Monday, June 05, 2017

1967 Disneyland

Although I have not had much time to update the blog, I am still out looking for pictures and other Disneyland items. This batch of slides I found locally in Denver and documents a 1967 trip. First up is a you are there in the monorail view of the parking lot, complete with a rare shot of the Monorail door pillar.

A band (I am not sure if this is a visiting band or the Disneyland band) marches down Main Street.

A pretty portrait of the mighty Matterhorn mountain bathed in the sun.

A couple of different views of the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship. First the family seems too involved in counting the remaining tickets to notice the lovely view.

And a dusk view showing the poop deck of the ship.

One of the then new attractions, it's a small world, also shines in the sun.

A view of Sleeping Beauty Castle from the courtyard.

A parade of characters coming down the street. This image captures the Pinocchio group and a few others.

The three little pigs with Alice and Snow White in the background.

The entrance to the New Tomorrowland with a space girl at the front greeting guests.

She delighted in posing with guests (and I assume guests delighted posing with her, especially male guests...)

The photographer truly enjoyed the encounter with the space girl, following her to the Space Stage.

I hope you enjoyed this quick trip back to 1967.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

B'rer Animals in New Orleans Square

In preparation of Mardis Gras, a lovely image of B'rer Fox and B'rer Bear dancing in New Orleans Square. At this time period, Song of the South was still considered acceptable and released regularly to movie theaters. One of my all time favorite films with wonderful characters and a heart warming story. The costumed characters appear to be having a dance off. My money is on B'rer Bear as he has a tendency to use larger moves. In the background is a nice street sign. I will have to check if the street signs are still up the next time I am at Disneyland.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Matterhorn Madness

Sorry about the sporadic posting on the blog. I am spending more time adulting...but I will still strive to post on the blog. Today is Matterhorn madness with three pictures of the fantastic attraction. First up is a general view of the mountain. The photo is dated January 1968 but I believe it was taken in December of 1967. Looks like a nice sunny and uncrowded day at Disneyland.

The second image is from the same set showcasing the fabulous star that was placed on top of the Matterhorn during this time period. I really wished the rumors of an LED version would have returned. Note the climber almost at the peak...maybe he is going to change out one of the light bulbs? The perspective of the Skyway buckets is nice.

The last view for today is a newer picture showing the Swiss aspect of the mountain...the hole in the mountain to allow the Skyway to pass through. The photographer kindly let us be there with the interior of the top of the Skyway bucket.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lost Safari and Ethan Allen

Two fun views today. First up is the original tableaux of the lost safari being treed by a rhino on the Jungle River Cruise. The antelope in the background have been moved and the scene is not as large in today's Jungle River Cruise.

The second image is of the Submarine Voyage and the Ethan Allen submarine starting on the voyage under the polar ice caps. I do miss the battleship gray coloring of the subs. In the background is the Douglas Rocket to the Moon (after TWA stopped their sponsorship.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Souvenir Friday on a Monday and Two Frontierland Views

My Friday morning was a little hectic and I was not able to post my Souvenir Friday post. So here is the University of Disneyland Newsletter for July 1966. Lots of promotions this month and no one wanted to see the Dodgers play baseball.

The next two photographs are unrelated. First up is the final Indian Village photograph featuring Melody from my January 25 post. Melody proudly poses in front of the Buffalo still holding her groovy bag.

The second image is of Tom Sawyer's treehouse with a rather dapper gentleman getting ready to relive his childhood days of playing in a tree house.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Adventureland Bazaar

A very interesting view of Adventureland. In the middle of the picture is the Adventureland Bazaar where any number of wondrous souvenirs could be purchased. I assume that this is where the Jungle Cruise snowglobes were stocked along with various Tikis and rubber snakes. The shop on the corner is Guatemalan Weavers with a variety of basket purses for sale.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Computer Troubles, Now Fixed so I am Doing a Mega Post!

So my file transfer program decided to act up...but that is now fixed and I am doing a Mega Post to catch up with everything. First up is the May 1966 issue of the University of Disneyland Newsletter for employees. Some interesting articles announcing management changes, ten year anniversaries, doctor's notes and special events at the park.

Next up are some nice images of a couple of ships at Disneyland. First up is an overhead view from the Skyway of the Fantasyland Pirate Ship. The ship appears fairly empty so it must not have been lunch or dinner time. In the background is Skull Rock and Monstro and way in the background is it's a small world and a yellow Peoplemover.

A nice dusk shot of the Mark Twain heading away from the Rivers of America dock. The Haunted Mansion looks foreboding and there is a construction fence on the left side of the image...maybe for Pirates of the Caribbean?

The last image is a nice view of Cascade Peak and the Three Sisters Falls. Note that the photographer followed the suggestion of a Kodak Picture spot.