Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More Opening Day Activities July 17, 1955

The park opened at in the early afternoon prior to the telecast. Most people hung out on Main Street to have a view of the parade and festivities. The first image is from the stairs leading to Main Street Station showing the Opera House and the early crowds. I wonder if they all kept their tickets?

A similar shot down Main Street showing Town Square decorated for the festivities.

Another shot of the forklift method for the camera. I believe they are testing the camera and the set up.


The Viewliner Limited said...

What can I say other than... FANTASTIC PICS. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Just think of all the people that have walked down Main Street in 53 years. And here it is on day one when no one knew how long it would last.

The pics of the forklifts and cameras are really great.

Anonymous said...

Great! Love your Blog!

Greets from Old Europe!

Major Pepperidge said...

Amazing, just imagine, in a few hours those historic opening ceremonies would be taking place!

Tinker Bell said...

Wonderful shots! What nice photos to look at on this anniversary day. Thanks so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Really great photos. And yes, I'm pretty those are before the actual opening. For the actual opening, all the cameramen wore black-and-white ref shirts so they could spot each other easily in the crowd.