Monday, June 05, 2006

Chicken Plantation


I don't see too many photos of the old Plantation house restaurant...this is yet another undated slide, though I guestimate that it is from about 1958 - - the plantation was removed in 1962 as part of the eventual New Orleans Square construction. I am curious as to why a giant "open" sign was necessary. To the right you can see the watering tower for the Disneyland & Santa Fe RR (it's hard to see at this size, but there is a train peeking out next to the tower). I'm not too sure what that is to the left of the restaurant...at first I assumed it was Frontierland Station, but it doesn't really look like the photos I've seen of the station. What else could it be, though? You can also see the riverfront bandstand, which might help date this photo...anybody know when it was removed? I'm pretty sure "The Nickel Tour" says, though my copy is in a box somewhere!

4 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

I think that the structure in the background is the Frontierland Railroad Station. It is the location prior to the move across the track. I think the open sign was to draw in more customers, similar to the stories told about the Don Defore Silver Banjo.

Tangaroa said...

Nice - I'm going to guess 1956 on this one, as it opened in that year & things look pretty sparse....

Dan Goodsell said...

yeah it is in the Frontierland Station on the left hand side - I have a nice slide of it somewhere

Irene said...

This was my mothers favorite place to eat dinner when we went every year. She was disappointed when they took it out. I have never seen a photo and was glad to see it here. Thanks. All your photos bring back memories. I first went to the park as a 7 year old on July 18, 1955.