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    Are you sure that's a 'he' in the red pants?

    We dressed up a little when going to Disneyland in the 1960s, not fancy or formal dress, but not play clothes either, we wanted to look nice. It was a famous place and we knew hundreds or even thousands of people would see us, so we wanted to look presentable. It was exciting to get dressed for it. It was a family event then, not just a casual drop-by for an hour or two. As guests we were part of the cast too.

    As for the lack of shade, I'm sure that became evident to the management after 2 summers. The park was brand new so the trees weren't fully grown. By the time I first got there, 10 years after these photos, there was a lot more shade. These photos remind me of how smooth the walkways were back then. I remember Fantasyland as being mainly concrete that had been painted or coated with something and it was as smooth as a roller rink. Now of course, everything is textured, so that nobody slips, falls and sues.

    When I find more slides from this day I'll post them. I know there are some more from this day and some from 1965 including my sister on the Flying Saucers, but I haven't found those yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
    check out that kid's awesome red pair of pants and matching shoes. he was stylin'

    great pics btw : )

    These are 'pre-Beatles!' That's a little girl.
    Fabulous stuff Bob! Thanks for posting these.
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    Re: DL in 1956

    Great pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
    check out that kid's awesome red pair of pants and matching shoes. he was stylin'

    great pics btw : )
    It looks like she also has red shoulder tabs on. You can see one on her right shoulder.

    The people dressed like they were on "Leave It to Beaver"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett240 View Post
    Great pictures!



    It looks like she also has red shoulder tabs on. You can see one on her right shoulder.

    The people dressed like they were on "Leave It to Beaver"

    It's the other way around! The people on "Leave It To Beaver" dressed like us!
    As Bob pointed out, back in those days we would dress almost in formal for any number of reasons. Even travelling. We would actually put on our 'Sunday best' to fly, take an interstate train or visit Disneyland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrocc7007 View Post
    back in those days we would dress almost in formal for any number of reasons. Even travelling.
    Yep--I put on my finest polyester three-piece suit to take my first plane ride to New York back in 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrocc7007 View Post
    It's the other way around! The people on "Leave It To Beaver" dressed like us!
    As Bob pointed out, back in those days we would dress almost in formal for any number of reasons. Even travelling. We would actually put on our 'Sunday best' to fly, take an interstate train or visit Disneyland.
    I have a photo of my mom at the park in 1958. All of the women have on long skirts. Except my mother who was wearing short shorts. 2" inseam. Sleeveless cotton blouse. I think the neighbors all talked, but she had great legs!

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    Re: DL in 1956

    I love how all the women and girls wore dresses and the men and boys look like they are wearing what we now call dress shirts.

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    Awesome pictures! I can't wait to see the rest if you come across them. Thanks so much for sharing
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    Awesome pics thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lou_mom View Post
    I love how all the women and girls wore dresses and the men and boys look like they are wearing what we now call dress shirts.

    I know! It's funny because my grandfather used to wear grey "suit" pants, I guess you would call them, and a cotton button down everyday, even to work, he never wore denim or shorts in his entire life. What was funny about him wearing those style pants and shirts is he worked outdoors building logging roads! I think most people would wear jeans and a tshirt for that, but he always made sure he looked his A-Game always!
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    Re: DL in 1956

    You will also notice that not everything has a tall fence around it. The rocket picture only has an ankle high fence around it. The didn't use to need fences around everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkle&shine View Post
    You will also notice that not everything has a tall fence around it. The rocket picture only has an ankle high fence around it. The didn't use to need fences around everything!

    The flowers have that small metal border style fencing, you're right, parents told their kids you don't walk on the grass and meant it, the kids knew better and didn't climb all over everything! Ahh, the good old days!
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    Re: DL in 1956

    yea and kids actually got spankings back then....that's why kids were so well behaved. Now you have Jersey Shore and the Kardashians...

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    lol, those kind of people are beyond obnoxious!
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    Re: DL in 1956

    Thanks everyone for your comments. When I find more I will definitely post them.

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