Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Welcome to Disneyland, circa 1955! Considering that the park was only open about 5 months of that year, images are pretty darn scarce. The "population" sign is already at 5 million, can that be right? Was that the first number placed there? If I wasn't so lazy, it would be interesting to try to keep track of the changing numbers.
I am assuming that these photos were taken on a Sunday - those folks to the right look like they just came from church. Now they need to shake off that churchy feeling and have some fun.
What do you think, would this be around 3 o'clock in the afternoon in November? It gets dark pretty early at that time of year, and the sun is clearly on its way down. Still the park is bustling with activity... I wonder how late it stayed open.
Look at those dinky horses pulling the Surrey! City Hall is surprisingly popular; To the extreme right you can just see one of the white horses that pulled the Chemical Fire Wagon (in front of the Fire House, naturally); I'd like to think that Walt Disney was in his apartment on this day!