Monday, March 28, 2011

New Fantasyland Construction - 1983

Slides my father took in mid-1983, of the big Fantasyland remodel. First up, the sign/wall blocking off access to the land from the front:



Followed by a trip on the Skyway to look at the work being done:




Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pendleton Mills Photospread


Scanned from a old Vacationland issue. Hard to imagine the current store filled with only non-Disney clothes as opposed to pins and all the rest. Wish we had a clearer look at the bag the man is carrying: wonder if it is a Pendleton only logo one, or a Disneyland specific design

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Castle and Crowds - 1960's


A nice vintage view. See if you can spot Snow White, all seven Dwarves, the kid about to fall in the moat, and Rutherford B. Hayes! (Just kidding about Hayes)

Postcard Wednesday Again


Fallon Travel Lodge. 32 Units - Refrigerated Air - Heated Pool - Room Phones - Television


60 delightfully weather-conditioned rooms. Coffee Shop. Swimming Pool and playground. Free television and 5 channel radio system. 24 hour switchboard service


The Pillory on the old Sturbridge Village Green. The stocks and pillory are a reminder of the public penalties meted out to evil-doers in old New England




This famous cheese was on display at the New York World's Fair. 34,591 lbs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

1970's Knott's Ticket Book




Oh, to be able to go back in time and see Jungle Island and the rest of the park as it existed then....

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tomorrowland's Clock of the World

Post-1959, but not sure of more precise dating for this image sadly. A lovely tour guide is pointing out to Disneyland visitors how the top ornament of the Clock of the World looks like a large colander cut in half. Budgets were tight in the early years, you know.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Candid Moment from Disneyland in the 50's

Daaaaaaad! Come on, I want to ride the mules again!



Interesting how far removed this simple scene is from the modern park just by small details. Notice the father is currently in process of putting his shoe back on, and the garden hose slightly carelessly looped under the bench and into the walkway...

Disney News - Spring 1989

Selected highlights of the issue, and some good material about the parks. Enjoy!









Friday, March 18, 2011

Disneyland INA Guide - Circa 1965

One of my favorite paper items in my collection, and doubtless handed out to visitors to the INA Carefree Corner on Main Street (current location of the Kodak store and photopass image print center)














The Living Seas - Sea Cab Ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZa6nJDM_Ck

Not my video in this case, but a peek at old EPCOT Center. Makes me want to ride the slow-moving Omnimover and listen to the eerie whale sounds and peer into the large tank on the way to Seabase Alpha....

Thursday, March 17, 2011