Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It's time for more repeats/classics… favorites of mine that deserve another look.
This photo (first posted in 2008) sure has some intense color - it resembles the saturated hues that one might have seen in a vintage guidebook. This cool aerial view of Fantasyland circa June, 1960 (taken from the Skyway, or maybe - less likely - the Matterhorn bobsleds) shows fun details including the Disneyland Railroad stopped at Fantasyland Station, the Midget Autopia, the Alice in Wonderland ride, Storybook Land, and more. That rather large area of trees and plants, right in the lower middle of the photo, is also something I'm not sure I've really noticed before.
Now we go to a photo from April of 1962 (originally posted in 2007), taken next to the Alice ride. There's mom, looking nice in her aqua sweater, while her three kids ride aboard a pink and purple caterpillar vehicle right just to her left. I love all of the colors and shapes - the Mary Blair leaves, the mushroom, the striped tent of the nearby eatery… so great.
And here's a photo from 1955… sometime within the first month of so of the park's opening. Notice that the Pirate Ship is still being worked on; the paint job is certainly incomplete at this point. That doesn't stop guests from being drawn to it to see what was going on. Who can blame them? I wonder what that giant yellow and blue drum was doing there?
I hope you have enjoyed these GDB classics!