Sunday, August 05, 2012

Disneyland September 1962, Pt. 1

It's September 1962, and you're getting closer to the park...closer...closer...underneath the Monorail pylons...

approaching the ticket windows (well, actually, this is the exit, but you're a smart know to walk around to the right).

And then you're in, with Mickey greeting as you walk through the turnstile. What a fantastic way to start your day at the Happiest Place on Earth!

Shopping for plastic flowers wouldn't be at the top of my list, but I won't judge these people for that little lapse in taste. Not one bit.

Instead, I'll just display a little envy for this guy being able to pose inside the cool Carnation Company Truck parked on West Center Street. Don't think that stroller parked against the window went undetected here either, no sirree!

Central Plaza can be so overwhelming; where to go first? The Castle and Matterhorn send out conflicting signals, making it difficult for guests to choose. Oh the pain.

Fortunately, this particular guest decided to spend some time at the Monsanto House of the Future. This little Avenue of Flags represented each of the States, with an accompanying plaque/sign for guests to get edumacated by.

This guy sure loved plastic homes.

Can you hear him now...yelling across the little lake...attempting to get his best girl to pose?

Merciful heaven...he even captured a decent inside image. If I could only send this man my gratitude through time I definitely would...along with a request to get some more interior shots!

Last one for today...a shot of the Matterhorn.

Similar vantage point 50 years later, just a little closer and at night:

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K. Martinez said...

Great outside-the-gate images of the pylons and entry area.

The Avenue of the Flags with the House of the Future image is cool too.

Connie Moreno said...

Wow, great shots all around. Love the HOF, especially. And an inside shot! Look at the TV!!! One thing made me melancholy - seeing the Matterhorn without that horrid Astro Orbiter.

stu29573 said...

I would have loved to be there, but I was busy being born! Yep, the big 5-0 is coming, lol!