Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Frontierland Station, 1958

Here's a nice photo of folks giving their feet a break near picturesque Frontierland Station (you might recognize mom from the picture of Casa de Fritos.) The image was an icky shade of deep pink, so this is my attempt at restoring it so that your eyeballs wouldn't fall out. (You're welcome!). Anyway, I like the unusual angle of the little train station. And you may notice that Disneyland is not lacking in benches.


In this photo, mom, junior and some other woman (presumably a friend) are hanging around the front of the Plantation House sign. The other woman is flashing gang signs. I am very street-wise, and can tell you that the sign she is flashing means "Let's go eat a reasonably priced chicken dinner".

7 comments:

Chiana_Chat said...

The sign sez, "Complete Chicken Dinner $1.70. Children under 12 $1.00" The inflation calculator sez that in today's dollar that would read, "Complete Chicken Dinner $12.47. Children under 12 $7.34"

Hmm and there's the tablecloth pattern thing goin' again, this time it looks more pleasant and tasteful (it is the 50s instead of the 70s hehe) as a handbag and the nice uniform on the National Board Game Champion in training, Checkers Boy.

Meanwhile over in the top pic, folks are at the Frontierland Station waiting for the 5:45. They missed the 5:40. What a nice scene it is too, think I'd loiter er sit a spell there m'self. Ernest knows his gal's a cutie; he's friendly guy and all but That Look is makin' sure we know he knows...

Davelandweb said...

That first shot of the station is a beauty!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Very nice vintage pics Major. True Beauties!

I seem to be unusually busy these days, as you may notice by my lack of blogging.

So, If I dont' get a chance later... I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for all the great pics, Richard.

Katella Gate said...

Maybe I LIKE it when my eyes pop out! Maybe Tex Avery was on to something, Mr. Smarty-Pants.

Katella Gate said...

It's interesting to see the "old" RR Station on the right side of the tracks.

I hear that Walt asked Ward Kimball to return the Station from "So Dear to My Heart" for use here, but after Ward's troubles getting the set and turning it into a real building, he nicely said "no".

So, Walt had to build fresh, as seen here.

How do you say no to Walt and live to tell about it?

Chuck said...

You had to be Ward Kimball, I guess...

I'm amazed at the price for children under 12 back in 1958. When we adopted a few years ago, the whole process cost us nearly $20K.

Connie Moreno said...

Damn, you ARE street-wise!