Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Main Street, USA! West Side! April, 1988

Here is part two of the Main Street USA series from April 1988. First up is the old locker building that was behind The Emporium. I think that this facade was much more in line with the feel of Town Square. What bothers me most about the Emporium addition in the early 1990's is that the style of the facades are more Queen Anne than Victorian.
The Emporium in its original colors.

The Crystal Arcade with it's 1980's colors.

The next two shots show the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor. This was during the first Blast To the Past Spring Promotion in 1988. The Parlor was dressed up as a 1950's malt shop.

The Sunkist Citrus House!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Main Street USA April 1988

Here is the entire east side of Main Street From April 1988. I know that a couple of these pics have been posted before, bit I am including them for the whole effect.
First up, Town Square Cafe.

The Tobacco Shop! Got A Light?

Disneyana shop and The Market House, presented by Sun Giant.

Here is center street, before the lockers were moved there.

Disney Clothier.

The Camera Shop, right after Kodak took it back over from Polaroid

The Card Corner, presented by Hallmark

The Baby Center, presented by Gerber!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday Oddys

Here are some odds and ends for you today. First up is a pic of America Sings. In this pic you can see the railing very well that my colleague over at Disneyland Nomenclature Blog has a wonderful close up of.
Next, we have the 1967 Tomorrowland dedication plaque that was in the planter at the entrance to the land. It was removed in 1994 for some unknown reason.

And for those ticket junkies, you know who you are (Vintage Disneyland Ticket Blog guy :D ), here is one of mine from April 1988. A three day pass for $41.50? Count me in!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fantasyland 1987

Here are a few from April 1987. First up a view of "it's a small world" from the Videopolis entrance. Note the absence of the toy shop. It was much more clean back then too. Also note how level the ground is because there is no Toontown yet.
Next up is a view from the Skyway to Tomorrowland. Here is a view of the roof of Peter Pan/Mr. Toad/Alice.