Wednesday, December 23, 2015
I am sharing two photos from December, 1957, which show the park looking about as pretty as can be. It's Christmastime in Southern California, which means bright sunshine and blue skies. Bamboo is a dead giveaway that the photographer was standing near the entrance to Adventureland, while the conifers to our left are near the Frontierland entrance. A family contemplates their reflections in the waters below, and each person has an existential crisis.
I am not sure if Disneyland had started the tradition of placing a giant tree in Town Square in 1957, but they did have more a more modest tree near the Plaza. The white flocking is very "50's", as are the all-red ornaments (although the style seems to be fashionable again). My mom would approve!
NOTE: I will be heading out of town for a few days starting today, but as always, there will be new posts for you every day, so stop by if you can. I'll try to check in regularly when time permits.