Friday, April 15, 2011

Disneyland, July 28, 1958, Pt. 1



Time for another vintage series. The color is a little off (you shoulda' seen these before I got my fingers on 'em!), but I still think they're peachy keen. I get excited whenever I see shots of the Kalamazoo Handcar. Can you believe this cool little detail is still at the park? You probably won't be surprised to learn that I have a photo to prove it.



Sad to say only one of these passenger cars still remains at the park (hint: It's painted red and bears Walt's wife's name).



I probably have at least 2-3 of this same photo for each decade that the park's been open.



For the sake of brevity, I'll only share this one from 2006.



A nice overall shot of Main Street U.S.A., which includes a White Wing and a promotion for the newly launched Columbia.



See...I wasn't making it up!



Don’t want to walk to the castle? Take your pick of transportation:







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6 comments:

Thufer said...

Friday morning gifts: posters and a white wing. What a wonderful way to start the day.

Inspiration said...

That's cool! Thanks for sharing!

Connie Moreno said...

Wonderful photos! But...what is a white wing??

Major Pepperidge said...

What a nice bunch of early photos. I do love those posters...

Connie, a "white wing" is a street sweeper, one who wears a white uniform.

Davelandweb said...

Connie - Yeah, what Major said! Trinidad is the most "famous" White Wing:

http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/oct-2-1956-pt-3-main-street.html

Anonymous said...

coming soon to DISNEYLAND Railroad. will be on loan from the DISNEY'S BARN. THE 1955 COMBINE. See Carolwood.org for more infors.