Thursday, January 21, 2010

1997 Disneyland Publicity Photos

For today’s post we’ve got some semi-vintage Disneyland publicity photos from 1997. Light Magic “A Spectacular Journey” certainly had a great logo, just a small part of the big $$$ Disney spent on this “Nighttime Street Extravaganza”.

Normally you could argue this “concept art” is awful, but compare it to photos of the real thing and suddenly this looks great!

Speaking of lots of money spent, didn’t Disneyland carve out an entire attraction sized area for this show and now it sits rarely used? Is Phoebus played by Peter Scolari? Don’t laugh, he was working for the mouse in 1997 (link).

Back to sanity, here are a few “normal” photos. Where is the “Raging Waterfall” on Big Thunder, don’t tell me it’s that weird dripping thing on the first lift-hill?

Sail past… cascading waterfalls” only for one more year (link).

Fun & Sun”, hey those huge beach balls do look like fun!


The Viewliner Limited said...

You know I never saw the Light Magic Parade. I hear people didn't like it much. :-)

Very nice pics Tim. Thanks.

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm not much of a parade guy anyway (with the exception of the Electrical Parade), so I'm pretty sure I would not have been too nuts about "Light Magic".

I don't think that's Peter Scolari, although it does resemble him!

TokyoMagic! said...

Maybe that's Tom Hanks in drag as Esmerelda....a "Bosom Buddies" reunion!

No comment about Light Magic!