Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Aerial Shot, 1963



This undated aerial shot is most likely from 1963; as you’ll note from the detail view, the Haunted Mansion is completed, but the show building itself is yet to be constructed. New Orleans Square is also in its earliest stages of being built. Looking back at the “big picture,” you can also get a good idea of how the Disneyland Hotel looked originally. Obviously, it has changed much over the years.



As a bonus, I am throwing in a few early morning shots of the Castle and Central Plaza:









See more vintage & current Disneyland 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 Amazon.com.

5 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

First the Strawhatters picture from yesterday is fantastic. This aerial view also gives you a good perspective on where the Heli-port is located. Great shots

Major Pepperidge said...

Nice look at the golf course too...

Did you get into the park before everyone else?

CoxPilot said...

The original location of the Heliport for LA Airways was between Ken-L-Ration and the employees parking lot.

TokyoMagic! said...

Yeah, not only the regular golf course, but you can see the miniature golf course too! I was always fascinated by the miniature Disneyland icons as we'd drive by. Never got to play it though. Disneyland always took priority...as it should have, I guess. Great pics as usual! Thank you, Dave!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

So, Dave...

How did you do in the Marathon?

How did you keep the camera so steady while you were supposed to be running? ;)

Great aerial views. The gold course shot is a treat!