Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Disneyland Hotel, Circa 1964

Welcome to the Disneyland Hotel, circa 1964. The signage says "Hotel Disneyland," only because it was an afterthought and the letters fit better that way.

This was back in the day when guests could be trusted enough to use a balcony without being a danger to themselves.

A closeup of the pool area, which considering the recent high temperatures here in San Diego looks real good.

Now that you've checked in, let's take the tram over to the park.

What? Signage advertising a competitor for tourist dollars? Say it isn't so. This MUST be a vintage image.

For all you signage geeks out there, a closeup of the plethora of signs in this October 1964 photo.

The grand finale is a beautiful night shot of all the neon and lit signage. Almost like being in Vegas!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Coolest Skull

I have become pretty jaded about many vintage Disneyland shots. It has to be a really cool one to get my attention any more. This November 1964 image reached out and grabbed me by the throat. This is definitely the best closeup Skull Rock Cove shot I have in my collection. I don't believe it was shot from the Skyway, but rather from the Pirate Ship itself.

This little area behind the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fantasyland was like an undiscovered treasure. Tucked away between the Ship and Casey Junior, it not only provided eats it also provided a well-themed getaway.

Here's a previously posted shot from March 1965 giving a better overall view of the area.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

1950s City Hall

Yesterday, we saw Shirley Temple fighting City Hall; today, we see Walt Disney's version of City Hall at Disneyland. This is one of my earliest color shots of City Hall from Summer of 1955. How about a scenic ride on a horse-drawn carriage?

Or perhaps you'd just like to rest your weary feet up on the City Hall front porch. These days, with the crowds of guests it would be difficult to do this.

This vintage shot of City Hall has a ghostly cast to it; possibly a poor attempt of somebody to take a photo of an existing shot. Still, the image itself is pretty cool.

A young boy is leisurely selling the Disneyland News. Must have been a hot day, or else this boy just was not motivated to earn any money.

A ladder is leaning up against the exterior of Walt's Apartment.

This black and white City Hall photo is from September 1956.

Love the hat on the boy AND the horse!

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