Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The second image is a bit more abstract. However, it captures the icon and also shows the rocket's destination in the background.
Monday, December 29, 2008
The two boys in the family next head to Frontierland to check out the stockade fort entrance.
Heading into Frontierland they spot the newly opened Columbia Sailing ship.
But rather than ride the sailing ship, they decide to board the Mark Twain. The boat looks rather full.
The older brother with prescient knowledge recreates a scene that will be acted several years later by Leonardo DiCaprio on a larger boat while a syrupy sweet pop song plays on the soundtrack.
Deciding to ride another boat, the family moves to Adventureland and the Jungle River Cruise. Both of the boys have the distinction of riding up front with the fearless jungle skipper.
The two boys of the family then decide to spin the afternoon away by enjoying the Mad Tea Party ride in Fantasyland.
The younger spies the pond at the Chicken of the Sea restaurant and decides that it looks like his swimming hole back home. He starts to disrobe to jump into the cooling water.
Finally the boys board the train and get to ride in the caboose. (The collector in me is coveting the fantastic drum head sign with the early Disneyland script.)
The train ride was not just any ordinary train ride, but a special one with Walt Disney in the cab. Here Walt exits the C.K. Holliday after the ride.
I want to thank everyone who has commented, corrected and supported me with this blog. I do want to thank my Dad and Brother for helping to find images to fill this blog. I also want to acknowledge Dan from A Sampler of Things for his inspiration and for images he has sent to me. Thanks everyone for a fun 1000 and I promise to continue to post items.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The next image shows the heights of the Indian Village with the Northwest Pacific Indian Totem Pole. The totem pole and other Northwest Pacific Indian items were added to Disneyland with the opening of the Columbia Below Deck exhibit in 1964.
Keeping the vertical theme of the last is this view of Royal St. in New Orleans Square.
Unfortunately the photo was dark and I lightened it to show detail.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
A view from the Skyway as you approach the mountain.
A figural portrait of man holding 1960 guidebook and passerby eating ice cream. There is nothing better than having a nice ice cream treat at Disneyland.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The next two are of the outdoor character cut outs. The first is of Donald and appears to be placed in front of the Chicken Plantation restaurant. Edit- thanks to Dave of Daveland, the location of this photo oppurtunity is in front of the Red Wagon Inn.
The second with Davey Crockett and B'ar appears to be at the Red Wagon Inn.
Peaking into the background is a display on the Academy Award winning short subject from 1955, Men Against the Arctic. The short documentary was part of the People and Places series of films.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Part of the mid century modern artwork on the Vatican Pavilion.
The Chrysler Pavilion.
The Giant General Tire ride.
The GM Futurama pavilion.
The Ford Pavilion with the Disney designed Magic Skyway.
Monday, December 22, 2008
The next two are taken from one of the high spots on the island, most likely castle rock. In the background of the first can be seen the town of Rainbow Ridge.
This is one of my favorite views as it almost does not look like Disneyland with no people and a very rustic wilderness feel.
A nice angle of the Mark Twain from the island with the construction wall for the first attempt at building New Orleans Square and Pirates of the Caribbean
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The second is an image taken by the Motor Boat Cruise. The rarely seen yellow monorail is passing over head and the wonderfully graphic blue popcorn box is visible in one of the passing pedestrians.
The family not only had a color camera with them, but also shot pictures in black and white. This one is I believe from the vantage point of the Monorail station over the Submarine Voyage.
Saving the best for the last is my favorite photograph of the group, a you are there point of view image from inside the Monorail as it speeds past the front gates and Main Street Station.