Monday, January 01, 2007
Main Street Medley
Sorry for the late post; I have spent most of the day updating my regular website. Again, many thanks to all who make this blog work worthwhile; the comments and new info to me make it all worth it. Just the other day I was left a comment by the daughter-in-law of one of the Keystone Kops who was featured in a picture from the 50’s here. THAT kind of stuff is just too cool. Again...many thanks. Today’s post is a hodge-podge of Main Street images, starting off with my fave Main Street mode of transportation, the Omnibus from 1958. From March 1959, we see the Matterhorn under construction as well as the defunct information booth on Town Square. Although removing it opens the space up, I’m sure this well-placed booth provided many a first-timer with great info.
The next 2 shots are from March 1968 and give a nice view of a number of now defunct Main Street shops (Tobacco at Disneyland? Pshaw! Smokers are practically banished to the seamiest sides of the park now!).
Although this one is blurry, since you rarely see the inside of the Penny Arcade, I have included this 1969 shot anyway.
This 1969 shot is just adorable; you couldn’t have created a more picture-perfect moment.
I am jumping a few decades (1995 to be exact) to show this one which I recently uncovered and scanned; it shows former Main Street pianist Rod Miller, who added more than his share of color to the area with his amazing talents.
Leaving the park for awhile, this picture is from 1969 and shows a little bugger peering out over the parking lot, anticipating his day of excitement.
Jumping ahead again, here is a 1995 shot of the old front sign.
...and I think that’s all for today, folks. Hope that keeps you busy until Wednesday!Please vote @ TheDisneyPortal.com for my regular Disneyland website, davelandweb.com/disneyland.