Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Disneyland, October ’59, Pt. 4



As we spin around the Central Plaza area, our October 1959 photographer tries to pick which land to go to first (always a difficult decision!). On the way, we get a shot of the Matterhorn & The Monsanto House of the Future.



Over in Adventureland, we get the BACK side of the Adventureland sign!



Compare with this present day view:



Back to 1959, we see the backside of the Pavillion Restaurant, themed to Adventureland, before it became the Tahitian Terrace:



And would you believe...only ONE Jungle Cruise shot...and it’s not of the Hippos!



See more vintage & current Disneyland photos at my regular website.

For a low-key film from the makers of "Sideways,” check out “Smart People,” starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker (in a nice departure from her role in "Sex and the City," and Thomas Haden Church (who pretty much steals the movie from the other 2).

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love that tiki in the 5th photo... he shows up in older photos, and it's always like seeing an old pal.

Wonder if he still survives somewhere?

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Awesome photos!

I love Monsanto an Adventureland pics.

walterworld said...

Love the 'then-and-now' backside of the Adventureland sign...

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

I wonder if they changed the elephant tusks above the Adventureland sign to a carved wood theme because ivory isn't 'pc'? Anyone know when that happened?