Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Orleans Square, October 1975

Of all the "lands" at Disneyland, New Orleans Square is by far the least-represented. So any chance to share a few pictures from NOS is a welcome one.

Both of today's images are very similar; this first one, from earlier in the day, is pleasantly sunlit. I've always loved the winding streets here, narrow enough to evoke the real New Orleans. I'm guessing that at least one or two designers wanted to make the streets 100 feet wide in anticipation of the huge crowds that "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Haunted Mansion" attracted. To the left is the entrance to the Blue Bayou restaurant. I've still never eaten there! Always in too much of a hurry. Right in front of us is "Le Gourmet", a shop that sold all kinds of cooking paraphernalia. I need one of those things that scrambles the egg while it's still inside the shell, because scrambling eggs the old fashioned way is just way too difficult and dangerous.

Our photographer came back just a few hours later and stood in almost the same spot for a second photo. There are more people milling about, possibly to hear the Dixieland sounds from the Royal Street Bachelors, performing in their usual place (in front of the One of a Kind Shop).


TokyoMagic! said...

The guy on the far right in that second pic is carrying one of those groovy psychedelic Disneyland bags...and it's a fairly large one too. I wonder what he purchased that day?

Connie Moreno said...

That guy holding the bag is Elvis in disguise...the bag draws your eyes away from his face!

Cool pics, Major. I don't remember the cooking stuff store at all. It would be cool to find a photo of THAT!