Thursday, May 15, 2008

July 1960 Visit: Fantasyland!

Yesterday, we boarded a Skyway bucket in Tomorrowland and were headed straight for Fantasyland. Along the way, our photographer got this nice shot of Monstro, who is looking a little hungry for another Canal Boat. Photo #2 is of the teacups, and I have included a closeup of the Welch’s Juice Bar area. You can see a trio of ladies standing in front, thirstily slurping up another cup of that delicious Welch’s Grape Juice.

This shot includes not only my fave Casey Jr. chugging alongside the Patchwork Quilts, but the Fantasyland Train Depot waaaaaaay over yonder on the righthand side of this photo:

No Fantasyland post would be complete without a Chicken of the Sea shot; must have been a little hot on this July day in Anaheim; the windows on the ship are wide open, allowing a breeze to (hopefully) come in and cool the guests who might be ordering a Tuna Boat.

For the big finish our the July 1960 series are these 2 views of the Sleeping Beauty Castle:

Meanwhile, at present day DCA, here are a few recent shots of the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction, which will be open for previews in early June. Naturally, the gift shop is already open for biz!

Love the Donald Duck gingerbread border atop the building across from the Midway Mania:

This one is for CoxPilot & his upcoming garden project, taken at the Snow White Wishing Well:

Last bit of news: on the DVD front, Disney is about to release National Treasure 2. In anticipation, lucky So Cal residents can watch a giant sand replica being built of Mount Rushmore at Venice Beach by Todd Vander Pluym. Here’s the schedule: Saturday, May 17, 2008 7am–8pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 7am–8pm, and Monday, May 19, 2008 7am–8pm. This thing will be huge: 400,000 pounds of sand, 10' tall x 25' wide x 12' deep. Those that are close enough to see it being built will need to go to Venice Beach, end of the street Windward Ave., at lifeguard stand BRKWTR (stands for breakwater.) PCI Parking, 2700 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291.

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Super end to this series, our July 1960 photographer had a keen eye indeed. Love the Caser Jr. shot too, extra perfect with the Fantasyland station in the background. The platform area on the tea cups need a paint job! I bet they had to do that every season!


The Viewliner Limited said...

Great pictures Dave. I can never get enough of the pirate ship. And that is the truth. To me it will always be a true Disneyland Icon.

CoxPilot said...

Thanks for the photo, Dave. I've decided on a location, but am still working on a design. BIG problem with the stonework. I'm trying to get the same feeling without actually doing and exact copy of
Snow White's grotto. This is ending up to be more of a challenge than expected. Keep you updated.