Thursday, January 16, 2014
I like the old "classic Mickey" flower portrait, the version that was used for years. It's just like the painting that was seen at the beginning of Mickey Mouse short cartoons (with the sunburst behind his head); you can still see a bit of Steamboat Willie in this incarnation of The Mouse. Since then, the portrait has been updated to show a more modern visage.
In Town Square, Vesey Walker and his all-boy band strut their stuff. There's those blue band uniforms that look so spiffy (and that were only used for the first year or two). The horse-drawn Bekins wagon is out (mostly obscured though). Notice the large ticket book in the hand of the guest to our right - at this point, there were only A, B, C & D tickets (E tickets were introduced in 1959).