Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Spanish Christmas at Disneyland

These four dark images from December 1957 show a group of folks representing Spain in the annual Disneyland Christmas parade.

Here they are marching through Town Square.

Great to see Bekins Storage, before the architecture of the building was changed.

A contemporary view for comparison:

One last shot of our Spanish peeps smiling for the cameras:

More vintage Disneyland Christmas photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

I'm glad you said something about that, because my first thought was "Where the heck is that?" I see the Emporium but didn't recognize the Bekins building at all.

Graffer said...

I read somewhere that the building facade between the Emporium and the backstage access road were changed when the Emporium expanded into the locker area under the Pressler/Harriss extreme merchandising push. Eisner was too cheap to have imagineers design the replacement facade so he farmed it out to an outside company. That is why this bland section stands out like a sore thumb when compared to the rest of Main Street's classic design.

(The locker sponsorship switched from Bekins to Global Van Lines in the mid '60s)