Sunday, November 21, 2010

48 Years Ago Today: Haunted Mansion Construction, Pt. 2



I had a feeling you might be DYING to see more from this batch, so here they are. This “coming attractions” poster is something I’d never seen before, advertising New Orleans Square, The Tiki Room, additions to The Jungle Cruise, The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, and of course The Haunted Mansion. New Orleans Square wouldn’t arrive for 4 more years (1966) and the Mansion...well, those ghosts took their sweet time as we all know.



For more great info on this sign (with photos!), visit Kevin Kidney's blog.

Nearby is the Frontierland Depot:



And the water tower:



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8 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Truly a group of fantastic photos Dave. Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for all the great posts. Very much appreciated, Richard.

Kevin Kidney said...

Great series of photos, Dave. The Haunted Mansion is so iconic, it's hard to imagine DL without it. And fun to finally read the text on the "coming attractions" board - which I can just make out. You had the other piece to the puzzle!

Connie Moreno said...

Ya, what Kevin said, LOL! This was awesome. Thanks for everything you do and have a great turkey day.

HBG2 said...

Okay, Kevin, ball's in your court. Can you top this?

Chris Merritt said...

So cool to finally see the text on this one (I've only ever seen it in B/W with no text). I'd love to see a color photo!

Dianne said...

I'm planning to have a Disneyland tour with my daughters next week, and I'm happy to see that they did some research on it. Through a search engine optimization (Orange County-based), they were able to find your site. You provided them a short but informative article and vintage photos that scared them in some ways. Don't feel sad, they love horror movies!
Thanks to you and to
SEO Orange County, my daughters just had a virtual tour of Disneyland!

Chris Jepsen said...

What happened to the post with the color photos of Yippie Day? Looks like it went up and was pulled down in less than six hours. Was it deleted the vast Yippie-wing conspiracy?

JG said...

Thanks for the follow-ups Dave. Very cool indeed.

JG