Thursday, February 11, 2016

Main Street Cinema- All for 25 Cents

The wonderful post painted with advertising outside of the Main Street Cinema at a time when the films shown were various silent films. The list of silent film stars is rather extensive, but I would be willing to bet that very few people would recognize the names of the stars. Now the Main Street Cinema shows various silent Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck shorts, although they still use all 6 screens. The cinema is a nice place to go for a little less crowd time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For Fire Only

I believe these fire buckets were located in Rainbow Ridge. Even though not elaborate, but the font has a nice industrial look.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tom Sawyer Island Ticket Sign

Everyone let's get your D tickets out and take a lovely raft ride to Tom Sawyer Island. Remember that cash was not accepted, so if you need to purchase a D coupon, head over to the Frontierland Central ticket booth. Make sure we get there early as the island closes at dusk.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Small World Clock

A nice view from the early 1970s of the Small World line and clock. I like the costumes the cast members are wearing with the great nautical stripes like French sailors. The photographer also caught the clock in full motion. Quite a fun photograph.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Souvenir Friday- Tea Cup

A popular souvenir during the 1950s and 1960s were tea cups. Many a roadside attraction, historical location and other gift shops sold tea cups. The cups were avidly collected and displayed proudly in many homes. This tea cup is rather plain, but the saucer more than makes up for that. The saucer has great graphics of various transportation attractions in Disneyland. The vehicles featured are the Mark Twain, Casey Junior, Horse Drawn Surrey and a Horseless Carriage. I believe this was sold in the early 1960s, probably from both the China Closet and Emporium.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Characters In Disneyland

Disneyland is a place to ride fantastic attractions, visit other places in one place and also meet fantastic animated characters that have come to life. These three photographs from the 1970s show the fun of character interaction. First up is Mickey Mouse in front of Town Square Cafe meeting a couple of fans.

Next two of the dwarves meet a couple of fans. I believe this is Happy and Grumpy. I am trying to place the location of this image with the umbrellas and tables above.

The last image is Goofy hanging out in front of the Bank of America. All the images show the joy that kids receive being able to meet their favorite animated characters.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sunkist Citrus House

The place on Main Street for a refreshing glass of orange juice and the best doughnuts. Also an example of the artistic ability of the sign shop, especially the nice grouping of citrus at the edges.