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    1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    I was cleaning out some old links from my bookmarks and I didn't realize that one site had old Disneyland pictures.

    Disneyland Entrance

    Have fun browsing!


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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    Great stuff! I especially like the announcement on the Disneyland entrance sign: "Count Basie Tonight!"
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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    But what's with that rabbit? It's down right creepy looking.

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    ^ The first generation character costumes were borrowed from the "Ice Capades" shows. They were designed to be seen at a distance, and up close they were scary (Mickey and Minnie especially). Not long after Disneyland opened, they started designing and building their own costumes, which looked much more like the characters. An interview with Disney animator and Imagineer Bill Justice, who designed the first true Disney costume characters, is here.
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    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    Excellent pics and excellent additional info in this thread. Thanks to all for sharing!

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    ....great pics...Thanks for posting them..

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    What happened to the Mermaids again? Not politically correct?

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    The mermaids got sick - literally from all the diesel fuel in the water and fumes from the subs - they had diesel engines back then.

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    Love the nostalgia! Thanks for the great postings.

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    I like the Swan in the moat.

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    The swans added beauty and grace that no man-made addition could match.

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    And from the same site, Children's Fairlyand in Oakland, CA was a place Walt used to get ideas for Fantasyland. Children's Fairyland - Oakland, CA

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    Thank you for sharing the links to both the older DL photos as well as Children's Fairyland. I've actually been to the latter three times -- once in the late 50s with my aunt, another time in the early 70s with my aunt and grandmother, and then I brought my own children there in the 90s. I was amazed that my 70s key to the attractions still worked in the 90s! (Yes, I still have my key.)


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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    Fun! Love the lady in front of Mark Twain with the white sunglasses and hat .

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    Re: 1950s-1960s Disneyland Pictures

    Thanks, those were awesome!
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