A collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks. Also look for images and items I find interesting, amusing or both.
The second park is located on the opposite side of the Town Square and faces Wurlitzer and the Hills Brothers Coffee House (you can see the Hills Brothers sign.) Also notice the small town touch of a small cannon in the park. A nice catch is Trinidad the White Wing working his job.
Another favorite postcard is this color view of Ward's home train. Not content to have a toy train set, Ward was one of the first private owners of a steam powered locomotive. This train set can be visited at the Orange Empire Railway Museum located in Perris California.
Here is a broadside for an early train steam up. This may have been one which Walt would have been invited and learned to drive a train.
Ward was the founder of the Firehouse 5 Plus 2 Dixieland Jazz band. One of their important gigs was to march in the opening day parade on July 17, 1955.
The band also played the Dixieland at Disneyland events for many years. This is a copy of a poster that once was on display in Ward's train barn (from Chris.)
Happy centennial Ward and thanks for all that you did. I miss your wacky sense of humor at Disney events and your animation.
Next image is one of my favorite buildings on TSI, the Old Mill. The original location was more rustic but now with the Fantasmic stage, the structure is not as interesting. Note the treehouse in the background.
This image shows the guard block house at the entrance to Frontierland. I like seeing the spires of Sleeping Beauty castle in the background.
The next image shows the back end of the Mark Twain passing by a loading dock for the Tom Sawyer's Island rafts. This is an unusual view as it shows not only the Adventureland canal but also an eating area that was once located at the edge of the Rivers of America and is now paved walkway.