Saturday, May 16, 2009
I love it when I am able to upgrade and improve the quality of the photos on my site. Recently, I was able to get not only a clearer version (albeit slightly different pose)of Walt with the Peter Ellenshaw painted map of Disneyland, but in color.
It really is amazing just how much of this map finally got into the park. The circus tent changed locations (seen in the lower right-hand corner), and it took about 7 years for the a hot air balloon to come to the park, but otherwise, pretty much spot-on!
Here is a photo of Ellenshaw himself working on this map before Walt displayed it publicly. Note the storyboard panels tacked on the wall beneath the painting; it appears they are for the Disneyland TV Show.
See more vintage & current Disneyland Construction photos at my regular website.