Friday, May 30, 2008

Winter at Disneyland, 1964/65: Fantasyland Pt. 2

This Fantasyland post today is 100% Storybook Land, starting with a closeup shot of Monstro, the whale from Pinocchio. Here is a contemporary shot of Monstro for comparison:

The rest of the images are presented in the order that they were taken. Here’s one of the homes of The Three Little Pigs, paired with a contemporary view:

Cinderella’s Castle & The Patchwork Quilt of succulents:

The village below Cindy’s Castle and its contemporary pairing:

The Millhouse near Alice’s Village:

One of the three windmills:

Last one for today is Pinocchio’s Village:

See more vintage & current Disneyland Storybook photos at my website.


Matterhorn1959 said...

I really like the old Monstro paint job. Can we start an online petition to have Disneyland repaint him to the vintag style. And while we are at that, to add more flags?

Unknown said...

Ah, Storybook Land. You can never go wrong by starting your day with this. I agree with Matterhorn; the old paint job really stands out and when I last saw Monstro it looked like he had lost some weight. Lastly, does anyone else find Storybook Land to be the most difficult attraction to photograph at DL?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great series Dave. Ok, besides Monstro's Color being all wrong now, after looking at your "Now & Then" photos, I think that's not even the same Monstro! The teeth I always knew where not original, but none of him looks original. I wonder if he was completely rebuilt with the “New” Fantasyland in 1983? Better, Stronger, Faster and the wrong color.

Thanks Dave!

Major Pepperidge said...

Even Monstro's eye is an intense baby blue!

Daveland said...

Richard - Other than the obvious Dark Ride interiors, yes, I agree that Storybook can be difficult to photograph. The movement of the boat and the difficulty of shooting depending upon which side you are on usually requires a good memory and multiple trips!

outsidetheberm said...

Storybook Land always seems to be at its magical best in the evening. Finding vintage night shots has always been the problem for us.

Thanks for the nice comparison shots, Dave.

walterworld said...

Dave---Nice work as always...

Interesting thoughts on Monstro by Vintage DTickets. I don't see why they would remove him entirely and rebuild; but perhaps he had a nice plaster facelift by one of those noted O.C. surgeons?