Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Adventureland, March 1956

Imagine a land with no Tiki Room, no Barker BIrd, and no Dole Whip, and this is what you’d see. The entry to Adventureland looks positively barren in this early view. Shot 2 from the same roll shows the area behind Plaza Pavillion that would eventually become the Tahitian Terrace. Please notice the little water fountain on the left; who says you can’t get a free drink at Disneyland?!?

Fast forward 20 years to August 1976, and you have hoards of people and Greg Brady afros.

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Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow- nice shot of the Plaza Terrace. I wonder why the photo was taken- maybe the photographer was a palm grower?

Major Pepperidge said...

Love that first photo!

Greg Brady afros, ha ha! I remember that kids were getting their hair permed into artificial 'fros for a while.