Monday, December 27, 2010

Shakey, Shifted, & Scratched: Early Disneyland, pt. 3



It’s the last installment of this group of pitifully treated slides which I will attempt to ‘plus’ by adding in some contemporary comparison views. For the Tomorrowland shot, I’ll try to avoid my usual lament and just let the photos do the talking. Here’s the 2007 view as you enter Tomorrowland:



With the Skyway gone, this angle is impossible to duplicate anymore (unless you are extremely adventurous and want to try to shoot from the Matterhorn!):



Welcome to the Adventureland Bazaar:



Same area; different angles:







The intimidating African Bull Elephant:



She still looks darn good after all these years; I wonder if she does botox?



The infamous back side of water...from the front!



My pitiful attempt of matching this up using my archives is not too swift...another one for the list of “to-do’s” at the park. From 2006:



And a different angle from last January:



That’s it for this series; back to better cut, color, and clarity tomorrow! Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter. See more vintage & current Disneyland photos at my regular website.

4 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

LOL, I still enjoyed it TOTALLY!

Anonymous said...

I miss the Big Game Shoot. We don't need another merchandising outfit called South Seas Traders! BTW, I'd use that staircase adjacent to the Bazaar to go up to a spot above it which I used for breaks while watching the jungle boats go by waiting for my boat to start another rotation.

Major Pepperidge said...

You have a bit of the Phantom Boats load area (even though there are no boats) in that one photo....

Look how wimpy Schweitzer Falls is compared to the older picture!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I total enjoyed this series, love the comparisons! Thanks for all your hard work.

Major is right, look at the those falls now? Why does Disneyland think its ok to have LESS water???