Friday, December 30, 2016
Here's a nice pair of photos from different batches, each showing the entrance to Disneyland. This was a pretty exciting sight for a zillion kids, and a lot of adults too.
First up is this neat view; it's undated, but I'll take a wild guess and say that it was probably 1958 or '59 - I can just see a Grand Canyon Diorama poster in the distance (just beneath the "N"). Thanks, attraction poster! It was a beautiful day with a cloudless blue sky - maybe a little breezy (look at the pennants). Don't you wish you were walking into the park with those people??
Next is this photo from August, 1972. The posters are gone - I wonder when they were removed? Once again there is wind from the West - maybe it will keep that summer heat down. Santa Fe is still sponsoring the Disneyland Railroad, I always like seeing that logo. The boy in the red shirt is phasing in and out of this dimension, something that happened a lot in the early 70's.