SUMMARY: Photos from last November--and 1959ish. (No dogs or agility in this whole post.)
I finally posted alllllll the photos from my November 2009 trip to Disneyland. (Well--I pared out more than half and posted the better ones.) If you'd like to see what I found interesting and photo-worthy, you can view them here, conveniently divided into days or portions of days so that you don't have to look at them all at once. BUT WAIT--there's more! (Or less:)
Here's the running theme: It occurred to me last autumn that I had some old Viewmaster slide sets of Disneyland from when I was a kid, so I dug them out before our trip, snapped [very fuzzy] photos of all 63 images, printed thumnails of them all, and then tried to recreate the photos from the exact spot in 2009.
The actual dates of the Viewmaster photos isn't clear; one of the three packets (Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, and Frontierland) says copyright 1955. However, the monorail and the Matterhorn feature prominently throughout, and those weren't open until 1958 or 1959. We went to Disneyland in 1960 or 1961, and I believe got the viewmaster sets at about that time. So I'm guessing 1959, for a convenient 40-year difference.
I have finally posted both the 1959 viewmaster and 2009 photos, with commentary, here. I think you might enjoy the differences and similarities, especially if you're a Disneyland fan. For example:
Beaver dam and lodge, 1959:
Beaver dam and lodge, 2009--yuck! Looks nothing like the real thing. Sigh.