|By Keith Mahne|
We have some wonderful, vintage family photos of Disneyland from 1968 to share with you today! These beautiful family photos are a fantastic look back at Disneyland and a big THANK YOU goes out to Wendy Kruger for sharing these amazing family photos with Disney Avenue. Let's take a look at these great pictures after the page break...
Here is the backstory from Wendy on the photos:
They were taken in 1968. It is a family vacation including my one brother, Brian, and two sisters, Michelle and Kerry. We drove to Disneyland from Las Vegas, Nevada, where we had been living. Also in the photos are my mom, Grandma, and even my dad in the one Mad Tea Party photo. (He was a little gruff, so I love seeing that even a macho man can have fun at Disneyland!) The only person not pictured is ME. I wasn't even 1, and my mom was old school about bringing babies to Disneyland. :)
I think what I like most about these photos is seeing how Disneyland has stayed relatively unchanged in the past 45+ years. But the one thing that has changed is how people dress when they go to the park. I love seeing the guests in their dresses, my mom and Grandma included. My daughter and I have such sentimentality about Disneyland, so it meant so much for me to find these photos. We like looking at them and comparing them to today, and then getting homesick all over again. It really is a special place!!
Once again, I'd like to say thank you to Wendy for sharing her family memories with us; these wonderful photos of Disneyland in 1968 are amazing!
If you have old family photos of Disneyland or Walt Disney World that you'd like to share, please feel free to contact me as I'd love to display them here on Disney Avenue! Here's one of me and Pluto at WDW's Tomorrowland in 1989...
Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true every day.
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