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 façades, 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?