Monday, August 30, 2010

The Disneyland Band

The other day we were in the Park early enough to see the Disneyland band perform in front of the floral Mickey. I made a comment about how bright and white their costumes looked and how they've changed over the years. With that being said, let's take a look at a few of these changes.

Alright, I got a little carried away and posted more than a few. I also have a question about the Band leaders. I'm sure everyone recognizes Vesey Walker but can anyone identify the others?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mickey Mouse Club Theatre

The Mickey Mouse Club Theatre opens in Fantasyland on this date in 1955. The Theatre is located in the upper left of this card...

and at the top of this one.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Latest Aquisition

Below, from my collection, are NT: 0595, "Send a Disneykin from Disneyland". The Nickel Tour states these are circa 1955, however; claims they're from 1961. These are postcards with a plastic bubble that contained a Disneykin. Made by Marx, Disneykins were injection molded hard plastic representations of Disney characters and hand-painted by artists in British Hong Kong.

Below are three others I aquired the other day. Unlike the previous two, these do not say "Send a Disneykin from Disneyland" and have the 1961 Walt Disney Copyright in the lower right corner.

Also, you'll notice von Drake is sporting a purple coat and gray vest in the first image, a green coat and pink vest in the second and a blue coat and pink vest in the third; you know how I love variations.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Carefree Corner

The Carefree Corner guest registration desk opens in Disneyland on this date in 1956.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


The Peoplemover at Disneyland closes on this date in 1995.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Casa de Fritos

Casa de Fritos opens next door to Aunt Jemima's Pancake House in Disneyland on this date in 1955.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Dumbo opens in Fantasyland on this date in 1955.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

The Alice in Wonderland ride in Disneyland has its grand opening on this date in 1958.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Haunted Mansion

Happy 41st birthday to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.