Wednesday, September 24, 2014
A Spin Around the Carrousel
Disneyland's King Arthur Carrousel typically gets the shaft when I visit Disneyland. Even though it's smack-dab in the middle of Fantasyland, I typically don't pay much attention to it as I rush to get in line for one of the dark rides. Today's post is a tribute to this beauty with a mix of new and old images, some previously unpublished, such as this 1959 shot below. I love it when there is a band or music group playing on the Carrousel. It adds an extra element of fun to this attraction that makes you feel like you're a kid again.
An undated image of the Carrousel:
and the obligatory detailed view of the signage:
This March 1956 photo is one of my favorites from my collection, showing a refurbishment in progress less than one year after the park was open.
From September 1958:
The band takes a spin around on August 7, 1957:
with a flash forward to the Pearly Band in a recent view:
I hereby solemnly swear to ride the Carrousel when I visit next month…as long as it's open!
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