Saturday, May 17, 2008

Disneyland, August 1986



My next series is of an era I rarely post from, specifically the 1980’s. This batch is pretty poor in the quality department as far as color and exposure go, but there are a number of rarely seen views, thus...you will view these and you will like them (read that in your best German villain accent). Where better to start than the Disneyland Tram?!? Here are a few exciting Parking Lot shots for those of you who break out into a cold sweat over the Parking Lot because asphalt is so much fun. Who needs California Adventure?!? Shot #2 is up close and personal on the tram...makes you feel like you are really there.



For added entertainment, please check out some of the 80’s “fashion.”



The Disneyland Hotel is visible in the background of this one, before the large neon letters were removed:



Speaking of the Disneyland Hotel...here’s a 1989 publicity shot:



Disney acquired the hotel in 1988 and had plans for remodeling and expansion. Here are 2 concept shots of what a guest room and the lobby lounge would look like. Somebody needs to cut off the gal sitting in the front of the lounge shot...she’s had WAAAAY too much to drink.





Call me cruel, but yes, I am leaving you at the hotel and parking lot. You will have to come back for my next post to enter Disneyland. See more Hotel/Parking Lot photos at my website.



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3 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Considering how much has changed in the past 20+ years, slides from the 80's are bound to have some interesting stuff! Love those concept drawings, where did you get those?

CoxPilot said...

The 80's was my LEAST favorite time, and these photos are like watching COPS on TV. It's so bad you can stop watching. Especially the hair. I almost expect to see John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino in there somewhere.

tricia-rennea said...

Ha ha ha that drawing!

What does it say about me that I find this all so fascinating