Monday, January 16, 2017

A Trio from DrGoat!

Today I have three more vintage slides from the family collection of GDB reader Peter, aka "DrGoat"! Check 'em out.

Peter says: This first image is of me and my Dad, circa 1967 I believe, about 8 years after the shot of me and him in the Autopia car. That was a great trip. I was just about to graduate from high school. Wish I still had whatever we were reading there. It was just Dad, Mom, my sister and I that year.

I wish I had a photo of me with my Dad at Disneyland!

Peter thinks that this second one if from the same trip (makes sense, being the same square format). It's a nice shot looking North on Main Street on a wonderfully uncrowded day. 

In spite of the fact that this one is also square-ish, DrGoat thinks that it might be from 1961. So the park had probably just opened; it looks like Peter's family was heading to Tomorrowland right away, or maybe they wanted to ride the Matterhorn before the lines got too long.

Many thanks to DrGoat for sharing his family photos!!


Nanook said...


It seems the pictures of my dad and me at Disneyland all took place when I was much younger. I don't remember ever going to Disneyland with either of my parents by the time I was in my late teens.

And just who the hell does that Mother think she is by walking right down the middle of Main Street rather than walking properly on-the-sidewalk-! The nerve of some folks - not to mention the danger of being trampled to death by a horse-drawn streetcar.

I'm afraid the only way the final image could be from 1961 would be due to a time machine 'malfunction', as the 1967 main entrance (including The Peoplemover) magically appear to be intact in this "older" view.

Either way, thanks for sharing.

K. Martinez said...


About the DLRR Station pic, for a moment there I thought I was looking at a photo of myself of when I was in high school. We looked a lot alike around the same age.

I think the last photo is probably from the same trip in 1967 per what Nanook said. It's my favorite today. Nothing says vintage Disneyland like an alpine mountain and palm trees together in the same photo.

Thanks again for sharing your personal family photos and memories. Always enjoy them.

TokyoMagic! said...

That first pic shows my favorite version of the floral Mickey. And the third pic shows my favorite version of the Tomorowland entrance. I miss it so! Just look at that large fissure in the middle of the street! That makes me ask the Disneyland on a fault line? Crystal Gayle's love was on one, back in 1983.

Thank you for these, Peter!

Scott Lane said...

Yeah, as Nanook pointed out that third pic clearly shows the Peoplemover so it's also '67. Thanks for sharing, Dr Goat!

Alonzo P Hawk said...

It must have been great to see a new Tomorrow in 67'. Thanks to Peter (and Major) for sharing. I agree the Peoplemover track is clearly visible in pic 3. The most telling of all is the big void where the HOF would have been.

DrGoat said...

Nanook is right of course. Memory is hazy at best from the later trips. (And the earlier ones too). I'll bet I was very interested in the girls walking around the park at that age.
K. Martinez,
Beatle/surfer haircuts and all. I think I even have a concho belt on. They were pretty 'in' around Tucson in the 60s.
Thanks to all. That is a pretty big crack in the street there Tokyo. Mom and Dad would have been tickled pink to see these images in the light of day and having someone enjoy them.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the share, Doctor. I see the "Tent of Tomorrow" over to the left of Tomorrowland's entrance. I never got to see that.

Anonymous said...

Pictures like this take me back to those days of tranquility where you appreciated the charm of the Park as much as the attractions without being overrun by guests during the 'off season'. The park was even closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. KS

K. Martinez said...

Patrick Devlin, The "Tent of Tomorrow" was a place I always stopped by to pick up souvenirs from time to time. Alpine Gardens was a great place to kick back and remove yourself from the crowds.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dr. Goat and Major.

Wish I was there too. I was, once, with my Mom and Dad.