Monday, November 30, 2009
48 Years Ago: December 1961, Pt. 1
Here comes a looooooong series from December 1961. The first two shots show a whole gaggle of Tour Guides in their crisp uniforms complete with riding crop and gleaming golden "D" pin.
And what set of photos would be complete without a shot of the Main Street Train Station. Sure is good to see the handcart, which has been missing at the park for ages.
Here’s a nice point-of-view shot, entering underneath the tunnels of the Disneyland Railroad. I still get a feeling of excitement as I leave the real world behind and enter the care-free land of Disney.
And a close-up of the information booth in Town Square:
Anyone care to register for a Guided Tour?
A closeup of the postcard racks and the Tour Guide desk (looks like the person working it is on a coffee break!):
Two of the Square and The Opera House:
And the corresponding detail shots, featuring the Babes in Toyland Village at the Opera House:
My fave, the Omnibus. On the right of this one, we can see that the 2nd Info booth has yet to open:
Last one for today shows the heart of Town Square:
More to come! And thanks to William B. for getting me out of my time and math warp! See more vintage and current Disneyland photos at my website.