Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Christmas 1968 Trio



Three images from the close of an era. First up is the it’s a small world attraction, still sponsored by Bank of America. #2 is a lovely twilight image of the Mark Twain passing the Columbia on the Rivers of America.



Last but definitely not least is this overhead image from the Disneyland Hotel, which includes the Red Monorail at the station as well as the Matterhorn. These slides were dated March 1969, but it appears that the Christmas Star is atop the Matterhorn, indicating that they may have been shot in December or January.





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6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Neat post, that's an unusual photo of the hotel, pool and lake (I mean parking lot).... The Mark Twain/Columbia pic looks like an ad, love the sky!

Major Pepperidge said...

Ha, I was just going to comment that the parking lot looked like a lake. Great minds think alike! Is that large warehouse structure in the distance the back of the Haunted Mansion show building?

Anonymous said...

That's the Pirates structure.

Davelandweb said...

Major - You are correct. The Haunted Mansion structure is on the left of the photo, and Anonymous is correct that the Pirates is on the right. I took thought the reflective surface was a body of water! Guess it was just a wet parking lot.

Spicoli said...

Not only is it a wet parking lot, it was an EMPTY parking lot. Kind of odd, no? Particularily considering that the Monorail was running.

Cassandra said...

The Mark Twain boat photo is amazing! It looks.. well... REAL!