Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Disneyland's "Town Square" - January 7, 1962

Here's a great vintage look at Disneyland's "Town Square" in the this January 7, 1962 press photo. You can download a higher resolution scan here (link). Good luck trying to read that sign near the firehouse, I scanned it at 4800dpi and it wasn't any better (zoom-in link - 28mb)






The back side of these old press photos are always fun. "Sun Times" is the Chicago-Sun-Times, part of "Field Enterprises, Inc."


8 comments:

DIsney On Parole said...

Wow! What a great Picture, It almost looks like a model.

TokyoMagic! said...

Great pic! I think the sign reads, "Fantasmic! Priority Seating Tickets Available Here - 10 Cents"

Davelandweb said...

I love photos like this that you can spend a lot of time just checking out all the details!

Progressland said...

Why is the Janitorial employee wearing a beekeeper's mask?

Firefly said...

looks like the ad for the golden horseshoe review. the one that's currently outside of it right now. similar look, could be a possibility.

Anonymous said...

The janitorial employee has tilted his head forward, and you are looking at the top of his hat!

wdi33 said...

Walt's apartment doesnt have its patio built yet! There isn't even a door to access the space. Does anyone know when the patio and and door were added?

Mr Wiggins said...

The sign is the "Be a Fireman - Answer the Alarm" sandwich board for the Fire Wagon attraction.

As a kid in the 50's, during those Years of Purgatory when I was too short to drive the Autopia cars, I'd get revenge on my brother (who wanted to be a fireman) by convincing him only those taller than the Be a Fireman sign could ride the Fire Wagon. Cruel, I know.

A c. 1955 photo of an earlier version on the sign was recently posted on MiceChat at http://micechat.com/forums/disneyland-resort/138604-some-old-discovered-pictures-3.html#post1056057787