Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Disneyland, October 1966



Every now and then, I get a surprise batch of slides that create one of those "wow!" reactions; the kind that you open the box, hold them up to the light, and with each one you are amazed at what the photographer captured. This is such a bunch. Hope you enjoy 1966; we’ll be hanging here for a few days. To start off our journey, we enter the Disneyland Hotel. The signage matches the iconic sign seen at the park entrance. Shot #2 is also of the hotel, which has already corrected the neon signage for "Hotel Disneyland" to read "Disneyland Hotel." LOVIN' the vintage cars here.



Once our family checked in, it was time to either take the tram or the Monorail into the park; here’s the Monorail Station and a few trams visible in the background.



Oops...look like the need to read the signage a little better...gotta’ follow that arrow over to the entrance. Damn those attraction posters look great...so many exciting things to see!



OK, they've made it into the park! And what’s the first thing they see! No, not a Year of a Million Dreams banner or a 300 pound guest eating a churro...it’s the E.P. Ripley, rolling into the Main Street Station!



Here’s a nice closeup of the Station Stats, taken from the train; already up to 50,000,000!



And for my buddy George, here’s a similar contemporary view:



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10 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Ron DeFore, Rose Parade and Hotel all absolutely "FANTASTIC" pictures.

Thufer said...

dave, your correct, this set is high on the 'wow' factor. thanks for sharing and i look forward to the rest of these.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Super WOW! These are Stunning and Vivid! Can't wait to see the rest. Love the before & after shot, did you take the after shot to match the before or was it just coincidence? THANKS!

Davelandweb said...

Tim - That was a shot I took back in April; now I realize I need a shot that shows the stats better.

Major Pepperidge said...

It's amazing how many photos are taken from the same place, of the same subjects.... so these are special because the photographer took unusual angles of unusual items!

Progressland said...

That really is a fantastic photograph of the Hotel sign. As you point it, it nicely matches the Harbor Blvd. marquee.

BlueBoy-U said...

That is one heck of a batch this round, really makes you feel like you're there! In the first shot what is Coldwell Banking leasing at the Disneyland Hotel?

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Thanks for the shot, Dave!

The Disneyland Hotel shots are so amazingly random. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

Chris Merritt said...

Stunning shots! Thank you!

walterworld said...

Thanks Dave---Always love shots of the original Disneyland Hotel.

The photographer had a good eye for the unusual. Love to see the rest of the bunch...