Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Few Random Views From 1974

Today I've got more groovy fun from the 70's for you!


Pop is looking cool in his 70's threads and aviator glasses. He and his shy daughter and standing near the souvenir stand that was built near the entrance to "It's a Small World", I believe. Mostly because...


... all of the merchandise seems to be IASW-related. Lots and lots of dolls, giant pencils, paper fans, and many more quality items that make life worth living.


Junior poses for a quick portrait in an apparently-deserted Frontierland restaurant. Is this the River Belle Terrace? Whoever is the first to tell me I'm wrong (because I'm always wrong) wins... an old postage stamp or something.


Ah, the hub before the "Partners" statue was there. Don't get me started!


11 comments:

MIKE COZART said...

looks like "pops" is a smoker as well. Small World Gifts did carry a great deal of Small World related items, but also had expensive small import toys -mostly from Europe. I remember having to convience my dad WHY my he and my mom should buy me a friction powered oldtime double deck bus -----looked like the Disneyland Omnibus but in red! I still have it ----it was made in Germany by Lehman Patent Works and is labled as part of their GNOMY line!! I think I got it around 1972or 1973??

Nancy said...

okay, ill taken one of those kaleidoscopes there on the counter, please....

reminds me of the beginning of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color..."the world is a carousel of color (color, color, color)...." :D

TokyoMagic! said...

Major, that is the Riverbelle Terrace and just next to it I believe, is what used to be Don DeFore's Silver Banjo BBQ. It would have been something else at this time, but I can't make out the name on that signpost off in the distance.

The Plaza looked better WITHOUT the Partners statue and WITH the larger trees....in my opinion!

Connie Moreno said...

Wasn't it still Aunt Jemima's in 1974? Dig the pics!!

Major Pepperidge said...

Mike, I am very jealous of your red double-decker friction toy! My grandparents bought one of those metal Nautilus toys - I'm sure you know the kind I mean - for my brother, and another one for me. I think they were different colors (butter yellow and sort of a pistachio green). Unfortunately we actually played with them (even taking them into our neighbor's pool) and they didn't last long!

Nancy, that song brings back memories! I was very happy when they included it on a DVD set a few years ago.

TM, I think that sign in the distance says "The Wheelhouse". I guess they served entire wheels of cheese there.

Connie, I think Aunt Jemima moved out in 1970.

Davelandweb said...

Here are the dates I have for that restaurant: Aunt Jemima’s Pancake House (1955-1962), Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen (1962-1970), Magnolia Tree Terrace (1970-1971), and then River Belle Terrace (1971-Present)

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks Dave!

dfan07 said...

That sign in the back is for "The Wheelhouse," and it sold ice cream and other snacks. It closed sometime in the late 1990s.

TokyoMagic! said...

Major and dfan07....The Wheelhouse! Thanks. I was too lazy to get out one of my guide books from the 70's!

Tiki said...

Let's move the Partners statue to the location Walt stood to give the opening day speech - pointing back to the castle. I'm sure no one will notice.

JG said...

Loved Aunt Jemima's, still love River Belle. That building is an architectural gem.

JG