Monday, May 05, 2008

Disneyland, August 1974



Skipping ahead one decade to the 70’s, over the next few days I’ll be presenting some slides from an August 1974 batch. The first one is a mystery to me; back of Disneyland Hotel? Something else in Anaheim? Or possibly no-relation to the big D at all. Anyone? Anyone? Slide #2 is back to familiar ground; West Center Street’s Flower Market is recognizable here. How about a nice bunch of plastic grapes for your next dinner party?



Our photographer apparently liked the Tiki Room—which is good for us! Here are two courtyard views:





Stay tuned for more 70’s madness tomorrow! To see more vintage Disneyland photos, visit my website.



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8 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

The first photo certainly looks like it was taken aboard a cruise ship at the dock. Long Beach?

Great Tiki Roo courtyard pix!

Major Pepperidge said...

Tiki Roo?? ;-)

Matterhorn1959 said...

I believe the first image is the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It was owned by The Wrather Corporation and was a tourist attraction.

CoxPilot said...

That's definitely the Queen Mary at Long Beach. You can see the giant German Crane in the distance.

outsidetheberm said...

Yes, there's Herman the German way out there.
Nice shot of the Queen Mary entry complex. At first glance it looked like the cleaning crew was mugging some poor tourist on the lower gangplank - then we realized she's just pushing a trash container!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Awesome Tiki shots!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure it's the QM. I believe Wrather took over management of the Queen Mary Hotel in 1980. This may have been the hotel under Marriott's management. Can anyone confirm this?

Davelandweb said...

Anonymous: In case you missed it, many of the comments left have already confirmed what you thought - the first photo is the Queen Mary. Thanks to all who helped with the ID.