Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Disneyland Pre-Selfie

Back in the day before you saw people connected to their phones, selfless and selfie-sticks were not even a blip on the radar. "Fun" had to be low-tech. These painted cutouts in Central Plaza were about as low-tech as you could get…but the guests loved 'em! First up from this batch of 1950's black and white images are one of a little boy who wants to be Captain Nemo from 20k Leagues Under the Sea.

Davy Crockett (this one spells the Davy with an "e"; somebody forgot to proof this one!) was another popular Disney "character" at the time:

My very favorite Disney character: Dopey!

Last shot for today is a stray one from this batch of an unidentified beach.

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K. Martinez said...

Low-tech fun is great! Especially these days where everything seems to be technically overdone. Wouldn't it be great if they returned these cutout types of entertainment to Disneyland? Perhaps at the Starcade in Tomorrowland or Penny Arcade on Main Street. One can dream.

Thanks, Dave.

Fifthrider said...

Kids wouldn't know what it is unless there was a scan box on it, and they could selfie themselves into a digital representation of the cutout they're standing in front of.

I guess what I'm saying is, you're right. ...and I miss my childhood.

beachgal said...

That last unidentified beach photo might be taken along the back bay around Balboa.