Sunday, June 20, 2010

Disneyland Hotel Tahitian Terrace 2.0 - Part 4

We explored some beautiful tiki architectural renderings in Part 3, now let's take a look at the actual buildings and structures that ended up being built in Adventureland in Disneyland, California.

All of today's photos are courtesy of Daveland Blog, a wonderful Disneyland blog.

The first few pictures are dated July 18, 1955 (the second day Disneyland was open). At that time, the restaurant was called the Adventureland Pavilion.

If you look closely, you can see the Victorian architecture at the top of the building that fronted the other side of the restaurant. The restaurant on the other side was called the Plaza Pavilion and was located along Main Street.

Note the ornamental head piece at the end of the header beam, it matches the original conceptual artwork.

It looks like these last 4 pictures are from a different photographer. The colors are beautiful.

It was a different time back then. Look how well this lady is dressed for a day at Disneyland. Today, in that same picture you would see shorts, t-shirt and flip flops.

Here's a great example of how the Disney Imagineers incorporated the Victorian themed Plaza Pavilion and the exotic Adventureland Pavilion into the same structure.

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