well, i'm back in new york and while my week in southern california was all kinds of awesome, there was one thing on my to-do list that just didn't get done: go to disneyland. does that seem weird? i can't help it, i'm kind of obsessed. as someone who grew up less than an hour from the magic kingdom, the iconic amusement park represents all the best parts of the first half of my life. my parents took me to disneyland before i even remember going to disneyland, and once a year my entire family spent an epic evening there (on firemens' night!)--aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, all running amok and hitting as many rides as we possibly could between getting our mouse ears embroidered and eating the most delicious fritters at that new-orleansesque restaurant by the pirates of the caribbean. i had my first kiss on the peoplemover when the peoplemover still existed (while scenes from tron flashed on the surrounding walls) and i watched the sun rise over the matterhorn after spending my high school grad night there. in other words, i fucking love the place and i just (barely) emerged from a black hole of vintage disneyland photo scouring on the internet. the 70s is my absolute favorite disney era and i couldn't help but post these gems from early in the decade. i wish i could say this is the last time i'll subject you to my disneyland fanaticism but that would be a LIE! so i won't.
images via here, here, here, and here