Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Never fear, Huck has more Wardrobe Department pictures for you.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
All three of today's costumes are wonderfully obscure, which makes them extra awesome! Check out this ernest young fellow from the Mail Room (circa 1966)! He's all business.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
There are 5 (or 6?) "Sea World" parks around the world (even one in Dubai), but Sea World San Diego was the first! It opened in 1964; today's pictures are from 1966.
How about a nice penguin show? Sure, why not! Penguins are the most lovable birds ever. Go on, name a more lovable bird. Parrots? Don't make me laugh! Canaries? All that tweeting drives a person crazy. Chickens? Delicious, not adorable. I rest my case, your honor. As you can see, there was a tropical (?) pool with everything a penguin could possibly need to make a fabulous show - that is, if they needed a slide.
And finally: a penguin going down a slide. It was all worth it, wasn't it?
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Here is the second post in a series of wonderful vintage photos from Disneyland's wardrobe department (courtesy of GDB reader "Huck")!
We're still hanging with the parking lot crew. They're good people. "Duty Now For the Future" is this fellow's motto (circa 1966). He's standing in that slightly awkward way that I like to do, staring at an imaginary airplane in the distance. Cinch up that belt a little more!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Today's "Anything Goes" post features four photos from an unknown amusement park, circa 1979. It could be anywhere, and yet I get an east coast vibe from them.
Hmmm, a "flying elephant" ride; the elephant is dressed like a clown. It even looks like his ears are hinged to move. Dumbo? Well, almost! I wish we could see the pint-sized pachyderm's face to see just how much he was like his Disney counterpart. Meanwhile, this kid is giving the secret high sign, indicating that he is a Freemason.
This is like the Astro Jets, only they just scoot along the ground, whipping you 'round and 'round. Urp! Must have looked kind of cool when the headlights came on at night.
That's right lady, I'm looking at YOU. I can't quite tell what that ride is, except that it is another "spinner". Maybe speedboats?
The "Bubble Bounce"! This was a popular amusement park ride - and might still be, for all I know. It was very similar to the Teacups, only there was one large turntable, with 8 (or so) vehicles that you could spin. The lesson that I have learned today is that people cannot get enough of being spun in a circle! They'll pay over and over for it. But why?!
I know there's not a lot to go by, but if anybody knows where these pictures were taken, please chime in!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Today marks the first in a series of posts that will feature some wonderful vintage photos from the Disneyland wardrobe department! These images were graciously shared by GDB reader "Huck", who also spent lots of time and effort restoring the pictures from their original dark and grainy condition.
All three of today's costumes were worn by employees who worked in the parking lot (circa June 1969). And if you work around that many cars (and frazzled drivers), you want to make sure that you can be seen. Stripes to the rescue! Check out this cute Summer costume; we've seen a cast member actually wearing one like this before. Her name tag is right in the middle, which is unusual.
Here's the Winter version; presumably they were supplied with overcoats or rain gear when necessary (and it IS sometimes necessary!). It's nice to see that I'm not the only person who is constantly photographed with eyes closed.
Huck humorously pointed out how "Devo-esque" this guy looks! Those helmets are pretty cool, I wish I had one. This fellow will help you to get your vehicle in and out of the parking lot quickly, efficiently, and safely! You can just tell.
Thanks (MANY thanks) once again to Huck! I have lots more great photos from him to share with you.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
After hours of walking to your favorite Disneyland attractions, and standing in lots of lines in the Anaheim sunshine, it's nice to take a break and grab a meal. If you're in Tomorrowland, you can grab a burger at the
Yacht Bar Space Bar... it's not luxurious, but there is plenty of semi-shady seating. Most of you will recall this cute couple from an earlier post!
You can relive your youth by sitting at one of those tiny school desks, complete with a hole for your inkwell - I mean Coca Cola. Notice the Douglas rocket in the background!