Thursday, January 17, 2008

Esther's Photo Album #2

The second page of the photo album. This time we see some shots of Main Street and the exit area. The first is marked Santa Fe Station.

The next image is of the Employee Main Gate Entrance. I believe employees would check in with the guard at the structure to the left.

The next image is captioned News Stand inside the Gate. You can see a plethora of souvenirs and also the Disneyland News for sale in the stand.

Finally the last image is captioned City Hall and Fire Station. On city hall is a banner reading Orange County Residents Register to Vote Here and there are some sandwich style advertising boards for the Main Street Vehicles.

8 comments:

Progressland said...

Register to vote? That doesn't sound like leaving the world of today! I suppose one could spin it that voting is a future event, and you're registering in the past (of Main Street, U.S.A.)...

If Cast Members checked in at the front entrance in the early days, where was Costuming before what's now the Old Admin Building was constructed in 1966?

Major Pepperidge said...

These are great! Very crisp, nice black and white photos. Love the one with the news stand in front! And that sign encouraging you to register is just kooky, it really does seem to spoil the theme. But it's an interesting detail!

Anonymous said...

My guess is that this wasn't the employee entrance, but was a Security booth serving both the the park entrance,lower Main Street and the parking lot.

jedblau said...

Fantastic shots!

outsidetheberm said...

Really nice. You have perhaps already seen close-ups of the vehicle sandwich-board signs - but if not, we can try to locate and post if interested. Maybe tomorrow.

CoxPilot said...

The front security gate was mainly for VIP guests, family of employees, etc. (In those days employees could bring in a guest at any time by just showing your ID card. A great dance date.) When working, employees were to enter the Harbor Blvd gate where the employee parking was next to the Monorail, and walk under the covered railroad bridge (located after the diarama). The diarama was built onto the back of wardrobe, and second floor was the locker rooms and showers. Mens side was to the north, and ladies were to the south, and wardrobe was downstairs in the middle. Each you were to pick up the costume or uniform, go upstairs and change. At the end of the day, you would change and turn in the costume or uniform for cleaning. Everything was always to be clean.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW coxpilot, thank you so much for the living history. I have always be curious about how all that worked! And Matterhorn, great series, how many do you have in total from this scrap book?

Matterhorn1959 said...

Coxpilot- I have images that will be shown later of the employee entrance at Harbor Boulevard. And VTG I am on page two of a 25+ page book, so have a lot more images to post.