Wednesday, January 07, 2009

1960 Trip to Disneyland in Color

Disneyland in 1960 was a good year....the Matterhorn, Monorails and Subs were a year old and the new Nature's Wonderland was opening. Unfortunately, this family did not ride any of those attractions. But they still took some interesting photographs. The first shows the Insurance Of North America Carefree Corner. Notice the tour guide off to the left of the photograph.

A nice view of the two story Jungle Cruise dock. The typestyle on the sign makes it look like it was printed rather than painted.

One of the steam trains at the station. Notice the brand new attraction poster for Nature's Wonderland.

My favorite image of the Disneyland Sanitation Department with his lovely umbrella. The tour guide and teenage girls in the background are highly amused.


Thufer said...

very good stuff here. that shot of the open train cars and attraction posters at the front of the park is a realty nice view.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Awesome set, the sanitation guy sure looks proud, gotta love that umbrella! Thanks!

Katella Gate said...

I'm curious if the tower at the Jungle Cruse dispatch actually served some purpose ... For example, was it an observation tower so that if the boats got into trouble, somebody could see the layout of the whole attraction and pinpoint the problem?

Major Pepperidge said...

I think I read that the tower at the Jungle Cruise was there so that ride operators could keep track of where all the boats were. For some reason, *perhaps* in case of a problem, like if the animatronic animals became sentient - and HUNGRY. When foliage got so mature that you couldn't see the boats anymore, the tower became irrelevant and was removed.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

The Jungle Cruise is so much cozier now with the mature foliage but those retro shots are so fun!