Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Disneyland Hotel, 1957: Pt. 2

2 more from the same batch. Sure could go for a Helen Grace candy right now! Although the original hotel is full of 1950’s mod-charm, it sure does lack the branding and cohesive (albeit overdone) theming present at the hotel today.

Lady, put that cigarette away! Hopefully her son doesn’t follow her bad example. And in front of building #7!

I’m sure many of you have noticed the survey on the Disneyland Railroad Stations that had been languishing up there for weeks. Not surprising that the Main Street Train Station was a guest favorite at 52% of the votes, with the Frontierland Depot coming in at 35%.

The Disneyland version seems more authentic and not quite as artificial as its Orlando counterpart:

I also love the Main Street Station, but something about that Frontierland Depot that like almost as much. Sure wish it was possible to see the inside of the Depot like in the early years of the park! I’ve always thought it was the coolest little structure!

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Major Pepperidge said...

Your night photo of Main Street Station is a beauty! Florida's train station (and their Main Street) are so big and fancy that they feel like the set of an elaborate, big budget movie.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great series of pics Dave. I don't think the lady is a smoker. She's holding one of those "arrows through the head things" ala Steve Martin.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice post Dave! Major is right about Florida's Main Street (and MS train station) they are HUGE and do resemble something from a studio tour! Interior shots of the Frontierland Station are the holy grail, I wonder why they are so rare?

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Picture 1 has me spinnin' with it's mid-century coolness and thoughts of the businesses that replaced those - before it ALL was smashed and torn away.