• Early Space Bar

    What was once conceived on the drawing board as “Stratosnak” had become the “Space Bar.” This was an ad placed in local newspapers before the park opened showing the new “Space Bar” in Tomorrowland (courtesy of disneyfoodblog) This is a model showing Disneyland on opening day. You can see the blue and pink table shades in front of the […]

  • 1958 Newspaper Ad

    On June 17, 1958 the local newspapers ran this Disneyland ad. “WEIGH ANCHOR, COLUMBIA” With that cry you begin an exhilarating adventure aboard this three-masted fully rigged 1790 sailing ship as you cruise Frontierland’s Rivers of America. Your cannons “BOOM!” at Fort Wilderness and at hostile Indian Villages along the rugged shore. Stand before the […]

  • Tomorrowland Aerial 1955

    It’s the beginning of Tomorrowland! Here you can see “Flag of the Nations” star where the Astro Jets would land in March 1956. In the center is “Hobbyland” which opened on September 4, 1955. There you could watch radio controlled boats race in the dark ring (filled with water) or watch tethered gas powered model airplanes […]