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.

15 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on 1000 posts! Thanks for sharing the wonderful images, both old and new!

Katella Gate said...

1000 posts, but what? 4,000 excellent images? Thanks for sharing, I know I couldn't have the patience to do 100 postings.

BTW, several people have had their 1000-post "anniversary" in the last few days. Accident? or Conspiracy?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

HI DAVE! Congrats on 1000 posts! I like the updated look of your blog, neat banner at the top! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your blogs & your website. You continue to inspire me and countless others! Can't wait for the next 1000 LOL!!!

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Congratulations Dave! Excellent shots as always. Please don't stop. Your site (Along with Gorilla's & Stuff) make my mornings! (And they go great with Raisin Bran)

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Congratulations Dave. I have truly appreciated every post. I love the new look, very, very nice.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations my dear friend. It has been a while since I have written but know that I check almost daily... you and (PJ & Dave) are a never ending bright spot for me on the web! Here's to the next 1,000! Amazon Belle

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, no kidding, 1000 Spectacular Posts! And that's no hyperbole, they really HAVE been spectacular. Considering that you rarely post less than 4 or 5 photos (and often post many more), we've enjoyed thousands of rare images.

People said it to me, so I am going to say it to you: Here's to 1000 more! (LOL)

TokyoMagic! said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Dave!!! I look forward to reading your blog every single day. Keep up the outstanding work...and yes, here's to your next 1000!

Matt said...

Spectacular Dave, I am constantly amazed by the volume and quality of the posts. I can only aspire to your greatness...

DISNEYMAGIC71 said...

Hey Dave! Congratulations on your 1000th post. I look forward to your blog every day. Thanks for all your time, effort, & dedication. It's AWESOME!!!

Thufer said...

very,very good job. congrats.

outsidetheberm said...

What a nice, colorful slice of history. These are great, Dave.

Hope you have the energy for 1000 more. Your work's appreciated.

Ron Schneider said...

Thanks, Dave, for keeping the Park I grew up with (and continue to be inspired by) alive and forever young. Few people have done as much to keep Walt's Dream flyin' high...

kasandria said...

Enjoyed reading your blog! I am a fellow Disney fanatic. :)
Kas
http://magicawaitsyou.blogspot.com/

Davelandweb said...

Thank you all for the nice comments; sure has been a great journey so far. Another 1000? My head is swimming just thinking about it!