Thursday, January 10, 2008

Aerial views, Pt. 1


We interupt this hodge-podge to present a few aerial views of the park. Most of these are brand new, with a few repeats, but I thought it would be fun to do these in chronological order. Have no fear...Hodge-Podge will return at some point! And for those of you who were excited about a Little Mermaid series, that’s Ariel, not Aerial. My earliest aerial/panorama view is from November 1956. There’s a car parked at the Fantasyland Depot, and the Circus Tent is still around (be sure to scroll to the right; this is a wide one!)View #2 is from somewhere between 1959–1961:



And a detail shot of Holidayland and The Chicken Plantation:



More to come over the next few days. In the interest of broadening the horizons of my readers, I am also including 2 pics from a recently discovered LA architectural gem: The 1924 Los Altos Apartments, which includes the William Randolph Hearst Suite.







The just don’t make ’em like this anymore, although you have to give snaps to Disney for doing a nice recreation with the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

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6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Oh no, I needed to get some work done today and now instead I will be examining Aerial photos all morning! What street is the Los Altos Apartments on? I know I have seen it before.

Cool Post thanks!

Davelandweb said...

Los Altos is on Wilshire Boulevard, not too far from the Wiltern Theater.

BlueBoy-U said...

Wow that is totally Tower of Terror ain't it, gotta go check the place out and see if it's as wonderfully creepy as it appears!

Rob F said...

THREE CASEY JUNIOR TRAINS?!?! What!? How!? ***Head explodes***



no really... I thought there were always only two.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Dave,

The first panoramic looks like an older photo from the 1890's-1900's. That place was crowded!

The aerial views are great.

Have you stayed at the Los Alto?

Davelandweb said...

Rob: I hadn't even noticed that there were 3 trains in the photo! Have to admit that kind of takes away a little of the magic - good eye though! George - no, have never stayed at the Los Altos; unfortunately, it's not a hotel anymore...it is rentable for events though; $3k for weekdays/$5 for weekends...a little pricey for my budget! it is way cool though...