Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday Bunch

Today I am finishing up the last of a lot of images from April, 1966. This first view of Main Street Station is fairly standard, except for the sign partially visible to the left. It seems odd to me that this was placed right in front of Mickey's smiling face. The sign is advertising the "Spring Fling"... I don't know too much about it, but...


...I do have a flyer for the 1967 Spring Fling. It's almost 25 inches long, so I had to cut it in two. I should have just cut the photo in two, I feel kind of silly now! Anyway, I wouldn't mind having that '67 Mercury Cougar.


The sun is starting to set, and the horses are getting sleeeeepy. So sleeeeeepy! The chunky afternoon air lends a dreamy quality to this image. I have to admit that it is a bit amusing to see standard table umbrellas all over the park; they do look kind of festive, I guess.


Don't worry horsie, soon you'll be resting backstage with a bag full of oats and a personal massage therapist, and maybe some Mozart playing in the background.

6 comments:

PTA Transit Authority said...

Real beautiful shots of the streetcar.

Cut the picture in 2 -- Uhh huh! I got it. LOL.

Katella Gate said...

Poop-Free streets! Just the way Walt liked 'em.

Major Pepperidge said...

I like my streets poop-free also!

sundaynight said...

Excellent. Pic#2 is really dream like. I see a book in your future...Dreamy Disneyland.

mr wiggins said...

OMG, I actually HAD one of those GE Porta-Color TV sets -- a 12" screen IIRC. Yeow, whatta a fabulous nostalgia-flogger this post was! Great stuff Major!!! :D

Progressland said...

Spring Fling '66 was pretty similar in terms of being a separate ticket event that included unlimited use of all adventures and attractions (excepting shooting galleries) and offering the chance at prizes. The 1966 event happened on April 2.