Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spirit Of 1976-1977

Today's post is different for me. This new year I will be sharing pieces of my collection with you. First up is Disney News from Winter 1976 - 77. There are a few interesting articles in it, but first is the cover.
Recently we lost the Bank on Disneyland's Main Street. Here is a nice little article about the Bank Of America with some interior pics too.

This article is just plain silly. BUT, we like hats!
Here is wishing you all a safe and happy new year.
P.S. How do you post a PDF file in these blogs? I will post the entire magazine when I can figure that out!
Disney News is copyright of The Walt Disney Company.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours the best in the new decade!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tomorrowland Terrace Rehab

Well, I honor of the Tomorrowland Terrace's Referb, I'd thought I'd post some pics from the 1997 gut job...er...refurbisment. First up is a pic through the wall at the north side. I was going through my peeping tom phase at the time. Notice it was still sponsored by Coke.
Here is an over the wall shot of the same area from the other side.

And here is the famous Tomorrowland Stage, still with the leftover "40 Years of Adventure" decoration on top. The original Rolly Crump artwork planter, on the top of the stage, was removed in 1990.

I don't get into much of what has been done to Disneyland on this blog as it will be done whether we like it or not. BUT, the new new Tomorrowland of 1998 was a failure on so many levels. One of the biggest was the gut job on the Tomorrowland Terrace. The Terrace was designed with everything WED had learned about food service and guest seating. Before the removal of the wings, there was not a need for all the table umbrellas as they shaded a good portion of the seating areas...... Anyway, I hope that they restore some more of it's glory with this referb like they did with the stage a few years ago.