Monday, March 29, 2010

Disneyland Before & After, Part 2

Today's first "before" picture comes from the Gorillas Don't Blog entry from March 24th. It shows Monorail Blue zipping over the ticket booth area in the old Disneyland parking lot in April 1962. The parking lot is gone now, but many recognizable landmarks remain today. (I couldn't stand in exactly the same spot for this photo without having a ticket booth wall in front of me.)
The next "before" shot comes from Disneyland Nomenclature's post of Dec. 12th. It shows the Disneyland Showcase (a preview center for coming attractions) and the American Egg House restaurant in 1982. I remember both with fondness. Both have now been replaced with retail shops, selling t-shirts, plush toys, etc.
Stay tuned for Part 3...


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nothing beats quality "Before and After" photos of Disneyland. THANKS! Absolutely one of my favorite things to photographs at the park!

Thanks for taking the time to do these. Did you bring photos to the park with you? I brought a folder full of pics once and I swear I was being "followed" the whole time.

Chris Jepsen said...

I printed the photos four to a page, and stuck 'em in my pocket. I didn't feel like the Disney people were concerned/interested, but I did get a few strange looks from guests.

Roadtripper said...

I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing all of these great photos. These old photos really are treasures.

Is it just me or was the "Walt Disney" Disneyland better than the current one? Maybe I'm just getting nostalgic in my old age, but I haven't liked many of the changes over the years.