Monday, November 12, 2012
Carnation's Plaza Gardens was a part of Disneyland's history since 1956, but it's gone now - a new princess-themed "Fantasy Faire" is being built in its place. I can't get very excited about another "meet 'n greet" but who knows, maybe it will be delightful once we see it. Fingers crossed!
Anyway, back in 1996, my friend took some nice pictures of the entrance to the Plaza Gardens. Like this daytime shot from July 1! This area was often deserted; was it empty because the food service counters were seldom open, or were the food service counters seldom open because nobody ever went there to eat?
Here's a beautiful night photo from November of '96.
From October, we have the next two images, taken at dusk. I post so many vintage photos that it is weird to see one of the "hoodoos" from Big Thunder peeking up over the trees. The tent to our left is where so many legendary big bands performed for decades.
Goodbye, Plaza Gardens!