Thursday, August 21, 2008

Disneyland, October 1970 Pt. 2

We leave the environs of the Disneyland Hotel and finally enter the park today, starting with a shot of Mickey & Minnnie posing with a guest in Town Square. This series of photos was taken 2 months before my very first visit to Disneyland, and can you believe Minnie had the nerve to wear the same dress in her photo with me? Today, it is rare that one could have a photo taken in the park with both Mickey and Minnie; typically they pose separately. Meanwhile, over in Tomorrowland, guests have a field day shooting all of the characters, starting off with the Three Little Pigs.

Even Goofy gets a little lovin’ from the ladies (note the vintage cameras; Kodak Instamatics perhaps?). Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox can be seen on the left.

Diggin’ the mod stylings of the “new” Tomorrowland on the fa├žade of the America the Beautiful building.

Goofy eventually makes his way over to the Carousel of Progress, with Rolly Crump’s mod ticket booth in the background.

Goofy and Pluto on stage; anybody care to guess who the entertainment is in the background?

See more vintage & current Tomorrowland photos at my regular website. “Nightmare Before Christmas” fans—this Tim Burton classic is now available on Blu-ray, and also features a way cool tour of the Haunted Mansion (NBC version). Available at


Peter VINCENT said...

Love the new header on this blog, the colors and graphics are great. (been on vacation so apologies if the new header has been up awhile and i hadn't noticed).
The Disney pix from 1970 remind me of my family vacations to WDW back in the seventies. One day i gotta raid Mom and Dad's closet for those pictures.


Major Pepperidge said...

Minnie is wearing that yellow dress because she knows it makes her look HOT! ;-)

Meanwhile, Goofy looks like he is going to take that lady's lunch money in that next-to-last picture.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Major--ha! He is going after her ticket books, I bet!

What a character fest.

Davelandweb said...

Peter - Many thanks for the comments on my new header!