Friday, June 29, 2007
Dec. 27, 1970: The Lost Polaroids
On March 16, I posted photos from my first Disneyland trip (12/27/70), aka Holy Grail Friday. Last week my brother let me borrow the Polaroids that he shot, dismissing them as not that great. I thought they were purty darn good, especially considering the fact that they were Polaroids and over 30 years old. A few were too dark to post, but most of them turned out great. The first one is me at the entrance with Donald Duck, holding my INA sponsored brochure. Pic 2 is with my cousins outside Small World.
Pic 3 is probably my favorite; a nice shot of the Mine Train pulling into Rainbow Ridge. Way to go brother Jim!
Of course, no day would be complete without a castle shot. Dig the mod 70's poncho on the little girl at left!
Today’s final photo shows Tom Sawyer Island taken from the Mark Twain, w/a crowd of people outside the Haunted Mansion, which is a little over a year old at this point.
On another note, this morning I read that the Disney Blog was celebrating 3 years; this got me thinking about my own blog. So, I checked the date of my first post, and I missed my 1 year anniversary: June 4, 2006. At the time I wrote my first post, I considered myself a big Disneyland fan; since that day, my knowledge and my appreciation of the park has increased many times over. I’d like to thank the many people who have left comments (most of them positive and extremely informative) and of course the Major & Matterhorn for their FANTASTIC blogs. It has been a year of great fun and learning. Here’s to another year of vintage Disneyland photos! For more vintage & current Disneyland photos, visit my regular website.