Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Merlin's Magic Shop


From 1955 through 1983, Merlin's Magic Shop was the place to go for magic tricks, guide books (I have one from 1960 with a price sticker from the magic shop), gag gifts, and who knows what all. As kids my brother and I always wanted to go in and look at the rubber monster masks, and if we were lucky, my grandmother would buy us a gag gift such as a squirting plastic flower, disappearing ink, or a plastic dog that smoked little cigarettes and blew smoke rings.

I wish I could read what Tinker Bell is selling on that sign in the window. If I ever get a better scanner maybe it will become legible.

When Fantasyland underwent its renovation in 1983, Merlin's closed to become Mickey's Christmas Chalet. Snore!

4 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image. Now the building is the Castle Heraldry Shop where you can get a family crest....boring.

Major Pepperidge said...

Yeah, I saw the heraldry shop, what a bore! I'd rather have a cool Disneyland knick-knack any day. Thanks as always for your nice comments!

Tangaroa said...

I bet that tinkerbell sign is for one of her plastic glow-in-the-dark wands.... I'd love to have that sign!

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