Friday, January 02, 2015
It sure seems like I am tearing through my limited collection of vintage Disneyland snapshots. It won't be too long until they've all been posted. One might consider this an omen.
We'll start with this nice view of the Mad Tea Party. At first I thought, "Jeez, that sure seems high up to be taken from the Pirate Ship". And then I realized that it was taken from the Skyway. Doi! Notice that the Fantasyland Theater is showing "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day", released in 1968; it was the second Pooh featurette, and the last film produced by Walt Disney (who won a posthumous Academy Award).
Now we're back on terra firma, and right next to the teacups (with Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in the background). I get a kick out of the two ladies in the foreground, especially the one on the left; she reminds me of my first grade teacher, who I loved.
That gentleman might have a walking stick, but he radiates a certain élan! I like him already. Which is good, because we'll be seeing more of him in his "leave nothing to the imagination" pants! ;-)