Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Name Is Dave and I'm A Signaholic

I have a slew of Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant photos, and if you've read my blog even somewhat consistently, you've probably been bored by seeing them frequently posted here. Still, when I had the chance to acquire this shot, I was very excited as it afforded a fantastic view of the entry sign that I did not possess. Yes, the signage geek in me took over. I especially love vintage signs, with their handcrafted appeal. These signs from the past were actually touched and lovingly created by the artisan; no computer shortcuts here. Lettering by hand. A beautiful one-of-a-kind light fixture. The subtle Captain Hook's Hook that holds the sign...this little piece is brilliant.

A Deviled Ham Sandwich is only 35¢. Chances are you wouldn't find this item at any theme park today, let alone for 35¢. A Peanut Butter Sandwich is 30¢; I wonder if jelly is extra? I could make a joke about guests being welcomed to visit Captain's Poopdeck, but I'll leave that up to you, the reader.

Here is a previously posted view of Paco himself. The little boy looks a bit wary of Paco. I probably would be too. He doesn't look like one cracker could fill his belly!

See more vintage & current Disneyland Chicken of the Sea Pirates Ship Restaurant photos on my Chicken of the Sea web page.

1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

Never bored of seeing Pirate Ship Restaurant and Skull Rock Cove photos. It was my favorite part of original Fantasyland.

That light fixture on top of the signpost is really cool. I remember the tuna burgers, but not the deviled ham sandwiches.

May you never recover from your signaholism.