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bonofreak
10-21-2008, 07:30 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/parade1964.jpg

This is a parade in 1964

bonofreak
10-21-2008, 07:33 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/WaltDisney.jpg

We saw Walt Disney at Disneyland and my Mom was able to get his picture. I believe this was also in 1964.

bonofreak
10-21-2008, 07:35 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/WaltDisneyparade.jpg

This is another one from the parade and that is Walt Disney in the car. 1964

bonofreak
10-21-2008, 07:40 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Disney2-64.jpg

I also have this picture in the thread where I was trying to figure out how to post pictures (thanks again to those who helped!) :) This is from 1964, it is my brother Jimmy, my sister Elizabeth and myself (the one in those very cool shades!) :cool1: That is the sister who scared me with stories of real Pirates going to attack me the first time we rode that ride! Big sisters are great! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2: I love how different those Skyway Buckets were back then!

tink2dw
10-21-2008, 08:46 AM
oops 3 of your Pics don't show in this thread. Could you please fix them??

bonofreak
10-21-2008, 07:16 PM
oops 3 of your Pics don't show in this thread. Could you please fix them??

Uh-oh! I am very new at this picture thing and I don't know what went wrong! I can see them, but I guess no one else can! Darn!!!:confused3

tink2dw
10-22-2008, 01:18 AM
It says "this image has been moved or deleted. photobucket. :3dglasses

Can you Please repost them. It is the bottom line under the photo in photobucket the one that starts [IMG]. You will need to leave your photo on your computer and in photobucket for it to work. Some times the [] don't all copy but it is easy to add them.

PRINCESSplazola
10-22-2008, 02:36 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Disney2-64.jpg

I also have this picture in the thread where I was trying to figure out how to post pictures (thanks again to those who helped!) :) This is from 1964, it is my brother Jimmy, my sister Elizabeth and myself (the one in those very cool shades!) :cool1: That is the sister who scared me with stories of real Pirates going to attack me the first time we rode that ride! Big sisters are great! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2: I love how different those Skyway Buckets were back then!

oh wow! look how different it used to be...what a great picture!! how nice that you have a picture like this from when you were so small. thanks for sharing:goodvibes

bonofreak
10-22-2008, 07:47 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/WaltDisney.jpg

Okay, I'm trying again! I hope it works this time!!!:)

bonofreak
10-22-2008, 07:50 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/WaltDisneyparade.jpg

Thank you, Tink2DW, :flower3: I hope it's working now! I did not realize I had to keep them in the Photobucket account once they were posted! I appreciate your help ;) This is Walt Disney in the parade in Feb. 1964.

bonofreak
10-22-2008, 07:59 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-64SnowWhite.jpg

This is again, 1964, that's my brother and sister and I (again with those cool shades! :cool1:) with our Mom. My Mom was a crazy Disney fanatic too! :banana:

RonnieJo66
10-22-2008, 09:11 AM
My first trip to Disneyland, August 1971

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b147/BeanoC/Renee_Mickey.jpg

daannzzz
10-22-2008, 10:02 AM
1969 or 1970

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_10.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_4-2.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_6-3.jpg

Leofoenget
10-22-2008, 10:25 AM
The pictures are up. Good I guess you "finally found what you were looking for"

hehe

grannyminnie
10-22-2008, 02:25 PM
I have several pictures from 1966, but I have no idea how to post them. I don't see how that could work if they were taken with a regular camera, unless maybe they could be scanned. (which I don't have the option to do)
Pity, because in one I am standing at the ticket booth and the prices are fairly clear. ($3 a day, $5 for a tour...rates like that..what nostalgia!)

PNWmom
10-22-2008, 04:31 PM
I have several pictures from 1966, but I have no idea how to post them. I don't see how that could work if they were taken with a regular camera, unless maybe they could be scanned. (which I don't have the option to do)
Pity, because in one I am standing at the ticket booth and the prices are fairly clear. ($3 a day, $5 for a tour...rates like that..what nostalgia!)

Do you have a digital camera? You could take a picture of the pictures and then upload them as usual.

bonofreak
10-22-2008, 06:09 PM
The pictures are up. Good I guess you "finally found what you were looking for"

hehe

As "Bonofreak"; I REALLY appreciated that comment! :worship: (I love my Bono)

And yes, I did find out what I was doing wrong...I was told not to delete my pictures from Photobucket, I didn't know that would effect them on here! But someone was kind enough to tell me! :flower3:

jordan13402
10-22-2008, 06:15 PM
here's a picture of my Mom at Disneyland before she had me...

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/jordan13402/DL_60s_CarnationNuns_N05.jpg

tracer
10-22-2008, 06:29 PM
1969 or 1970

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_10.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_4-2.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_6-3.jpg

I love this photos. I remember the boats and the people movers vividly. Wow, these brought back some memories.

ParkHoppa
10-22-2008, 09:39 PM
here's a picture of my Mom at Disneyland before she had me...

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/jordan13402/DL_60s_CarnationNuns_N05.jpg

Im confused, is she really a nun, if so is she your mother, if so ill stop there :scared:

bonofreak
10-23-2008, 06:49 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/bigbadwolf68.jpg

My uncle who was visiting us from St. Louis with the Big Bad Wolf in 1968. He asked the barbershop quartet if he could sing with them, they let him and it attracted quite a crowd. :cheer2: For the rest of the day, whenever we saw them, they would wave and tip their hats to him! :woohoo: They were even riding around Main Street on a bicycle built for four! My cousins and older brother and sister were mortified by the attention, :eek: but I was only 8 and still impressed by such things! :dance3: Plus my uncle was such a great guy, so outgoing and fun. :banana: And brave to be out and about in this outfit I think now! :rotfl2:

Notice how the ladies in the picture are wearing dresses to Disneyland! :lmao:

jordan13402
10-23-2008, 12:25 PM
Im confused, is she really a nun, if so is she your mother, if so ill stop there :scared:

no, it was a joke...my mom certainly is no Nun!

I found that picture through a Google image search

bonofreak
10-24-2008, 07:34 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/7-71.jpg

Me, back in the days of black and white film.

bonofreak
10-24-2008, 07:35 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-73.jpg

Me on the left, with a friend and one of the 3 Little Pigs in 1973.

bonofreak
10-24-2008, 07:37 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-73dopey.jpg

Me with my sister in 1973

kellynz
10-24-2008, 03:24 PM
What great pictures, Im sure seeing them brings back lots of memories!:)

jemilah
10-24-2008, 04:07 PM
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img161.jpg

me and Mickey!

jemilah
10-24-2008, 04:08 PM
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img160.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img159.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img158.jpg
heres some more with my dad

bonofreak
10-25-2008, 09:15 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-64teacups.jpg

Me with my Dad :hug: on the left in the kind of green teacup (wearing those cool shades again! :cool1: ) and my sister and brother there in the front. 1964

bonofreak
10-25-2008, 09:18 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/CarolynDisney.jpg

Me again in 1964. :lmao: This was the day they brought me up onstage at the Golden Horseshoe (VERY unwillingly!) :mad: I love the little tilt in my hat! :woohoo:

Ferry Joy
10-25-2008, 10:39 PM
The pictures are fantastic. The some of the clothing brings back lots of memories!

bonofreak
10-26-2008, 05:12 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/david1985ship.jpg

My DS in 1985

bonofreak
10-26-2008, 05:14 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/davidships1985.jpg

My DS again in 1985

spacemermaid
10-26-2008, 09:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/aquanetluv/mickeypancake.jpg

Lil' me with my Mickey pancake, in 1984 :laughing:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/aquanetluv/dispigs.jpg

A picture that my Grandma took when Disneyland first opened! I've no idea where in the Park it was taken, though.

LOLCAT
10-26-2008, 09:43 PM
These old photos are great.

bonofreak
10-27-2008, 07:38 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1991.jpg


My DS with my DM on the boats, he always loved that ride and thought he was really driving it! :) We were so sad when they took it out! :sad2:

bonofreak
10-27-2008, 07:39 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1991boats.jpg

Another of my DS with my DM on the boats. :)

bonofreak
10-28-2008, 07:10 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/partners1994.jpg

This is from my birthday, April 1994. I loved the colors of the flowers!

bonofreak
10-28-2008, 07:11 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/partners4-94.jpg

Another from the same day, 1994

KCmike
10-28-2008, 07:16 PM
These photos are great.

Spacemaid - love your icon!

spacemermaid
10-28-2008, 07:27 PM
These photos are great.

Spacemaid - love your icon!


Yes, what a great thread! It's one thing to see older Disneyland pictures; it's even better to hear the stories behind them!

Thank you :) It's from a piece of Disneyland wrapping paper that I got on Ebay...the original owner said that it came from the old Crown Hallmark store on Main Street!

got2travel
10-28-2008, 07:30 PM
Space Mountain late 70's

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/got2travel/cruise/dsny-1.jpg


Goofy late 70's

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/got2travel/cruise/dsny-2.jpg

daisy2
10-28-2008, 09:25 PM
I love the pictures I wish I had some to share. Keep them coming.

avalon451
10-28-2008, 09:28 PM
Great pictures! I'm loving those 1960's Holly Hobbie shirts :rotfl:

Wow, Mickey Mouse was TEENY way back when! It looks like they had a child or a very short person in that costume! He's not much bigger than the kids. Goofy, on the other hand, was all mouth!

ColoradoMom!!
10-28-2008, 09:52 PM
Full picture that is my avatar. My Grandma, Mickey and me in 1971.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd62/Colorado-Mom/Scan1.jpg

bonofreak
10-29-2008, 07:50 AM
The pictures are fantastic. The some of the clothing brings back lots of memories!

I'm so glad you are enjoying the trip down memory lane! I was a little bit worried that I may be boring people with my pictures! But I do love them all! :love:

bonofreak
10-29-2008, 07:54 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1968.jpg

1968 me with my cousin and her husband, my Dad and my Aunt and Uncle who were visiting us from St. Louis. I commented on his outfit earlier in one with The Big Bad Wolf, but here we get to see the whole ensemble...including the RED socks! :scared1:

I am sporting a cool hairdo I used to beg my Mom to do on me. :thumbsup2 It's my hair up in a bun, with a little ponytail left hanging from the middle of it! If anyone out there is as old as me, you might be able to guess my inspiration...it was my "I Dream of Jeannie" hairdo! :lmao:

bonofreak
10-29-2008, 08:04 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1967Nehru.jpg

Okay! This is one of my all-time favorites! It's my brother, (in a Nehru jacket!!! does anyone remember those! :rotfl2: ), my sister (I wish you could see it, but she has a peace-sign necklace on and can you see her mocassins! :lmao: ) and my Dad and I (yes, those are GREEN pants and a turquoise sweatshirt, but hey! I was a little kid! :rotfl: )

I just love this one for those outrageous clothes alone! Notice the lady on the right's hairdo!

Boy, my siblings would KILL me if they went on this website! But it's okay, there are still ones to come of me with that horrible 80's perm! :eek:

bumbershoot
10-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Goofy late 70's

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/got2travel/cruise/dsny-2.jpg


Ooh Ooh! I had that same hat. But with a RED visor. Bought it there; did you too?

I have GOT to get on my dad's case about getting me copies of those pictures!!!!!


http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1967Nehru.jpg

Okay! This is one of my all-time favorites! It's my brother, (in a Nehru jacket!!! does anyone remember those! :rotfl2: ), my sister (I wish you could see it, but she has a peace-sign necklace on and can you see her mocassins! :lmao: ) and my Dad and I (yes, those are GREEN pants and a turquoise sweatshirt, but hey! I was a little kid! :rotfl: )


I am madly in love with your brother's fashion sense. I am a bit younger than you (born in 1969) and don't remember ever seeing them, and in fact I have never seen a picture of them on a "real" person, just famous people. So that's very cool, thank you. Love your dad's outfit too.




And you know what's funny? Except for Astro Orbiters, Splash, and Matterhorn, wearing a knee-length, loose, a-line dress is a VERY comfortable way to do the parks! I love wearing a dress to DLR! (of course I'm going to be sportin' my Crocs with it and might even be wearing ankle socks...)

M&M Thompsen
10-29-2008, 04:52 PM
This thread has completely inspired to dig thru all of my old albums. It is so great to see all of the things that have changed as well as all of the little details that are still there today.

bonofreak
10-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Ooh Ooh! I had that same hat. But with a RED visor. Bought it there; did you too?

I have GOT to get on my dad's case about getting me copies of those pictures!!!!!




I am madly in love with your brother's fashion sense. I am a bit younger than you (born in 1969) and don't remember ever seeing them, and in fact I have never seen a picture of them on a "real" person, just famous people. So that's very cool, thank you. Love your dad's outfit too.




