Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Disneyland Rarities, Pt. 3



Let’s head to Adventureland for even MORE shopping today! The skulls at the bridge let you know that you’ve arrived into a world of exotic treasures. The next two shots are only a fraction of the fantastic trinkets available to you at Disneyland’s Adventureland.





On another topic, many of you Disneyland fanatics are aware of Don Ballard, who has toiled endlessly to preserve the history of the original Disneyland Hotel. Don was fortunate to have stayed many times at the Disneyland Hotel in its pre-1999 format and experienced many of Jack Wrather’s amenities. He loved the Monorail CafĂ© and the Olympic Pool as well as the old Garden Villas and Suites. He was also fortunate to stay in the North Garden Villas the last night they were open to the public in May of 1999.



Though sad to see the historical section of the Disneyland Hotel removed, he understood the need for change. He and his family love the new Neverland Pool and Downtown Disney. If you are able, please join Mr. Ballard in the Bidwell Forum of the Glendora Pubic Library for a very special multi-media presentation about the past, present and future of the Hotel.

May 24, 2010, 7pm • Glendora Public Library, Bidwell Forum, Glendora, California

Don hopes that with this presentation, he can rekindle your fond memories of happy times spent at the original Disneyland Hotel.

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15 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

This interior shots are amazing and rare as can be - thanks. Love seeing the old cash register!, that's some odd looking merchandise in there, where are the rubber snakes?

Hey, did you coordinate with Major, he has a Adventureland vendor post too!

Thufer said...

As much as I love strolling down Main Street USA and enjoying the fair to be had, I have always had a place in my heart for just strolling thru the bazaar shop in AdventureLand. The "dock side trader" was a favorite as well. That was where I purchased my snake way back on my first visit to the park in 63'. The Indiana tie in store is also a wonderful stop for some really neat-0 stuff.
Thanks for that shot, it stirred some really good memories.

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm wondering if there are more store interiors to come? If they took pictures in Main Street and Adventureland shops, maybe they did the other "lands" too!

stu29573 said...

These are great! Its so unusual to see what the shops were like back then, that its a real treat. I hope there are many more!

Chris Merritt said...

You know that's one of the old Main Street souvenir stands that Rolly Crump repurposed from the boneyard when he did re-did the Bazaar design, right?

Chiana_Chat said...

Nope Chris (Merritt) I had no idea! hehe. Nice job, no surprise, it looks Adventureland shoppy.

That top shot is fantastic. Fuzziness aside, or maybe not as it does kind of make it feel more tropically humid huh? It's the perspective though. Great "you are there looking up" shot.

Huh here I'm actually looking - in vain so far - for a tea set exactly like the one in your shot (the white one). They used to be common. But they'd have made a sale if I'd have a time machine... That 3rd shot sure makes it look like a real fun place to shop.

What a fantastic place. A setting like that, shops, stands, a restaurant, a snack stand eatery, Enchanted Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise - waaa! I wanna be there! Next visit one of you take, enjoy a Dole Whip for me. And that's just one corner of Disneyland. :)

Davelandweb said...

Sorry to disappoint, but today marks the end of this brief series!

Katella Gate said...

@ Chris M: Chris, what is going on in that first Adventureland photo? You have what looks like a makeshift chimney, complete with insulation, that makes a 90 degree turn and the photo looks red and glowing like a jet exhaust.

It's too trivial for a special effect, and too improbable to actually be part of equipment. Is it a shroud to hide a spotlight??

And is there any significance to the rusty iron shanty that was there for the first few years, then disappeared?

Today's show has been brought to you by the secret password "priest"; which reminds me that I have to write to mine.

Chris Merritt said...

Hi Katella Gate - that's a light - not an exhaust pipe!

Katella Gate said...

Thanks Chris, much appreciated ... and Dave, my question disappeared from the list. Did my post accidentally spell naughty anagrams and it needed censoring?

outsidetheberm said...

Chris - Do you know where on Main Street that souvenir stand once stood? It'd be interesting to compare the two.

Nice views, Dave!

Chris Merritt said...

Ken - I think Patrick J. has a photo of it from the 1950s - Patrick?

TokyoMagic! said...

I miss the shops that had unique merchandise specific to each of the lands. I remember buying my grandmother incense (Jasmine and Sandlewood) at the Adventureland Bazaar during my 8th grade graduation trip.

Davelandweb said...

Katella - I see 2 comments; did you leave more than that?

Katella Gate said...

The missing post has magically re-appeared. (It's the one that follows your post "Sorry to disappoint..."