Monday, March 06, 2017
Here is another selection of snapshots that were graciously given to me by GDB reader Irene; these photos were taken by her brother, probably all in the 1990's. Today we're going to be enjoying some of the wonderful and very popular displays seen on Main Street; ordinarily I would call them "Emporium Windows", but I believe that at least two of these displays are from windows at the Bank of America building. B of A had a bank at the park from opening day until July, 1993.
First up is this nice Christmas-themed scene from "Beauty and the Beast", the smash hit animated feature from 1991. Belle and the Beast are dancing (Belle is really kicking up her heels!), while Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumière, Cogsworth, and other characters watch from the nearby spinet.
Here's a delightful scene from "The Jungle Book", with Mowgli and Balloo singing about "The Bare Necessities". Forget about your worries and your strife! This one appears to have been in a window in the former location of the "Wonderland Music Company" - what's there now?
You can see City Hall reflected in the glass.
We're back at the bank building, and this time we have a nice diorama featuring a scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I can only guess what the date was; Snow White was rereleased in theaters in 1993, but it also was released on home video in 1994, so it could be from either one of those years, I suppose.