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  • [Pictures] Disneyland - Old Photos and Ephemera Thread

    Seeing as both I and my father have a lot of this sort of thing saved up, may as well share it. Both old and new, from 1955 to present day, shall be shared here: postcards, guidebooks, interesting photos both personal and scanned, tickets, whatever I come across

    For those new to this thread or returning both, there is new material being uploaded at the end/current last page on a daily basis or after requests that I can fill. All comments and requests are truly very much appreciated, and share your own material if you have it!


    Fantasyland from an unknown specific date, likely late 1950's. Note the houses, dirt roads, and such behind the park boundary, the cement pond for the Pirate Ship, and mysterious open grass beyond Fantasyland and the castle towards front of the photo.


    Eager children in their fancy duds accept popcorn from a Main Street vendor, from a 1957 park guidebook.


    Claude Coats' masterpiece, the Rainbow Caverns deep inside the mine ride through Nature's Wonderland

    An extensive list of the park's attractions, shops, and dining from the back cover of a 1957 guidebook:



    Rather nice rendition of the Matterhorn from a Little Golden Book entitled "Donald Duck in Disneyland"


    And to bring it to the modern era, a Disneyland guidemap from October 2009.

    There is plenty more to come, shout out if you like this, and post your own materials! I look forward to sharing as long as there is interest Enjoy!
    Last edited by RegionsBeyond; 08-14-2010, 11:49 AM.
    when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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    Bump since I posted this at the worst time, dead of night heh...
    when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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      Originally posted by RegionsBeyond View Post
      Bump since I posted this at the worst time, dead of night heh...
      Haha. I know what that's like.

      I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at old photos of the parks and older guidebooks and art.
      I love that depiction of the Matterhorn. I wish my family had cool hand-me-downs like this. Problem is that they didn't even live in California till maybe the 70s...? And no one really thought it'd be a good idea to save stuff back then I guess.

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        I love this stuff - thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see more.

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          OOoooOOOooo, me likey! More please :thumbup:
          What time is the 3 o'clock parade?




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            when my daughter was younger, about 6 yrs ago, I used to have this little golden book about Small World. It was about a little boy who went to Disneyland with his orphanage. He feels left out and alone, like he didn't fit in. Then he stumbles onto It's a Small World ride and he sees all the children from around the world and realises that he does belong no matter what race, or color. I really wish I could find that book again. It was so cute.

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              Originally posted by lou_mom View Post
              when my daughter was younger, about 6 yrs ago, I used to have this little golden book about Small World. It was about a little boy who went to Disneyland with his orphanage. He feels left out and alone, like he didn't fit in. Then he stumbles onto It's a Small World ride and he sees all the children from around the world and realises that he does belong no matter what race, or color. I really wish I could find that book again. It was so cute.

              I JUST bought that book (along with a cassette tape of the story) at a rummage sale a couple of weekends ago. You are right. It is really cute!

              I love the idea of this thread and will share things I have when I can!

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                More please ... from regions beyond.
                Born in a shoebox and making the most of it.

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                  Thank you all for the comments, and ask and you shall receive!


                  You could stay at the Tropicana, with the Monorail zipping by just across the street, and a view of the tippy-top of the Matterhorn.


                  This bit of obscurity comes from a book called "Disneyland World of Flowers": the seating area for the Pirate Ship/Tuna Boat

                  The Hitchhiking Ghosts make a rather grim appearance in the SLG Haunted Mansion comic series:



                  And last but not least, some guests enjoying the old barrel bridge on Tom Sawyer Island, as the Mark Twain comes around the bend.
                  when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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                    This is a great thread! I sure hope there's more.. :beg:

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                    • #11
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                      Fantastic stuff! Thank you for posting and I can't wait to see more. Those aerial shots of Pre-1982 Fantasyland always astound me!
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                        Thank you both for the comments! May do some digging later on and see what might go into a next batch
                        when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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                          Great pics, thanks for sharing!

                          I only wish I could go back in time to see what Disneyland once was...
                          I open a toy, review it and take mediocore pictures. Read all about it HERE!

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                            Here's another batch 'o stuff:


                            From a 1957 guidebook, Sheriff Lucky collars that no good outlaw Black Bart on the streets of Frontierland


                            Postcard of the Jungle Cruise "tribal village" (Let me see if I can translate..... )


                            Early Haunted Mansion merchandise folder (likely for viewmaster reel or postcards)


                            A personal slide taken in 1978 by my father, of the original Submarine Voyage.

                            That's it for now, and thank you all for looking!
                            when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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                              Ack, this tends to vanish fast.
                              when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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