Wednesday, March 08, 2017
On April 8th, 1973 (a Sunday), "Mr. X" went to Disneyland in order to see the festivities relating to the debut of "The Walt Disney Story" in the Opera House (temporarily ousting Mr. Lincoln). I don't ever recall seeing photos - with one exception - from the events that were performed in the Town Square area, so these are pretty neat. There were 10 photos; I will share 4 today, with more to come in future posts.
As you can see, it was a beautiful, breezy day; not a cloud in the sky. Town Square was busy, but not too bad. There are trumpeters atop the Emporium...
... and there were four more trumpeters on the roof of the Wurlitzer shop. The Disneyland Band performed at the base of the flagpole, while a gentleman to the left appears to be conducting the crowd. Maybe they were singing the National Anthem? Or perhaps they were just singing a classic song from an animated cartoon.
The Dapper Dans were there as well; they remind me of the Buffalo Bills, another barbershop quartet that gained fame singing in "The Music Man".
Look at the trees in Town Square!
Now the Dapper Dans and some other folks in old-timey costumes ride a horseless carriage around Town Square as part of what I assume was a brief parade - more images of that are coming soon.
I think Walt would have enjoyed this party!