Monday, July 23, 2012

55 years ago at Disneyland

This charming footage of Disneyland in 1957 is mind-blowing.

As always, when I see nostalgic footage this good I think about all the things the people in this footage couldn't possibly know. The wars, the disasters, the inventions yet to change their lives. I wonder what would happen if you sat down next to someone on the Jungle Cruise and told them that "in 2001, two buildings that aren't even built yet are going to be destroyed, and the world will change in many ways because of it."


Ashley said...

This is random, but the thing that always strikes me as a big juxtaposition between pop culture and "real life" is that the people who died on 9/11 never saw an iPod. They were released in October 2001. It is amazing to me how thing can seem so far away and so close simultaneously.

Courtney Suzanne said...

You could also say to them "In 2012, this Jungle Cruise ride will be exactly the same as it is today," and they probably wouldn't believe you, either.

There are still some things you can go back to, unchanged. There's a comfort in that, considering how different the world is now.