Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Pirate Ship - 1959

This first picture featuring the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship is very nice... the blues all have a turquoise cast, which somehow gives everything an old-fashioned feeling. I love the silvery Skyway buckets, that's a color that looks so good on vintage cars. Maybe a Studebaker or a nice Buick convertible.

Back on terra firma, this colorful scene might qualify as "postcard worthy". A nice ice cream bar sounds pretty good right now, but you really should have a tuna burger first. You need fuel for your long day at the park!

I think it's strange that somebody would take a photo of the sign advertising "Paco the Parrot", without taking a photo of Paco himself. "The folks back home are going to get a kick out of this sign!". If you're like me, you would pay several hundred dollars to look at a parrot, but there's no need - it's a free exhibit. (Take a look at a recent post on Daveland's blog to see how the menu has changed in just a year).


K. Martinez said...

The red and white stripes on the ice cream cart and Pirate Ship Restaurant make a nice pic. All three images really nice. Thanks.

Davelandweb said...

No more Deviled Ham?!?

Melissa said...

Picture 1
The way the light was hitting the railing in the Skyway bucket, and the way the passenger's hand was resting on it, at first glance I though he or she was sitting in there playing a flute. Way to take your school band trip too seriously.

Picture 2
Love, love, love the backward-pointing-thumb gesture of the foreground kid. He's telling his father they made a wrong turn about half a mile back, and it's not going to go over too well with old Dad. The tie on the pink hat of the lady behind the ice cream cart pinged my babushkameter, and all for nothing. I need some brain food, like a nice, fresh, forty-five-cent tunaburger.

Picture 3
What kind of pirates can't even steal an apostrophe for the "Captains Poopdeck" sign? I'm sure any ship in the British Navy has barrels of them just lying around for the plundering.

Maybe the picture of "Paco" didn't come out, or maybe he was pining for the fjords that day.

Tom said...

...or maybe he was fatigued following a prolonged squawk.

Given the fact that the parrot was on there all day, I can understand where it got the term "poopdeck"

Major Pepperidge said...

K. Martinez, I definitely like it much more when the striped sails are in place. It looks kind of naked without them.

Davelandweb, not even a peanut butter sammich!

Melissa, I like the idea of playing the flute while riding the Skyway. I think the kid is telling his dad that the Skyway goes all the way to Tomorrowland. Did you see Kevin Kidney's post with the recipe for genuine tuna burgers? I made some and they were deelish! As for the missing apostrophe, it always surprises me when professional sign painters make a blunder like that.

Tom, I am glad you made a poopdeck joke so that I didn't have to!

Alonzo P Hawk said...

I really hope that's not tuna ice cream bars in that freezer?

Major Pepperidge said...

Alonzo, as my dad always says, "Don't knock it until you try it"!

Nancy said...

cool to see the menu. How 'bout those prices!

I notice the water pool seems much bluer that I can recall seeing before. Probably just me. Very pretty :)

Melissa said...

I don't know if anyone will see it at this late date, but I tinkered with the "CAPTAINS POOPDECK" sign in a vain attempt to rewrite history to my own satisfaction.

Major, remember those "Time for Timer" food PSA's from the 1970's-1980's?

"Don’t knock it ’till you try it,
Put a little on your plate!
Don’t make a face before you taste it,
Some kids think it’s great!
Don’t quibble ’till you nibble
A dabble or a dibble
Of everything that’s on your plate and then,
Go back and eat the things you like again!"

Unknown said...

Terrific photos once again. I liked climbing about on the Pirate ship as a kid, but dreaded that my folks or some relative would want to get lunch here, as I really dislike tunafish! With all the great places to eat in Disneyland, I always thought, what a waste to have mere tuna. BTW as I scanned down the menu list, I really was shocked to see the drink offered as milk. What, no tuna juice cocktail?

Major Pepperidge said...

Unknown, I wish I remembered climbing on the Pirate Ship, but I don't know if I ever did. I mostly just recall looking at it as we walked past it. Arg. Hey, people drink clam juice, why not tuna juice?