Sunday, January 27, 2008

March 1956: Fantasyland

We have officially left Main Street and entered our first land, circa March 1956. The Carrousel isn’t under construction, folks...just doing a little maintenance; detail shot included. These slides are date stamped March 1956; but this photo shows July 4th bunting; either they were developed many months after July 1955, or the bunting is just a leftover piece from the year before.

A good shot of the old Fantasyland fa├žades, with Mr. Toad ahead and Peter Pan on the right.

Last one for today shows the Teacups and the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship restaurant; appears to be some construction going on in the background; Fantasyland Skyway station perhaps?

Mickey Mouse Club Circus Tent visible in the background:

More Fantasyland March 1956 photos tomorrow. See more vintage Fantasyland photos on my regular website.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Ok Dave, these are insane! I want to step into each one! Ah, you got my little ticket booth at Casey Jr. WOW, what a neat bunch of pictures!!!!! THANKS DAVE!

Daveland said...

Hey Tim - Had a feeling you might like that shot in particular!

outsidetheberm said...

The construction in the background appears to be the new Casey Jr trestle - it replaces the old wooden one.
Great shots!

Major Pepperidge said...

What an amazing series of photos. Given how many were taken on Main Street, I can only imagine how many Frontierland pictures there must be!

Anonymous said...

I daresay the red, white & blue bunting was functional, rather than decorative. It seems to have been wrapped around the maintenance structure to keep guests from climbing therein.

Rather like a patriotic construction fence, no?