Wednesday, June 17, 2009

BW Quartet & Contest Day!

Yesterday, we were batting 100%; today’s quartet is 50%. Half of what you see in these photos still exists at Disneyland today, starting off with what most people see and experience as they enter Disneyland for the first time: The Main Street Train Station. This quartet is undated, but I am guessing around 1959. The Kalamazoo Handcar is positioned on the tracks. Over in Fantasyland this closeup of the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant was shot:

The Mark Twain is stationed at the dock of Frontierland, with a scowling young lass exiting the area quickly.

Last but not least is this shot from the Motor Boat Cruise, with the Fantasyland Train Station in the background. Despite the Boat being on a track, this teen is hamming it up for the camera, trying to make it look like he is carefully steering.

Zipping ahead to the future... announced the launch of U Rock 2, a site that gives kids a chance to live out their ultimate rock and roll dreams. Fans can channel their inner Music Video Rock Stars, creating and submitting their own music videos set to songs by Disney favorites such as Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez.

The prize includes a free trip to Los Angeles and a chance to “take over” Radio Disney as part of the fun. Watch and vote for your favorite videos online through the link below or via mobile phone (Text UROCK to DISNEY (347639)]. Fans can submit their videos now through July 12. Here’s the official site:

“But Dave, why are you talking about this on your blog” I hear you all saying. Well, here comes the good part. I am acting as a conduit to give away 2 (count 'em TWO) U Rock prize packages with portable Disney speakers and a CD with the four songs that are featured in the promotion. What do you need to do? Be one of the first two people to send me an email (at stating that you want to claim the prize! If you’ve already won a prize on Daveland, then please give the other folks a chance—thanks!

Interested in winning a trip for 12 to Walt Disney World®Resort or Disneyland® Resort? members can enter to win by engaging in activities such as posting photos, taking quizzes, inviting friends to join and posting to message boards. Disney fanatics will enjoy a wide range of Disney content including games and videos. Members participate in the promotion by entering a fun, interactive Disney "Party Room" featuring an animated DJ, music and a video wall, and completing various tasks offered through Completing activities offered in the “Party Room” can also earn members Disney ringtones, avatars, printable stationery and other Disney downloads. The Grand Prize vacation package, a five-day, four-night vacation for 12 people to the winner’s choice of either the Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort, includes the following:

* Roundtrip coach airfare for winner and all guests
* Ground transfers between the arrival airport and the selected Resort
* Room accommodations for four nights
* Theme park tickets
* One (1) Group Dining Experience for twelve (12) with a Specialty Cake
* Two (2) Disney VIP Guides for up to eight (8) hours on one (1) day

A complete list of activities and prizes can be found on


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great black & white shots, the motor boat boy is classic.

The Jonas Boys on Dave's blog>??????????? I don't even know who those girls are, I'm so outta touch, thank goodness...

Thanks Dave!

Katella Gate said...

The girl at the Mark Twain isn't scowling, she's just disappointed. Frontierland looked so authentic, but she could not find the opium den, the brothel, the workhouse OR the slave market. That really put a crimp in her souvenir buying! Maybe tomorrow at Knott's.

-idogcow said...

Just a note to tell you that FedEx dropped of the prize today. Urock, indeed! Thanks!