Friday, June 22, 2007

March 1956 Series: The Big Finish

Quite a few slides to post for the rowsing March 1956 finish! Crossing through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you’ll notice a poster on the left that shows a map of only Fantasyland (yes, detail shot does follow!). Again, doncha’ love the outfits? People actually getting dressed up for a day at Disneyland? Purty cool!

Once through the Castle, we get a few views of the Carrousel (get those dimes out!), Teacups (where is everybody?), and the often photographed Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. This Chicken of the Sea pics is one of my favorites; love the lady on the left covering her face and the lady pointing on the right (“Hey Madge—look, that man has a camera!”)

If Pirates ships aren’t your bag, you can always wander over to Frontierland for a ride on the Mark Twain. At the dock, you can also view the Golden Horseshoe saloon.

It’s interesting to compare the same view with today. My, how you’ve grown!

For a little more rustic boat trip, you can saunter back to Adventureland and take a ride on the Jungle Cruise.

And that’s it for a few days, folks. Hope you enjoyed your trip to March 1956. I’ve got some more good stuff coming up next week.FOR MATTERHORN: Here’s the requested detail shot of the flag:

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Major Pepperidge said...

11 photos (including the detail)...I don't know how you do it!!

The link seems to be mixed up for the photo of the lady pointing at the camera?

Thanks Dave

Daveland said...

Thanks for catching that, Major: Madge has now ben restored!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow Dave- you are putting us all to shame and making me feel like quite the slacker.

The two guys in the middle of the Madge photo appear to be painters or construction workers of some type. The one on the left is wearing Levis which at that time were work pants.

Can you show a detail of the flag in the upper right hand corner of the last Jungle Cruise picture? I am trying to figure out what is in the middle of the flag. It appears as a British flag, but with something in the middle. Thanks.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Thanks Dave. The flag is for the British South Africa Company (a very difficult to find reference!) I wonder why that specific flag was chosen?