Monday, September 05, 2011

Disneyland October 1972, Pt. 1



How about starting Labor Day off with a tribute to the decade of Leisure Suits; that's right readers, the 1970's! A variety of polyester fashion awaits you at the Main Street Train Station, and best of all...the C.K. Holliday is right there to whisk you off to your destination of choice. I always get an extra ping of excitement when I see a train at the station as I enter the gates.



The Disneyland Band is entertaining guests in Town Square:



In the background, you can see that Global Van Lines still has a presence in Town Square, before the Emporium pushed them out:



The Omnibus is passing by the Penny Arcade, packed with sight-seeing guests:




I thought I'd zoom in so that you can get up close and personal with these guests:



Time to wrap this one up; I think I'll stop by the Plaza Inn for a piece of their Caramel Apple Pie. I can taste that lip-smacking gooey-goodness now.



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5 comments:

Thufer said...

Beautiful picture of the Plaza Inn; looking stately as ever.

Connie Moreno said...

Such great photos! I have to go get my magnifying glass so I can closely inspect the people in the photos, LOL! OK...

First photo: What's up with Mickey? Was there a drought back then? I seem to remember something about conserving water so is that why Mickey's face is full of rocks? (Or do I need new glasses?)

Photo Four: I wish I could jump into this photo and inspect the little vehicle parked there. I also noticed that the backstage gate has no artwork on it - I wonder when that was added?

Last photo: Gorgeous. I miss those super cool planters, too.

Major Pepperidge said...

I love that Omnibus shot!

TokyoMagic! said...

I wish they had left the facade of the building to the left of the Emporium alone after the lockers were moved out and the Emporium was expanded. The remodel has just never looked right to me.....maybe because it is NOT original to Main St.

Anonymous said...

I loved the smell of the marigolds in front of the Plaza Inn; and eating there back when you could enjoy the rest of the hub while sitting on that patio, not hidden behind a hedge, before it was overwhelmed by private birthday 'celebrations'. Would be sweet if Mary Poppins could handle the personal holiday parties and return the nice restaurant to being a complete experience for everyone.
Michaeland@mac