Monday, August 28, 2006

BACKSTAGE: Disneyland '56!!

well, here we are jaunting down the 5 freeway, one exit away from Disneyland 1956! here, we follow a tour group of either a small town rotary club or secret members of the german american bund...i'm not quite sure. all i know is, as usual in 1950s slides of Disneyland, kids are far outnumbered by adults!

this slide you may have seen thru our pal, Chris Merritt but i never got around to doing picture correction to it. just one of the many reasons why i dreaded starting this blog stuff! it opens a can of worms in a life that already has too many excuses for procrastination!

that said, this image is of the heliport and what must have been an alternate tour bus entrance behind tomorrowland. backstage images such as these are a real treat for Diz fans as they give ya a glimpse into the seedy underworld just outside the berm that makes it all work. if anyone has shots of backstage cast members staging cock fights or tossing dice, now is your chance!

here, our swingers disembark for their happy day...don't they look happy? for those wise guys out there, no, those aren't the grand tetons or the nuclear reactors outside of san diego. sheesh! i'll have you know those melons hold our future!

here's another amazing shot. sure, go ahead! walk all over the loose lumber piles and gardens of rusty nails! we're Walt's Disneyland in the 1950s! lawsuit? what the hell's that? we're all here to have fun!!!

ah, the good ol' days!


Blogger Rod Bennett said...

Great to have another Disneyland slide resource -- thanks for getting on the bandwagon! Small quibble...could you possibly post the pictures BIGGER like the other slide blogs? If so, I'll be visiting you several times a day!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Major Pepperidge said...

Man, these are incredible. Love the sign (and the old car parked by the road). And those unusual "backstage" images are so great. Wow!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Great views. Have you been able to determine who sponsored the tour as those hats are very paramilitary looking!!

5:41 PM  
Blogger thepicklebarrel said...

well like i said, i thought that they might be american national socialists however, i hear most of them preferred busch gardens for get togethers.

i'd venture these fine folks are rotary club types. i'll bet they had a swell trip though.

no doubt they probably enjoyed a fine dinner at the chicken plantation and washed it down with a cup of maxwell house coffee...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Chris Merritt said...

Oh - you are killing me Jordan! Great stuff.... Hey Rod! Post some Ripley's BION Mansion pics!

7:47 AM  

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