Disneyland Vacation, Circa 1976

16 Aug

When my parents packed up our red Volkswagen bus and drove us down to Anaheim, they could not possibly have known that 31 years later I’d be blogging about it. But man, I wish they could have . . . maybe they would have saved that awesome Mickey Mouse shirt I’m wearing!

I’ve uploaded a handful of photos from that trip to Flickr, including a shot of Tomorrowland Plaza that we think was taken from the Skyway. Or maybe Astro Orbiter? Also, we’re not entirely sure these photos were taken in 1976, so if any Disney geeks out there can confirm or deny that year based on details from the photos, please do.

I love these old pictures of Disneyland, and will admit to the narcissistic joy of seeing my cute little 1970s self, complete with coke-bottle glasses. But the truly embarrassing moment? Realizing that this is also the trip I talked about a couple months back on Mouse Guest Weekly, where I hid in terror through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, terrified from that long first drop (which admittedly is much scarier in Anaheim than Orlando). Given how spooked I was, I thought I’d been 5 or 6 on that trip! But no, based on some family details in the photos I’ve got to be at least 8, but probably closer to 10.

Ahh, the Skyway, the Peoplemover! I shall never grow tired of the tomorrow we dreamed about yesterday.

4 Responses to “Disneyland Vacation, Circa 1976”

  1. sambycat August 16, 2007 at 8:28 pm #

    awesome, totally awesome! now thats how i think of the happiest place on earth! now i promise you, after my move is done, i will search out, scan and send you some of me AND bonus “before”, “during” and “after” shots that involve DL, us and tube socks!!!!

    ps- matt hochberg isn’t sick, he is trying to hide from a certain stalker….

    mongello, everyone!

  2. Eric August 17, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    Tube socks? *rubs hands together evily* Ex-cellent!

    And nothing says admiration like a little stalking.

  3. Hanna August 18, 2007 at 11:35 am #

    Oh my goodness. We packed up OUR VW bus (a white one, though) and drove to Disneyland when I was little.

  4. Kitty-chan August 18, 2007 at 6:55 pm #

    Hanna, that’s awesome, I hope you had fun!

    Lisa and Eric, I don’t even know what to say about the tube socks . . . but lord knows there’s plenty of pictures from the 70s of Lisa and me in totally fashionable attire!

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