Friday, August 06, 2010

Today at Disneyland: Summer, Beautiful Summer

After spending the morning at Disney's California Adventure, we headed to Disneyland for a couple of hours.

Gorgeous summer flowers on Main Street U.S.A.:

We visited the latest display in the Disney Gallery:

There's a room filled with amazing original designs for Disneyland, such as this rendering of the interior of the Golden Horseshoe by Sam McKim:

As Sammy McKim, the famed Disney artist had over 60 credits as a child actor, including MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939), LITTLE MEN (1940), and MEN OF BOYS TOWN (1941). He was named a Disney Legend in 1996 and passed on in 2004.

I love that the Golden Horseshoe was meant to look like the interior of the saloon in one of my favorite Doris Day movies, CALAMITY JANE (1953).

Here's one of Eyvind Earle's designs for Fantasyland:

Sleeping Beauty Courtyard as designed by Herb Ryman, and Bruce Bushman drawings of scenes in Fantasyland:

Bushman, incidentally, was the son of silent movie star Francis X. Bushman.

This exhibit is very much worth taking the time to visit.

There's also some great retro merchandise on sale. I love this sign!

Our host today at the Tiki Room was the legendary Maynard:

We hadn't seen Maynard in a couple of years. He is hilarious! For those who want to learn more about Maynard, there are all sorts of videos posted on YouTube.

This part of the Jungle Cruise always looks so inviting on a warm day!

Closed for remodeling until next year!

Disneyland is fun to visit year round and is gorgeous at Christmas, but there's something extra-magical about Disneyland in the summer...


Blogger Irene said...

Every time I walked by the Tiki Room when I was there on Wednesday, I looked for Maynard. I would love to go in when he is there. A few months back he was working Mr. Lincoln. I keep missing him.

Great photos as usual. The weather the past couple of weeks has been perfect for going :)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I wonder if he's the only cast member who works such a wide variety of attractions?

It was just beautiful! Hope to go out there again soon and soak up as much summer there as possible. :)

Best wishes,

9:33 AM  

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