Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Crest on the Castle, January 1964

More from January 1964 today, as we see this charming couple posing in front of the Castle.

To their left is nothing but mayhem and mischief, as these two young guests get ready to duke it out. One in Mouse Ears, the other in a Cowboy hat, and both with toy weapons...this can only end in a spanking.

Zooming back to the center of the Castle, we can see that there's still no crest atop the drawbridge door.

June 1965 is the first photo in my collection to show the new crest; I can only assume it was placed there for the Tencennial. Whether it is or isn't the actual Disney Family Crest is still a matter of heated debate; one I have no intention of jumping into!

One last shot from my January 1964 batch is this image of Fantasyland, with the Mad Hatter drawing a crowd around him:

See more vintage & current Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle photos on my Castle web page.


Chiana_Chat said...

If you had a 30" long hat, you'd draw a crowd too.

Just saying.

Ah where were we. Yes. Are you sure those two dignified folks are not relations to heads of state? And the guy peering over the bridge isn't a secret service chap confirming the current location of the castle swan er, moving threat at large?

Maybe Walt gave them time to find his family crest and when ten freaking years had past he said, "Oh heck with it, just put your best guess up there and let's be done with it."

Anonymous said...

I never get tired of the Castle.

I remember all the times I stood for pics in front like these folks. Not one picture remains, although I do have a good picture of 5 years old me with Pinocchio, looking off to the right on the drawbridge.

Thank you Dave.


Melissa said...

Holy crow, I've never seen those two-tone mouse ear balloons before. They're awesome!

Chiana_Chat, now that you mention it, that couple does have a sort of Prince Philip/Queen Elizabeth look going on.

Connie Moreno said...

I just realized that I don't have any pictures of me in front of the castle.