Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Before They Were President, Pt. 2: JFK at Disneyland

Before he was President, John F. Kennedy was seen on the steps of City Hall in Town Square at Disneyland. From the publicity blurb that accompanied this 1980 print:

JFK VISITS DISNEYLAND—Two of the many notable persons who have visited Disneyland over the years were then-Senator John F. Kennedy and President Sekou Toure of Guinea. Kennedy and Toure toured the Magic Kingdom during October, 1959. The Park is commemorating its July 17 silver anniversary with many special events during 1980.

Brother Ted also made it to Disneyland & Town Square:

As did Robert, seen here riding the Matterhorn with astronaut John Glenn, June 2, 1968:

See more vintage & current Disneyland City Hall photos on my Disneyland City Hall web page.


Connie Moreno said...

Wow! Those were cool shots.

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm kind of surprised that there aren't more photos of JFK taken around the park - at least I haven't seen any.