Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Today I am happy to share more scans of snapshots so generously given to me by GDB reader Irene! The photos were taken by her brother.
I love this first one showing the plaza outside the ticket booths; though almost none of the snapshots has a date, this is obviously from before DCA existed. Some of the parking lot can be seen to our right - I did not remember the walkway from which this photo was snapped. Even out here there are lots of benches! In front of us is a cute little information booth; I wonder if this has been repurposed and used elsewhere in the park since then?
Next is this look at the steps from the Fantasyland Skyway Chalet. The ride closed in 1994, so this photo obviously predates that; the surrounding trees have almost obscured it at this point! The chalet was finally demolished on June 14th, 2016 - 60 years after the attraction had debuted - and 22 years after it had closed.
Here's another undated, unlabeled photo; but thanks to the garlands hanging in front of "The Walt Disney Story", it is clearly Christmastime. Were all of those chairs there for guests who wanted to watch the Christmas parade? I like the two cast members to our left - I had a friend who worked on Main Street a few years earlier, and she wore a similar long dress.
Stay tuned - I scanned hundreds of photos from Irene and her brother!