Monday, September 05, 2011

Two From January 1975

Today's photos might induce drowsiness! Do not operate heavy machinery while viewing.

This first image isn't exactly thrilling, but I do like the novelty of seeing the cast members bundled up for the cold weather! I would opt for the "pea jacket" like the one on the right, rather than the standard overcoat on the left. And for those of you who don't know, yes, it does occasionally get cold in SoCal! Not "14-degrees-below-zero" cold (like I when I lived in Pennsylvania), but chilly just the same.

Two teenagers (up to no good, I'll wager!) exit the Pirate Ship, and admire the cannons that randomly fire red-hot grape shot to keep things interesting for the guests.


TokyoMagic! said...

Whew! You had me worried with your "All Clowns, All The Time" comment on yesterday's post.

I really like the Pirate Ship pic, Major.....first of all because I never get tired of seeing pics of it and second because it was taken from a different angle than what we normally see, and third because it was taken in my favorite decade...the seventies!

Chiana_Chat said...

Ah in TM! you have a very happy customer there, Maj. There is no trace of drowsiness.

I would chose socks like the horsey has. :) (...and the nice leg stepping into the picture suggests no guys are going to get lost from her group, although she might find the count higher than when she left!)

Major Pepperidge said...

TM!, it's funny, I remember the big 1950's craze back in the 1970's, and I thought "Nobody is EVER going to be nostalgic for the 70's!". I think somebody even says that in the movie "Dazed and Confused". Shows what I know.

Chiana, I didn't notice the Tour Guide leg! Didn't they have any cold-weather attire for them? I'm even a bit surprised at the shortness of the skirt (for a Disney employee). I guess even if the tour sucked, all the guys would give her a high rating! Meanwhile, I will call that horse "Socky".

Connie Moreno said...

Oh, two gorgeous shots. Love that the Park looks so empty in that first shot. Love the leggings on the horse, LOL. I remember how COLD it got at night while I was working at the Park - brrrrrrrrrr!

Man, those two boys don't know how lucky they are; they had the entire pirate ship to themselves.

Orange Co Native said...

In the first picture with the trolley. I am trying to get my bearings on this picture. Is the trolley heading away from the hub with Frontierland/Adventureland on the left ? The way the picture was photographed, you can't really see any landmarks like the castle or the Matterhorn.
Disneyland looks so empty in this picture. In stark contrast to how it is today. I'm going to have to try and go to Disneyland on an off season like early November, March or something and see how empty it can really be even in 2011. I usually go in June or July. Peak season.

Nancy said...

the horses at the Magic Kingdoms are truly beautiful. that seems to be a photo we take often as well.

i never remember noticing before that the trolley and other Main Street transport was not free. i guess since i went to the WDW MK only once in 1979 before starting our annual visits in 1994 i never realized it was an "attraction" that the entry ticket pays for nowadays

i agree with TM about the tuna boat, nice to get a close-up view. was the inside a dining area, were those cannons something that were interactive or just decorative? really bugs me that i can never know first hand : (

ps...i agree about the clowns; pine trees yes, clowns no thanks

Chiana_Chat said...

"Chiana, I didn't notice the Tour Guide leg!"

Major! tsk. Don't tell me you're gettin' old! ;)

Me I am trying very hard to get young.

"Didn't they have any cold-weather attire for them? I'm even a bit surprised at the shortness of the skirt (for a Disney employee). I guess even if the tour sucked, all the guys would give her a high rating!"

They are well-built, hand-picked honeys!

"Meanwhile, I will call that horse "Socky"."

Aww so'll I. :)