Monday, May 14, 2012
Today's photos are from the collection of a GDB reader who goes by the pseudonym of Alonzo P. Hawk! He and his family visited Disneyland in the summer of 1967 and he recently found these three images; lucky for us, he scanned them and is sharing them with all of us to enjoy.
There's Alonzo and his two sisters, posing in front of the iconic Mickey flower portrait (looks like the flowers need a few weeks to bloom); notice the Santa Fe logo on the train station... it just belongs there! So does the Kalamazoo hand car. Also, the population is listed at 60 million... wow! (How often was that sign updated)? I dig the cat's-eye glasses on the girls.
Here's a great shot looking down Main Street from the hub; if you look carefully, you can see an Omnibus heading our way. The summer crowds are not too bad, considering the recent opening of the wonderful New Tomorrowland.
And finally, my favorite! Check out this beautiful view of Tomorrowland, taken (I believe) from the upper level of the Carousel of Progress building. I rescind my comment about the light crowds... check out those long lines for the Submarine Voyage and the Monorail! You can see a yellow Monorail train, and a blue Monorail train in the distance. We even get the cheerful Skyway buckets and the Peoplemover, at no extra charge.
MANY THANKS to Alonzo P. Hawk for generously sharing his wonderful family photos!!