And you know what's funny? Except for Astro Orbiters, Splash, and Matterhorn, wearing a knee-length, loose, a-line dress is a VERY comfortable way to do the parks! I love wearing a dress to DLR! (of course I'm going to be sportin' my Crocs with it and might even be wearing ankle socks...)


Gosh, I never thought of my brother as having fashion sense! :lmao: But I guess he did look pretty cool here! :cool1: Wish he still had that jacket!:hippie: I have some more pictures from this day and I'll have to put them on here later (I have my youngest grandson in the room here with me and he is 1! So it is next to impossible to do stuff like this!)

I'm so glad everyone is posting their pictures and digging through their parent's things to find more, I love this kind of stuff! :banana:

Yes, I am 9 years older than you, Bumbershoot so you missed out on the Nehru jackets...Ha! Ha! :rotfl2: THAT fad lasted for the blink of an eye! :woohoo: It's so fun to look back on these things! :)

bonofreak
10-30-2008, 07:00 AM
Okay, the baby is being very cooperative so I had time to add this one, we even get a look at my brother's blue socks!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/jacket.jpg

Apparently I had TWO jackets with me that day, :confused3 first I had on that turquiose one and now I seem to have on a red one! My poor Mom was probably holding it for me off and on all day.

It's funny that Bumbershoot likes my Dad's jacket...he loved that jacket so much and wore it forever. In fact, when he passed away a year and a half ago it was one thing my my daughter asked to have of his. :sad1:

wendypooh22
10-30-2008, 04:24 PM
Great pictures!!! Boy, the clothes really bring back memories :goodvibes

I really need to go to my parent's house and search for some old DL pics.

bonofreak
10-31-2008, 07:20 AM
Me in 1985 with Captain Hook...I love him!!! :lovestruc

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/85.jpg

bonofreak
10-31-2008, 07:22 AM
My DD and DS in 1985 with Mr. Smee! pirate:

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/smee85.jpg

jory29
10-31-2008, 11:24 PM
1969 or 1970

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_10.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_4-2.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_6-3.jpg

Is that the HOJO in the background??? Wow! It looks similar to what it does now-a-days!! Amazing!

jory29
10-31-2008, 11:26 PM
Ooh Ooh! I had that same hat. But with a RED visor. Bought it there; did you too?

I have GOT to get on my dad's case about getting me copies of those pictures!!!!!




I am madly in love with your brother's fashion sense. I am a bit younger than you (born in 1969) and don't remember ever seeing them, and in fact I have never seen a picture of them on a "real" person, just famous people. So that's very cool, thank you. Love your dad's outfit too.




And you know what's funny? Except for Astro Orbiters, Splash, and Matterhorn, wearing a knee-length, loose, a-line dress is a VERY comfortable way to do the parks! I love wearing a dress to DLR! (of course I'm going to be sportin' my Crocs with it and might even be wearing ankle socks...)

I gotta' say, I love Goofy's Steve Erkel's pants. :rotfl2:

jory29
10-31-2008, 11:28 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1968.jpg

1968 me with my cousin and her husband, my Dad and my Aunt and Uncle who were visiting us from St. Louis. I commented on his outfit earlier in one with The Big Bad Wolf, but here we get to see the whole ensemble...including the RED socks! :scared1:

I am sporting a cool hairdo I used to beg my Mom to do on me. :thumbsup2 It's my hair up in a bun, with a little ponytail left hanging from the middle of it! If anyone out there is as old as me, you might be able to guess my inspiration...it was my "I Dream of Jeannie" hairdo! :lmao:

Adventureland looks awesome in the background!!! Daily, we 'hit' our wooden wind chimes to hear the sounds of Adventureland to remind us of the beauty of Disneyland, right in our own kitchen...

Oh yeah, BTW - LOVE the red socks.... :banana: :rolleyes: :goodvibes

jory29
10-31-2008, 11:31 PM
here's a picture of my Mom at Disneyland before she had me...

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/jordan13402/DL_60s_CarnationNuns_N05.jpg

Uh... did she decide not to remain a nun, then?;) (Just like Maria from the Sound of Music! :) )

jory29
10-31-2008, 11:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/aquanetluv/mickeypancake.jpg

Lil' me with my Mickey pancake, in 1984 :laughing:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15/aquanetluv/dispigs.jpg

A picture that my Grandma took when Disneyland first opened! I've no idea where in the Park it was taken, though.

That photo that your Grandma took is so precious!!! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img160.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img159.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/jenniferjemilah/img158.jpg
heres some more with my dad

IASW has barely changed!!! I can't believe it! Now, if we could only ride it... we took our family to the Disneyland park in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and all 3 times it was closed!

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/WaltDisney.jpg

Keep the photos coming... love them!

We saw Walt Disney at Disneyland and my Mom was able to get his picture. I believe this was also in 1964.

This was a priceless pic... I wish I had been there while Mr. Disney was still alive. My first trip was in 1974. I'll try to find the photo and post it here. Donald Duck was kissing my hand. This year, my son asked Donald Duck if he would mind kissing my daughter (6 years old) hand, as I had been around the same age when Donald had kissed my hand. He complied! It's such a precious pic.

Keep the photos coming, you guys - this is an awesome thread. Thanks, OP!!!

justmestace
11-01-2008, 12:28 AM
These are a bunch of slides (yep, they had COLOR slides back then) that my father in law took of my husband and his brother way back in 1956 or maybe early 1957.......right after the park opened!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4095.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4100.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4101.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4103.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4105.jpg

justmestace
11-01-2008, 12:31 AM
I'm going to have to guess that that (above) was the original Disneyland Railroad. This next picture was one of several that my FIL shot from the train.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4106.jpg


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4110.jpg


Just guessing that these last two were on the Storybook ride???

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4114.jpg


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4115.jpg

NostalgicDad
11-01-2008, 09:34 AM
I just wanted to add that I am loving these pictures. Thank you all for taking the time to scan the old pictures/slides and post them here. Terrific stuff! :thumbsup2

daannzzz
11-01-2008, 09:43 AM
Is that the HOJO in the background??? Wow! It looks similar to what it does now-a-days!! Amazing!

Yes. I didn't know what it was for years and years. It shows up in isney's own photography books. We never stayed on Harbor Blvd until the early 90's.

bonofreak
11-01-2008, 10:03 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/dopey.jpg

Me with Dopey...is that little spot in his hat really where the person was looking out? How on earth did they see a thing? :confused3

Thank you everybody for the great pictures..:worship: I am loving them all! :banana:

bonofreak
11-01-2008, 10:10 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/1991rockets.jpg

My DM and DD in 1991. My Mom loved Disneyland so much, she would scream so loud on Big Thunder Mountain, in fact once, we went on it and I sat in front of her and my daughter with my son. I finally turned around to my daughter who was about 8 and said, "Please, STOP screaming!" and she said, "Mom! It's NOT ME!!! It's GRANDMA!!!!" and did we laugh about that! She sounded just like a little girl! :scared1: She would tell everyone how much she hated that ride, but she loved it! Her screams on it were always followed by such laughter. I can just hear her now. I have so many memories of my Mom at Disneyland. :hug:

bonofreak
11-02-2008, 07:02 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/parkinglot8-98.jpg


The parking lot in 1998

bonofreak
01-22-2009, 06:10 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/packmules6-63.jpg

This is me on the pack mules. My sister and I loved this ride! ::yes::

My computer was sick and I was not able to post any pictures for a while! :mad: All better now!:cheer2: :cheer2:

PinkBudgie
01-23-2009, 08:03 AM
I wondered if the pack mule ride actually used real animals. I wasn't sure.

Here is a picture my mom had from when she went as a child in 1957. I might have posted it in another thread but it belongs in the official "nostalgia" thread. :)

Tomorrowland 1957
http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/DL1957-tomorrowlandW.jpg

LavenderPeach
01-23-2009, 08:30 AM
[QUOTE=PinkBudgie;29848546]I wondered if the pack mule ride actually used real animals. I wasn't sure.

Here is a picture my mom had from when she went as a child in 1957. I might have posted it in another thread but it belongs in the official "nostalgia" thread. :)

[QUOTE]

What? I don't remember seeing her DL pictures before. Does she have more pictures from that trip?

PinkBudgie
01-23-2009, 05:09 PM
Yep, I have a stack of them right here. I can send them to you as I scan them. One day I made her go through all the old Disneyland pictures. :rotfl:

bonofreak
01-23-2009, 06:45 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/autopoias6-63.jpg

This is me with my Dad. He had to push the pedal for the longest time, I was so small. Did I say "was!" :rotfl2: You can barely see me at all in this picture! But that is indeed me under that hat! :wave2:

PinkBudgie
01-24-2009, 08:39 AM
How cute! Love the car! :)

bonofreak
01-24-2009, 06:31 PM
How cute! Love the car! :)

Yes, they have become more modern haven't they!


http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/castle4-94-1.jpg

This is the Castle in 1994, it doesn't seem so long ago, but I guess it was!

Diznygrl
01-24-2009, 10:25 PM
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v444/justmestace/Ed4105.jpgI'm going to have to guess that that (above) was the original Disneyland Railroad.

Actually, that's The Viewliner, a very short-lived Tomorrowland attraction from the late 50s. I think it only lasted a little over a year until it was eventually replaced by the monorail. :)

aprincess@mail.com
01-25-2009, 05:08 PM
Wow, I really loved everyone's pictures! It was a great way to see Disneyland through someone else's memories...

Sherry E
01-25-2009, 06:20 PM
This is from Summer 1992 (I guess that counts as 'Nostalgia'):

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/MISCELLANEOUS/MATTERHORN-SUB-SKYWAY-DISNEYLAND-SU.jpg

Dizneydaz
01-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Okay, I see I'm going to have to go through my old photos and do some scanning.

I have some shots my dad took when I was a baby. At least I think it was he and I on Dumbo. Also ones he took of us posing in TL. I was about 8 or so. We didn't go very often when I was younger, or take many pix, but once we were old enough to go by ourselves, we went more.

I'll look through my old pic. Love looking at these. Keep 'em coming!

bonofreak
01-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Actually, that's The Viewliner, a very short-lived Tomorrowland attraction from the late 50s. I think it only lasted a little over a year until it was eventually replaced by the monorail. :)


Wow! I don't remember ever seeing that before! :scratchin Great picture! :flower3: Keep 'em coming everybody! ::yes::

Leshaface
01-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Me in 1985 with Captain Hook...I love him!!! :lovestruc

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/85.jpg

Hook has some FREAKY eyes going on!!! lol

Leshaface
01-25-2009, 08:37 PM
This is from Summer 1992 (I guess that counts as 'Nostalgia'):

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/MISCELLANEOUS/MATTERHORN-SUB-SKYWAY-DISNEYLAND-SU.jpg

ohhh how I miss this ride....was it called skyway or something??

Leshaface
01-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the photos everyone!!!

It's neat to see how far Disneyland has come!

Keep on bringing them!

Sherwin
01-25-2009, 08:38 PM
ohhh how I miss this ride....was it called skyway or something??
Yep. Skyway through the Matterhorn. That's definitely nostalgia when you got the skyway and the old subs both in the picture. What great memories!

Sherry E
01-25-2009, 08:53 PM
ohhh how I miss this ride....was it called skyway or something??

Yep. Skyway through the Matterhorn. That's definitely nostalgia when you got the skyway and the old subs both in the picture. What great memories!

Yes, I miss the Skyway too. What's funny is, I was very uneasy riding IN the Skyway Buckets (fear of heights, I suppose, and of dangling from a precarious cable), but I REALLY miss how they looked against the skyscape/landscape of Disneyland. When they were taken down, it really changed the whole panoramic look of Disneyland, I think. I liked seeing the Buckets cutting through the Matterhorn and across Fantasyland.

So I was very pleased that I got the above-posted picture of the Skyway Buckets, the pre-Nemo sub and the Matterhorn all together in one shot because it does bring back fond memories for me. I am glad you guys like it too!!!:goodvibes

bonofreak
01-26-2009, 06:01 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/buckets4-94.jpg

I guess we all have pictures like this one! :rotfl: We used to love this ride, not only for the fun of it to people watch, but also to get you from one side of the park to the other! ;)

Sherry E
01-26-2009, 06:20 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/buckets4-94.jpg

I guess we all have pictures like this one! :rotfl: We used to love this ride, not only for the fun of it to people watch, but also to get you from one side of the park to the other! ;)

Well, yours and mine are not exactly the same, thankfully!:rotfl2: Yours was taken from a totally different perspective, riding IN the actual buckets, overlooking the crowds below. I took mine from another location, overlooking the Subs and the lagoon. So just as with all the photos from different people that appear on DISboards of the same exact subjects or similar subjects, the vantage points are different and so it constantly keeps it interesting!!

What year was yours taken, bonofreak? Mine was summer of 1992 (July, to be exact), in the morning when it was still overcast. Yours almost looks a little older than that. It looks like it was taken pre-1992, which would be cool. Am I right?

