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Some very retro DL pix from 1961

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  • Some very retro DL pix from 1961

    While surfing the net, I found a Disney enthusiasts blog in which some pictures from 1961 were posted. Many of these are scenes that I had never seen before so I thought I'd share them with you. Pictures are from : http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com/

    Here's Adventureland



    A shop on Main Street




    Main Street



    The Entrance



    The skyway before the Matterhorn



    The Chicken Plantation... before New Orleans Square...



    The Viewliner...



    Growing older is manditory
    Growing up is however, optional

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    Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

    Awesome pix, thanks for sharing with us. *Sigh, I miss the old entrance.
    "They have the Swiss...."

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    • #3
      Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

      These are so cool, familiar yet foriegn

      Great post
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      • #4
        Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

        Oh wow, those are great! Look at those old parking lot trams... now THAT brings back memories...

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        • #5
          Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

          Wow, those are really neat pictures. Thanks for posting that. Things looked pretty bare before NOS went in.

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          • #6
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            Wow, do I ever miss the sky buckets!
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              Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

              Those are truly awesome photos - - but older than 1961. Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage opened in 1959.

              I love how the interior of the Main Street Shops originally looked like the authentic period.

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                Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                Originally posted by merlinjones
                Those are truly awesome photos - - but older than 1961. Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage opened in 1959.

                I love how the interior of the Main Street Shops originally looked like the authentic period.
                Ditto...these are GREAT SHOTS! :bow:

                But they seem to be from different time periods. Also notice how the monorail is only in the middle shot, and the last couple of shots are what....future train?

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                  Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                  Great find, thanks for sharing!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                    so where snow hill is, that pole, is that what they covered with the mattehorn?






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                      Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                      that's the first time i've seen any shot like that without the matterhorn and the hill that was there. very cool thanks.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                        I love your pictures Thanks for sharing it is so wonderful to see the park from back in the day Thanks
                        :crazylegs

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                        • #13
                          Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                          Geez, the park looks SO empty back then...

                          People complain about the 98 TL and other things around the park...
                          but atleast it isn't empty space!

                          It is unbelievable to imagine that Walt opened the park on such a
                          sparce number of rides and attractions compared with what is today!
                          (But quite frankly, it probably would have overwhelmed the 50s folk!)

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                            Re: Some very retro DL pix from 1961

                            Great pictures. I miss the sky way too
                            Laughter is timeless -- Imagination has no age -- And dreams are forever

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                              Wow. Adventureland looks so...cheap. LOL! Thanks for the great pics!

                              --Brian
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