What time is the 3:00 parade? More likely, what year is the 3:00 parade?
I’ve got some more photos from 1974 courtesy of Tim Hollis, co-author of Mice Tracks (check out the post from last week). This time we’re hanging out near the hub and checking out the 1974 Magic Kingdom parade. The people in the background are pretty darn amazing, too.
First up is ‘Brer Bear. Interestingly, Song of the South had not been seen in American theaters since it’s initial release in 1946. It would be re-released in the states in 1980 and 1986.
Goofy’s holding up a Michigan sign. Was this a pre-cursor to he America On Parade that started from June 1975 through September 1976? Maybe Goofy was protesting visitors from Michigan?
Winnie-the-Pooh poses as pretty as a picture! Actually, this looks like it’s his Facebook cover photo. I wish we had a clearer shot of the sign on the restaurant. I’m pretty sure that’s the Plaza Pavilion Restaurant based on this amazing post by Foxxfur at Passport2Dreams.
The White Rabbit and Alice! Wait, is that Weird “Al” in the flowery shirt? Should those people be standing on the wall?
It’s Eeyore. I wonder if he’s bringing down the crowd a little too much.
Is Donald really driving the fire truck down Main Street, USA? I can’t tell if the truck is attached to anything or not.
Who’s the leader of the band? Mickey struts his stuff as he leads the Magic Kingdom Marching Band.
Reader Nancy H. sent several photos of her and her daughters with characters from previous trips.
This first one is Nancy a mere five months after the Magic Kingdom opened in March of 1972. She’s obviously enjoyed the Mouse since the beginning! Check out the attraction poster to the left. The CircleVision America the Beautiful ran from 1971 to 1974 and from 1975 to 1979. It was replaced by CircleVision Magic Carpet ‘Round the World.
Lauren and Erin are enjoying a character meal from 1987 at the Contemporary Resort. I was shocked to see Robin Hood as one of the characters. From the looks of the walls and area, I’m assuming this is where Chef Mickey’s is today.
Erin and Lauren withSuzy or Perla? I thought Perla wore the pinkier outfit…Wondering if this is at the Magic Kingdom and where.
Now we see Lauren and Erin at the Magic Kingdom with Jiminy Cricket. Any thoughts where they are? Near Main Street USA?
A final shot of the two young ladies at the Contemporary with Goofy. It looks like he’s trying to silence Lauren. I love the tile and the outlet! It’s years ahead of the Tangled restrooms.
Do you have any vintage shots of characters? Any great parade shots? Send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll feature them here at ImagiNERDing.
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