Tuesday, August 13, 2013
50th Anniversary Treasures: Under Construction
The 50th Anniversary promo kit also included these images showing the park under construction. Walt proudly shows off the Peter Ellenshaw concept artwork for Disneyland. The next photo from my collection shows Ellenshaw working on it; it is interesting to go back and forth between the two to see what was added/removed.
The kit also included this aerial view, showing what Anaheim looked like BEFORE Disneyland came to town.
Main Street under construction:
The TWA Moonliner being put into place:
The Sleeping Beauty Castle behind scaffolding:
Zooming in, a spire is on the ground, waiting to be put on top:
The Opening Day ceremony, with Walt at the mic:
A few years later, Walt poses in front of a model of the Matterhorn:
The Matterhorn under construction:
I hope you enjoy these construction shots as much as I do!
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