Monday, April 25, 2011

Disneyland, April 1963, Pt. 3, Requests, & Updates

The last few images from this April 1963 set, including one that was previously posted. Many of you will remember the story I wrote about having never noticed that Dopey once held a fishing rod in his hand. For you forgetful readers, here it is again.

A gorgeous image of the Skull Rock area behind the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant. Not sure why, but neither the version that once existed at The Disneyland Hotel nor the one for Disneyland Paris look quite as convincing as this one did.

And here we have a visit to Random Land, as I throw in a shot of the natives from The Jungle Cruise:


From my post the other day I had requests to zoom into the Kodak sign as well as the construction walls in Town Square. I think the disease of being a sign geek is contagious!

I haven't shot the Carnation Gardens Bandstand since 2008, so here's my best before & after from the April 1963 batch I posted the other day:

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Thufer said...

While not my favorite spot to sit, relax, listen and people watch; the Carnation Bandstand certainty is special and dear to the heart. I recall sitting with my father on visits and watching him absorb the wonder that took him back to his youth under that cover. I always stop and sit, if just for a second to think of my dad and I as a young man just being there.
Thank you for those pictures.

Connie Moreno said...

Neato! I love comparison shots.

Jason Schultz said...

Thanks Dave!

Snow White Archive said...

Great work Kurt. The colors pop! Thanks Dave for sharing.

I remember when you posted the Dopey fishing pole funny how most of us had never noticed it was missing.

JG said...

What Thufer said.

Also...I found my pictures of the Snow White Grotto, I am about five in the picture, but the railing obscures Dopey...rats.