Vexorg
01-26-2009, 06:46 PM
I can't seem to get these to upload to my Photobucket, but there are some interesting Disneyland photos (looks like moslty from the Tomorrowland side of the park) from sometime between 1966-1968 or so with my mother and her parents in this post:

http://vanderhoevenopa.blogspot.com/2008/06/happiest-place-on-earth.html

PinkBudgie
01-26-2009, 06:58 PM
Here is one more from 1957.

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/DL1957MainEnteranceW.jpg

Lynzer Torte
01-27-2009, 03:55 PM
I can't seem to get these to upload to my Photobucket, but there are some interesting Disneyland photos (looks like moslty from the Tomorrowland side of the park) from sometime between 1966-1968 or so with my mother and her parents in this post:

http://vanderhoevenopa.blogspot.com/2008/06/happiest-place-on-earth.html

How neat! We call my grandpa "Opa" also. My dad is also "Opa" to his grandkids. (he served his mission in Germany and lived there for 3 years w/ my mom and 3 sisters during Viet Nam).

PrincessSitka
01-28-2009, 09:51 PM
Send more:badpc:

Sherry E
01-28-2009, 09:56 PM
I love the really old ones from the '50s and '60s, but the '70s are great too - because of the clothes!! I don't feel mine are nostalgic enough, but I will dig through the 1980's albums tomorrow and see what I can come up with. My childhood 1970's DL pictures are hidden away in a box in a dark closet somewhere and probably impossible to get to. But the '80s and '90s stuff I can manage!!!

Someone else must have some more of the '70s and earlier pictures....

bonofreak
01-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Well, yours and mine are not exactly the same, thankfully!:rotfl2: Yours was taken from a totally different perspective, riding IN the actual buckets, overlooking the crowds below. I took mine from another location, overlooking the Subs and the lagoon. So just as with all the photos from different people that appear on DISboards of the same exact subjects or similar subjects, the vantage points are different and so it constantly keeps it interesting!!

What year was yours taken, bonofreak? Mine was summer of 1992 (July, to be exact), in the morning when it was still overcast. Yours almost looks a little older than that. It looks like it was taken pre-1992, which would be cool. Am I right?


Mine was taken April 15, 1994, Sherry E. :)

I am loving all the pictures! Keep 'em coming, everybody! :cheer2:

bonofreak
02-08-2009, 06:23 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/matterhorn.jpg

My sister, brother and I in 1965. My head seems a little small for that hole! :lmao:

I don't know where they took this picture of us or how long they did things like that. :confused3 Does anybody know? :idea: It's neat how the date is on it and everything. :thumbsup2 We went for my brother's 13th birthday. :banana:

PinkBudgie
02-08-2009, 06:33 PM
That's cute! Never seen that before.

lavawalker
02-08-2009, 09:43 PM
*subscribing* :thumbsup2

lavawalker
02-08-2009, 10:05 PM
Space Mountain late 70's

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/got2travel/cruise/dsny-1.jpg


Goofy late 70's

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/got2travel/cruise/dsny-2.jpg

got2travel, I'm thinking that top picture is Matterhorn, not Space Mountain...right?

bonofreak
02-09-2009, 05:59 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/pig.jpg

My Dad :cool1: (notice how he is dressed for Disneyland!), my brother and sister and I with one of the 3 Pigs. He looks a little scarey! :scared1: My Mom made those matching outfits for my sister and I. :)

PinkBudgie
02-09-2009, 06:09 PM
I like that sign- Admission 10 cents! :)

Sherry E
02-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Coincidentally, I just posted a few old pictures in my TR (from the '80s and '90s) of one of the 3 pigs - not sure which of the 3 pigs I got, but it was one of them. Your picture is really old, though, Bonofreak! I love the vintage stuff. In any case, I was saying in the TR that the Pigs never come out anymore. I remember seeing them around DL a lot in the early '80s and up to like 1993, maybe, but they faded away.

Thre is some question as to a certain wolf I got in some of my pictures from the '90s. At the time I got him in the pictures, I thought I was getting the Big Bad Wolf, because he did occasionally come out when the Pigs were out. Someone else suggested he was actually Don Karnage, from the Disney afternoon shows in the mid-'90s. And yet another person said he was actually from Pinocchio! So no one is clear on who the wolf is that I am posing with, but I assumed he was the Big Bad Wolf and now I think maybe not!! He doesn't look to me like the Don Karnage that I got in my pictures from October 2008. They look like two different characters to me. But whether or not he is the Big Bad Wolf or someone from Pinocchio is the real mystery!! I will have to copy one of the wolf pictures from my TR and post it here and ask, Who is This Wolf?!!

bonofreak
02-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Coincidentally, I just posted a few old pictures in my TR (from the '80s and '90s) of one of the 3 pigs - not sure which of the 3 pigs I got, but it was one of them. Your picture is really old, though, Bonofreak! I love the vintage stuff. In any case, I was saying in the TR that the Pigs never come out anymore. I remember seeing them around DL a lot in the early '80s and up to like 1993, maybe, but they faded away.

Thre is some question as to a certain wolf I got in some of my pictures from the '90s. At the time I got him in the pictures, I thought I was getting the Big Bad Wolf, because he did occasionally come out when the Pigs were out. Someone else suggested he was actually Don Karnage, from the Disney afternoon shows in the mid-'90s. And yet another person said he was actually from Pinocchio! So no one is clear on who the wolf is that I am posing with, but I assumed he was the Big Bad Wolf and now I think maybe not!! He doesn't look to me like the Don Karnage that I got in my pictures from October 2008. They look like two different characters to me. But whether or not he is the Big Bad Wolf or someone from Pinocchio is the real mystery!! I will have to copy one of the wolf pictures from my TR and post it here and ask, Who is This Wolf?!!


http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/fox.jpg


Sherry E, could this be the one you had your picture with? This is the one from Pinnochio, I believe, but I always thought he was a fox. I am hoping he is what you are thinking of! This is me with my sister. :)

And yes! I guess my pictures are pretty old! :lmao: But, hey! I am still in my 40's!!!! So I'm not ancient! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2:

bonofreak
02-10-2009, 09:49 AM
I like that sign- Admission 10 cents! :)

I missed that sign, thanks for pointing that out; PinkBudgie! :thumbsup2

I guess that price a lone ages me! :rolleyes1

Gosh, it's a sad day when the toys you played with as a child are considered vintage!! :sad2:

Sherry E
02-10-2009, 10:15 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/fox.jpg


Sherry E, could this be the one you had your picture with? This is the one from Pinnochio, I believe, but I always thought he was a fox. I am hoping he is what you are thinking of! This is me with my sister. :)

And yes! I guess my pictures are pretty old! :lmao: But, hey! I am still in my 40's!!!! So I'm not ancient! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2:

No, you are definitely not ancient or old (I am in my 40's too!!!)! It's funny because being in the 40's is not chronologically old, but is considered old to a lot of people these days (like in the job market or whaveter)!

You know, when I see your picture, that clearly looks like the fox from Pinocchio. The outfit is right and the hat all that. In the pictures I have from the early '90s with the wolf, the outfit is different (he is wearing a dark blue vest). I was certain that it was the Big Bad Wolf, because the 3 Pigs used to come out a lot up until maybe 1994 or whatever. But after someone pointed out that one of the villains I took pictures with in my PhotoPass stuff from last October was Don Karnage - who wore a light-colored jacket- then it was suggested that the one I took pictures with in the '90s was Don Karnage. I still think it was the Big Bad Wolf. If you can make it over to my TR to check it out (link below in signature), then maybe you will be able to tell me. But I will post the link to one of the wolf pictures here a little bit later on. I don't think he is the Pinocchio fox character now that I see yours, because the costumes more or less stay the same over the years, even if they improve in quality.

And I love the old pictures - I consider old to be anything '80s and earlier - but there is something just really cool about the look of the pictures from the '70s and '60s. Disneyland was so different then from what it is now, but I like it! I prefer the original, super-retro version of Tomorrowland (pre-makeover) because it reminds me of nostalgia and the version of Tomorrowland that I grew up with. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the DLR of today, 2009, but there is no escaping the fact that the nostalgic pictures remind me of my first trips to DL and how magical and exciting it was!!!

Keep 'em coming!

Sherry E
02-10-2009, 03:21 PM
I posted these over in my TR along with others, but they are appropriate here. These are from 1972:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1972-DISNEYLAND-SHERRY-DONALD-scan0.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1972-DISNEYLAND-SHERRY-MICKEY-scan0.jpg


And from 1975:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1975-DISNEYLAND-SHERRY-STACIE-ALICE.jpg

Diznygrl
02-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Hmm, interesting about SherryE's mystery character. I suppose I would need an actual picture of the character in question in order to really tell, but maybe this will help?

This is what Honest John (Pinocchio fox) looked like in the early 90s:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/234301821_006a5a04fd.jpg?v=0

This is the Big Bad Wolf, who as far as I know, has never worn a vest:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/264496192_3d4f3c6cb5.jpg?v=0

Does he look like either of these guys?

Sherry E
02-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Hmm, interesting about SherryE's mystery character. I suppose I would need an actual picture of the character in question in order to really tell, but maybe this will help?

This is what Honest John (Pinocchio fox) looked like in the early 90s:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/234301821_006a5a04fd.jpg?v=0

This is the Big Bad Wolf, who as far as I know, has never worn a vest:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/264496192_3d4f3c6cb5.jpg?v=0

Does he look like either of these guys?

I think I used the wrong word when I said 'vest.' I don't know why I said that when I was thinking 'short jacket'!!! Anyway, no, I don't think he looks like either of the ones in your pictures. Maybe it IS Don Karnage with a different colored jacket? Okay, let me go find him in my Trip Report and come back with the link so you can see it. I will take one last look at your pictures to be sure, but I don't THINK the one I got was either of those.

Sherry E
02-10-2009, 05:56 PM
I don't want to veer too far off topic because this is supposed to be a Nostalgia thread, but just to solve the mystery once and for all, I guess it is Don Karnage! I went back into my Trip Report and compared these photos.

Here he is from 1994. I was thinking the jackets were different, but now that I see them, they aren't (except one is old and one's new). I think the Don Karnage of '94 was taller than the one in 2008:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/DISNEYLAND%20DECEMBER%201993/1994-SUMMER-DISNEYLAND-MANDY-WOLF-J.jpg


Here he is (on the right) from 2008:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/DISNEYLAND%20PHOTOPASS%20OCTOBER%202008/image041.jpg

PinkBudgie
02-10-2009, 08:54 PM
Yep that is absolutely who he is. I used to watch the Disney Afternoon! He was from Tail Spin. My DH and I went for my graduation from college in 91 and they were doing a whole Disney afternoon theme around the park. Gummi Bears and on the driving boats (remember those?) and Rescue Ranger in the car ride.

Sherry E
02-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Yep that is absolutely who he is. I used to watch the Disney Afternoon! He was from Tail Spin. My DH and I went for my graduation from college in 91 and they were doing a whole Disney afternoon theme around the park. Gummi Bears and on the driving boats (remember those?) and Rescue Ranger in the car ride.

I loved the Motor Boats. That was a ride that was really slow moving and there wasn't really any good scenery along the boat path, but I LOVED it and I hated when they took it away. I have a picture of it over in my Trip Report from 1983. I wish they would bring back the Motor Boats, Adventure through Inner Space AND the People Mover, but I guess that will never happen!:sad2: Those were some great rides, and the Motor Boats and People Mover were both relaxing and nice to go on if you had a date with you, for a nice little romantic jaunt around the track/river.;) Good date rides!!

got2travel
02-10-2009, 09:11 PM
got2travel, I'm thinking that top picture is Matterhorn, not Space Mountain...right?


good grief, you're right.....wonder what I was thinking.....:confused3 ....and how come no one else caught that??? LOL

bonofreak
02-11-2009, 07:07 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/neworleanssq19661.jpg

This is a strange looking one of my Dad, my sister and brother and I in New Orleans Square. I'm not quite sure what this is or why we decided to get a picture of us with it! :confused3

I'm glad Sherry E's mystery is solved! I don't think it was off topic at all, we needed to know who that character was! I love these pictures and yes, I checked your's out, Sherry...Bret Michaels, that is so cool. Obviously by my name you must know I am a music fanatic! :cheer2:

Keep the pictures coming everybody! :yay:

bonofreak
02-11-2009, 07:12 AM
I loved the Motor Boats. That was a ride that was really slow moving and there wasn't really any good scenery along the boat path, but I LOVED it and I hated when they took it away. I have a picture of it over in my Trip Report from 1983. I wish they would bring back the Motor Boats, Adventure through Inner Space AND the People Mover, but I guess that will never happen!:sad2: Those were some great rides, and the Motor Boats and People Mover were both relaxing and nice to go on if you had a date with you, for a nice little romantic jaunt around the track/river.;) Good date rides!!

