Sunday, May 18, 2008

Photos? On THIS Blog? Yes...it's true

Here is a truly stunning set of photos, mainly because of its compelling and charismatic subject matter...me!

These were all taken sometime around 1977/78. I mean, when was the last time you saw Orville walking around? Just behind my sister and I in one of the photos is the beloved Peoplemover; we probably just stepped out of Inner Space, which we went on about five times per visit. I wonder what was in those little bags we're holding.

I wish...I wish...I wish I had a photo of me in the Circlevision pre-show with all that AT&T stuff and the bank of Disney character phones. My parents used to have to drag me out of there.

Lastly is a shot of chubby little me on a pee-wee lion bumper-car thingee at, I think, Lion Country Safari around 1973/74.

Thanks to my dad for finding these and saving them so I could show my kids that their old man really DID go to Disneyland when he was their age.

More of these to come unless I receive disproportionate protest.



10 comments:

Matt said...

Great photos! It's stuff like this that make people nostalgic for the Park in the first place. I'm so glad my parents took photos of me at Disneyland when I was a kid. I'll have to post mine too.

Major Pepperidge said...

Oh man, I am jealous! I have NO photos of me at the park when I was a kid. These are awesome. I haven't seen you for a while, but it definitely looks like a smaller version of the guy I met!

Please share more of your pix!!

the sister said...

As the sister in photo 1, I object. Ha ha ha ha ha.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Very nice, very cool and very good. Great pics. Appreciated as always.

Chris Merritt said...

Love the Lion Country bumper cars - those were fun -- but the Safari Jeep Ride was better!

Disneyana World said...

Great minds think alike...

I'm working on a post that includes a picture of me as a child at Disney World.

More pictures please!

walterworld said...

Great shots! I agree with Matt who mentioned that shots like these are what fuel the nostalgia bug that so many of us have.

I can recall going through our albums as a child and dwelling on the Disneyland shots, and wishing my dear mom would have taken even more pics than she did...

Thank you for sharing these fond memories of your childhood with us.

Take care---

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Awesome photo’s Jed! You look like one happy camper, well, not so much the one where you are not at Disneyland. I have a 1970 Family photo in front of the castle, I’ve been afraid to show it, but maybe you post will inspire me..…

Thanks for sharing! You have more? Bring 'um on!

Don’t ya remember what was in that bag????

Ps. I loved the phone area too, my parents would leave me there and know I would still be there when they got back, no matter how long they were gone!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Jed--

If you color thos photos black & white, you could make a lot of money selling them to Dave, Matterhorn or Major!

Let the bidding begin!

Davelandweb said...

Excellent mementos - and probably mean quite a bit now so many years later. Thanks for posting!