Monday, December 28, 2015

Flower at Disneyland, mid-1960's

Remember when the costumed characters at Disneyland could be found almost randomly around the park? You never knew who you would run into. 

On this day, sometime in the mid-1960's (the slides are undated, but the square Skyway buckets are visible in one photo), one of the Three Little Pigs was in front of the castle, but Bambi's friend "Flower" the Skunk makes a rare appearance. He looks surprisingly huge. Every few minutes he would do a handstand and spray some unfortunate guest. It was hilarious!

He seems to be especially popular with young girls. He is pretty fuzzy and huggable, I guess.


Nanook said...


OMG-! I always thought of 'Flower' as being a more diminutive figure. Here, he could star in the remake of The Attack of the 50 Ft. Flower-! Stand back, one and all.

Thanks, Major.

Scott Lane said...

This poor person STILL has nightmares about being attacked by giant skunks and pigs while that boy in the red shirt just stands there and ignores all cries for help...

K. Martinez said...

Flower doing a handstand and spraying some unfortunate guest? Now that I'd love to see!

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, Flower was a victim of the Pepsi Syndrome. (1979 SNL reference! That's as topical as I get).

Kenneth Lane, I am having nightmares just from looking at photos 50 years after the fact. That little boy is wise... why get involved when it is clear that he could never win.

K. Martinez, with today's sophisticated costumes, the folks at Disney could make this happen. They NEED to make it happen.