Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Back Side of the Castle

Most people post shots of the front of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

This image is from June 1962 and shows the courtyard at the back of the castle. A few things to note; see the entrance to the Sleeping Beauty Diorama on the right? Probably not, as the sign above the door is completely blank.

Compare to this January 1961 image. Maybe it was in the process of being re-painted.

Here’s the same setting circa 2011:

You’ll note the addition of the small Sleeping Beauty and Prince statue, which was not there back in 1962.

The shop in the Castle was called Sleeping Beauty Arts and Crafts.

See more Disneyland Sleeping Beauty photos at my main website.


Jenn @ Fairest Run Of All said...

If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as if all our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'!

Daveland said...

You got it, Jenn! Love that movie!

Martin Turnbull, the Garden of Allah novels said...

That Jean Hagen gif did make me laugh! This post made me wonder if you've got Disney+ and if you do, have you had a chance to watch "The Imagineering Story" yet. It gives great insight into the side of Disney concerned with the development of the themeparks. Great stuff!