Friday, March 13, 2020
Nice Fantasyland, 1956
I found a couple of very nice 1956 views of Fantasyland - nothing extraordinary, but they have lots of good color and energy, and plenty of 50's charm.
First up is this view looking southeast-ish - I think the Dumbo ride would be to our right, more or less - and we're facing the Mickey Mouse Club Theater, featuring the "3-D Jamboree". I still keep hoping that this film will pop up, intact and fully-restored. Maybe they'll air it on Disney+! I'm unclear as to whether the entire film had the Mouseketeers performing in color and 3-D, or if they included Disney's few 3-D cartoons ("Melody" and "Working For Peanuts").
I can see that the little souvenir booth has some "jumbo" postcards on display - those things can easily sell for $30 apiece today for "common" examples, up to hundreds of dollars for rare ones.
Next is this great, lively view looking past the Mad Tea Party toward the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship, with the Skyway overhead.
There's yet another souvenir stand, with Keppy Kaps, sunglasses, more postcards, plates and spoons, and other items that I can't quite discern.