Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Welcome to Disneyland, Circa Summer 1962, The (Semi) Grand Finale



It's a veritable Del Monte Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup assortment today, as the Circa Summer 1962 batch comes to a close. Taking you back out to Central Plaza, we again see the patriotic bunting that typically adorns the park during the July 4th "season." Oh yeah...don't forget to check out that Matterhorn thing in the background!

The photographer made a short detour to Tomorrowland, just in time to get a blurry shot at The Autopia:



And then went back over to Adventureland to capture a few more crazy hats and guest's derrieres (that's French for buttocks, just in case you aren't that sophisticated).



This one is my fave for the day; not only does it show signage (Geek alert!), but it also shows the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse under construction. That's right—the attraction about which Walt himself dared to say “And they say only God can make a tree!” I wonder if lightning struck after he said that to Julie Andrews?!?



And the final one (get out the hankies) is the wonderful Skull Rock Cove, situated behind The Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant. One of those semi-hidden restful areas where a handful of guests could get away from the regular crazy that often goes on at Disneyland during the summer.



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6 comments:

Thufer said...

What a nice " (Semi) Grand Finale ".

That is a magical slice of 'Happiness' we see at the Hub. Yes, there is a stroller alert at the right; however, these appear to be orderly and well behaved participants. It truly appears to be a wonderful day.

No matter the age, driving the Autopia is just plain fun.

I love the third picture for what we don't see. I can only imagine the look of wonder and amazement on that little girls face. WOW; its AdventureLand.

The next picture is officially declared a 'Park Treasure'. I can hear the organ music as I gaze at every drop of this capture. What a time and what a place. Just a wonderful, wonderful picture.

Excuse me as I look for my 'Skull Rock' hanky.

A really good series of post which should have a spectacular ending.

JG said...

What Thufer Said.

Thanks Dave. It's beautiful.

JG

Major Pepperidge said...

Neat to see the Treehouse halfway through construction!

TokyoMagic! said...

The Tiki Room would be opening in just about a year....I wonder if that's a construction wall on the left side of the Adventureland entrance?

I didn't know that the original Jungle Cruise boathouse was already gone by this time. Did it get removed in preparation for the Treehouse's construction?

Anonymous said...

And I can hear the drone of the JC boats every time I see that 4th picture. Wow does that bring back memories!

Connie Moreno said...

WOW!!! I almost fell over when I saw the treehouse in construction photo!!!!! I wish I could use large, bold, red fonts!!!

And Skull Rock...*sigh*...you just shot an arrow through my heart.