Wednesday, December 26, 2007

500th Post Anniversary Series: Aug. ’55, Bob & “Me” Pt. 2

Today begins with a great shot of Betty, modeling for us on Main Street. The rest of today’s post will be in Tomorrowland, beginning with this entrance shot. To me, that is always one of the most exciting parts of the day; reaching Central Plaza and choosing which land to enter first. 9 times out of 10, I head over to Adventureland or Frontierland.

On the back of this one, Betty has written: “Car track in Tomorrowland." However, with the Clock of the World in the background, this just doesn't seem right. Experts?

Here’s Bud taking a smoke break in Tomorrowland, with the TWA Moonliner in the background.

See more vintage and current Tomorrowland photos on my regular website.

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Congratulations on 500 Posts – WOW! Was there a time when there was no “Daveland”? Oh yeah, that’s when life was boring!

This is a neat series, Betty sure is sharp! Is that a purse or a picnic basket (is Toto inside?) Great glimpse into Disneyland’s first days. Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Hmmm, that photo of the "car track" is an unusual angle. Maybe in the early days you could see this view, but as the plantings grew, it was obscured?

CoxPilot said...

Dave: After looking at Yesterland's 1955 aerial pic, and your various shots of the Clock, I think this picture was taken by the wishing well grotto-to-be (with the castle to the photographer's back). The note about the "car track" might be in reference to where they were headed. The angle of the date-ball on the clock, and the building opposite seem correct, but it is and odd place to take a picture. We are just not used to seeing that shot because it was so quickly covered by trees and the House of Tomorrow.

Happy New Year to all

olddisneylandfan said...

GREAT photos, a wonderful choice for your 500th series! And Bob and Betty are very stylish.