Friday, June 15, 2007

Gepetto’s Village, Then & Now

These 2 photos of the same area in Storybook Land (undated 1950’s vs. today) show little change other than paint color. In a move that can only be attributed to laziness, sadly the murals on the building have been painted over rather than restored. And the absence of the Skyway can also be noted.

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Matterhorn1959 said...

It is sad the level of detail missing from Disneyland these days. Maybe they assume with the speeded up way of life, such little touches will not be missed?

Daveland said...

It does seem that change has been underfoot since the 50th; hopefully little oversights like this will be corrected over time, as there are those fanatics like us who notice this stuff. These are the little details that cause people to ride the same attractions over and over again.

Major Pepperidge said...

Geppetto's village was always one of my favorite parts of Storybook Land. Of course most people would never know that details like those neat little murals are missing. But it really is the attention to detail that made Disneyland unique. Bring those murals back! I'll do them for free.

DeeBaughman said...

I just found you via MiceChat's photo section and have been looking through your Disneyland photo collection.

My first trip to Disneyland was probably in 1973 or `74 at the age of 2 or 3, so there's so much I have missed. I really wish I had a time machine so I could go back and see things like the House of the Future, the rocket jets in their original location (to me, they belong up on top of the Peoplemover structure), and so on.

Thanks for your great site! I'm sure I'm going to enjoy reading through your blog archives and looking at more pictures.

Dee, aka PennyRescuer on MiceChat

walterworld said...

Nice "then-and-now" Dave!

Despite the missing murals, it's nice to see that many (if not most) details remain. And there is some new detail (look along the street), although we don't know when they may have been added.

Keep up the good work...