“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought - sometimes it isn’t much, either.” - Walt Disney
I’d seen this type of image done before, usually with placing Walt from a specific location into the same spot in the park - wanted to do something a bit more poetic with it and about ambiance, so used one of my own digital photos and here it is.
That’s the thing about Disneyland, for me - it’s changed a lot over the years since he passed away, but there’s no removing the essence of Walt pretty much stamped all over the place. So, thank you, Walt, for the things you dreamed and built, and what you inspired others to build and dream of afterwards.
“The Progressland Pavilion was designed as a giant carrousel in which the audience would rotate around a central core of scenes, visiting a family as its life-style changed from 1890 through 1920 to 1940 and up to the present. […….] As usual, (Walt) Disney kept closely involved in the show’s design. When his staff worked on a comical 1920’s scene in which lazy, beer-drinking ‘Cousin Orville’ was to sit in a bathtub with his back to the audience, Walt questioned the staging. He turned the tub around to face the audience, took off his shoes and socks, and jumped in. “He’d wiggle his toes, don’t you think?” was Disney’s conclusion. It was another of the subliminal touches that had become a Disney trademark.”
Excerpted from Disneyland: Inside Story by Randy Bright (1987)
I put some of my photos onto iPhone cases. I think that the Matterhorn one is the best! The peoplemover photo is from my parent’s trip to Disneyland in 1978.
The goal here is Minnie Mouse.
In picture #1, I’m wearing a red tank top, black pencil skirt, a black shrug and ears.
In picture #2, I’m wearing a red dress with a black and white polka dotted tshirt rolled up with a belt and ears.
Which do y’all think looks better?
Slash should I wear my red or black shoes?