Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sleeping Beauty Castle...Git Yo Ass Up Beeotch!

Here's the Castle, early 1956. Nice ain't it?

I really love that Walt interview from the early sixties where he brags about placing latin tags on the weeds in order to fill out Disneyland's thin flora problem.

The second shot shows that new nature of the park...even six months after opening. Disneyland foliage was still fairly barren, not to mention its winter.

Very soon, all of this will change.

It's hard to make out in this second slide, but notice the orange tree in the bare dirt (center).

Gotta hand it to the guy, he's a thinker!


Blogger Major Pepperidge said...

I am pretty sure that in a 1955 Life Magazine, there is mention of a torture chamber eventually being added to the castle (maybe in a dungeon, I forget).

1:10 PM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Jordan- the orange tree must be one of the trees that the color blind bulldozer operator did not remove!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Sharon Spotbottom said...

That's one eerie looking castle garden.

2:07 PM  
Blogger thepicklebarrel said...

patrick...yeah, that was my thought...

are there any original orange trees left anywhere on the property ya think?

3:39 PM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

I think all the orange trees are gone. And the Dominguez palm tree was on the cut down list but was saved.

4:17 PM  

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