Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Final Frontier



Tomorrowland at Disneyland has been an embarrassment for years with the Disney Corporation. Walt's incredible 1967 version was a landmark in futuristic thinking and problem-solving for the next generation. Today, it is a mishmash of attractions that are neither innovative or thought provoking. So, for today, we will look back to a time when guests could marvel about that "Final Frontier" and all of the exciting possibilities that it might hold. The first image shows two excited young gents in their best western wear meeting the Spaceman of Tomorrowland. What a thrill!



This tall drink of water surely gave this female guest an extra thrill.



Giving the girls their fair shake today, here is a Vietnam Soldier posing with the Tomrorowland Spacegirl.



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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Disneyland Hotel, Circa 1964



Welcome to the Disneyland Hotel, circa 1964. The signage says "Hotel Disneyland," only because it was an afterthought and the letters fit better that way.

This was back in the day when guests could be trusted enough to use a balcony without being a danger to themselves.



A closeup of the pool area, which considering the recent high temperatures here in San Diego looks real good.



Now that you've checked in, let's take the tram over to the park.



What? Signage advertising a competitor for tourist dollars? Say it isn't so. This MUST be a vintage image.



For all you signage geeks out there, a closeup of the plethora of signs in this October 1964 photo.



The grand finale is a beautiful night shot of all the neon and lit signage. Almost like being in Vegas!



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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Coolest Skull



I have become pretty jaded about many vintage Disneyland shots. It has to be a really cool one to get my attention any more. This November 1964 image reached out and grabbed me by the throat. This is definitely the best closeup Skull Rock Cove shot I have in my collection. I don't believe it was shot from the Skyway, but rather from the Pirate Ship itself.



This little area behind the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fantasyland was like an undiscovered treasure. Tucked away between the Ship and Casey Junior, it not only provided eats it also provided a well-themed getaway.

Here's a previously posted shot from March 1965 giving a better overall view of the area.



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