Thursday, December 28, 2006

More Blast

Here are a couple of shots of Blast to the Past '88 At Disneyland. On the Top is Vera, she will be our waitree at the drive-in. Next it a pic of a 1959 Oldsmoblie driving down Main Street! What an odd sight that was! The pic above shows the Tomorrowland Terrace with a Motown theme.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It's Christmastime

Here is a lovely pic of the castle from 2001. I'd say the paint was a little faded, but I like it!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Main Street Christmas

Hey there, kids. Life has been very busy, it's been difficult to post. But, things are slowing down. Thank you for your support!
Here is a pic from last year, don't Main Street look purdy all lit up?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Aladdin's Oasis Construction

Here is a rare shot of the construction of Aladdin's Oasis and Adventureland AVE in the early 1990's.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Capitan Ego, er, EO

Here is a scan of the Capitan Eo postcard/bumpersticker from 1987.
Being Halloween, Michael Jackson is one of the scariest people out there I can think of (besides thr president :) )

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mission to Mars 1984

I apologize for the infrequint posts as I have a new job that takes alot of my time.
For those of you who miss the Mission to Mars, or those of you who don't remember it, here is a great shot of the entrance to that great attraction.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Century 21 Monorail

Something different for today. This is a postcard shot of the Alweg Monorail from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair "Century 21". Like Disneyland's monorail, this one is on the National Landmark lists.
Seattle is my hometown and I miss the monorail running down 5th Ave. Sniff, sniff........

Monday, October 09, 2006

Penny Arcade and Sunkist

Here is a shot from the late 80's. The Penny Arcade still had the Nickelodens and games. The Candy Palace was to the right of the Penny Arcade. And we have Sunkist. I miss not being able to get my freshly squeezed OJ in the morning. Sunkist was a sponser at Disneyland from 1955 to 1990.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pirates 1984

Here is a shot of the entrance to Pirates before the overpass bridge. It looks SO different :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Circlevision 1984

In 1983, After the Bell System breakup, Disneyland needed a new sponsor for circlevision. Pacific Southwest Airlines was a prominent airline in the west. PSA Airlines sponsored World Premier Circlevision untill their buyout in 1989 by America West.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mad Tea Party 1985

This great shot of the Mad Tea Party was taken in July 1985. Spin and puke.........

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Golden Horseshoe Jamboree 1989

Between 1985 and 1994, Disneyland presented the Golden Horseshoe Jamboree. It stared Sam the Bartender and Miss Lilly Langtree in a musical variety show similar to the Golden Horseshoe Review. Unlike the Review, this show featured many different actors in the lead rolls over the years. If you look close, in the middle background, I believe this actor is still performing at the magic kingdom.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Blast to the Past Parade 1988

These pics are of the 1988 Blast to the Past Parade. I absolutely love the dancing vacuum tubes!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Donald Duck Birthday Parade 1984

Here is a shot of the 1984 Donald Duck 50th Birthday Parade. I think some of these parade units were recyled for Disneyland's 30th a year later.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tomorrowland 1984

Who could ask for more in 1984. Look closely at the banner on the upper level on Space Mountain.
Its for Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebration.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Fantasyland 1985

This shot was taken in July 1985 from the skyway. Boy I miss the skyway!

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Lunching Pad 1989

Since they are now doing work on the old Radio Disney shack to the new Hatmosphere, I thought I'd show this image of what it looked like in '89. This was the begining of the color change of Tomorrowland from the earth tones of oranges of the '70's and '80's to the lavenders and deep purples of the early '90's. Note the planters in front of the Lunching Pad, these were removed in the early '90's.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Red Carpet Entrance 1985-1990

Two views, same place, 5 years apart!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Souvenir Saturday WDW Parking

Sorry I havent posted for a while, my computer burped.
Look! In 1986 it only cost $2 to park at WDW. Talk about inflation!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Christmas in August

Here is a little x-mas in August for you. This pic of the castle was way before the current color scheme, it's the original. The ivy on the castle walls, the x-mas trees in the moat! Things that you don't see at todays x-mas cellebrations.

Motor Boat Cruise to Gummy Glen

Here is a pic of the Motor Boat Cruise in it's final season as part of the Disney Afternoon Live! To be honest I miss the Motor Boat Cruise. I was a nice trip thru the trees, a great in-between attraction.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Pirates 1987

Here is a view of what the entrance to Pirates looked like in 1987. This is for all of those that are too young to remember it like this :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tomorrowland from Skyway 1989

Another look at Tomorrowland before all the lavender paint took over. The activity of the land is amazing and it makes you excited to be there.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tahitain Terrace 1990

I still think that this was the best resturant in disneyland. The food was great and the show was entertaining. There were always a full show, unlike the other place that took over........

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Peoplemover, Skyway, Autopia

Tomorrowland - A World on the Move.
It makes you want to do all the fun things in that are part of the future.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Bear Country 1987

In the spring of 1987, I happend upon this scene in Bear Country. To the left is the entrance to Bear Country and to the right is Fowler's Harbor. I wondered why they were cutting down all the trees. Two weeks after this pic was taken, the official groundbreaking ceremony happened.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

My Tomorrowland Model

Here are some pic of a model that I built about 10 years ago.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Splash Mountain

Here is a pre opening shot of Splash Mountain in the spring of 1989. Look how new everything was.

Casa de Fritos

This is an oldie but goodie. Here is a Pic of one of the waitresses from Casa de Fritos circa 1961.

Videopolis Stage

This pic was taken in 1985 during the first year of Videopolis' operation. We were dancin' and rockin' to the sounds of Madonna, Simple Minds and Wham! We were "Goin' to the top, Videopolis, Gonna make it rock......"

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

TBT, My first post!........Tomorrowland Terrace 1990

This is the first pic that I hope will be first of many I hope to post.
This pic was taken on July 17, 1990. It is of the Tomorrowland Terrace in the early morning. On a interesting note, If you look on the left side of the pic you'll see the Peoplemover but something is missing above it.