Monday, August 25, 2008

Disneyland - Parking Lot - Circa 1970

A certain future Jungle Skipper brought his fashionable mom to Disneyland a while back.

It appears from the photograph that the old Grand Hotel was still standing.
It was later imploded by Disney.

It also appears that the Disneyland parking lot was still in place.
It was later "improved" by Disney.

As for the plaid pants, thankfully, unlike Disneyland, there are some things in life that you do grow out of.


Namowal said...

Of course I'm biased because I grew up with the old parking lot (and think California Adventure is a dud)... but it seemed to be a graceful complement to Disneyland.
The Disneyland entrance looked so striking in contrast to the empty lot. Now it's lost in a mess of shops and California Adventure distractions.
In the early days I hear a lot of the Imagineers had movie experience, with a good eye for what makes a good "set." I wonder if that's no longer the case.

Mike said...

I agree with you. Disneyland lost something when it became surrounded by Downtown Disney and Disney's California Adventure. The entrance now seems smaller and there is definitely far less contrast now between outside the Main Gate and inside.

I miss the old parking lot.