Wednesday, May 13, 2009
1000th Post: Opening Day Parade, Pt. 3
It’s official; today is my 1000th post...really hard to believe. To start us off, we’ll follow the Mouseketeers in the Opening Day Parade as they travel from Town Square down Main Street U.S.A. Kinda’ like the Wizard of Oz, watch ’em go from black and white to color.
Next up are some Frontierland images, including Fess Parker & Buddy Ebsen as Davy Crockett & his sidekick, George Russel.
For my last image from the July 17, 1955 Opening Day Parade, you can see TV & Film Star Don DeFore (wearing the white blazer) driving an Autopia car down Main Street:
Many thanks to all you readers out there, especially the ones who have left great comments and helped educate me on some of the finer points of Disneyland History.
On another celebratory note, “Zorro” starring Guy Williams, is finally going to be released on DVD in glorious black and white. Check out the article here.
See more vintage & current Disneyland photos at my regular website.