Since I don't get out to theme parks very often I don't get to contribute as much as I would like. However, I thought that
you might enjoy some pictures my mother took on my first trip to Disneyland in 1979.
Edit: I added a few more pics on page 4.
It doesn't look too different from today does it? I know let's go on a ride on the Skyway. You can't do that anymore. :(
You can see the Peoplemover and the old queue for the Submarine Voyage, before Nemo moved in.
The old Gray Subs, they ain't what they used to be.
Now through the Matterhorn.
Alice in Wonderland. Skull Rock and Captain Hook's ship in the background.
Skull Rock and the masts of the pirate ship.
You know, now that I think about it, we were probably going from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland. Heck I am not even sure if the
pictures were taken on the same day. I was only 3 years old at the time.
The Motorboat Cruise. Yes that is me piloting the boat and getting between my Dad and the camera.
Now for some pictures from the daytime parade of the day.
When was the last time you saw Bongo and Lulubelle in the park
Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
My sister and I with Chip. I figured I should post this for the rodent fans.
Then there is Disneyland at Night.
Fantasyland. If you look close you can see the old Fantasyland facades and even the top of a ticket booth.
Of course in 1979 you could find the Main Street Electrical Parade.
Down in front!
Here's a float you may not have seen for a long time.
If you think a "It's a Small World" float is weird, here are some Roller Skating Disco Mouseketeers.
One thing my mom has always done is take pictures of hotels. So I proudly present the Disneyland Hotel in 1979. They messed up our reservation, so they bumped us up to a suite. I still remember the room. It was so cool. In case you are wondering, we were in Bonita Tower.
The view of Disneyland and the parking lot from the window.
The Koi Pond
Now the next pictures are not for the faint of heart. Here are pictures of the Hotel Room.
Those are some great pictures. That is just how I remember Disneyland as a kid. I really miss the Skull Rock and also the Fantasy Fountains from the Hotel. We used to always go over to the Hotel after a full day at Disneyland and watch the Fountain show before we loaded up the station wagon and headed back home to San Diego.
Those pictures are great quality!!! Thanks for sharing
Those are some great pics. I liked how you showed mostly stuff that is gone. No more boats or buckets. I loved the pirate ship and skull rock because we always used to have lunch there. They had a hot tuna sandwich. Awesome memories.
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