Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fun Fotos Tomorrowland 1966

This unique souvenir shop was located in Tomorrowland in the old Kaiser Hall of Aluminum area across from the America the Beautiful Circle Vision theater. I believe it was also located across from the Art of Animation and the Art Corner. (The current building is the exit to Buzz Lightyear.) At this shop, families would pose behind plywood cut outs featuring the Matterhorn Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Submarine Voyage or even the Dog Pound from Lady and the Tramp. A black and white Polaroid shot would be snapped and saved for eternity by the family. These are some of my favorite souvenirs. Take a close look at photo 3 and you will see elements from the cutouts used for picture taking painted on the wall besides the sign. The sign in photo 2 hung over the entrance. The pattern on the back is made from the pegboard used for the backing on the sign.

5 comments:

Bearride - Raymond said...

I love the old NCR punchboard cashregister in the last shot!

Major Pepperidge said...

More amazing rare views...it's so great to see these details.

We look back on the "Fun Fotos" with nostalgia, but if they tried to put something like that in Disneyland today, I can only imagine the complaints about it being "cheap" and "lame".

Tinker Bell said...

Wow! I never would have thought these shots came from Disneyland! It's so fun to see how the park evolved though. Very cool shots!

Tangaroa said...

Amazing PJ! Where on earth do you find this stuff?

Justin said...

Found this in my grandparents photo album. Matterhorn cutout Fun Foto.

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