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Disneyland's Plaza Pavilion - Tahitian side 1959
Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-12 2:34 pm   Permalink

Here are some photos I just bought of Disneyland's Plaza Pavilion - Tahitian side in 1959.




What's interesting about these shots are the colorful (I assume) shields behind these ladies. One of them reads....
"Tommy Ai...(unreadable) and his Hawaiianaires" There were a lot of folks who played at the park over the years - but I've never heard of this guy - in fact, I thought the Plaza Pavilion was just an eating area - not an area for live entertainment too.



Has anyone out there heard of this guy? Just wondering...

Here's an aerial view of that dining area:
http://www.disneylandpostcards.com/alpavilion.jpg
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BettyBleu
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Posted: 2006-04-12 3:50 pm   Permalink

Great Pics! How funny to see the early view. I worked at the Pavilion/Terrace/Tiki Juice Bar (many, many years after this picture) and we used to take our breaks in the Jungle Cruise boats. I remember the view (or a somewhat altered version of it!! I think the volcano was right where this platform must have been???

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-12 5:03 pm   Permalink

Yes - I think the volcano & tree were in a very close proximity to this photo....
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2006-04-12 8:42 pm   Permalink

Tang-

The building to the right of that sign is the Island Trade Store. Eli's old store. Cool pics!
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Posted: 2006-04-12 10:32 pm   Permalink

Nice!


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-13 06:45 am   Permalink

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On 2006-04-12 20:42, RevBambooBen wrote:
Tang-

The building to the right of that sign is the Island Trade Store. Eli's old store. Cool pics!




Thanks Ben! Now - was the Island Trade Store the isolated hut that had the sign which said "Tikis" on top of it, or was the store incorporated into the Bazaar? I've been wondering, since I'm pretty sure that one photo from Tiki Magazine isn't from Disneyland... Have any more info on that?

So - does anyone out there have any educated guesses as to the identity of the band? This thread has had 127 views, surely one of you Poly Pop audio experts has some idea.... Sabu/BigBro/Kooche I'm looking at you!
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2006-04-13 08:02 am   Permalink


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Thanks Ben! Now - was the Island Trade Store the isolated hut that had the sign which said "Tikis" on top of it, or was the store incorporated into the Bazaar? I've been wondering, since I'm pretty sure that one photo from Tiki Magazine isn't from Disneyland... Have any more info on that?

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It was the Bazaar, before the Bazaar was the Bazaar.(lol) Directly across form the Jungle Cruz. The photo in Tiki Mag was a typo. That was the Island Trade Store in Midway City, Ca. after they left Disneyland.

It's cool to see these photos appear, because I don't have any from the Island Trade Store at Disneyland. I'm sure that there are a few out there in peoples old photo albums. I only have a lot of stories from my Mom and Aunts.
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Posted: 2006-04-13 08:52 am   Permalink

Ask your Mom or Aunt if they knew Jack Schrecengost - he was the manager of the concessionaires at Knott's from 1960 onward, but managed some shops at Disneyland from 1955 - 1960, and I believe I have a photo of him in The Trade Store before it was the Bazaar... But I have to find it!

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Posted: 2006-04-13 5:56 pm   Permalink

Gawd, look at how those ladies are dressed! Can you imagine the stares a woman would get if she walked around Disneyland dressed like that these days?!? I've seen so many of these kinds of pics and it always amazes me how much our world has changed.

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-13 6:23 pm   Permalink

I just did an interview with Harriet Burns, who was with the W.E.D. (i.e. Disneyland design) Model Shop from 1953 to the late 80s. And she used to dress in full gloves and hat when coming to work. In the Model Shop! When I worked there, it was jeans and t-shirts a lot of the time... Ah - the 1950s.....
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Posted: 2006-04-14 12:27 pm   Permalink

I know Mike Scott and the Hawaiianaires that was also a restaurant band from the 50's and 60's, but I don't think their is a link.
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-14 1:27 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the response Virani!

Anyone else out there wanna take a stab at it?
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Posted: 2006-04-14 4:58 pm   Permalink

looking at this tread..reminds me to check my Aunt & Uncle's scrapbooks. they went to DL for their honeymoon. Uncle Pat was really organized... i'm going to snoop around the next time i visit Auntie Velma's.

those ladies are snappy dressers. wonder what their hair looked like after riding the teacups!?


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-04-14 6:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I'd love to see what photos they have...



 
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Posted: 2006-05-22 09:43 am   Permalink

Aloha! I am just back from this really hard job of dog sitting in Hawaii for a month.. It was a dirty job, but somewone had to do it!!!
I hope this is getting to the right thread re: early Disneyland. I laughed and laughed about the womens outfits! Whenever I signed on as crew on a sail boat going to Hwaaii, I had to take along all that stuff in order to have it available if I had to FLY back to CA!!! The flight cost $99. and was 14 hours.. and all of us gals in dresses, hose, hats!! I just say thank you to all those flower children of the 60's that freed us!!!
School was the same.. all these kids that complain becasue of their dress codes in this era, ought to be really grateful!!!

Island Trade Store was in Disneyland at the very beginning in 1955. The main store was in the Bazaar, and took up 2 sections. One was tropical everything from decorations, to jewelry to shell lamps to tikis! The ohter was right across the way, and Dwight Long managed that one with all kinds of costume jewlry until he got his own Cameo Shop on Main Street.
I can't remember the name of the man who started the Bazaar, but he leased the whole area from Disney, and sub-leased to all of us. It was the only shop like that in Disneyland. We paid 25% of our gross recepts as rent! Thatw as pretty high, but we had the highest volume of people there. There were seven shops in the Bazaar: Us, the Guatamalan Weavers, The Mexican Imports (thye also had shop in Frontierland, The Chinese, an Egyptian shop, a Hawaiian clohting shop with neat aloha shirts, and variuos other shops that went in and out of biz, like one that sold ant farms! When these went out of biz, we took over the spots and tried various other themes . Some successful, and some not.
Jack Strenchengost (sp?) was the manager of the Bazaar, and poor Jack never had any friends because of his job! He was the watch dog.. and was always telling someone there what they could and could not do! The biggest problem was to keep us all from stepping on the toes of the guy next door. We all had to do high merchandising and some items could double for other store themes.
The outside pix of island Trade Store was probably one of these extra stores we took over and re-decorated. I was there for only 2 years as manager, but frequently came back. I think Daddy had the shops for five years, and then Disney started not re-newing leases, and the Bazaar lost his and we lost ours by default! Today, I don't think their are any tourist areas shops not owned by Disney.. which is too bad, becasue there is no competition, and lots of items are the same now!
Too bad they didn't invite all old timers back for their reunion, not just the employees! It would have been fun.

Item: Since the Jungle Ride was so popular, most of the guys working on it were college students or pretty smart and lots of them went on to managemnet.
I don't think any one can explain the fun that Disnyland was the first 2 years, until they started tightening up. There was just so much excitment going on.. and everything was s so new!
I hope this reaches the "Thread"!
Lots of Aloha, Auntie Bungy


 
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