Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Disneyland 1962, Pt. 1

These photos are stamped March 1962, but as you can clearly see from the decor of the Castle, it appears to be Christmas. Before the digital age when everything became available in an instant, it wasn’t uncommon for film to sit inside of a camera for months while the photographer took his sweet time in finishing the roll so that it could go to the camera shop for developing. I’m not going to complain though, as there are a number of nice images in this batch.

This slightly dark shot is still a fave of mine as it shows the exit for the Sleeping Beauty Diorama exhibit inside the Castle.

Panning over to the left a bit, we can see more of Merlin’s Magic Shop:

Two colorful images of the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship restaurant (I’m still liking my idea of adding a restaurant component to the Columbia, making it more of a sister to its lost Fantasyland counterpart!).

I will leave you today in front of Monstro and the Storybook Land entrance, which is where we’ll pick up on the next installment of this series!

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Major Pepperidge said...

Notice the family in which each member has a nice new souvenir hat... except for dad!

Alex Blasingame said...

I'm looking at the sign in the last pic. It's hard to believe that Storybookland Canal Boats used to be a 'D' ticket attraction. It's a nice ride, but I'd think 'B' or 'C' would be more appropriate. Great pics as always- thanks for sharing.