Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Disneyland Trip, Undated, Pt. 1


It’s series time again, folks. Our photographer chose to develop his slides at an economy photo retailer that saved pennies by not date stamping the mounts...those cheap bastages! Anyway, for all the Sherlock Holmes wannabes out there, this just adds to the fun. Our trip begins today at the Main Street Station, and then gives us an exciting glimpse of a map showing attractions yet to be!



Alice is now open, as well as the Monorail, which places this batch as after 1959. Pirates of the Caribbean is still being called a Wax Museum, The Haunted Mansion is The Haunted House (also, note location on the map; originally it was slated to be much closer to the Jungle Cruise). Liberty Street and Edison Square are still in green light mode, too. See more vintage and current Disneyland photos on my regular website.



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9 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey Dave- the map shows the Matterhorn and the Monorail as coming attractions, as well as the Columbia and the Grand Canyon diorama. I would date the slides as early 1958. I would also love to know what happened to that overhead map with all the coming attractions painted in....

Davelandweb said...

Patrick - if you look closely, it actually says "Now Open" beneath the Sub, Monorail, Matterhorn, and Columbia. WIsh you were right though...

Progressland said...

The photo seems to be from 1957 or 1958 or before (though obviously could have been displayed later)... you can see the Viewliner out there over the lagoon. And they've made it look like what's now the Old Admin Building has been constructed and houses the Grand Canyon Diorama, when it should be further northeast. Surely an interesting composite photo, though. Thanks for sharing!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Haven't got a clue why it would say now open because there is no Monorail, no Matterhorn and no Alice ride. But never the less I can see the Viewliner --- great pictures.

CoxPilot said...

I remember seeing that framed photo, so it had to be no earlier than June of 1959. The photo is of an earlier aerial shot that was available. Therefore; the photo itself was not up to date, but was just used to indicate to the public where things were. I would think that there is more evidence in the first pic to date the series. The "population" number (can't read it), and Walt's hand car that was not always there, and the colored gravel around the entrance "Mickey".

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Thieves Market! Adventures in Science! WOW I live for this stuff! I would love to see the plans for these never made attractions! Neat find Dave, thanks!

jedblau said...

Holy Cow! That is an amazing map and a great photo. Wonder where that map is now. Probably buried in landfill under The Block at Orange.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Dave,

The park map is a great shot. Awesome find!

Uh...I have no idea when it was taken, though. ;)

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

I had no idea the exterior of the Grand Canyon Diorama building had a huge 'Disneyland' painted on it! They should do that today with that plainly obtrusive grey cinderblock structure that sits in roughly the same area overlooking the bus stops.