I posted two pictures of the boats (if these are the ones you are referring to) on this thread page number 3, I believe it is. My DS loved those boats, for the longest time he really thought he was driving them. :) Oh the magic of Disneyland! You just want to believe! :wizard:

Terri.M
02-11-2009, 07:53 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/fox.jpg


Sherry E, could this be the one you had your picture with? This is the one from Pinnochio, I believe, but I always thought he was a fox. I am hoping he is what you are thinking of! This is me with my sister. :)

And yes! I guess my pictures are pretty old! :lmao: But, hey! I am still in my 40's!!!! So I'm not ancient! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2:


Yes it's J.Worthington Foulfellow from Pinnochio.

http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/toppicturegallery/ig/Disney-Characters/J--Worthington-Foulfellow.htm

I'm loving these pictures!

GBShorts
02-11-2009, 11:58 AM
I posted these over in my TR along with others, but they are appropriate here. These are from 1972:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1972-DISNEYLAND-SHERRY-DONALD-scan0.jpg


GASP!! Is that bare skin I see on that arm!!??

Teehee...

This has been so much fun to look at. Being southern born and midwest raised, I never got to visit Disneyland as a child. In fact, I never hit a Disney park at all until 1993!!! I've really enjoyed everybody's photos, being that now Disneyland is my favorite park. ;)

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 12:05 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/neworleanssq19661.jpg

This is a strange looking one of my Dad, my sister and brother and I in New Orleans Square. I'm not quite sure what this is or why we decided to get a picture of us with it! :confused3

I'm glad Sherry E's mystery is solved! I don't think it was off topic at all, we needed to know who that character was! I love these pictures and yes, I checked your's out, Sherry...Bret Michaels, that is so cool. Obviously by my name you must know I am a music fanatic! :cheer2:

Keep the pictures coming everybody! :yay:

I am trying to figure out what that is that you and your sister, brother and Dad are posing with in NOS too! What is that? Oh well, I am like you, though - if I had seen it, I would have jumped in a picture with it, whatever it was! Any kinds of inanimate objects or statues at DLR I will get in a picture with! Nothing is spared. It doesn't have to be tall and wearing a furry costume for me to get it in a picture, and I don't have to know what it is, either, to pose with it!

Yep, I suspected that you might be a music (rock) fan!;) I like U2 a lot as well! I am actually not even really into Poison's music anymore - that was more of an '80s thing for me - but because Bret had been on one of the DLR trips with me, I included him in the TR pictures throgh the years and then that evolved into posting other Poison pictures.

I don't know why I thought the wolf from 1994 was different from Don Karnage in 2008. In my mind I was thinking their outfits were different, but clearly they are not. And he looks totally different from the Big Bad Wolf, so I don't know what I was thinking there!


I posted two pictures of the boats (if these are the ones you are referring to) on this thread page number 3, I believe it is. My DS loved those boats, for the longest time he really thought he was driving them. :) Oh the magic of Disneyland! You just want to believe! :wizard:

Yes, those are the same boats! I think those are the boats that Pink Budgie was referring to as well. That was just one of those great relaxing rides that didn't really do much of anything and wasn't exciting, but was fun to go on at night or with a date.

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 12:10 PM
GASP!! Is that bare skin I see on that arm!!??

Teehee...

This has been so much fun to look at. Being southern born and midwest raised, I never got to visit Disneyland as a child. In fact, I never hit a Disney park at all until 1993!!! I've really enjoyed everybody's photos, being that now Disneyland is my favorite park. ;)

Yep! Donald is flashing a little of his skin! As many folks have said, the costumes have improved greatly over the years (and decades). Even looking back at the costumes from like 1993 or 1994, they have improved from then to now. But looking back at a 1972 Donald or Chip/Dale, the costumes then were just not good at all!! And when you see pictures from the '60s or what Mickey looked like in 1955 - yikes! But it is so great, though! I love that vintage look.

In my Alice/White Rabbit photo, I think that is the Walrus in there too. He is NEVER out anymore. I don't think I ever saw him more than that one time, but he probably made the rounds in the park here and there.

LavenderPeach
02-11-2009, 12:25 PM
Yep! Donald is flashing a lilttle of his skin! As many folks have said, the costumes have improved greatly over the years (and decades). Even looking back at the costumes from like 1993 or 1994, they have improved from then to now. But looking back at a 1972 Donald or Chip/Dale, the costumes then were just not good at all!! And when you see pictures from the '60s or what Mickey looked like in 1955 - yikes! But it is so great, though! I love that vintage look.

In my Alice/White Rabbit photo, I think that is the Walrus in there too. He is NEVER out anymore. I don't think I ever saw him more than that one time, but he probably made the rounds in the park here and there.

Okay slightly OT, but speaking of bad costumes.... DS has the Sing Along Disneyland DVD that was made in the early 90s and there is one song with (I think) the bears from Country Bear Jamboree and I can't believe how bad their costumes are! I cringe everytime that song comes on. Not sure how to describe it but there is a very visible flap of fur coming down from the head piece of the costume covering the shoulders and it's not tucked in or even slightly camouflaged. So you can clealy see where there are 2 pieces to the costume. And on one of the bears there is a huge mesh area on his neck for the CM to look out of that looks really bad. Another song shows Eeyore and he also has that funny fur flap going over his shoulders.

Oh and Sherry, those pictures of you with the characters when you were little are really cute. Lucky you to get the pictures with just you and the character. Mine have me, the character and some other random kid in the shot who also wanted to get a picture taken by their parents. I guess people didn't mind sharing their character time in the 80s.

Kayla's Mom
02-11-2009, 12:57 PM
Okay slightly OT, but speaking of bad costumes.... DS has the Sing Along Disneyland DVD that was made in the early 90s and there is one song with (I think) the bears from Country Bear Jamboree and I can't believe how bad their costumes are! I cringe everytime that song comes on. Not sure how to describe it but there is a very visible flap of fur coming down from the head piece of the costume covering the shoulders and it's not tucked in or even slightly camouflaged. So you can clealy see where there are 2 pieces to the costume. And on one of the bears there is a huge mesh area on his neck for the CM to look out of that looks really bad. Another song shows Eeyore and he also has that funny fur flap going over his shoulders.


I noticed the same thing on that DVD -- the costumes are so much better now!

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Okay slightly OT, but speaking of bad costumes.... DS has the Sing Along Disneyland DVD that was made in the early 90s and there is one song with (I think) the bears from Country Bear Jamboree and I can't believe how bad their costumes are! I cringe everytime that song comes on. Not sure how to describe it but there is a very visible flap of fur coming down from the head piece of the costume covering the shoulders and it's not tucked in or even slightly camouflaged. So you can clealy see where there are 2 pieces to the costume. And on one of the bears there is a huge mesh area on his neck for the CM to look out of that looks really bad. Another song shows Eeyore and he also has that funny fur flap going over his shoulders.

Oh and Sherry, those pictures of you with the characters when you were little are really cute. Lucky you to get the pictures with just you and the character. Mine have me, the character and some other random kid in the shot who also wanted to get a picture taken by their parents. I guess people didn't mind sharing their character time in the 80s.

Yes, I have seen those 2-piece costume things. They are horrible. In fact, just yesterday I posted a picture in my TR from 1977, I think, with Dale, where you can clearly see his head is a separate piece from his body. It's horrible! I should have posted it on this thread! But I didn't see a mesh area, though I have seen those on other non-Disney costumes! That is hilarious! Mariezp was saying in my TR that my pictures of Eeyore from just 15 or 16 years ago are funny because he looks like a bandit. I can only imagine what a 1970's era-Eeyore looked like!! Fur flap and mesh - too funny!:rotfl: :rotfl:

Thanks, LavenderPeach - I am glad you like the pictures! I think I got lucky with my Mickey and Donald pictures in getting only us in the frame, but if you notice, in the Alice/White Rabbit/Walrus shot, there is a creepy man edging up into the picture, waiting to pounce on the characters as soon as we move out of the way, and in my Dale picture from '77, there are random girls standing by waiting for me to finish up. Also, in the aforementioned Eeyore picture(s) where he looks like a bandit, there are random children IN our shot. If I recall, I think my friend and I are posing with Tigger, and Eeyore is right next to us, but two children jumped in the picture to pose with him. So what was supposed to be a picture of us with Tigger and Eeyore turned into us, Tigger, Eeyore and someone else's kids!! And in ToonTown, forget about it. It is a free for all. Almost no one knows how to wait their turn. It's every man, woman and child for his or herself! I think people have begun to practice a bit more 'character photo etiquette' in the parks these days. Maybe not in ToonTown, but in general. As long as the people in front of you aren't doing a whole 20-picture photo session with said characters, then it shouldn't be a big deal to wait a couple of minutes for your turn while they snap their photos. I know they don't want ME in their pictures anymore than I want the person behind me - or strange children - in my picture. It doesn't take too long to wait if people are reasonable with the number of shots they take, and everyone's pictures will come out better in the long run.

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 01:28 PM
From1972: My grandmother is on the right, holding my hand, and two of her church friends are on the left of the photo.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1972-DISNEYLAND-HORSES-SHERRY-GRAND.jpg



From 1977: The horrible Dale costume with the obvious separate head, and the strange girls in the background, waiting to pounce -

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1977-DISNEYLAND-SHERRY-DALE-TOMORRO.jpg

PinkBudgie
02-11-2009, 03:43 PM
Since we are on vintage characters, here is one of me, I think summer of 1976, but can't remember. I think I'm 6. I'm the one with short hair in the lower right corner. The only time I ever had short hair in my life and I hated it! :rotfl: I also spilled orange juice on my sweater that morning at breakfast, so it was wet and annoying.

Anyway, as you can see everyone just went up to characters and all the parents took pictures at the same time.

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/Tami-GoofyDLWeb.jpg

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Since we are on vintage characters, here is one of me, I think summer of 1976, but can't remember. I think I'm 6. I'm the one with short hair in the lower right corner. The only time I ever had short hair in my life and I hated it! :rotfl: I also spilled orange juice on my sweater that morning at breakfast, so it was wet and annoying.

Anyway, as you can see everyone just went up to characters and all the parents took pictures at the same time.

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/Tami-GoofyDLWeb.jpg

So cute! I vaguely remember DL had some Bicentennial Mickey merchandise in 1976. Do you remember that, Budgie? Yep, your photo reminds me of what ToonTown is like now - a free-for-all to get a character picture. The character picture-taking process has improved a lot these days, thanks to CM's who often provide some order and assemblance to the whole thing. More people are willing to wait their turn now. But in the '70s, spotting a character in DL was like spotting Brangelina walking down Rodeo Drive today, and people rushed over to whoever it was like they were not going to get another chance in their lives to snap Goofy and Donald in a photo, and they would jump into anyone's picture!!

That same sort of mob scene of unruly guests was also on display on my last day at DL in December 2008, when I got my Dream Fast Pass. The poor Dream Squad was pushed up against the Castle walls, held prisoner by a mob of people shoving their hands in the Dream Squad's faces to make sure that all 64 people in their respective parites got the Dream Fast passes! I stood there patiently and waited as various women my age and older stuck out their palms over my head, in front of my face and under my arm to try to get a Fast Pass from the trapped Dream Squad, who were doling them out as fast as they could. I waited for them to hand ME a pass. I wasn't sticking my hand in thier faces or anyone else's.....nor do I go jumping into anyone else's character photos because, heaven forbid, I may never see Goofy again at Disneyland!!:lmao:

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 06:01 PM
By the way, speaking of character evolution over the years.....I have always wondered (for 18 years now!!) if I was just imagining this. Can someone tell me if the Mickey and Donald in these two pictures below (from 1991) look smaller than usual?? One of my friends in these photos - the one with the short, dark hair - is not a tall guy at all, so I was comparing his height to that of Mickey (he is taller than Mickey in this case), and Mickey seems shorter to me than he normally would be. And Donald seems really little! But I could be totally hallucinating! Still, I am not the only one who thought they seemed small. I even recall another one of my female friends saying, "Oh, it's a baby version of Mickey and Donald," when they came out to take pictures.


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1991-JANUARY-DISNEYLAND-SEAN-MICKEY.jpg


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1991-JANUARY-DISNEYLAND-WILLI-DONAL.jpg

PinkBudgie
02-11-2009, 07:38 PM
They do look sort of little. Look at the Donald in mine. I was trying to see if he looks about the same size. That donald is only a little big taller than that boy next to him. Also interesting to look at the material on the two Donalds. The later one is shiny.

I have a Mickey Mouse picture of my boys from the late '90s. They were just barely tall enough to ride all the rides (forget how tall that is) and come to bottom of his head.

And yes, I do remember some bicentennial stuff at that time. I think the electrical parade was changed a little. Like they added an eagle or something.

