Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Susan Goes To Disneyland: July 1958, Pt. 2
Susan was also kind enough to supply scans of the pages of the Souvenir Guide Book that she got on her first trip to Disneyland in July 1958. Most of the pages are presented below. As she remembers:
“I remember when we looked thru the Souvenir Guidebook and viewed Dreaming on page 26 we were so excited about the Haunted House and Submarine Ride coming attractions!”
This guidebook shows a number of fantastic and rare interior shots, such as this one of the Candle Shop:
and the Carnation Ice Cream Parlour:
Beautiful Rainbow Caverns; Knott's Mine Train attraction is about as close as you are going to get to seeing this today:
Progress moved quickly at Disneyland in 1958; in less than a year, the Viewliner featured in this book would be replaced by The Monorail. However, even today, an ultrasonic dishwasher sounds very high-tech!
CoxPilot, are you in this photo?
Some dreams come true, some do not...
Susan attempted to leave a comment yesterday, but was unable to do so. Therefore, I am passing this message onto all of you:
"Glad everyone's enjoying the photos. Many thanks again to Dave for featuring
them. These were Kodak Kodachrome Slides scanned into photos earlier this
summer. My brother's, Dick and Rob and my Dad, Lee too were so excited and
amazed at the vibrant color and clarity after 52 years of being stored in a
closet. I too am enjoying all the blog photos and stories here on Dave's
Daveland Blog. All his website links just unbelievable." After looking closely
again at some of the photos myself, the flowers on Main Street Plaza sure look
sparse...Certainly not the case today on any Disney property, that's for sure
Susan A. in Fresno, CA
MANY many thanks again to Susan for generously sharing this treasured memento!
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