Wednesday, November 30, 2011
BW Trio: 1 out of 3
For those of you that keep track of what was at Disneyland back in the day and what's still left, today's trio of black and white undated 1960's views gives us about a 33% retention rate. Only one of the three images shown can be recreated today. The first shot of the Disneyland Railroad at the Main Street Station shows our gal Myrtle (that's my name for her - feel free to pick your own) posing in front of the combine car from the original set of passenger cars at the park.
Although you can duplicate the angle and scenery, you'll get a big fat goose egg if you attempt to wait for the combine car to show up. The combine and its sisters "left the building" many moons ago.
Here's where you can still score; Myrtle is trying hard to think of a wish as she concentrates and looks out into the distance near the Snow White Wishing Well, located just outside the Castle.
I can't resist zooming in to get a closer look of the statuary:
In 2006, I took a similar shot of just the statues without the well:
Today, the scene is almost the same, other than the bridge being a little cheaper looking; are the hearts really necessary?
Myrtle looks like she's ready to steer this ship to Neverland. Unfortunately, that's exactly where it went back in 1983: Never-to-be-seen-again Land, when it was destroyed during the Fantasyland remodel.
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