LavenderPeach
02-11-2009, 07:51 PM
Since we are on vintage characters, here is one of me, I think summer of 1976, but can't remember. I think I'm 6. I'm the one with short hair in the lower right corner. The only time I ever had short hair in my life and I hated it! :rotfl: I also spilled orange juice on my sweater that morning at breakfast, so it was wet and annoying.

Anyway, as you can see everyone just went up to characters and all the parents took pictures at the same time.

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/Tami-GoofyDLWeb.jpg

Okay, how is it that you were at DL in 1976? :confused3 I would have been almost 1 and I know I didn't go until I was 5. Did I stay with Grandma or something? Why is this the first I'm hearing about this? Maybe it was a family secret and I wasn't supposed to know that you guys went off to DL without me! By the way, nice hair. :rotfl:

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 08:36 PM
They do look sort of little. Look at the Donald in mine. I was trying to see if he looks about the same size. That donald is only a little big taller than that boy next to him. Also interesting to look at the material on the two Donalds. The later one is shiny.

I have a Mickey Mouse picture of my boys from the late '90s. They were just barely tall enough to ride all the rides (forget how tall that is) and come to bottom of his head.

And yes, I do remember some bicentennial stuff at that time. I think the electrical parade was changed a little. Like they added an eagle or something.

That's funny. The older Donalds (like in your picture) had more of a velour-looking ensemble (or something dull and lacking oomph) and the 1991 version wore a jazzy, shiny little number! I hadn't even noticed that until you pointed it out, Budgie!! And yours doesn't appear very tall, but he may be slightly taller than mine, who seems teeny! I wonder why they had shorter versions in addition to the regular sizes of characters back in the early '90s. This puzzles me. They don't have the wee ones now. I remember they would be waddling around over in the Plaza area, like where the Opera House is. If I recall, on the same trip where the Lilliputian Donald and Mickey were out and my friend made the comment about the "baby versions" of them, we also saw some 'regular-sized' Mickeys and Donalds and I said, "They are taller, right, or am I going crazy?" And she agreed that these other ones were normally-sized but the first ones were the tiny images of Mickey and Donald, as though the regular Mickey and Donald had gone through the looking glass and were shrunk on the other side!!:lmao:

I think you're right - I think they did add something patriotic or Bicentennial-esque to the Electrical Parade. I only have a vague recollection of seeing some 1976 Mickey stuff sold in the parks. And then in 1984, when we hosted the Summer Olympics in L.A., Disney also did some stuff with the Olympic Mascot (Sam the Eagle) and put him on some pins and things. I think the people behind designing cloisonne pins for Disney were also responsible for designing the 1984 Olympics Sam the Eagle pins.

Sherry E
02-11-2009, 08:38 PM
Okay, how is it that you were at DL in 1976? :confused3 I would have been almost 1 and I know I didn't go until I was 5. Did I stay with Grandma or something? Why is this the first I'm hearing about this? Maybe it was a family secret and I wasn't supposed to know that you guys went off to DL without me! By the way, nice hair. :rotfl:

You guys are too funny! The secret Disneyland trip of 1976 has been revealed!!:lmao: :rotfl: :laughing:

PinkBudgie
02-11-2009, 09:49 PM
Oops! Did I let that slip? :rolleyes1 Actually, we were all trying to remember what year that was. Maybe it was 75 and you were there after all, just not born yet. I forgot what year I got my hair cut. I do remember a bicentennial parade though...

It would be interesting to have a series of pictures of one character like Mickey and see how he changes through the years. :thumbsup2

LavenderPeach
02-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Oops! Did I let that slip? :rolleyes1 Actually, we were all trying to remember what year that was. Maybe it was 75 and you were there after all, just not born yet. I forgot what year I got my hair cut. I do remember a bicentennial parade though...

It would be interesting to have a series of pictures of one character like Mickey and see how he changes through the years. :thumbsup2

Maybe DL did the bicentennial stuff for a year and started it on July 4, 1975 or sometime during that summer so they could show it for 2 summers and get more use out of it. If that's the case, then I guess I was at DL but I wouldn't have been able to see much of it. :rotfl:

Diznygrl
02-11-2009, 11:39 PM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1991-JANUARY-DISNEYLAND-SEAN-MICKEY.jpg



I just wanted to point out that I remember having the same sweatshirt your friend on the left is wearing, only it was the Minnie Mouse version! Man, I used to love that thing, but I wouldn't be caught DEAD wearing it now! I think it went almost down to my knees and I thought I looked super cool wearing it with black stretch pants! :lmao:

Thanks for the memory. :)

PinkBudgie
02-12-2009, 07:19 AM
Now that you mention it, I remember those sweatshirts too! :thumbsup2 I think I had one, but can't remember what was on it.

Last night I was reading the Disneyland Encylcopedia and they had a list of parades. It was, in fact, 1975 when they had "America on Parade". That book is great!

Sherry E
02-12-2009, 08:34 AM
I just wanted to point out that I remember having the same sweatshirt your friend on the left is wearing, only it was the Minnie Mouse version! Man, I used to love that thing, but I wouldn't be caught DEAD wearing it now! I think it went almost down to my knees and I thought I looked super cool wearing it with black stretch pants! :lmao:

Thanks for the memory. :)

That white sweatshirt had the 'rear view' of Minnie (or Mickey) on the back, didn't it? I thought I had a rear view Mickey t-shirt somewhere but I may be imagining it. Maybe I was thinking of my friend's sweatshirt and assumed I had a similar thing. I still occasionally see some Mickey/Minnie shirts with a 'rear view' here and there at DLR but not as often as I did back then, in the early to mid-'90s. And they could be older shirts that are no longer sold, but people are still wearing. They were really popular back then, as were the basic black Mickey t-shirts that had one colorful graphic on the front. The basic black t-shirt with Mickey on the front is oddly becoming extinct. So many of the shirts these days are multi-colored or have different colored sleeves, or they only come in brown or white or gray or anything but black. I used to have a bunch of basic black shirts with Mickey in different poses on the front, and it is hard to find those now. However, I did find one in World of Disney back in October last year so I grabbed it. But when I went back in December to see if I could find it again and maybe even get an 'extra' one, they were all gone!

bonofreak
02-12-2009, 10:02 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Pinnochio4-84.jpg

This is my DS in April 1984, my DD has her back to the camera. (Isn't it awful how we dressed our children back then? Those shorts really ARE short!! :eek: )

But I love the way my son is looking at Pinnochio's shoes! :lmao:

bonofreak
02-12-2009, 10:09 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Pinnochio4-842.jpg

Another of my DS with Pinnochio, this one I wanted to show how he was holding back the other kids from getting in the picture! :thumbsup2 What's funny about that is, that is my niece who was trying to get in there! :rotfl2: My DD is standing there, very politely waiting (Of course! :cutie: ) And my EX sister- in-law is behind them, I'm not quite sure if she was trying to keep her daughter back or help her to get IN the picture! :confused3

bonofreak
02-12-2009, 10:13 AM
By the way, speaking of character evolution over the years.....I have always wondered (for 18 years now!!) if I was just imagining this. Can someone tell me if the Mickey and Donald in these two pictures below (from 1991) look smaller than usual?? One of my friends in these photos - the one with the short, dark hair - is not a tall guy at all, so I was comparing his height to that of Mickey (he is taller than Mickey in this case), and Mickey seems shorter to me than he normally would be. And Donald seems really little! But I could be totally hallucinating! Still, I am not the only one who thought they seemed small. I even recall another one of my female friends saying, "Oh, it's a baby version of Mickey and Donald," when they came out to take pictures.


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1991-JANUARY-DISNEYLAND-SEAN-MICKEY.jpg


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii308/Mousesausage/1991-JANUARY-DISNEYLAND-WILLI-DONAL.jpg


If you go to the first page of this thread, the first picture I posted of the parade in I think 1964 it was; that Mickey Mouse was a Wee Little Guy, too! I think I even have some pictures of the Wee Little Donald Duck too, when my kids were little. It is a mystery as to why they had some teeny ones! :confused3 To make the kids not feel scared or intimidated? I don't know! :sad2:

bonofreak
02-12-2009, 10:18 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/jeanettedonald1985.jpg

Here he is, a shiney-shirted, Wee Donald Duck in 1985 with my DD! ;)

Sherry E
02-12-2009, 11:19 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Pinnochio4-84.jpg

This is my DS in April 1984, my DD has her back to the camera. (Isn't it awful how we dressed our children back then? Those shorts really ARE short!! :eek: )

But I love the way my son is looking at Pinnochio's shoes! :lmao:

Pinocchio's shoes do look extra huge! I can see why your son is intrigued by them! Pinocchio was out and about in the parks a lot back in '83-'85, because the Pinoocchio ride had just opened ad part of the new Fantasyland. Other than the character meals where he may appear these days, you don't see him just wandering around too much anymore.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Pinnochio4-842.jpg

Another of my DS with Pinnochio, this one I wanted to show how he was holding back the other kids from getting in the picture! :thumbsup2 What's funny about that is, that is my niece who was trying to get in there! :rotfl2: My DD is standing there, very politely waiting (Of course! :cutie: ) And my EX sister- in-law is behind them, I'm not quite sure if she was trying to keep her daughter back or help her to get IN the picture! :confused3

I wish all the characters (in ToonTown) would hold back other people from getting in a picture that is not theirs. It's called WAIT YOUR TURN! Oh well, at least there are a few good 'people wranglers' here and there who managed to control the chaos a little bit so that we can all get pictures without strangers in them!

If you go to the first page of this thread, the first picture I posted of the parade in I think 1964 it was; that Mickey Mouse was a Wee Little Guy, too! I think I even have some pictures of the Wee Little Donald Duck too, when my kids were little. It is a mystery as to why they had some teeny ones! :confused3 To make the kids not feel scared or intimidated? I don't know! :sad2:

He IS Wee! At first glance, when you don't really study that picture of Mickey in the parade, you don't notice his size so much. But as soon as you mentioned it and I went back to look at the picture and Mickey's size in comparison to the people in the parade, I realized he was, indeed, wee! You must be right about the reason for the peewee versions of Donald and Mickey. I can't think of any logical reason for having normal-sized versions and miniature versions other than to make the kids more compfortable and less intimidated. I think you hit the nail on the head there. But, clearly, because of budget cuts or whatever, the mini characters have apparently been pink-slipped! I haven't seen any minis in years, so unless I have missed them I think they are gone. I can accept the Lilliputian Donald and Mickey, but it would start looking a little too bizarre if they had, like, mini versions of the Beast or the Genie or Jafar, Sully, Cruella or Baloo! I would think I entered some sort of Bizarro World when I walked onto Main Street.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/jeanettedonald1985.jpg

Here he is, a shiney-shirted, Wee Donald Duck in 1985 with my DD! ;)

Oh my goodness - he IS teeny! And he is wearing the shiny, jazzy Vegas Donald shirt! This one you got looks even smaller than the one in my picture, and I knew that one was small (especially in person). Thank the heavens that I was not imagining how small Donald and Mickey were. I was beginning to think I had lost my mind on that trip in 1991, but I am relieved to see confirmation of the diminutive doppelgangers for Mickey and Donald!!

Diznygrl
02-12-2009, 10:40 PM
That white sweatshirt had the 'rear view' of Minnie (or Mickey) on the back, didn't it? I thought I had a rear view Mickey t-shirt somewhere but I may be imagining it.

Why yes, as a matter of fact it DID have a rear view of Minnie on the back. :)






http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Pinnochio4-84.jpg

This is my DS in April 1984, my DD has her back to the camera. (Isn't it awful how we dressed our children back then? Those shorts really ARE short!! :eek: )

But I love the way my son is looking at Pinnochio's shoes! :lmao:

HA! A few weeks ago in another thread about first memories of Disneyland, I said that all I really remember from my first trip was riding around in an old uncomfortable metal stroller. It looked exactly like the one in this pic, fringe on the canopy and all! Hehe, I guess it's a silly thing to point out, but it gave me a giggle! :upsidedow

PinkBudgie
02-12-2009, 10:50 PM
HA! A few weeks ago in another thread about first memories of Disneyland, I said that all I really remember from my first trip was riding around in an old uncomfortable metal stroller. It looked exactly like the one in this pic, fringe on the canopy and all! Hehe, I guess it's a silly thing to point out, but it gave me a giggle! :upsidedow

Ok, the fact that you noticed the stroller too is very strange. I was going to say that picture from 84 sure has an old looking stroller in it. I would have been in high school then and I was just amazed at how old the stroller looked. I don't FEEL like '84 was the olden days! :rotfl:

I remember my sweatshirt now. It was long and I wore it with leggings and it was Mickey Mouse standing by a brick wall. I think it said Mickey down the side too. :thumbsup2

I love these pictures because there is so much in each of them beyond the first glance!

