Growing up, I was at the right age directly to experience most notably the 'New Fantasyland' of 1983, as opposed to the prior 'tournament tent' version, but my strongest early memory of the area is from before the '83 redo, of an element that dates back to 1955: having a ice cold grape juice (in a plastic cup shaped like a bunch of grapes, even!) from the Fantasyland Welch's stand. It was opposite the Skyway, if I am remembering correctly, and I may even have been still sipping the juice as we swung out over the park and neared the Matterhorn and the roaring abominable snowman, a part that always made me nervous when I was young - against the rules, no food and drink allowed!
I don't have a clear mental image of the location, however, so this picture is a treat:
Welch's Grape Juice at Disneyland 1955 by Miehana, on Flickr
I can only assume it looked mostly like that when I remember procuring the delicious beverage, and continued to do so till it closed. The mural of Fantasia characters was designed by Sleeping Beauty lead designer Eyvind Earle, who also was the inspiration for the artistic style of the original Castle walk-through and it's newest refurbishment.
Who else remembers fondly this little extinct bit of park history? The location was replaced, along with the indoors theater, for the construction of Pinocchio's Daring Journey.