Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Orleans Square

One of the prettiest lands is New Orleans Square. However, I hardly ever see any images of the winding street and the crowds enjoying the music. This photographer in 1968 spent some time photographing the land. The first slide is from the Rivers of America side. I love the detail of the gentleman looking at the 1968 wall map in the lower right hand corner as he enjoys his food at the Creole Cafe.

The second image shows the street just past Club 33. You can see the 35 address on the upper left.

The final slide is taken in front of the Blue Bayou with the band belting out some New Orleans style music. Check out the ticket books held by the boys in the foreground.

4 comments:

Katella Gate said...

Mercifully, New Orleans Square hasn't changed much (in terms of architecture, if not what the shops sell).

But the area between NOS and the Rivers of America is another thing... After years (if not decades) of living with the bridge in front of "Pirates" and the grandstands for "Fantasmic" I still think they're eyesores and I'm not convinced the solve the traffic problems they were meant to.

Major Pepperidge said...

Yes, New Orleans Square is still a beautiful place! I have to agree with Katella Gate though, the shore line has been ruined with all of the Fantasmic stuff.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice post, I agree about the Fantasmic junk getting in the way.

Super last photo, hey, that's 15 Adventure book, luccy guy! (link)

Debbie V. said...

Beautiful photos and commentary. Yes, the map, the map...