Diznygrl
02-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Ok, the fact that you noticed the stroller too is very strange. I was going to say that picture from 84 sure has an old looking stroller in it. I would have been in high school then and I was just amazed at how old the stroller looked. I don't FEEL like '84 was the olden days! :rotfl:

I remember my sweatshirt now. It was long and I wore it with leggings and it was Mickey Mouse standing by a brick wall. I think it said Mickey down the side too. :thumbsup2

I love these pictures because there is so much in each of them beyond the first glance!

LOL, yep. Sorry to say that the strollers really DID look that ancient! It's hard for me to believe too, and I was only 3 in '84! :lmao:

fairycat
02-13-2009, 01:29 PM
That white sweatshirt had the 'rear view' of Minnie (or Mickey) on the back, didn't it? I thought I had a rear view Mickey t-shirt somewhere but I may be imagining it. Maybe I was thinking of my friend's sweatshirt and assumed I had a similar thing. I still occasionally see some Mickey/Minnie shirts with a 'rear view' here and there at DLR but not as often as I did back then, in the early to mid-'90s. And they could be older shirts that are no longer sold, but people are still wearing. They were really popular back then, as were the basic black Mickey t-shirts that had one colorful graphic on the front. The basic black t-shirt with Mickey on the front is oddly becoming extinct. So many of the shirts these days are multi-colored or have different colored sleeves, or they only come in brown or white or gray or anything but black. I used to have a bunch of basic black shirts with Mickey in different poses on the front, and it is hard to find those now. However, I did find one in World of Disney back in October last year so I grabbed it. But when I went back in December to see if I could find it again and maybe even get an 'extra' one, they were all gone!


That shirt was insanely popular since my sister and I both had the Minnie one too!! With the front and back view of your favorite mouse. It's funny how many of us had that shirt.

Now I need to bug my Mom and Grandmother they have some great old pictures of us at Disneyland. Including us with the very short Donald haha!

Sherry E
02-13-2009, 01:57 PM
That shirt was insanely popular since my sister and I both had the Minnie one too!! With the front and back view of your favorite mouse. It's funny how many of us had that shirt.

Now I need to bug my Mom and Grandmother they have some great old pictures of us at Disneyland. Including us with the very short Donald haha!

Fairycat, I had replied to you over in my Trip Report last night, and I was saying that you definitely should dig up the old photos - of Tiny Donald and everything else!

Oddly, now that I think back, my friend Sean, with the white 'rear view Mickey' sweatshirt in the picture I posted earlier, actually borrowed that sweatshirt from one of the other girls on our trip. Something happened to the shirt or jacket he was wearing, like it ripped or he spilled something, and he had to borrow my female friend's sweatshirt. So I am sure he didn't feel as masculine as he could have while wearing the rear view Mickey sweatshirt, but it was necessary. I WOULD wear something like that - even today - but only if the sweatshirt came in black. I spill things and am too klutzy to risk a white sweatshirt. But I love the idea of the rear view Mickey, so I don't care how old I am. I would wear it today if it were only a dark color. I wear Mickey shirts a lot - in and out of Disneyland.

fairycat
02-13-2009, 02:24 PM
Fairycat, I had replied to you over in my Trip Report last night, and I was saying that you definitely should dig up the old photos - of Tiny Doanld and everything else!




I am so going to try I need to take my computer over to my Grandmothers house and scan some of her pictures since I know there are some disney pictures hanging up.

What I really need to bug her about is the one's where they took my Mom to Disney, one of the first days Disneyland was open. I think my Mom is like 3 years old in them.

Sherry E
02-13-2009, 04:18 PM
I am so going to try I need to take my computer over to my Grandmothers house and scan some of her pictures since I know there are some disney pictures hanging up.

What I really need to bug her about is the one's where they took my Mom to Disney, one of the first days Disneyland was open. I think my Mom is like 3 years old in them.

Ooooh, those must be great. I hope you can find them. Compared to today, Disneyland looked so, dare I say, basic in the old pictures from the '50s and '60s, but yet it was so ahead of its time for that time! That was when Mickey and Minnie were really odd looking, but still endearing and cuddly.:lmao:

PinkBudgie
02-13-2009, 04:34 PM
Here is one more from 1957. This seems to be some sort of snake oil salesman type from the Wild West. :)

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p384/PinkBudgie28/DL-1975-Golden-HSWeb.jpg

bonofreak
02-13-2009, 05:09 PM
Why yes, as a matter of fact it DID have a rear view of Minnie on the back. :)








HA! A few weeks ago in another thread about first memories of Disneyland, I said that all I really remember from my first trip was riding around in an old uncomfortable metal stroller. It looked exactly like the one in this pic, fringe on the canopy and all! Hehe, I guess it's a silly thing to point out, but it gave me a giggle! :upsidedow

That is just so funny! We didn't think they looked so barbaric back in the day! :lmao: That stroller is in fact, my niece's; she is the little girl there on the right in the blue dress. My babies had a blue Winnie the Pooh one and I thought it was such a great, delux model! pooh:

bonofreak
02-13-2009, 05:14 PM
That shirt was insanely popular since my sister and I both had the Minnie one too!! With the front and back view of your favorite mouse. It's funny how many of us had that shirt.

Now I need to bug my Mom and Grandmother they have some great old pictures of us at Disneyland. Including us with the very short Donald haha!


While I sadly did not have one of those Mickey sweatshirts; :lmao: I did own one similar in a sort of nightshirt! It had the Mickey in the front and the back view of him on the back. I wore that thing so often that it became quite see-through :scared1: ...and a see-through Mickey Mouse nightshirt just doesn't seem right, does it?!!!:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

LavenderPeach
02-13-2009, 05:45 PM
While I sadly did not have one of those Mickey sweatshirts; :lmao: I did own one similar in a sort of nightshirt! It had the Mickey in the front and the back view of him on the back. I wore that thing so often that it became quite see-through :scared1: ...and a see-through Mickey Mouse nightshirt just doesn't seem right, does it?!!!:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

I think I had a mickey night shirt like that too (only not see thru :rotfl: )

And as long as we're talking about sweatshirts, I will admit that I had a Captain EO sweatshirt. In my defense, the only reason I got it was because it go cold in the evening and we all bought sweatshirts and we had to pick out a cheap one. I think I only had the choice of 2 different ones and at the time, Captain EO seemed cooler than the alternative.

PinkBudgie
02-13-2009, 05:54 PM
I remember that, but I don't remember it being Captain EO. :rotfl: I think mine just said California on it.

bonofreak
02-14-2009, 08:04 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/neworleanssq1966.jpg

My sister, brother and I with our Mom in New Orleans Square :grouphug: ....were we sopposed to go up those stairs? :confused3

PinkBudgie
02-14-2009, 11:33 AM
I'm sure they expect people to take pictures there. :) I have a picture of me on some stars from Jan. Not sure if they are the same ones but look different now, or if it is different steps all together.

GoofyontheHiSeas
02-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Here is one from when I was about 8-9.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_121.jpg

Sherry E
02-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Here is one from when I was about 8-9.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_121.jpg

Oh Lord! What year was that taken? Mickey and Minnie look hilarious with their normal, human-sized bodies and disproportionately large heads!

Diznygrl
02-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Here is one from when I was about 8-9.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_121.jpg

LMAO! Oh man! Now THAT'S vintage! Sure puts all those odd looking character costumes from the 70s and 80s to shame! :lmao:

Sherry E
02-14-2009, 09:28 PM
LMAO! Oh man! Now THAT'S vintage! Sure puts all those odd looking character costumes from the 70s and 80s to shame! :lmao:

You're right! We all may just as well stop posting our nostalgia pictures now!:lmao: :lmao: I think that last photo takes the cake! I still can't get over the giant heads and small human bodies. Makes Pee Wee Shiny Vegas Donald look downright ordinary!!:rotfl:

PinkBudgie
02-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Look how skinny Mickey is! He needs more cheese! What a great picture! :thumbsup2

GoofyontheHiSeas
02-15-2009, 02:45 PM
Oh Lord! What year was that taken? Mickey and Minnie look hilarious with their normal, human-sized bodies and disproportionately large heads!

Looking a little closer I would have to say that it was around 1959-1960 (somewhere in that time frame)

Sherwin
02-15-2009, 04:13 PM
Look at those shorts! :rotfl:

Reminds of the old dwarfs costumes they had at the Snow White premiere. Man, did those look weird.

bonofreak
02-16-2009, 06:47 PM
Here is one from when I was about 8-9.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_121.jpg

Oh my! Mickey and Minnie were so scarey back then! :scared1: Thank goodness they are so much cuter now! :lovestruc They look like they could topple over with those too-big-for-my-body-sized heads! :eek:

But that picture is great and you are so lucky to have it. :thumbsup2 Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :cheer2: By the way, is that a Dodger hat? My DH bleeds Dodger blue. :cool1:

Diznygrl
02-16-2009, 07:41 PM
You know, many many years from now, people will probably look at the CURRENT character costumes and have the same reaction to them as we're having toward these oldies. :rotfl2: It's funny to think about. I wonder how costumes will evolve!

Sherry E
02-16-2009, 07:53 PM
You know, many many years from now, people will probably look at the CURRENT character costumes and have the same reaction to them as we're having toward these oldies. :rotfl2: It's funny to think about. I wonder how costumes will evolve!

The changes seem so subtle, if not undetectable, when you go to DLR often, or several times back to back. You don't really spot anything too drastic happening with the costumes. Just like you may not notice that a family member or co-worker is gaining a lot of weight when you see him/her every day, but if you go for 2 years without seeing that person and then you see them, the weight gain is unavoidable! It is only when we look back at pictures of characters' costumes from other decades - even as recently as the '90s - that we can see the progression from then to now. So 10 years from now we may look back at 2009's version of Mickey and Minnie and snicker at how archaic the costumes were!

bonofreak
02-19-2009, 05:51 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/marktwain.jpg

My brother, sister and I with our Dad. :)
We're enjoying our popcorn! popcorn::

caligirl stuck in va
02-19-2009, 06:51 PM
Love Love Love this thread! Thank you so much - I cannot wait to get my photos posted on here!!

pixleyyy
02-19-2009, 07:17 PM
Here's my first meeting with Mickey in 1979.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/pixleyyy/Mickey.jpg
And here is the edited version I made to use on my scrapbook page.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/pixleyyy/Mickey2.jpg

Disneyluvr2
02-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Oh, I LOVE that black and white photo of you and Mickey!!!:thumbsup2

Diznygrl
02-19-2009, 09:22 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/marktwain.jpg

My brother, sister and I with our Dad. :)
We're enjoying our popcorn! popcorn::


I love how the only barrier between the walkway and Rivers of America is some rocks and shrubbery! :laughing:

Sherry E
02-19-2009, 09:26 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/marktwain.jpg

My brother, sister and I with our Dad. :)
We're enjoying our popcorn! popcorn::

That's a great picture - I wish that whole little area still looked like that.

I want to see more pictures of the ancient Mickey with his gigantic head and tiny body! Anyone have some of those to share?

bonofreak
02-20-2009, 06:17 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/earlydisney.jpg

I have often wondered if this really WAS Disneyland, but my Mom has written on the back that it is and my sister and brother are both wearing Disney hats and I am in the stroller with a bag of Fritos. I know that we used to get Fritos there at the Mexican restaurant; there was like a machine that looked like a man and the Fritos came out of him.

Does anybody know if it really did look like this in the very early 1960's? From looking at myself and my brother and sister I'd say this is probably 1962. :scared1:

Sherry E
02-20-2009, 06:27 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/earlydisney.jpg

I have often wondered if this really WAS Disneyland, but my Mom has written on the back that it is and my sister and brother are both wearing Disney hats and I am in the stroller with a bag of Fritos. I know that we used to get Fritos there at the Mexican restaurant; there was like a machine that looked like a man and the Fritos came out of him.

Does anybody know if it really did look like this in the very early 1960's? From looking at myself and my brother and sister I'd say this is probably 1962. :scared1:

It literally looks like a forest in the background, like it is some sort of mountain/lakeside location. Was Disneyland that wooded back then? If so, that's cool.

DisGirl819
02-20-2009, 06:53 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Disney2-64.jpg

I also have this picture in the thread where I was trying to figure out how to post pictures (thanks again to those who helped!) :) This is from 1964, it is my brother Jimmy, my sister Elizabeth and myself (the one in those very cool shades!) :cool1: That is the sister who scared me with stories of real Pirates going to attack me the first time we rode that ride! Big sisters are great! Ha! Ha! :rotfl2: I love how different those Skyway Buckets were back then!

I love this pic! There's a chain link fence around the teacups! And take a look at those teacups, wild! :laughing:

lavawalker
02-20-2009, 09:14 PM
It literally looks like a forest in the background, like it is some sort of mountain/lakeside location. Was Disneyland that wooded back then? If so, that's cool.

