Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Wurlitzer Shop
From July 17, 1955 until September 1968, this corner of Town Square was occupied by Wurlitzer, the music company known for pianos and organs. Basically serving as a showroom, guests would leave their contact information if interested in learning more about what they saw and heard here. Next door was the Wonderland Music Company, which folded after a year and became the Magic Shop in 1957, owned by Merv Taylor until 1965.
Here’s an August 1965 shot showing the Magic Shop next door:
Along the way, this space has been a few other stores as well: Walt Disney: A Legacy for the Future (1970-1973), Disneyland Presents Previews of Coming Attractions (1973-79), 25th Anniversary Display (1980-1981), and Disneyland Showcase (1981-1989). Today, the former Wurlitzer Shop is known as the Disney Showcase, selling Disney merchandise:
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