Friday, July 31, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Dixieland at Disneyland1966 Poster and Carnation Menu

Two items for souvenir Friday today. First up is another great purchase from the Disney show. This poster was placed at local stores where guests could purchase advance tickets for the 1966 Dixieland at Disneyland show. The show featured Louis Armstrong and a plethora of Dixieland bands, including my favorite the Firehouse Five Plus 2. This was most likely printed in the Disneyland print shop like the various posters for Nite at Disneyland parties and Magic Kingdom Club advertising.

Next up is a post to add to a post on Major Pepperidge's blog of May 29, 2015 on a Kids Carnation Menu. This is the version I have of the same kids menu. The front featuring the Carnation Milk truck and the back on mine features the Carnation Bunnies Pete and Harry. The prices for the kid's meals are slightly different. I believe this was not a Disneyland Carnation menu but rather a menu from the chain of Carnation restaurants.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Miniature Horse Corral 1957

Another dark photograph for the Miniature Horse Corral. The corral was located next door to the Frontier Trading Post and featured a display of miniature horses. The sign has the same hand painted look as the Frontier Trading Post sign. The corral features a neat rustic look with the knobby wood used for the supports. This looks like it was moved directly from Knott's Berry Farm.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Frontier Trading Post

Today's post features a nice image of the hand painted Frontier Trading Post sign. Unfortunately the picture is very dark and has some interesting shadows. I like the touch of frontier with the pelt nailed to the wall and the great hanging lantern.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Adventure Land Bazaar Sign

Another small sign found in Adventure Land (note the spelling of Adventureland at this time) hanging on a wall in the bazaar. Note the great details of the bazaar and also in the right hand corner is where hot coffee and donuts could be purchased.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Signs Along the Walkway

In the early years of Disneyland, the walkway between Frontierland and Adventureland featured minimal theming and landscaping. The walkway led to a small bridge over a stream that connected the Jungle River Cruise with the Rivers of America. In order to advertise the new attractions, Disneyland used small signs as well as a large cloth banner promoting the new Tom Sawyer Island, Keel Boats, and the War Canoe. In the background is the Chicken Plantation restaurant.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Freedomland Employee ID Badge

Today's post features a very rare employee ID badge for Freedomland. The theme park was located in the New York City borough of the Bronx and was built by C.V. Wood. Wood was originally one of Walt Disney's closest employees who built Disneyland until he was fired by Walt. Wood then went on to create other theme parks similar to Disneyland across the United States. The parks include Magic Mountain in Denver, Pleasure Island in Massachusetts and Freedomland. In this case, the ID badge even resembles the early Disneyland ID badges.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

To Adventureland

A nice view of the signpost for Adventureland in 1957. Disneyland during this time period used lots of these multiple sign posts listing the various attractions in each land. This sign extols what a guest would see when riding the Jungle River Cruise. On the left hand side are attraction posters to add color to the scene. The white picket fence seems a little incongruous.