Monday, February 12, 2007

Fantasyland, 1970

It's 1970, baby! The Beatles announced their breakup, there was an Expo in Osaka, the Concorde made its first supersonic flight, the National Guard fired on students at Kent State, the legendary "Isle of Wight" rock festival took place, the Ford Pinto was introduced, Doonsbury first appeared in newspapers, and Elvis began his first concert tour since 1958. I don't know why I'm telling you all this, except that history is cool! (Don't be a fool, stay in school!).

Speaking of cool, check out this cool photo taken in Fantasyland. It's kind of odd, as if the photographer wanted to take a picture of the lines, but in doing so he captured and angle that is unlike any other I have seen in slides. Wonder what amazing souvenirs are available at that stand? PanaVue slides, plush animals, and other things that start with the letter "P".

Next we get our 1000th look at the pirate ship in Fantasyland (there will be more!). Notice that it is now "Captain Hook's" rather than "Chicken of the Sea", which ended its sponsorship in 1969. The lady in the baby-blue outfit never smiles in any of the photos of her, but I choose to believe that she is smiling on the inside.


Tangaroa said...

My God - this is the Disneyland I grew up with! Thanks Dave!

Kusandra said...

Thanks again! Totally amazing photos.

Tinker Bell said...

Love that 2nd photo! So nice!

Danny L. McDaniel said...

Talk about a memory rush! I like the old stuff better than the new.