Then and Now: Bird's Eye View of Disneyland from 1955 and 2014

Then and Now: Bird's Eye View of Disneyland from 1955 and 2014

Today, Southland shared a rare look at the growth of DisneyLand in Anaheim, California from construction site in 1955 to the bustling theme park it is today, in 2014. In the two GIF animations of the park's evolutions (below) you see orange groves turn into the parking lots, carefully landscaped jungles, and the themed buildings that make up "the happiest place on earth".

The first image shows DisneyLand on its opening day, July 17th, 1955 juxtaposed against a modern Google Earth image from this year.

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The second was taken in 1965, ten years after the park first opened its gates against modern satellite images. These photos show more of the context around the park.

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Images: 1955 aerial photo courtesy of the Orange County Archives; circa 1965 aerial photo courtesy of the USC Libraries – Dick Whittington Photography Collection; 2014 imagery from Google Earth.

[Via Nathan Masters @ Southland]

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Daniel Pryce's picture

Really cool

Too bad it has gone down the tubes.