Friday, January 07, 2011

December 1963: Fantasyland

The colors of this 1963 batch literally pop off the page. Looking at the details here, it is interesting to note that the vines only grow on the right side of the castle; today, vines are not seen anywhere. I’m guessing it’s a maintenance issue.

A floating restaurant, the top of skull rock, and two tars. All is good in Fantasyland.

Slurry, an almost black Monstro, and virtually no guests. The perfect day for a visit to Disneyland:

The Mad Hatter is green with envy when he spies this guest’s feathered hat that she has recently purchased. Fortunately he has his hands full with a yellow teacup.

See more vintage & current Fantasyland photos at my regular website.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

The color IS super on this huh? Loads of Slurry :-)... Last pic, that ladies skirt is PURE PURPLE - Wow! Hey that's a great photo too; Slurry, Alice, Hatter & Rabbit, Goofy, Timothy Mouse, Skyway Chalet, themed trash can and a Purple skirt, whats not to love!

Connie Moreno said...

Talk about technicolor!

Major Pepperidge said...

Any idea what that sign next to Monstro says? I know the angle is probably to extreme for a zoom-in.

TokyoMagic! said...

I love THIS Mad Hatter and also the slightly scaled down version that they used in the eighties when they redesigned his and the 7 Dwarfs costumes. I do not care for the "actor" version of the Mad Hatter that they use now.....too close to being a walking and talking clown.....C-R-E-E-P-Y!!!

outsidetheberm said...

Major - That sign looks very much like the 'Pirate Trio' sign that was discussed some months back. You might remember the 'Pirate Trio' group was described as 'three lovely pirate lasses' who performed near the Pirate Grotto on Fridays and Saturdays. We have photos of the sign but have never seen images of the trio performing! Another ongoing quest. It seems they must have been well hidden among the rocks of the cove.

Anyway, our image of this sign is from 1962 - will see if it can be located again quickly.

JG said...