Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pat Visits Disneyland 1955 and 1959

You may recognize Pat from the Knott's Berry Farm photographs posted on Friday. Here she poses in front of the old Indian Village located close to the Blacksmith shop. Written on the back of the photograph is Pat in front of Indian tent at Disneyland 8-55.

It appears the family made the trip next in 1959, before the opening of the Matterhorn. First up is an image of the parking lot with the Matterhorn under construction on the right hand side.

Here is a nice view of the Old Mill on Tom Sawyer Island. Notice the Matterhorn construction on the right hand side.

And a final image of the Indian Chief on the Rainbow Caverns trails.

7 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

So cool to see the Matterhorn looming in the distance, a mere skeleton at that early stage! Awesome.

Connie Moreno said...

OMG these shots are FANTASTIC!!! Makes me feel like I've traveled through time!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I think "Pat" has issues, but wow does that Teepee look authentic.... I wonder if those arrows had real tips?

The Mill shot is fantastic as is the parking lot photo!

Great post- thanks!

CoxPilot said...

I love the shot in the parking lot. I have an obligatory photo of the backside of our family EVERYWHERE we go, because they will just not stop walking when you want to take a picture.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Always love a snapshot of the parking lot. Great pics.

Thufer said...

Giving some parking lot love. Thanks for that shot. Just amazing what memories come flooding back when I see these.
Thank you.

outsidetheberm said...

The construction of the towering Matterhorn surely was a monumental sight to see! Can you imagine the questions the casual guest must have had as they walked closer to the entrance? What on earth was Walt building now?!

Great shots!