Friday, June 16, 2006

Walt in Tomorrowland



Not sure about the backstory on this shot, but it appears to be a few lucky guests at Disneyland who ran into Walt during a visit. The pic is hand dated March, 1955; since the park opened in July, not sure if this is a misnotation or some kind of soft opening. Either way, I think it's awesome to see Disneyland's creator happily posing with his guests.

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5 comments:

Tangaroa said...

Yeah - there's no way this was March of 1955, as Tomorrowland was not even near a state of completion at that point... Probably Fall of the same year, would be my best guess...

Matterhorn1959 said...

I was thinking March of 1956 as Tomorrowland looks pretty well finished and crowded. I like the way Walt looks here with his hair a little tousled.

Major Pepperidge said...

What a find! It would be a wonderful photo anyway, but with Walt included, it is a real treasure. He doesn't look the least bit grouchy or in a hurry either! As always, thanks for sharing.

Tangaroa said...

PJ is probably correct....!

mistryl said...

Am I the only one who thinks it looked Photoshopped? I know it's from an actual photograph, and isn't. I'm just saying they look cut out.

I was gonna say the same thing about Walt looking a little more like a normal guy instead of all cleaned up for TV. I like it. :)