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Happy New Year!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Model from the 1962 Disneyland TV show

A bit early, but it’s the last chance I’ll get. Thanks for reading! I’ll leave you with another great post from Stuff from the Park. Not only does he have a fantastic poster from Disneyland, New Year 1962 but there’s also a fantastic photo of the Pirates of the Caribbean model used in the 1965 Disneyland 10th anniversary show.

See you next year!

Santa’s Village, California

Santa's Village

I’d never heard of Santa’s Village… boy, have I been missing out! Thankfully, Jordan Reichek fills me in… and Google helps me find even more crap than I could ever dream of! Apparently, the park opened in 1955 (the same year as Disneyland) or 1957 (depending on what reports you read!) and closed in 1998.

Santa’s Village Lives in Memory.

Update: I’ve also just noticed this fantastic collection of images from Universal City Studios in the 60s and 70s on the same site. It sure was a lot smaller back then, and it looks like that flash flood has been “scaring” visitors for over 25 years! Have a root around further for shots of Knotts Berry Farm and Ghost Town and Will Rogers Park.