Friday, July 01, 2011

March 1966

Today is a one-shot batch; no long, drawn out week long series...just one group and it's over! The C.K. Holliday is the star of this photo; I always get excited when I am entering the park in the morning and see a train at the station. It's such a great feeling to think I might be able to take the first Grand Circle Tour of the day!

Zooming in, you can see that the souvenir books at the newstand were a mere 50¢!

In this somewhat-dark image, I'm not quite sure what the photographer was attempting to capture, other than an assortment of tables at The Plaza Inn. Note the beautiful ruby glass hurricane lamps. Can you imagine how long those would last on a table today?

Here's a better look at one of those Plaza Inn lamps; of course, it would be difficult to ignore the lady in the background wearing the hot pink jacket.

Notice how she matches the pink in this ornate bench perfectly? Yes, she looks more at home here in Fantasyland at Merlin's Magic Shop than at the Plaza Inn.

Naturally I have to zoom into that shop window for you! See anything you'd like to buy?

Today, this store is The Heraldry Shop. I think I like the merchandise from the 1960's much better!

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JG said...

Well, think of all the personalized merchandise they sell in there for people named "Harold".

Of course, it's all misspelled.


PS Didn't the heraldry shop used to be located right inside the Castle on the east side, I seem to remember a door right by the portcullis gears?

Major Pepperidge said...

The Heraldry Shop is lame; does anybody ever actually buy anything?

TokyoMagic! said...

I love the Merlin figure in the window of his Magic Shop! I agree with Major about the Heraldry shop being lame! And yep, it used to be in the old Castle Candy shop location (now the handicap experience for the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-thru).

I remember those hurricane lamps being there in the eighties and maybe even into the nineties. They were glued to the center of the tables! As the sun was setting, a Plaza Inn cast member would come out and light all of them.

Connie Moreno said...

I had forgotten about those lamps. I loved them at night.