Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Gardner Collection, Disneyland 1955: Pt. 4

Today is all Main Street, starting off with a color shot of the Main Street model that I posted (in bw) many moons ago. Nobody was able to comment on where it was at the park, and in this photo, it appears to have a model of the Jungle Cruise dock hanging ominously above, suspended by thin wires.

Town Square looks positively golden in shot #2; the Opera House has yet to come into its own.

Looking up Main Street towards the Castle, we see the drinking fountain that everyone loves to comment on!

And before we head up Main Street to Central Plaza tomorrow, I leave you with this shot of the Swift Market House:

See more vintage & current Main Street photos at my regular website.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These continue to amaze! Super model shot, wow! That little drinking fountain is so funny, that's the "charm" that missing at the park these days.

Katella Gate said...

I love that drinking fountain! It is like a fountain of youth marking the prime meridian of happiness.

CoxPilot said...

I seem to remember these displays, and others like them, in the area next to the Wurlitzer Music Hall.

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

It's neat how that model of Main Street, USA shows the bandstand in the center of Town Square. Also, the right-side tunnel under the berm shows a split entrance. I wonder when that changed? Thanks for sharing these great pics.