Thursday, September 08, 2011

Field Trip to Disneyland May 1964 Part 3

Main Street USA in 1964. Very uncrowded compared to today...and not as much merchandise.


Thufer said...

Is that the water fountain used in the 'bag of sugar' advertisement? Not in the correct location for the ad shot, but sure looks like the fountain.

Major Pepperidge said...

Thufer, I think that's the same kind of water fountain (maybe even the exact same fountain), but it appears to be off to the side rather than right in the middle like in the C&H ads.

For some reason I get the feeling that everyone in that 3rd photo is rushing to get into the park.

Katella Gate said...

Thufer: the water fountain in the bottom picture is similar to, but not the same fountain used in the C&H ad.

The fountain in the ad was at the point of the plaza triangle that faced Sleeping Beauty Castle. Some time later, the fountain was removed (probably because it obstructed photographs of the castle) and replaced about midway on the east face of the triangle.

Anonymous said...

I like these pictures. They were taken the same year/month I was born!


Connie Moreno said...

Gosh, black and white makes it see soooo long ago, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Most of the drinking fountains in the trafficked areas have been replaced with the wheelchair accessible "multi-height" types.

On the way out of the west gate on our recent trip, I noticed that inside the Guided Tour enclosure south of the City Hall, there is still one of these old white, fluted (non-accessible) drinking fountains set up against the wall that holds up the railroad track.

I don't know how long it has been there, since I hadn't paid attention to the fluted white fountain until I started reading these blogs. It might an original, or could be this one in this picture, relocated.