Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Disneyland & Knotts, June 1963
This particular series takes place in June 1963, with photos of both Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. Today’s installment takes place in Fantasyland, with 2 shots of Disneyland Jester Christopher Fair, finishing up his last year at Disneyland (he began working at the park in 1959). Shot #1 shows him riding by the Matterhorn Band on his unicycle outside the Castle, with the Diorama sign barely visible on the right. Shot #2, taken moments later, shows him surrounded by guests, amazed at his unicycle abilities.
So far, the only other shot I have of Fair is this back shot, showing him entertaining Annette Funicello at the Castle.
Next up is an imposing view of Skull Rock, located behind the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant.
For all you Knotts heads, here is an assortment of shots from the same batch:
You can practically feel the heat from the life-like volcano in this shot!
DVD/Blu-ray update: “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is coming out today; get it now on Amazon.com.
See more vintage & current Fantasyland photos at my regular website.