Saturday, December 31, 2011


These images show how verdant and green Disneyland was in the 1980s. I know that several of these trees had to be cut down due to age and disease, but other trees were trimmed for the view. I think I liked the greener and large trees. First picture is a view of the Tomorrowland of my childhood.

Next up is the Rivers of America with the Mark Twain, Canoes and the Columbia all in one image.

Final image for today shows the Skyway and its nice landing in Fantasyland.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Disneyland Band Hat

Another Disneyland band hat, one of the dress parade hats. The badge is nice with Sleeping Beauty Castle in the middle of the badge. I also love the feathered plume as it reminds me of Music Man. This hat was used in the 1980s.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Attractions of 1984

From a good group of photographs taken in 1984 when Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Party was happening. These do not show the actual party site, but rather attractions and locations around Disneyland. First up is a shot of the Plaza Pavilion. Disney has trained the birds to help clean up the left over food and dishes.

Next up is a view of the Flower Mart on East Center Street on Main Street. Check out the Hallmark Communications Shop in the background.

Final image is a lost view, taken from the Goodyear Peoplemover. Note that the Rocket Jets are still an attraction, not just a set piece.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dolphin Show at Sea World

Always a fun show to watch at Sea World was the Dolphin Show. As a young kid I loved the Pirate ship and also the floating tiki. Here are three photographs showing the fun show.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Robin Hood and Tweedle

Three more images of characters at Disneyland. First up are two pictures of a group of characters who do not appear very often. First up is Robin Hood and Little John from the animated Robin Hood film.

Here is the villian of the film, Prince John, gets a peck on the cheek from a guest.

Final photograph today is a Tweedle (Dum or Dee) giving the photographer a hug....during the Donald Duck 50th Birthday Celebration at the Tomorrowland stage in 1984.

Monday, December 26, 2011

More Characters

King Louie looks like he would be a dangerous character with his long arms and heavy hands. He is one cool looking character though.

Chip and Dale are still popular characters. The double pose is nice with the same guest as the first photograph.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Characters For Christmas

As a Christmas gift for all my readers, here are some pictures of characters to enjoy. First up it is not Christmas without Charlie Brown (and Lucy of course.)

Next up is a nice image of Snow White meeting a young fan. This is quite a crowd of guests around the characters. Dave- I am sorry about the strollers without a stroller alert!

Last up is a shot of a Keystone Cop...I guess the guest was being caught being naughty.

Happy Holidays to everyone, I hope you are enjoying your time with family, friends, and even strangers. Enjoy Yourself!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A 1959 Visit to New Attractions

October 22, 1959 was a lovely Thursday with a high of 84 degrees and 6,825 attendees and this family visited two of the new attractions. First up is the alpine pool splashdown on the Matterhorn.

This pictures is a new favorite, the nuclear family posing on a nuclear submarine, Tommy the older brother, Timmy the younger brother and Helen the mom posing while George the dad takes the photographer (and those are not the real names, just ones I made up.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Celebrity Lanes Celebrity Room Menu

Ever since I moved to Denver I have been looking hard for items from Celebrity Lanes. I have found several items, a couple of patches from the model car raceway, matchbooks, ashtrays and even a glass from the bowling league. This menu was a particularly nice find. I believe this is from the early 1960s. The Celebrity Room was a high end restaurant, serving Lobster, Duck and more. In reading this menu, I have always wondered what would happen if you went into a restaurant as a single diner and ordered the Chateaubriand for two? Would they serve it to you or refuse to serve the dinner?

Now to find some photographs and some operating procedures for Celebrity Lanes.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bundled Up (April 13, 1965)

On a nice Tuesday, a family with a cute daughter visited Disneyland. It was a little chilly (48 degrees was the low, but a high of 66 degrees with a trace of precipitation.) Attendance was 30,165 for the day, although the park looks a little less crowded than that. I am sure the Dapper Day group will love these pictures with dad dressed in a very nice and dapper outfit as well as mom and daughter.

A nice view of the Main Street station.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas at Disneyland 1967

Two family pictures from 1967 at the Disneyland Christmas Tree on Main Street. I really like the hat on the young boy in the first picture.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early 56 Trip- Final Images

The final four images from the 1955 (or early 1956) trip. The photographers favorite attraction was the Mark Twain. First up are three images of the ship navigating the waters of the Rivers of America. Some nice background elements, such as the train speeding by in one image and Fowler's Harbor in another image.

My favorite shot of this photographers obsession with the Mark Twain is this abstract picture of the paddle wheel.

Monday, December 19, 2011

2001 Posts- A Continuation of the Review of My Posts Over the Years

More of my favorite posts over the years. Sorry about no post yesterday as I traveled down south for my annual visit to Santa's Workshop at the North Pole located outside of Colorado Springs.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2000th Post

Well I have reached a milestone in this blog, this is my 2000th post. My first post was 6 years and 1 day ago, with a post showing the balloon vendor in Fantasyland dressed as a clown.

I would not have reached this milestone without the support of my fellow bloggers, especially Dan from A Sampler of Things, as well as Dave from Daveland, David from Gorillas Don't Blog, Tim from Vintage Disneyland Tickets, Jed from Vintage Disneyland Goodies, Jason from Disneyland Nomenclature, Kevin from Kevin Kidney and all my readers who have posted comments, suggested corrections, or just read and enjoyed my posts. Here are some of my favorite items I have posted over the years:

I will continue this celebration tomorrow with more of my favorite images. Thanks once again for all the support I have received over the years and posts, it is what keeps me going.