Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Art of Animation and The Art Corner 1966

In my years of looking at photographs and collecting items, I have never seen the entrance to the Art of Animation display that was in Tomorrowland. It appears that the Animation building first in Florida and in California mimic the entrance with the curve and the painting of characters on the wall. I had also thought the exhibit was free, but the ticket sign says a B ticket (not even an A ticket!) The third image is of outside the Art Corner. If you look closely, you can see inside the store and the streets of Paris theming. I think the ladies are looking at their animation cels and thinking, hmmm should I buy more...nah, the store will still be here many years from now.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Frontierland Railroad Station 1966

Continuing to showcase images taken in 1966 by a person obsessed with signs, here are two shots of the Frontierland Railroad Station. The first shows the ticket sign (an E Ticket!) with the theming of a railroad switch lantern on top. The second shows the second Frontierland Railroad Station with the old station across the tracks. The colors and openness of the station are a little different than the current paint scheme. The detail of the Santa Fe cross is a nice touch.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Mad Tea Party Entrance 1966

The Mad Tea Party was once located more central to Fantasyland and had a bright green building with the same theming as the surrounding dark rides. Since the building once was a ticket selling location, it has many windows. To cover them up, they put the sign listing what ticket was required and to purchase your tickets from the Central ticket booth in Fantasyland.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

SOP Saturday (On a Sunday)- You're Onstage at Disneyland

In the early years, the Disneyland University and Van France were trying various ways to train employees and to maintain the standards that Walt Disney was trying to achieve at his new amusement theme park. This was the training that was rolled out in the 1962 training session I posted a week ago. This SOP is pretty slick and I love the art on the pages, especially the two Frontierland costumed employees with the Monorail in the background and the driver for Casey Junior. I believe the drawings are by Charles Boyer but they are not signed.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Souvenir Friday-Sunkist Citrus House Menu Late 1970s

This is one of the few Restaurant menu signs I own. I loved the smell of the Citrus house with the lemonade and orange juice. I also like the athletic history for the employees who worked at the Citrus house. They were the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers in the Disneyland recreational sports leagues during this time period. And looking at this sign makes me hungry!

Two More Casa De Fritos Plus Frontierland

Two more images from Casa De Fritos.

And two nice images of the rustic directional signs in Frontierland. I do not think I have ever seen an image of the directional sign for the Mine Train. The giant hand is very cool.

Casa De Fritos 1966

As I have said before, Casa De Fritos was one of my families favorite restaurants in Disneyland. I remember the archway specifically. Here are some nice views of the signs from 1966.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Big Game Shooting Gallery Adventureland 1966

Today I present two nice images of the now extinct Big Game Shooting Gallery in Adventureland. The location is now the shops and stores featuring plush animals from the Lion King and Finding Nemo, Indiana Jones merchandise and surf designed clothing by Roxy and Paul Frank. But in the day it was a nice shooting gallery where one could imagine you were in the wilds of Africa on safari. However in these photos it appears the gallery is closed and you would have to settle for shooting at bears and a ghost town in the Frontierland Shooting Gallery. As a side note, who as a kid wore a bowler?

The sign in image one is owned by Richard Kraft and displayed on his website Finding Kraftland and can be seen in this photo:

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tomorrowland Signs and Art Corner Poster

The collection of photos taken in 1966 documentating the signs throughout the park is pretty comprehensive. I plan to stay with it for a while and show some of the obscure signs. Today are two of my favorite signs, the old Tomorrowland direction and light pole and the Art Corner Attraction poster. I love the old Tomorrowland directional signs and wish Kevin and Jody had created small versions of one of them. The other image is of the rare Art Corner poster. This is in reply to 2719 Hyperion post for Art Corner memories. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Signage 1966

Continuing the posts of the signage found throughout the park is this series taken of the signs seen around the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Skull Rock. These signs do show up in images of the ship, but not usually this close and direct.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

SOP Saturday- 1965 Version Disneyland and You Employee Orientation Handbook

This is the 1965 version of the Disneyland orientation and employee handbook. Titled Disneyland and You, it describes the various rules, requirements and expectations for the job at Disneyland. I like the small graphic symbols used as topic headers especially the one for contagious disease.