Friday, July 18, 2008

More Opening Day July 17, 1955

Continuing with the images from the viewmaster reels. The first image shows the Teacup ride with no doors and no chain. I believe a chain was added shortly afterwards and a door added in the 1960s to keep people from spinning out.

The second, third and fourth image today are of the Horse Drawn Street car. I love the worker carrying the large mirror used to lighten the area for filming.

There must be someone on the trolley the photographer knew or was famous. Any body recognize a famous face?

3 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Insane pictures, I love them! I want to step right in! Thanks for posting this set, it's amazing!

Namowal said...

Agreed. These are way cool.
Seeing Disneyland in 1955, with the familiar facades and the 1950s clothes and hairstyles is a trip.
Now I'm wondering who was on the trolly too.

Tony said...

Mr Ed pulling the trolley, perhaps? ;)
Love the snapshots!