Monday, December 24, 2007

Town Square, December 1961

Disneyland is a very busy place in December, and this was just as true 46 years ago. The mighty Matterhorn looms over the Hills Bros. Coffee Garden with its giant star in place. I'd love to see a nice color photo of this when it was lit up at night! The Coffee Garden has some candy cane decorations, and there sure seems to be a lot of folks congregating over in that corner of the park. Let's take a closer look...


Maybe everyone needs a stroller today? I can't really tell why it is so crowded right there. The Opera House to the left is housing displays from "Babes in Toyland", which debuted this month. I sure wish that our photographer had gone inside and taken a few pictures!

7 comments:

Thufer said...

the coffee garden.....oh what memories. there is a wonderful picture of that star being placed on page 70 of disneyland the first quarter century.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Wonderful pictures. I remember it all. Happy Holidays Major, and thanks again for all the great posts.

Anonymous said...

The Coffee Garden. That's where I started my Disney "career" back in 1969.

Dr. Syn said...

Greetings, actually "Season's Greetings" to all.............May I ask what is standing atop the Matterhorn in the first photo?
cheers!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Happy Holidays, Major!

Thanks for a great year of pictures!

Anonymous said...

I also have memories of the Coffee Garden, but mixed ones... when I was in my mid-teens, I had a car and my own pocket money so I decided to take my grandmothers to Disneyland to return the favor for what they had done so many times for me as a kid... Well, they hadn't seen each other in years and we spent most of our day sitting in Hills Bros ... I sat looking into my coffee cup while they caught up on who had died, who was sick, and who wasn't going to get better... *sigh*

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Connie Moreno said...

Oh wow, looking at the Coffee House brought back some memories. While I never went to the "Coffee House", I did eat breakfast many times at the Egg Hut - I think that's what it was called! Anyway, these are great photos and I am so glad that I've been combing through your archives.