Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Liberty at Disneyland

Many US Navy sailors when their ship is docked in a harbor get to disembark the ship and go ashore to visit scenic places. In the case of these photographs, the scenic place was Disneyland. I would assume the ship was in Long Beach Harbor before heading out to a long West Pac cruise. The first four images are of the Jungle Cruise, with two images from one of my favorite scenes, the trapped safari.

Like most young men in the Navy while on leave thoughts turn to pretty women. One pretty woman is this Alice surrounded by Walrus, White Rabbit and Mad Hatter.

The sailor also found this pretty Snow White. Written on the back of this photograph is Taken on my last liberty @ Disneyland with Snow White.


Major Pepperidge said...

That looks like a particularly cute Alice!

Where are they, over near Storybook Land?

Matterhorn1959 said...

Major- I think you are correct that Alice is by Storybook Land.

Unknown said...


Two posts (one from Dave) with really cute Alice's!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Wonderful cast member pics. A good way to "Salute The Troops". And on yesterdays post: Incredible picture of The Viewliner area, sad to know what is going to happen to it.

Katella Gate said...

I seem to recall that servicemen that showed up in uniform got an admission discount. I'm pretty sure that's not offered any more.

The clergy got the same deal if they showed up in their frocks. That discount is also no longer offered. If they did, I'm sure Disney would be hit over the head with a stick by the "Separation of Church and State" crowd.

Maybe Vintage D. Tickets should pull a Werner Weiss "Yesterland" trick and do an entry dedicated to admission categories and discounts no longer offered by Disneyland, with special focus on how the "Junior" tickets were phased out by slowly narrowing the age bracket. Today, if you're not an infant, you wind up paying adult admission fee.

(That's how I remember the ticketing system working... if I'm wrong let me know. I've had annual passes for so long, I am honestly sketchy on the price structures for the day tickets)

jedblau said...

Never seen the walrus!