Monday, August 20, 2012
It is no secret that I love Disneyland attraction posters; specifically, the original silkscreened examples from the 50's and 60's. And it is always a lot of fun to see them in vintage photos, placed throughout the park in various places over the years - they still have them in the tunnels beneath the train as you enter Town Square. But for years, the best place to see them was right in front of Main Street Station! Like in this great photo, lit by a setting sun. There's the Monorail, Mark Twain, Nature's Wonderland, Matterhorn, Peter Pan, Small World, Columbia, Mr. Lincoln, and (barely) the Swiss Family Treehouse. A fortune in posters, today.
Speaking of Town Square, here it is, as seen on the same day. Maybe they rode the Disneyland Railroad around the park once, and then snapped this photo as they walked down the steps... the sun having completely set at this point. Lots of old ladies are enjoying the Horse Drawn Streetcar, while a Surrey makes its way up toward the hub.