Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I admit it, the costumed characters scared me when I was a kid. Go ahead laugh, I don't care. *Sniffle*
But these visitors to the early Magic Kingdom in Florida were braver. Like this bespectacled boy admiring the kung fu grip of one of the Dwarfs. I can't tell who this is. My vote goes for Bashful, though it might be Sneezy, and doesn't Sleepy usually have droopy eyelids? This guy looks like he just found a strange princess sleeping in his bed.
Two more kids get into the act. Are they standing in front of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? I like the girl's extra-extra-wide bell bottoms. Little bro is more into boot-cut jeans. He also carries a switchblade.
"Mark, you distract him while I get his wallet. Then we'll push him over and run for it.". Three kids mob some poor cast member dressed as one of the 3 li'l pigs (again, which one? I say Fiddler or Piper). It's nice to see the Skyway; the rockwork in the background is for the old 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride.
I am weird, the expression on that pig's face made me laugh. It's like he's just been goosed. Notice that the Dumbo attraction is not covered yet, which would make these photos pre-1974. I wish I could nail down the date more specifically. The girl's shirt reminds me of examples that kids wore when I was a kid.
There will be more Walt Disney World pix from this bunch, coming up.