Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby WFChris » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:44 pm

WOW, thanks for uploading! I was curious if you, or anybody, knows that the white track-like structure is in the background of the motorboat attraction photo?

These are great pictures though, my first visit was in 1985 and I somewhat recall the open sides of the barrel bridge on Tom Sawyer Island...could have been Camp Snoopy though... :mickey:

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:01 am

^ I think it is fencing on either side of a walkway
that leads up to what was then the Fantasyland Station
for the DL train that circles the park?

You can see the station in the upper right of the pic.

It definitely resembles the "tents" that were/are
depicted on my 1963 map of the park.
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby grimby » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:17 am

The most curious thing about these photos?

1)The mermaids in the secret lagoon. I really wish they still had them now :br
2) The space man and space woman. See how clean cut they are? Nowadays i wiuld hate to imagine a similar photo. It would no doubt be with some kind of silly hair style.
3) The donkeys! Great!! :lol:

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:40 am

Thanks so much for your effort with this report. AMAZING stuff!
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby mcjaco » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:34 am

Seriously amazing quality for the age. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby CorkscrewFoley » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:36 am

I love seeing images of Disneyland or any park in general back before I was born, or even after. And i share mcjaco's same thoughts on the photos...

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby ernierocker » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:05 am

These photos showed a lot of attractions that I never knew existed at Disneyland. Would of been amazing to have been able to visit the park back then.
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:31 am

Amazing stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby cfc » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:57 am

ernierocker wrote:These photos showed a lot of attractions that I never knew existed at Disneyland. Would of been amazing to have been able to visit the park back then.


I never rode the Pack Mules, but I remember them being there when I was a kid (I think they got rid of them sometime in the 1970s). As I recall, the Pack Mules' trail used to cross over the Mine Train's tracks somewhere in the "Living Desert" (via a "natural bridge").
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Disneyland 1960 (HQ)

Postby RoCo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:20 am

Amazing collection of images, just fantastic! Thanks so much!

So when I become CEO of Disney, I'm going to build a fifth gate in Orlando: Disneyland, circa 1960, with the Nature's Wonderland train, the mermaids, all of it. (A good reason, probably, for keeping me from becoming the CEO of Disney. ;) )
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