Hi, I usually just lurk on this thread and look at all the old pictures, but I showed dh the picture and he said it definitely looks like Disneyland to him. He said it was that wooded before they put in POTC and Haunted Mansion. I thought the trees looked too big and grown considering the park was only open a few years, but he said they brought in a lot of full-grown trees to landscape with.

I'm wondering if the photo is taken from Tom Sawyer Island?

mt mommy
02-21-2009, 07:17 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/marktwain.jpg

My brother, sister and I with our Dad. :)
We're enjoying our popcorn! popcorn::
I love that your dad has a suit coat on in DL!! Sometimes our society these days is just way to casual!

Great picture!

PinkBudgie
02-21-2009, 08:45 AM
Hi, I usually just lurk on this thread and look at all the old pictures, but I showed dh the picture and he said it definitely looks like Disneyland to him. He said it was that wooded before they put in POTC and Haunted Mansion. I thought the trees looked too big and grown considering the park was only open a few years, but he said they brought in a lot of full-grown trees to landscape with.

I'm wondering if the photo is taken from Tom Sawyer Island?

Oh, it does look like it could be the island. I've been reading some on DL history and they did bring in a lot of trees. In fact, it is amazing how many things they have closed, open, or moved over the years.

lavawalker
02-21-2009, 09:41 AM
I know that we used to get Fritos there at the Mexican restaurant; there was like a machine that looked like a man and the Fritos came out of him

Check out the link below.... is that your "Frito machine"? :) I had to look on Google images to see if DH or I recognized it. Neither of us did, but then I really don't remember eating in that Mexican restaurant until I was older...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2481435943_cb63f3ce72.jpg

bonofreak
02-21-2009, 02:20 PM
I love this pic! There's a chain link fence around the teacups! And take a look at those teacups, wild! :laughing:


Notice how differnt the Skyway Buckets were back then, too! :)

bonofreak
02-21-2009, 02:25 PM
Check out the link below.... is that your "Frito machine"? :) I had to look on Google images to see if DH or I recognized it. Neither of us did, but then I really don't remember eating in that Mexican restaurant until I was older...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2481435943_cb63f3ce72.jpg

Gosh, Lavawalker, I wish I remembered it better to say that was the guy. :confused3 But I was really young, in my memory he was sort of a Frito Bandito looking machine with the Fritos coming out in a big opening in his tummy! :scared1: But I don't know if that is right or just the way I remember it! :confused3

Is there anyone here who really remembers it? Now I am really curious if this picture Lavawalker has was the way he really did look! :confused3

bonofreak
02-21-2009, 02:29 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cdisneyland.jpg

I'm sure I was NOT sopposed to be standing in the MIDDLE of that flower garden, :confused3 but there I was! :flower3:

maitlynn
02-21-2009, 03:37 PM
these are just wonderful

bonofreak
02-24-2009, 06:04 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/band.jpg

This is my Uncle who was quite an entertainer (read:ham!) :lmao: He was involved in Community Theatre and played piano and sang at restuarants. He was such a happy, people-person and had no fear of asking if he could join in! :rotfl: And he was always told yes! ;) He once sang with the Barbershop Quartet at Disneyland, he asked if he could join them for a song or two and they said yes! :thumbsup2 They drew a big crowd, too! :flower3: And here he sang and played in New Orleans Square. :) Oh if I had half his nerve (and a teeny bit of his talents!) :worship:

Sherry E
02-24-2009, 07:08 PM
^Great picture!^

Sort of OT, but still regarding nostalgia.......Coincidentally, on my TR thread I was just talking about a friend of mine (the one wearing the white Mickey sweatshirt with the 'rear view Mickey' that we were all discussing a while back) who plays a bunch of different instruments, and who is currently fine-tuning his ragtime piano playing skills. Today, he mentioned the ragtime piano music in Disneyland (specifically, the old Carnation version of the ice cream parlor, not the current Gibson Girl version). I was posing the question in my TR - and maybe someone here can answer - about that very thing. I have not been into the ice cream place since it became Gibson Girl. Do they still have the ragtime piano in there, or did they get rid of it when it stopped being Carnation? I only vaguely remember it, but my friend, being a musician, looks for those sorts of things. Anyway, it got me wondering if the ragtime piano is still there or if it has been relocated or removed altogether? Does anyone know??

PinkBudgie
02-24-2009, 08:25 PM
I don't remember a piano, but I remember an elephant. Is that the place? We stopped going there after DCA opened up because we liked eating at Burr Bank Ice Cream better. Easier to find somewhere to sit.

Sherry E
02-24-2009, 08:51 PM
I don't remember a piano, but I remember an elephant. Is that the place? We stopped going there after DCA opened up because we liked eating at Burr Bank Ice Cream better. Easier to find somewhere to sit.

Hmmmm.....an elephant in the old Carnation ice cream parlor on Main Street? I don't recall an elephant now, but maybe if I saw a picture of it I would suddenly remember. I think the last time I was in there was probably in the early '90s, and then I didn't go to DL between 1996 - 1999, so things changed in that time, and then changed even more in the 21st century. Maybe I missed the elephant. I just can't recall where the ragtime piano playing was happening. For some reason, my friend had the memory of it being in "the ice cream parlor," so I assumed he was right because I had a vague, fuzzy ragtime piano recollection. But then I am wondering if maybe the piano was somewhere else along Main Street instead. Hmmm.....

PinkBudgie
02-24-2009, 09:08 PM
Checking my book, it says the Blue Ribbon Bakery is now where the Carnation ice cream used to be. Gibson Girl Ice Cream is the one with the large glass elephant that came from Disneyland Paris.

Sherry E
02-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Checking my book, it says the Blue Ribbon Bakery is now where the Carnation ice cream used to be. Gibson Girl Ice Cream is the one with the large glass elephant that came from Disneyland Paris.

Yes, you're right. So IF the ragtime piano playing was, indeed, coming from inside the Carnation parlor and not some other place on Main Street, then they probably removed it from the park completely when they turned it into Blue Ribbon. I know the darn piano with the ragtime music would not have been anywhere else besides Main Street, clearly, but whether or not it was definitely in the old Carnation parlor (which was adjacent to the current Carnation Cafe, and the menu was shared by both places, I think) or some other location is the mystery!

NWTmagic
02-24-2009, 11:23 PM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn253/NWTmagic/S24.jpg

Diznygrl
02-25-2009, 02:00 AM
LOL, you guys are confusing me....AFAIK, the ragtime piano player has always been at Coke Corner...and still is! :confused3 :goodvibes

Sherry E
02-25-2009, 07:04 AM
LOL, you guys are confusing me....AFAIK, the ragtime piano player has always been at Coke Corner...and still is! :confused3 :goodvibes

This is why I posed the question of whether or not anyone remembered the ragtime piano player being in the old Carnation ice cream parlor - to find out where it is or was in the past!:goodvibes I only have a vague memory of it, and couldn't say for sure where I had seen it. I never go into Coke Corner for any reason these days so I wouldn't have seen it in there, but possibly that is where it has always been. Is that where it was back in 1991 and in the '80s? I don't remember. There was another part of Carnation at one time, which is now Blue Ribbon, and my friend did say "ice cream parlor," so I assumed he meant the piano was in Carnation.

PinkBudgie
02-25-2009, 07:44 AM
Ah, that's it! I thought I remember reading about the piano but I couldn't remember where. My book says the Refreshment Corner/Coke Corner has been there since 1955!

lavawalker
02-25-2009, 08:59 AM
I'm pretty sure the ragtime piano has always been at Coke Corner... I'm going next week and hoping to catch someone playing. I know there was a guy that played there for a long time (30 years?) but is now retired.

Sherry E
02-25-2009, 09:44 AM
I'm pretty sure the ragtime piano has always been at Coke Corner... I'm going next week and hoping to catch someone playing. I know there was a guy that played there for a long time (30 years?) but is now retired.

Yes, I think you are right. I was thrown off when my friend said "ice cream parlor," and my mind instantly jumped to the old part of Carnation which is now Blue Ribbon Bakery. I never go into Coke Corner for any reason, and probably have not been in there for years and years and years, so I didn't remember clearly. I will have to make a point of going in there and catching a piano player on the next trip!

TheParsec
03-03-2009, 08:29 PM
BUMP

I love these pictures! I gotta dig out my photos from when I was younger and scan them to post on here!!

Vixen
03-06-2009, 07:52 AM
here i am with cinderella:lovestruc back in 1986 i think


http://i43.tinypic.com/2mdl9af.jpg


and here i am with micky back in 1996

http://i41.tinypic.com/2yypf9j.jpg

PinkBudgie
03-06-2009, 07:59 AM
Those are great! Thanks for posting them. :thumbsup2

bonofreak
03-06-2009, 05:57 PM
here i am with cinderella:lovestruc back in 1986 i think


http://i43.tinypic.com/2mdl9af.jpg


and here i am with micky back in 1996

http://i41.tinypic.com/2yypf9j.jpg

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderella1987.jpg

Here's my DD with the same Cinderella! :)

I liked her shorter sleeved dress in your picture. This one just doesn't look as pretty to me. :rolleyes1

PinkBudgie
03-06-2009, 07:54 PM
Maybe that is her cold weather dress. When I went in Jan. Jasmine and Aladdin had on fancy coats.

Disneyluvr2
03-06-2009, 08:46 PM
You're right PinkBudgie...all the princesses wear jackets when it's cold outside. Not as cute as without the jacket but I guess they have to keep warm too!

Sherwin
03-06-2009, 09:13 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderella1987.jpg

Here's my DD with the same Cinderella! :)

I liked her shorter sleeved dress in your picture. This one just doesn't look as pretty to me. :rolleyes1
I noticed that she has a back up costume. But she sure looks purty with the short sleeves and the long gloves. :lovestruc

Disneyluvr2
03-06-2009, 09:46 PM
You're right PinkBudgie...all the princesses wear jackets when it's cold outside. Not as cute as without the jacket but I guess they have to keep warm too!

bonofreak
03-08-2009, 05:32 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderellall.jpg

Here's that same Cinderella again, this time with my DS and I like this one because you don't see those mice very often! In fact, I can't remember seeing them other than this time back in the 80's! I guess those mice are pretty elusive! :)

PinkBudgie
03-08-2009, 06:44 PM
I don't remember ever seeing a Cinderella mouse! :thumbsup2

mt mommy
03-08-2009, 10:03 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderellall.jpg

Here's that same Cinderella again, this time with my DS and I like this one because you don't see those mice very often! In fact, I can't remember seeing them other than this time back in the 80's! I guess those mice are pretty elusive! :)

I don't know about DLR, but 2 years ago when we were at WDW the mice were there. They were wonderful too, they danced around with my daughter for 10 minutes and we had a great time!

Vixen
03-10-2009, 04:00 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderella1987.jpg

Here's my DD with the same Cinderella! :)

I liked her shorter sleeved dress in your picture. This one just doesn't look as pretty to me. :rolleyes1


OMG!!!! thats crazy!!! it is trhe same cinderella! lol

oooh i like the glasses the lady in the back is wearing...razy how they are back in style!:rotfl2:

bonofreak
03-14-2009, 06:57 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/smallworld68.jpg

Me at IASW; I always seemed to have on some really cool shades :cool1: at Disneyland as a kid! :rotfl2:

Mike_M
03-14-2009, 08:13 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/mullinsmw/MeandMickey-1980.jpg

Back when Mickey still roamed the park - 1980

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/mullinsmw/MeandPooh-1980.jpg

Hanging out with Pooh on the same trip: I'm the one with the A's hat, Pooh is the one with the hunny pot Hat ;) - 1980

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/mullinsmw/andTiggertoo.jpg

A little more recent. DW and I at WDW with Tigger too! - 2001

PinkBudgie
03-14-2009, 09:00 PM
Love all these! Many of my pics from DL childhood are on slides. :sad2:

Sherry E
03-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Love all these! Many of my pics from DL childhood are on slides. :sad2:

I feel your pain about the slides, Pink Budgie. No matter how many photos I actually DO have, I inherited a bunch of my grandmother's slides when she passed (who in the world ever thought slides were a good idea?! And why are they all packed in little wooden boxes??), and there are some I would really like to see in photo format. She had some from Catalina, which I would really love to get actual photos of, and there MAY even be some Disneyland pictures in there somewhere, seeing that DL opened in '55 and I am not sure if my mom went there as a kid. I assume there must be certain advanced photo places these days which are used to dealing with old family photos and old negatives and things, who can somehow make photos out of the slides??? It may cost an arm and a leg, but someone must be able to do it. If we can find water on Mars, then we MUST be able to make photos out of old slides!

