Saturday, December 05, 2009

A Child's Trip to Disneyland 1968

Most of us who collect and obsess over Disneyland and Disney have done so for many years. I can trace my passion back to trips to Disneyland as a kid over many years. This young lady had a nice trip in 1968 with her Mom, Dad and an Aunt. First up is the obligatory photo at the Mickey Mouse floral. This is the only image with Dad,as I believe he was the main photographer.

Next up is a pose against the berm, just inside the tunnels by the Opera House with her mom and aunt.

Of course the favorite place to visit is Fantasyland. First up is the Dumbo ride. The ride is definitely colorful in the shot, Mom is tres chic in her white sunglasses and the young girl is so excited!

Of course the young girl wanted to ride the carousel. Dad almost missed her by snapping too quickly.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Love the Dumbo Photo - Great composition and color for a little snap shot! My passion for Disneyland goes back to 1968 too, it's the 1st year I can recall being at the park. Thanks these are super!

Major Pepperidge said...

The girl in the Dumbo shot could not be more excited! Such a great photo. In the first picture, I thought that the mom had a skirt that was exactly the same pattern as the old Disneyland shopping bags!

TokyoMagic! said...

I LOVE the old psychedelic DL bags! And the colors in the little girl's shirt almost match the colors on the bag!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing this family's good time with us.

Does anyone have a scan of that bag paper? I remember that pattern so vividly. We seemed to always have some around the house when I was a kid. wish i had one now. That would make an amazing screen backdrop pattern.

BTW, Matterhorn, has anyone ever contacted you about one of your purchased pictures, identifying themselves as one of the subject? Or all of these snapshots now just orphaned moments?

just curious.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Anonymous- Let me look in my collection and see if I scan the bag for you. Also, no one has identified themselves in the photos as of yet. I think Dave at Daveland had a person contact him.