Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Backside of Donald

Last week I posted several photographs of characters at Disneyland. Here is another set, some with rather interesting poses for the characters. First up is the Alice in Wonderland characters interacting with guests. The Alice is very engaged with the guests while the Walrus and Mad Hatter are looking for other guests.

Next up is the Mouse that started it all, and he is surrounded by adoring fans. Be sure to note the Santa Fe Disneyland conductor coming in to work. Also in the background one of the guests is wearing a neat souvenir hat.

The final image is an interesting pose with the backside of Donald. Check out the stroller and the bag with some great souvenir.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Early Frontierland Circa 1956

Two views of early Frontierland. First up is the newly constructed Fort Wilderness up on the hill overlooking the Rivers of America. I wonder what happened to the gate sign? I believe the new version of the Fort has a different sign.

The next view is of the friendly Indian village. Note the 1890s telephone and power lines in the background. Also notice how close the railroad tracks run to the village.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Two Disneyland Docks

Two snapshots of different docks at Disneyland. First up is a nice view of the Frontierland dock with the Mark Twain arriving. It is interesting that a guest is out on the dock close to the Mark Twain. The photograph shows a nice view of the workings of the Mark Twain.

Next up is a view of one of the jungle launches arriving back from the perilous three month tour of the jungle. The launch is fully loaded with guests. Oh how I miss the striped canopies.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Souvenir Friday- POP Souvenirs

Today's post features part of my collection of Pacific Ocean Park souvenirs. First up is an employee badge, a costume patch which went on the striped jackets worn by employees, a 1963 season pass that admitted the owner and a guest, a ticket scrip book for the games of chance and skill, and a neat hand colored postcard of the Octopus, Sea Dragon and theming for Mystery Isle. Collecting POP items is interesting as there are hoards of tickets out there. This is due to the final auction included the tickets and other items that were left over.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Mouse, Duck and a Pig Hang Out At A Park

Yes the start to a joke...a mouse, a duck and a pig are hanging out in a park. However, I do not know the finish to the joke, but I can show photographic proof of the characters hanging out in a park. The first image shows Practical Pig meeting his fans. Quite a ruckus is surrounding the Pig and he better be careful or the Big Bad Wolf may get him.

Next up is Donald Duck meeting his fans in front of the Main Street Bank. The kids are so excited to meet Mr. Duck.

Of course the most famous character is Mickey Mouse. Even the photographer was a little excited and shaky upon meeting Mr. Mouse so the photograph is a little out of focus.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ms. Beret Posing at Disneyland

Two more images of Ms. Beret posing at a couple of spots in Disneyland. First is another view of Sleeping Beauty Castle, this time on the drawbridge. This area looks like a bit more crowded than the other photographs.

The second image is of Ms. Beret posing in front of the closed Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. Note the rope she is standing against. Note the lovely palm tree and the giant's floral quilt in Storybook in the background.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beret and Scarf Visits Disneyland

What better way to visit Disneyland then wearing a stylish beret and scarf? This lady is quite dapper posing in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. First up is this view from the western side standing on the verdant lawn. It must have been a chilly morning as she is holding her jacket.

Next up is an eastern side view a little further away. Note the ice cream vendor in the background and Ms. Beret is holding a souvenir guide book.