Friday, February 01, 2008

March 1956: Adventureland


Today is the last entry in this series, featuring a few Adventureland views. #1 shows a few of the Disneyland Marching Band musicians exiting Adventureland and co-mingling with one of the Strawhatters (who must have just finished a set on the Rivers of America). View #2 is extremely ancient...no Tiki Room, no Tahitian Terrace, just the Pavilion Restaurant. The Main Street gingerbread fa├žade of the Plaza Pavilion can be seen at top behind the tropical thatching of the Adventureland side of the building.



Shopping anyone? Pick up a few fun imports while waiting for your party to exit the Jungle Cruise.



And now the mystery image for the day. One of my readers has submitted this photo trying to identify the locale; only thing I could come up with is the Bekins area in Town Square, but even the truck doesn’t look familiar. Anyone able to ID whether this is DLand or not and where it was taken?



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



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6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

The last photo is definitely Disneyland and at the Bekins Van Line area, but at the time period it was Global Van Lines who was the sponsor. They sponsored the lockers. The lockers are now part of the Emporium annex. The vehicle was another Gurrmobile and was immortalized by a highly collectable toy van (with Disneyland logos and a great box), postcard and ashtrays given away by Global Van Lines dealers. In fact on Phil Sears Disneyana web site is one of the ashtrays. Very cool image and one of my favorite vehicles from Disneyland.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

A wonderful serious of pictures Dave and truly appreciated. Thank you.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nice photos, and I am itchin' to see what Tomorrowland images you have up your sleeve!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

I love Adventureland...

The second shot is wonderful.

Dave...I would love to see a shot of this from today to compare growth and a change in perception by the Imagineers, re: theming standards. It seems like such an early attempt at segregating your perception.

Davelandweb said...

Major: The Tomorrowland slides (if any were taken) are either in someone else's collection or have yet to be sold. Truly disappointing, but still great to have these others. I suspect our photographer from 1956 also shot more in Adventureland, but those are not in my possession either. George - I will look for some similar contemporary shots when I return on Monday.

Robbie said...

The location of the last picture right on the side underneath Walt's Apartment as of today this area cannot be seen because the backstage gate has moved forward since that time.