Sunday, October 11, 2009

Entrance, August 1958

Here's Main Street Station with the E.P. Ripley just pulling in. Two nice ladies found a bit of shade on this August day, and I don't blame them for standing in it. Look, it's nearly five o'clock... it's not going to be dark for a while! And (you knew this was coming) then there are the posters... there are at least a couple that I want for my collection. Like the "Alice in Wonderland" poster with the word "Fantasyland" at the bottom (those are rare), and the Rocket to the Moon poster (one of the absolute coolest!).

Once inside, our caveman instincts tell us to climb to a higher vantage point to look for wooly mammoths and black rectangular monoliths. Past the Horse Drawn Streetcar (I didn't know horses could draw) is the sign optimistically announcing "Liberty Street - Grand Opening 1958". At the time this photo was taken, 1958 was more than half over, so somebody made a mistake.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Liberty Street coming in 1958? Well, where is it? I want my $1.25 back!

It's intersting that the Omnibus (and horse drawn street car) still load and unload in the exact same spots in town square! (link)

Nice post, thanks!

Katella Gate said...

I too was fooled by this and similar promises ... swept into a vortex of hopeful happiness. O Liberty Street! Where art thou?

The Viewliner Limited said...

An absolutely perfect group of pics for a very nice Sunday. Classics.

Chiana_Chat said...

Love 'em too, and hilarious quips, Maj. Monoliths and drawing equines hehe

Olde Towne Main Street... and less than a mile and a century away towers a rocket, to the moon! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW. That Main Street photo is priceless. Fifty years from now, will people be posting our photos online? I better start taking more interesting photos.

Nancy said...

definitely looks like Sunday at Disneyland :)

thanks for more posters!