Monday, June 18, 2007

March 1956 series pt. 2 & Terabithia plug

Slide 1 from March 1956 is dedicated to Amazon B, wherever he may be. Town Square looks positively barren; Maxwell House is the coffee of choice at this time.

Slide 2 is another view of Town Square with the Marching Band in the background. Where is everybody? They must be standing in line for Nemo:

Here’s a nice view of the Red Wagon Inn:

On a different topic, I’m going to give a plug to the recently released DVD “Bridge To Terabithia.” The marketing campaign was somewhat misleading, making this film appear to be a fantasy in the same vein as Narnia. In actuality, it’s a nicely done tale of two kids who are not popular at school and how they bond together by using creativity to make a world where they can find happiness. AnnaSophia Robb as Leslie Burke lights up the screen; this girl could have an amazing career ahead of her.

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Major Pepperidge said...

Photo #2...great shot.

Speaking of Nemo...a friend went to DL the other day and said the line for the new Submarine ride went out Tomorrowland, down Main Street, and all the way out to the flower portrait of Mickey. Yeesh!

Chris Merritt said...

I was wondering if I should give "Terabithia" a shot - I'll netflix it!

walterworld said...

I just rode Nemo today...nice to be on the subs again.

Dave: As to your comment regarding all the people being in line, I thought the same thing. There seems to be a 'Nemo Effect' in place whereby anyone getting into the park at 8 AM who DOESN'T get in the Nemo line will find a relatively empty place...

Thanks for the posts!

Anonymous said...

It seems a lot of the early DL images show a rather empty place. It would be interesting to see some actual attendance numbers from the first couple of years. Wish I could go back to say, 1957, on a weekday in January, I'd put on a jacket and tie and just stroll around.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Nice shot of the Red Wagon Inn. I do like the emptiness of the park during the off season in the early years. This was a time when Disneyland would be closed Monday and Tuesday allowing for maintenance of everything and less staffing.

Anonymous said...

In slide 1, that looks like Dorothy Gale from "The Wizard of Oz" walking just behind the horsecar.

The box office failure of Terebithia may well be because it's such a tremendous downer. People don't usually take their kids to movies to have them traumatized by the death of a child. Nothing in the ublicity campaign warns parents "Beware! Your kids will come home crying, and wake up with nightmares."