Friday, August 22, 2014

Souvenir Friday- POP Souvenirs

Today's post features part of my collection of Pacific Ocean Park souvenirs. First up is an employee badge, a costume patch which went on the striped jackets worn by employees, a 1963 season pass that admitted the owner and a guest, a ticket scrip book for the games of chance and skill, and a neat hand colored postcard of the Octopus, Sea Dragon and theming for Mystery Isle. Collecting POP items is interesting as there are hoards of tickets out there. This is due to the final auction included the tickets and other items that were left over.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Mouse, Duck and a Pig Hang Out At A Park

Yes the start to a joke...a mouse, a duck and a pig are hanging out in a park. However, I do not know the finish to the joke, but I can show photographic proof of the characters hanging out in a park. The first image shows Practical Pig meeting his fans. Quite a ruckus is surrounding the Pig and he better be careful or the Big Bad Wolf may get him.

Next up is Donald Duck meeting his fans in front of the Main Street Bank. The kids are so excited to meet Mr. Duck.

Of course the most famous character is Mickey Mouse. Even the photographer was a little excited and shaky upon meeting Mr. Mouse so the photograph is a little out of focus.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ms. Beret Posing at Disneyland

Two more images of Ms. Beret posing at a couple of spots in Disneyland. First is another view of Sleeping Beauty Castle, this time on the drawbridge. This area looks like a bit more crowded than the other photographs.

The second image is of Ms. Beret posing in front of the closed Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. Note the rope she is standing against. Note the lovely palm tree and the giant's floral quilt in Storybook in the background.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beret and Scarf Visits Disneyland

What better way to visit Disneyland then wearing a stylish beret and scarf? This lady is quite dapper posing in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. First up is this view from the western side standing on the verdant lawn. It must have been a chilly morning as she is holding her jacket.

Next up is an eastern side view a little further away. Note the ice cream vendor in the background and Ms. Beret is holding a souvenir guide book.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guest Photograph Day- July 23, 1963

You never know who may have memories of Disneyland or great images that they will share. This set comes from a new friend who I met through work. Her dad, David Deifik visited Disneyland on July 23, 1963 and loved Tomorrowland. David kept a dairy and noted the date. For those without Jason's Almanac, Disneyland was open on this Tuesday from 9 AM to 12 AM, the high was 82 and the low was 61 and the attendance was 35,431 guests. The first image shows the Matterhorn mountain in the early sun as taken from the front of the Monorail. A nice selection of signs can be seen including the Motor Boat Cruise yacht sign and the Richfield Autopia sign.

Next up is a portrait of Patrick Henry, not the patriot but the Disneyland Submarine. It appears that it is a little too early for the mermaids to be out and about.

Final image is of David on the most thrilling and exciting ride at Disneyland...the Motor Boat Cruise. There is so much goodness in this image....

Thanks to my friend Gabrielle and her Dad David for allowing me to show these images.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Souvenir Friday- Late 1960s Ashtray

Coming from the late 1960's is this neat ashtray. The colors are different than any other ashtray I have seen and the castle is a great modern stylized design. The back has the older style hallmark. I call this stamp the berm mark as it looks like the shape of the Disneyland berm. I see this mark from the late 1950s until the early 1970s. In the early 1970s, Walt Disney Productions took over distribution of their own souvenirs and the hallmark is the classic Disneyland D and the more modern Walt Disney World D intertwined.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lost Parents On Main Street

Two black and white snapshots from Disneyland circa late 1950s. The first image shows the City Hall with some great signage out front including a nice map of Disneyland, Lost Children, Disneyland News and a great Trolley advertising sandwich board. This City Hall is based upon one close to my home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The second image shows the Disneyland Band performing in Town Square. Quite a nice crowd sitting and relaxing to the music. I wonder if there are any lost children in this image?