Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Relaxing at the Haunted Mansion

The two images featured today were marked June 1967 by the seller, but the slides (from Italy) had no date stamp. The first one shows a bit of trouble brewing outside the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland, as the sheriff and outlaw seem to be having words with each other. Of course, the most exciting part of the image are the Disneyland soda cup and the multi-colored vintage souvenir bag (barely visible at left)! I am sure there is a Disney geek out there who could approximately date this image based on those two objects!

The trouble has now moved over to a grassy knoll (it's always a grassy knoll where trouble can be found!) in front of the Haunted Mansion as the two begin to shoot out their issues.

If the June 1967 date is true, then this shot shows guests sitting on the lawn in front of the Mansion but BEHIND the gates two years before it opens.

Even if the years are off and the Mansion is open, I've never seen guests able to relax and sit on the Mansion's lawn. You just never know what you're going to find when you zoom in!

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HBG2 said...

Actually, in 1967 (and earlier) you could go in and stroll around the grounds.

Lizzy Tex Borden said...

Yeah, and the bad guy is married.

Daveland said...

Thanks Dan - I always "assumed" that the gates were closed to guests.

Lizzy - Even bad guys need lovin'.