Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kodak Picture Spots at Disneyland

Years ago Kodak was the camera and film sponsor at Disneyland. In order to increase the use of film, the marketing folks came up with the idea of marking certain scenic areas throughout Disneyland as picture spots. There would be a sign explaining the spot and how to take the picture. In the early years the company gave away brochures listing the spots. Here are two images taken at picture spots. The first is the obligatory entrance shot with the Mickey Mouse topiary and the Main Street Station.

The second is of one of my favorite spots at the park, the Snow White Grotto and the Snow White Wishing Well. I love how high the frogs are squirting the water.


Major Pepperidge said...

That's one of the nicest Snow White Grotto photos I've seen, the people in the foreground give it depth and scale.

Katella Gate said...

There's my girl again! I think I'm falling in love with her... Actually she reminds me of someone I knew in the 7th grade and sort of had a thing for. Her name was Ronda Gugenheim. No fooling. You out there Ronda? It's not too late.

Walt's placement of this waterfountain "off the beaten track" was genius. It's actually a principal seen in Japanese gardens, in which the designer keeps important elements "hidden" so that the visitor has the joy of "discovery" after spending some time in the garden. What a sense of intuition.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great pics. I remember feeling like I was in a far and distance place in the Grotto. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

The grotto is poetic, for sure!