Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Let's continue with some nice nighttime photos from the Magic Kingdom, from November 1971!
I love that Florida's Main Street U.S.A. has a working barber shop - a feature that was never at Disneyland (which, in retrospect, surprises me). My theory is that the heat and humidity in Orlando causes hair to grow quickly and luxuriously, so a tonsorial parlor is a necessity. An old-fashioned barber pole is prominently displayed, so you can probably have a nice bloodletting to drain off the bad humours. Bring a friend!
There's a fella getting his ears lowered. I am amazed to learn that you can still get your hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop today. "How would you like your hair cut, sir?". "Surprise me, George". Can you have your own personal shaving mug at the ready (as seen to the left)? Or are those just for display purposes?
I've been through more than a few small midwestern towns, and some of them bear a passing resemblance to Main Street U.S.A. Not many of them have a city hall as fancy as the one at Walt Disney World, however. It is what my grandpa would have called "A lulu". Like Hemingway, Gramps had a way with words.
Stay tuned for more night shots of the Magic Kingdom.