Monday, February 22, 2016
Continuing our look at some aerial photos circa 1979, I present these two examples. The photographer/pilot was clearly more interested in the Hotel than the park (which is not how I would have done things), but we do get a last look at half of Disneyland in this one. You can see the giant show buildings for the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, the entry and ticket booths, the Monorail track snaking through the parking lot, and even the Submarine Lagoon.
Presumably the parking lot in the lower left was for Hotel employees or guests? I wonder what the name of that little motel just to its right was?
Here's where things may start getting a bit tedious for you, the humble and lovable reader. The final six photos in this series are various angles of the Hotel, getting gradually closer and closer. I'm not saying that they're not fun... after all, this shows things as they were 37 years ago. But it's a lot of the same thing over and over. You'll see what I mean.