Thursday, October 20, 2016

Carnation on Main Street

A few previously unpublished shots of the Carnation Truck on Main Street. This 1950s gentleman sure is looking like a poser; best part of this detailed view is the cast member in costume.

A slightly blurry image from Spring 1957. Kids sure loved to posed on that Truck!

This November 1967 shot gives a nice overall view of what the exterior looked like.

Jumping forward to the present, the name Carnation is still on the building, but I believe the sponsorship is long gone.

Instead, it's just named after the flower.

The interior:

Long-time Disneyland employee Oscar Martinez can still be seen here, greeting guests and kindly posing for photos.

I believe he will hit the 60 year mark this December.

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Fifthrider said...

Very cool for posting about Oscar. He's been a fixture there for so long. Amazing how much the interior of the establishment changed, especially in recent years. I miss the bar arrangement but I guess they needed more seating.

Anonymous said...

Yep, so good to see Oscar in these pictures. Having worked with him back in '69-70, it brings me back to those times. We were both so much younger then. KS

Unknown said...

Mmmm, Carnation milk shakes.

Chuck said...

"Put the carnations on the table, George. I'll milk 'em later." - Gracie Allen