Monday, July 14, 2008

July 17, 1968: 13th Anniversary, Pt. 1

By this time, New Orleans Square was almost in full swing; shops were open, Pirates of the Caribbean was open, and the Haunted Mansion was only about a year away from its debut. Here are a few shots of New Orleans Square, including the Court of Angels:

And a contemporary shot of the Court:

Two last views of New Orleans Square:

Here are The Young Men from New Orleans playing on the Mark Twain:

See more vintage and current Town Square photos at my regular website.


Biblioadonis aka George said...

One of my favorite areas of Disneyland.

I do like the color choices today.

Any chance of getting a blow up of the sign on the left-hand side of the new Court of Angels? And the plaque on the wall?

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, more great stuff as always Dave. I especially love that photo of a busy New Orleans Square. Those brightly patterned clothes take me back to my childhood!

Katella Gate said...

New Orleans Square is certainly the high-water mark for period architecture in Disneyland. We're never going to see those "semi-hidden" courtyards again - ever.

The cost per square foot to build those courtyards was astronomical. And given that they can't be marketed, used as a shop, and the vast majority of people won't see/notice them means they will remain a "one of a kind" gift from Walt himself.

Matt ( said...

That's called the Court of the Angels? Huh. One of my favorite spots in Disneyland.

Katella, your comment is sad yet so true.

Michele said...

I was there that summer. Great photos!