It's FLASHBACK FRIDAY!
Time to go back in time thanks to fun old family photos of days gone by. Growing up in Southern California, Disneyland was a popular destination for our family. Sometimes we were there just the four of us, other times with extended family members. Oftentimes my brother and I would get to go for school or church incentives, or as awards for a successful sports season with the teams we played on. Trips with friends, or friends families were often the case as well, and as we became teenagers, the park was a popular destination to hang out.
Here's a look at Fantasyland in May 1966. Standing in front of the Chicken of the Sea Restaurant is my grandmother (with light blue sweater on her shoulders) and my great-grandparents who were visiting CA from their home in Norway. My mother and aunt were about to graduate from high school, and so they came over for an extended 2 month stay. While in Southern California they also got to experience the San Diego Zoo, Knott's Berry Farm, Descanso Gardens, the Huntington Library and Gardens and many other local area attractions. But Disneyland was definitely a favorite! Sadly the "Chicken of the Sea" sailed off to "Yesterland" with the 1982-83 total redo of Fantasyland bringing about "New Fantasyland", but the memories of that fun little "Peter Pan" inspired restaurant lives on in old photos such as this one.