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Orange Bird Photo Hunt



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Early Disneyland- Dates Unknown

Wonderful color photos sent in by Alfonso Martin who also sent these photos used in an earlier post.

The first photo was taken sometime after 1967 and definitely long before 1982. We see the newer version of Skyway buckets up top. There's a view of Skull Rock which we know was removed to make way for New Fantasyland in 1983

The second photo, taken on the same day, is great because we see the original-style Mickey Floral in the background and the Disneyland letters on top of the turnstyle awnings. 

Notice the chain link fencing in both photos? It's something most people assume Disney would never have used, but they definitly did.



Robin Hood- 1982, 1985, 1988


Robin Hood! What a great character. Great film. You don't see him walking around anymore. Unless of course you go to Tokyo Disneyland.

Wonderful photos. Photo 1 (1985) is from Dan Zuccarelli. Photos 2-3 (1982) and photos 4-5 (1988) are from Shaun Ortolano.



Mickey and Minnie at Magic Kingdom- 1970s

I like to refer to this version of Mickey Mouse as “The Vacation Kingdom Mickey”. At this time he was short, slender, had a heavier widow's peak, pointier ears, and had five fingers. Minnie had similar features and dressed in super cute outfits.

Fantastic photos taken at Magic Kingdom sent to us by Jeffrey Lipack.



Disneyland Kodacolor Prints- 1968

Great finds by Asher Loverdi. Asher shares:

"I didn't take (the photos), nor do I know who did. I found them at a really neat photocentric bookshop/gallery/archive called Ampersand here in Portland, Oregon. My favorite thing about this place is that they have a big box full of random old photos that they sell for 50 cents each! While rummaging through the box a little while ago, to my surprise and excitement, I pulled out 3 sweet vintage Disneyland shots!! The first 2 are stamped June 68 on the back. I've included scans of the date stamps. I'm not sure when the third is from but it's got to be from before '77 because in the background you can see that Monsanto is still sponsoring Adventure Thru Inner Space."

Way to narrow down the date based on evidence in the photo, Asher! This somewhat early Dale costume is super fun. Slightly different head from today and a wierd overlapping neck. The Adventure Thru Inner Space entrance is very slick. Metal letters on a black background. Very nice. The neighboring Mary Blair mural is always fun to see in old pics.

Photos sent by Asher Loverdi