Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Town Square & Main Street, 1955

It's a hazy gray morning in Town Square, but the Disneyland Band helps to cut through the gloom. The Disneyland Band has gathered around the flagpole (sometimes it's just fun to stand near a pole, I guess). Crowds look pretty light, supposedly there was a time not long after Disneyland's opening when attendance took a fairly severe dip. Obviously that was temporary! Note the screaming-red trash can, about as un-themed as you can get.


"Disneyland Welcomes Van Nuys"? That's mighty neighborly of them to welcome a whole town. It just so happens that I live in that fabled city...for those of you who have never been here, it's pretty much like living in Paris.

Next is another view, looking from the hub back towards Main Street Station. There are the Plaza Apartments to the left...that sign would soon be covered by the sign for the Carefree Corner in August of 1956. It's strange, down at this end they have perfectly nice trash cans that never hurt anybody.

3 comments:

Tannerman said...

Wow, that's empty.

perkypickle said...

i love how so many of the early disneyland slides show absolutely no sign of children. also, many of those adult kids look like they're at a funeral.

go figure...

Anonymous said...

And who is that mysterious man in all white? Hmmm