A fellow going by Matterhorn1959 has started a really stellar new blog, called Stuff from the Park. In it, he posts vintage images from Disneyland (and sometimes other amusement parks) on a nearly daily basis. These images come from vacation slides, mostly, and date from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. In each post he presents a short blurb about the image, with a thumbnail linking to a large version of the picture. The images are gorgeous and give a remarkable view of what the park used to look like.
There are a few tiki-related images so far — two exterior views of the Tahitian Terrace from 1959 (pre-Enchanted Tiki Room), one snapshot of dancers at the Tahitian Terrace show from 1973, and one photo of a tiki and shell fountain at the Marineland of the Pacific park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
This new blog has definitely stoked my Disneyland jones — not that it takes much! Thank goodness we’re going to Disneyland this week… mmmmm, turkey leg.
- Stuff from the Park
- Tahitian Terrace Dancers Dinner Show August 1973 [Stuff from the Park]
- South Seas Shell Fountain and Tikis Marineland of the Pacific July 1963 [Stuff from the Park]
- Tahitian Terrace Restaurant Before the Tiki Room 1959 [Stuff from the Park]
- Loading the Zambezi Miss Jungle Cruise 1959 [Stuff from the Park]