 400 feet away); Huey (about 600 feet away); The Animation Building (about 700 feet away); Johnny Carson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Hills (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burbank.
Stage Two and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
2. Stage Two and Marker
Julie Andrews Stage 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker
3. Julie Andrews Stage 2
Mary Poppins filmed here June-September 1963. The Princess Diaries filmed here October-December 2000.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Oct. 2, 2023