PinkBudgie
03-14-2009, 10:53 PM
There are slide and negative scanners. This allows them to be scanned onto your computer which you can then print. My dad keeps saying he wants to get one someday. My parents are the ones who have all the slides. He is an amature photographer and I think at the time they were supposed to be better quality or something. I remember thinking my little flat camera was better because it got real photos back, not slides. ;)

Our slides didn't come wood boxes. We got them in small cardboard boxes of two stacks of slides. They are still in those boxes. Maybe your grandmother bought the wood ones to store them in. :confused3 Just recently Costco advertised a sale on a slide scanner for around $100 so I guess they aren't too terribly expensive. If he ever does get around to this project I'll let you know how it goes. :) In the meantime Lav. Peach and I don't have many childhood pictures to post.

Coppertop_927
03-15-2009, 06:30 PM
This thread is awesome! I'm enjoying everyone's pics and am wondering if my mom has any of my first trip (1988ish). Can't wait to see more!

Vixen
03-16-2009, 09:01 AM
dam i have tyo get my mom to email me my pics so i can post them i have a bunch i have one where tigger is kidnapping me lol:lmao:

bonofreak
03-18-2009, 06:02 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/dumbo.jpg

My Mom, me and my sister on Dumbo in the early 1960's.:dumbo:

GoofyontheHiSeas
03-23-2009, 10:43 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_124.jpg

Sherwin
03-23-2009, 10:46 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/mullinsmw/MeandPooh-1980.jpg

Hanging out with Pooh on the same trip: I'm the one with the A's hat, Pooh is the one with the hunny pot Hat ;) - 1980

Haha, Pooh is so disproportional.

Diznygrl
06-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Ok, I miss this thread. Anyone have any more cool vintage pictures to share? :cool2:

TheParsec
06-06-2009, 10:42 PM
This is Around 1978!...........
Top Picture: Me and My Sister
Bottom Picture: Me and my Dad.


http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc69/theparsec/olddisney1.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc69/theparsec/Olddisney2.jpg

TheParsec
06-06-2009, 10:49 PM
This is around 1988!:

Disneyland Hotel:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc69/theparsec/olddisney3.jpg

Disneyland:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc69/theparsec/olddisney4.jpg

PinkBudgie
06-07-2009, 08:59 AM
Love those pics! I was a kid in the 70's too. I remember those rockets up hig like that. Scary! :)

caligirl stuck in va
06-07-2009, 09:37 AM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/cinderellall.jpg

Here's that same Cinderella again, this time with my DS and I like this one because you don't see those mice very often! In fact, I can't remember seeing them other than this time back in the 80's! I guess those mice are pretty elusive! :)

Check out that line for Star Tours! We stood in that line and it was
S-O-O-O-O-O LONG...and hot in August! I don't think anyone who stood in that line could be against Fastpass!

I love these old pictures - keep 'em coming!:goodvibes

Sherry E
06-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Check out that line for Star Tours! We stood in that line and it was
S-O-O-O-O-O LONG...and hot in August! I don't think anyone who stood in that line could be against Fastpass!

I love these old pictures - keep 'em coming!:goodvibes

I remember when Star Tours first opened in 1987, the line was literally extending all the way out onto the edge of Main Street, or like to where the Partners statue is located. Crazy!

Golfing Goofy
06-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Thanks everyone for posting your photos. It brings back warm and fuzzy memories for me! :goodvibes What a great way to start my morning.

Minuet888
06-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Haha, Pooh is so disproportional.


Pooh's eyes look demonic!! :rotfl2:

cherbear
06-09-2009, 11:28 AM
I love that your dad has a suit coat on in DL!! Sometimes our society these days is just way to casual!

Great picture!

I was going to say the same thing..:rotfl: love it!

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/smallworld68.jpg

Me at IASW; I always seemed to have on some really cool shades :cool1: at Disneyland as a kid! :rotfl2:

us blondes always need sunglasses in the sun...even as kids! I'll have to get some pics from my mom (in the 80's) of me at WDW(sorry, no DL here but will make it there someday!)...always had on sunglasses!

cherbear
06-09-2009, 12:43 PM
1969 or 1970

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_10.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_4-2.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_6-3.jpg

wow, these are incredible for being such old photos!

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/dopey.jpg

Me with Dopey...is that little spot in his hat really where the person was looking out? How on earth did they see a thing? :confused3

Thank you everybody for the great pictures..:worship: I am loving them all! :banana:

wow, if it is, don't know how they'd see! Boy does Dopey look dopey!

I can't seem to get these to upload to my Photobucket, but there are some interesting Disneyland photos (looks like moslty from the Tomorrowland side of the park) from sometime between 1966-1968 or so with my mother and her parents in this post:

http://vanderhoevenopa.blogspot.com/2008/06/happiest-place-on-earth.html

those are great! really, all of these are great!

Here is one from when I was about 8-9.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/GoofyontheHiSeas/Apr04_121.jpg

:laughing: can't believe they did that with those costumes.

This entire thread is awesome!

DisneyFairytale
06-09-2009, 12:46 PM
Those are some pretty insane photos everyone! It's crazy to see how much has changed!

bsusanmb
06-09-2009, 10:45 PM
I love this thread....the pictures are just great. I have to laugh at the strollers! It's fun to see the rides that are no longer there.

Thanks everyone

bonofreak
06-10-2009, 06:41 PM
Pooh's eyes look demonic!! :rotfl2:


http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/crazypooheyes11-4-79.jpg

I took this on Nov. 4, 1979 (that is some random kid's hand, I just thought it looked so cute how he was touching Pooh) but those are the same "demonic", crazy Pooh eyes! :rotfl:

chickyann
06-11-2009, 12:58 AM
1969 or 1970

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_10.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_4-2.jpg


http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/daannzzz/Daannzzz%20Two/Daannzzz%20Three/08_6-3.jpg

Who these photos are amazing quality for back in the day, someone is a great photographer :thumbsup2

chickyann
06-11-2009, 12:59 AM
great thread bonofreak, I'm loving your photos!!!

bonofreak
06-11-2009, 08:43 AM
great thread bonofreak, I'm loving your photos!!!

Thank you very much, Chickyann, :angel: I love all the old pictures, too! :thumbsup2

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/Parade11-4-79.jpg

Here's another one of mine I took Nov. 4, 1979. Wow, these guys are kind of crazy looking too! I guess at the time we didn't realize how these costumes looked! :confused3 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

PinkBudgie
06-11-2009, 08:50 AM
That picture of the people mover on the last page- if you look you can see Inner Space in the background! :lovestruc

daannzzz
06-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Who these photos are amazing quality for back in the day, someone is a great photographer :thumbsup2

They were slides my dad took. We have a lot and after scanning them I could fix some of them up. The ones from 69-70 were all real nice still.

bonofreak
06-16-2009, 06:45 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/MainSt7-29-82.jpg

Believe it or not; I took this in the late afternoon on July 29, 1982. It's unreal to see how there were hardly any people there! :eek:

bonofreak
06-16-2009, 06:47 PM
They were slides my dad took. We have a lot and after scanning them I could fix some of them up. The ones from 69-70 were all real nice still.

I hate to speak for everyone ;) but I'm sure we would all love to see them! :)

Ms. Shuttergirl
06-16-2009, 07:15 PM
I hate to speak for everyone ;) but I'm sure we would all love to see them! :)

I ditto that, please share.

PinkBudgie
06-16-2009, 09:17 PM
I'd love to see that too. Most of the pics of me in 70's and early 80's are in slide form that my dad took. He says he plans to get a slide scanner but it hasn't happened yet.

mnmrmustard
06-22-2009, 11:58 AM
Thank you Bonofreak for putting this together and for everyone who posted. It was very cool to see all of these different pieces of both Disney history and families having fun through the generations :goodvibes

I wish I had something from our 1976 trip to DLR, but sadly they were lost in a move long ago :sad1:

I look forward to seeing more great images posted here as time goes on! :thumbsup2

Finally08
06-22-2009, 04:50 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c105/mullinsmw/MeandMickey-1980.jpg

Back when Mickey still roamed the park - 1980





You know I thought that was the neatest thing about DL! Having only ever been to WDW and only since the mid 90's (I never went as a young child - boohoo), I was so shocked when we went to DL on a whim last November (we were in L.A. for a movie premiere), and Mickey just walked out onto Main Street! All of the fab 5 came out and just started posing for photos. I know they do street greetings in WDW but you would never see Mickey out there, and it's just so different. These characters all just came running out a side door all by their lonesomes...it was awesome.

bonofreak
06-22-2009, 08:14 PM
Thank you Bonofreak for putting this together and for everyone who posted. It was very cool to see all of these different pieces of both Disney history and families having fun through the generations :goodvibes

I wish I had something from our 1976 trip to DLR, but sadly they were lost in a move long ago :sad1:

I look forward to seeing more great images posted here as time goes on! :thumbsup2

Ahh, MNMRMUSTARD; you made my day! :flower3: I debated with myself whether or not I should start this because I thought maybe no one would be interested in my old pictures :confused3 and the thread would quickly die. :eek: But I am so excited every time I see someone post their memories on here. :cheer2: I love seeing each and every one. :banana: So sorry that you lost your pictures! :sad1: That is awful. I have a bunch of Super8 films, I must have them transferred to DVD soon. ;)

bonofreak
06-23-2009, 07:22 AM
My DD with Snow White February 9, 1991.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-9-01.jpg

mnmrmustard
09-24-2009, 09:56 PM
My DD with Snow White February 9, 1991.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-9-01.jpg

Very cool - thank you for continuing to post :-] I've had a busy summer but haven't forgotten about your wonderful thread :goodvibes

PinkBudgie
09-25-2009, 08:10 AM
My DD with Snow White February 9, 1991.

http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r447/bonofreak/2-9-01.jpg

I missed this lastest picture when you put it up. Looking at the date, I see why, that was the before we left for our week long trip.

I just had to say I had a shirt like your DD. I remember that print being very common. :lovestruc

GoofyontheHiSeas
10-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Forgot about this thread. Great memories everyone:thumbsup2

My first trip to DL in ~1955, I am the short one.

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601301_uJzNF-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601266_fTiPD-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601265_gEDje-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601543_RD5tx-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601538_yUgWa-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601512_36NEs-L.jpg

http://fourweeksphotography.smugmug.com/photos/666601515_UPZ8r-L.jpg

Will have to dig through more slides to see what else I can find.

NostalgicDad
10-01-2009, 06:55 AM
Those are great Roger. I love seeing all of these old images. :thumbsup2

PinkBudgie
10-01-2009, 08:29 AM
I like the one with the flag poles. I had heard about them being there but I've never seen a picture before. :thumbsup2

thruthelookinglass19
10-01-2009, 10:24 AM
I might've just wasted a lot of time at work reading through this whole thread! I only have two old photo's scanned in, but I thought I'd share.

The first one is me and my brother with the (as a previous poster said) Demonic Winnie the Pooh. I'm the one in the fabulous blue bucket hat and my brother is the one facing me in the green shirt.

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad176/goldie333/jenniewinnie.jpg

I wish this other one was clearer . . . it is SUCH a great 1980's picture! It's from 1986. I'm 15 here, but look about 12 :lmao:

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad176/goldie333/80sjennie.jpg

mnmrmustard
10-01-2009, 11:31 PM
Great stuff you two! Thank you for posting them for us :goodvibes

SnowWhite09
10-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Ok, the fact that you noticed the stroller too is very strange. I was going to say that picture from 84 sure has an old looking stroller in it. I would have been in high school then and I was just amazed at how old the stroller looked. I don't FEEL like '84 was the olden days! :rotfl:

I remember my sweatshirt now. It was long and I wore it with leggings and it was Mickey Mouse standing by a brick wall. I think it said Mickey down the side too. :thumbsup2

I love these pictures because there is so much in each of them beyond the first glance!

I noticed the stroller too because it reminded so much of the stroller my younger brother had when he was a baby! It is funny the things that you remmember.

1984 certainly wasn't the olden days - feels like just yesterday in fact!

:thumbsup2

SnowWhite09
10-03-2009, 10:30 PM
Thanks everyone for posting such great photos - please keep them coming. I went on my first trip to DL this year (as an adult) so it is great to see some photos of what it looked like when I was a child. I had always wanted to go to DL because when I was about 6 or 7 they used to advertise DL on TV here in Australia and the tea cups and Dumbo rides were on the ad - looked amazing and it is! Sorry this is a little off topic but nostalgic nonetheless!

beautynotbeast
10-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Keep the pictures coming!!! :)

jodeeb
12-17-2009, 01:19 AM
Thank you for posting these. I just sat here and looked through the entire thread. Very interesting to see how many things have changed, but yet so many things are still there. Character transformation is incredible.

deejdigsdis
12-22-2009, 06:09 PM
1976 or 1977.

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy37/dizgirldeej/008-1.jpg

bonofreak
12-22-2009, 06:39 PM
1976 or 1977.

http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy37/dizgirldeej/008-1.jpg

Thanks for posting this, deejdigsdis! I love seeing the clothes from back then!