Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Orleans Square Souvenir Slide Set

I recently rediscovered my collection of souvenir slide sets (see yesterdays post) and am planning to post a bunch over the next couple of weeks. First up was the Swiss Family Treehouse, now it is New Orleans Square. Put on the Mardi Gras music and enjoy these early images of New Orleans in California. First up is the Dixieland band.

A nice view from the Blue Bayou. I like that you can see the Pirates of the Caribbean track.

One of my favorite shops when I was a kid...I was into antiques at that time in my life as well.

Great view of a quiet place I still try to visit every time I am at Disneyland.

Great view showing the Mark Twain and the nice iron work.

15 comments:

Thufer said...

NOS is a wonderful part of the park that just allows for a slower pace and some decompression from the speed and hectic pace of other Lands.
Man, I can almost smell the 'Monte Cristo' from the Blue Bayou.
Good pictures, thanks.

Major Pepperidge said...

Pana-Vues? Why aren't they all pink?? They look great, I've always liked that Blue Bayou photo.

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Super! Love NOS...definitely a favorite spot to relax and soak up the atmosphere while at the Blue Bayou. Great pics.

Matt said...

I love that quiet place too, but these days it seems to be filled with souvenir carts :(

TokyoMagic! said...

I miss the One Of A Kind antique shop!

Connie Moreno said...

I'm with TokyoMagic. I miss that shop sooooo much. AND..the jewelry shop. I could never afford to buy anything but I loved looking at the estate jewelry.

CoxPilot said...

Back in the 70's, my wife and I got a shopping pass into the park to buy a small bench in the One-of-a-Kind antique shop. After getting it, the shop keeper let us go down through the basement steps, past the behind-the-scenes area of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and up behind the souvenir stand at the front gate. She carried the bench all the way. It was a real treat, and I wish I'd had my camera.

The bench we purchased is the one just in front of the sales person, with the small case on it. The bench was traded long ago for a larger item, but it's really great to see the shop again.

Katella Gate said...

These pictures are beautiful, aren't they? The building in the last picture, left, is what most Victorian Hotels looked like in mild weather areas. The rooms all opened up off colonnades that circled the building. That's right. Everybody on the street could see your comings and goings.

outsidetheberm said...

Nice interior of the 'One of a Kind' Shop. Don't remember ever seeing this one. Aren't there postcards similar to this view, Patrick?

Davelandweb said...

These are some of the best shots (publicity or otherwise) of vintage NOS.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Hello Outside the Berm- yes there is a series of postcards that are similar featuring interiors of the New Orleans Square shops.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what everybody said. these are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...

JG

Anonymous said...

"the Dixieland band"?????

Ahem,

Those are the Royal Street Bachelors. I used to know each by name.

bubbagoes2anaheim said...

We miss the One Of A Kind, too. We bought a shelf there (and ended up trading it for a display cabinet later.)
Funny how the costumes tried to look vintage, but just scream "1976".
I remember on my orientation tour in 1981, we were told that any scroll work (like most of the second floor balconies and even at the front gate) was made of rubber instead of iron - at the front gate, so that no one would get hurt (even if they were trying to get in without paying - not so now), and in higher, unreachable places. They didn't explain why - if they thought it would last longer, was cheaper, or, just because they could.

Mr. Mantia said...

I loved looking at these. One of my favorite lands of the park.