Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Close Up View of Peter Pan Ticket Booth

Note that due to technical difficulties, there are two posts today. This one features an image of the Peter Pan dark ride ticket booth. The way that Peter Pan is painted on the load mural, it appears he is supervising the ticket taker. Note the line of pirate ships waiting to head to Neverland.

A Visit to Marineland

This post was ready to go yesterday, but I ran into some technical difficulties, so you will see two posts today...make sure you read them both! Two nice images of Marineland which was an unassuming theme park featuring a plethora of sea animals. The first image shows one of the dolphin pools with guests feeding the dolphin. In the background are the rolling hills of Palos Verde.

The second image shows the arena featuring trained dolphin jumping up to ring a bell. Note the large stadium in the background which featured Bubbles the trained whale.

This park is now closed and is being developed as housing.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Viewliner Station

I believe this is the Fantasyland Viewliner Station, but I may be wrong and have reversed the two. This is a nice close image of the booth with a great font for Viewliner on the window. The booth looks very small, I am not sure if I could have worked as a ticket taker in such a booth.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Viewliner Station- Tomorrowland

A scarce view of the Viewliner Station in Tomorrowland. Looking like a miniature version of the Tomorrowland Railroad station, the booth features the great Viewliner sign. It appears the ticket taker and a conductor are discussing the number of guests who have enjoyed the attraction today.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Satellite View of America Ticket Booth

One of the more cool designed and space themed ticket booths was the Satellite View of America. Looking like a Mercury astronaut capsule heading back to earth. the ticket booth was bright and futuristic. The wall mural on the right hand side helped to explain the attraction and what the guests would see. I assume the panels at the top of the booth would light, showing where the satellite was located over America.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Peter Pan Ticket Booth and Line

A lovely view of the Peter Pan Ticket Booth with the line and a glimpse of the entrance mural. I understand there has been a slight addition to the attraction at the beginning of the ride in the Darling's House. Any opinions from those who have experienced the updated ride?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tomorrowland Railroad Station

The sleek futuristic themed ticket booth for the steam train of the future...well maybe not the train of the future, but still a nice ticket booth and open air railroad station. I like the top sign for the Disneyland Santa Fe Railroad. The ticket seller costume does not look very futuristic.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jungle Cruise Ticket Booth

A great picture of the Jungle Cruise ticket booth with it's theming. A few lovely items are the lights in the upper right hand corner, the drum light on the left side of the booth, the great signage and the matting on the booth. The booth is also shaded by the great thatched roof that was the start of the entrance line for the attraction. Also note the stack of ticket booths on the counter.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Posing at Disneyland 1968

A family trip to Disneyland in 1968 featuring the family posing in front of many attractions. First up is the family in front of the Matterhorn with a lovely planter box. I distinctly remember these colorful planter boxes.

The family also posed at Sleeping Beauty Castle as well. Instead of posing at the front like so many other families, they posed off to the side and used one of the trees to help frame the photograph. I do miss the lush Disneyland of this time period.

Of course the family posed at the entrance to Tomorrowland in front of another colorful planter with the world on the move in the background.

The last family image is not posed but more of an action shot of the family walking down the steps of the Swiss Family Treehouse.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Denizens of The Jungle River Cruise

The Jungle River Cruise has been one of my favorite attractions for a long time. The theming of a mysterious trip through the jungles and rivers of the world highlighted by the scenes of animals has always intrigued me. And from the many photographs of the attraction, it has intrigued other guests as well. Three photographs that show off some of the animals seen on the attraction, a crocodile, several hippos and an elephant. Enjoy the dark moodiness of these jungle citizens in their natural habitat.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Painting the Matterhorn

...Sign that is. A great image inside the sign shop of an employee putting the shading on the mountain and finishing the sign for the Matterhorn attraction sign. Another sign sits next to the Matterhorn sign waiting to be finished.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Posing at the Plaza Inn

Every once in a while I find a Disneyland photograph at my local flea market in Denver. This is a nice image of the Plaza Inn with the family posing on a bench in front of the restaurant. I like the little girl wearing her mouse ears proudly.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Welborn Tomorrowland Plate

Last weekend I was selling at an Old West show in Fort Worth, Texas. Before the show I managed to get out to a couple of antique malls in the area. As I was walking the rows filled with booths of antiques, collectibles and just junk I glanced into a booth and saw the plate. The price marked was very cheap so I immediately grabbed the plate and took it to the check out counter. At check out the price was even lower as the dealer was having a 50% off sale. I was very happy as I have not found a Welborn plate in a couple of years. This is one of the earlier plates with the ASI mark and the full Eleanore Welborn Art Productions mark on the back. ASI stands for the company set up to sell souvenirs at Disneyland, American Souvenir Incorporated.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mother Murphy Meals All Hours

A nice photograph of the Mother Murphy Restaurant in the small mining town of Rainbow Ridge. The restaurant was found at the entrance to Nature's Wonderland Railroad and never served a meal. The restaurant did not survive the remodel for Big Thunder.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ticket Booth Main Street Station

A close view of the ticket window at the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad Main Street Station. Note the prices are the same as the previous image of the Frontierland station. Also note the same ticket stamp for the back of the souvenir railroad tickets.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Ticket Window At The Frontierland Train Station

A nice view of the actual ticket window located at the Frontierland Train Station. Lots of information is posted on signs and paintings in regards to the type of ticket and cost for a ticket.

Here is a close up of the window and counter. Note the date stamp used to date the souvenir train tickets. Also note the stack of D tickets in the office.

And another close up of the ticket book sign on one of the windows.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Storybook Land Ticket Booth

Another ticket booth that is still in Disneyland is the neat lighthouse themed ticket booth for Storybook Land. Note the lovely Monstro is in the background waiting to swallow more boats. I like the two entrance signs in this image and I hope that one of these still exists.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Listing of Special Events Nights At Disneyland 1964

This may be something totally obscure, but I think it is a great piece and presents some information not found elsewhere. The sheet is a memo listing the various special events nights at Disneyland in the first half of 1964. Some interesting nights including several conventions and youth events that helped to increase attendance. My favorite nights are when a company or organization would get the park for the night. Many times the attendance was less and the ability to ride all the rides was greater. Also listed are the four Grad Nites for 1964.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Alice In Wonderland Fantasyland Ticket Booth

A neat view of the mushroom shaped ticket booth used for Alice in Wonderland. The poster is nice sitting on top of the building. Note the yellow Keppy Kap on the little girl in line. Also the entrance sign on the flag is great. I am happy that this structure is still in use today.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A Closer View of the Ticket Booth for the Fantasyland Depot

A closer view of yesterday's image showing the Fantasyland Depot ticket booth. The sign listing the prices for admission is nice, I wonder if any of these signs have survived. Note the telephone sitting in the booth.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Fantasyland Depot, Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad

A very rare view of the Fantasyland Depot for the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad. The station was removed in 1965 for it's a small world. The checkerboard pattern continues the Medeavil Faire theming to Fantasyland. The admission price sign is nice, but the crowning piece are the two lamp post signs for the opening of the Columbia.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Mine Train Ticket Booth

Two boring but really obscure images of the Mine Train Ticket booth in Frontierland. I believe the focus was the notice painted on the window featuring the cost for tickets. I do like that a cast member is visible working in the booth. I hope Disneyland engineering was able to fit the booth with an air conditioner.