Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cars on Main Street July 17, 1955

This is the opposite view of the park on opening day in the morning for the photographer. The profusion of cars on the street for the various construction and park lessees shows the hum of activity that was happening on the opening day. In the background you can see the parking lot is starting to fill up with expectant visitors. For some of the employees, this was their first time they were able to see the park and their work location. As Major Pepperidge has stated it would be wonderful to be able to crawl into this image and feel and see the excitement of opening day.

4 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Woa! Cars on Main Street?!? Now THAT looks weird. Love these opening day shots!

Ron Schneider said...

Yet another great-sounding picture I can't see... not even a space where the picture should be.

LOVE your site and your photos, but every third one doesn't show up at all. Any idea why that is?

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Major Pepperidge said...

Oh my gosh, another fabulous photo. So great! I know I'm like a broken record, but it's fun imagining that this is the first day, I'd love to see the Mark Twain swamped with passengers, and see if it's really true that women's heels sunk into the asphalt. And I'd follow Walt around with a camera and take lots of Kodachrome slides!

Tinker Bell said...

It looks almost like a real street somewhere in the US with all the cars on it! How I would have loved to have been there that day, too!