Welcome to part two of a visit to Disneyland – December 1962. KatellaGate put it well in his comment yesterday “Actually these are great documentary slides” that's kind of what these remind me of. It’s as if the photographer was on a mission to capture the park and its attractions, with just a few “family shots” thrown in for good measure.
Up first a nice overhead view of Alice in Wonderland. It’s hard to tell if the color is off because those giant leaves appear to be the same color that envelopes some of these old slides. Judging by the line (or lack of) I’d say this was a slow day at the park.
A nicely centered overhead shot of the Tea Cups. Can you see Hatter and Rabbit on the far side of the Tea Cups? You’ll see more on them in a few seconds.
Great TeaCups in action shots. Here we’ve got Junior doing his best to spin the cup right off its axis, Dad holding what looks like a 1940’s regular 8mm movie camera, and Mom looks genuinely thrilled by the whole thing. Side note; Mom looks remarkably like the current Mad Hatter that roams the park, coincidence?
I’m guessing these two are the older daughters/twins? The one on the right wants to be a Tour Guide! Welch’s Juice Bar in the background – man do I miss those on a hot summer day.
Rabbit walking all alone, no handlers, no guests… Lots of slurry.
Well, I must admit I really like this photo. (a) what is rabbit doing to Hatters nose – touching isn't it? (b) the little girls face showing between them is priceless and (c) speaking of prices, wow check out the menu board – Pizza 65¢
Is Hatter holding a tea cup? That’s an odd placement for his hands.
Pluto looks lonely?
That’s better, now Pluto looks happy. I see a ticket book!!! Anyone else have this song running through their heads “But they're cousins, identical cousins all the way”…
Come back tomorrow for part three as we finish up in Fantasyland and head down Main Street.