Sunday, March 6, 2011
Aerial view of the west side, 1964
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There is a lot interesting going on in this photo for lovers of Disneyland history. As is obvious, you get a look at the placement of the parking lot (RIP 2001). Pirates show building is underway with steel infrastructure, and it is possible this might have been for the early walk-through conception that was changed and resulted having to rip out and re-do the steel work. Haunted Mansion's front building is complete but with no work done on the ride itself on the other side of the train tracks.
Just visible is the dance circle of the Indian village beyond Haunted Mansion, and the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge with the painted desert beyond.