Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I just love this early view of Main Street. I'm guessing it's a morning shot? The colors on the various buildings are wonderful. This was another undated slide, but look at those boys in the foreground with their greased back hair a la Elvis Presley. It seems to be a pretty safe bet that this is from the 50's. As always, any observations from you (the knowledgeable viewer!) are encouraged.

5 comments:

Tinker Bell said...

Oh wow, another vintage Disneyland photo blog! Too cool! Great to have another one. :D

Tangaroa said...

What is really interesting here is that sign that reads, "Disneyland Ride Ticket Books on Call here..." I thought you could only buy ticket books from the kiosks?

deadpan said...

Showing my age here, but this photo is definitely Walt's original Magic Kingdom, circa 1955. Giveaways in this shot are the Puffin Bakery, which pre-dated Sunkist (1960s through, I believe early 1990s), which predated the current Gibson Girl ice cream shop. Also the Upjohn Pharmacy on the corner where the New Century timepieces shop now resides. My Orange County family first visited DL during its opening week, then both my brother and I later became Disneyland Cast Members.

Major Pepperidge said...

Great info, deadpan! I always envy people who were able to visit the park in its early days (I didn't go until the latter part of the 60's and mostly in the 70's). I recently met a lady who used to serve Walt in the morning at the Hills Bros. Coffee House, which is pretty cool.

Connie Moreno said...

I hate to admit that I don't have anything to do on a Friday night but if anyone asks, I can just say I had a date "with a Major"....LOL

So I've started poking around your blog, going back to the very beginning and I'm loving it!