Monday, November 16, 2020

Disneyland Entrance, January 1960


Standing outside the entrance gate, we have guests on the left yucking it up and guests on the right standing near the Ken-L-Ration Ken-L-Land. It’s January 1960, and based on the sign atop the structure, your pet will be licking his/her chops to be dumped off here. Don’t believe it for a second.


In shot #2 from the same batch, our photographer has passed through the turnstiles and is busy snapping away at the Mickey Floral, the Disneyland Railroad, the attraction posters, and…


a young guidebook salesman.


Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be Steve Martin. I hate when that happens.


See more vintage and contemporary Disneyland entrance photos at my main website.

4 comments:

Fifthrider said...

That profile, those ears... If you didn't say it WASN'T Martin I would have assumed it was.

Irene said...

What are the odds? :) Both you and Dave over at GDB both have slides from the early 60's of people at the ticket booths today! Makes me want to go back in time and visit Disneyland again as the 12 (in 1960) to 15 year old (in 1963) I was then.

Anonymous said...

Imagine dropping off your pooch for only 25 cents...including a can of Ken-L-Ration. When my aunt/uncle and 2 cousins visited us, they dropped off their poodle for the day while we all had a great time in the Park. And the poodle didn't seem too bothered either. KS

Fifthrider said...

Weird. My folks also left a poodle there for a day. Likewise, never seemed to mind. I assumed he was treated well, but the quality of food they were served wouldn't cut it in today's world.