April 30, 2008
A Taste of the Tropics
Take a look at this image from a 1957 Disneyland Guidebook. Leaving it as large as I can so you can see the retro coolness of the graphics and the wording. America's love affair with Hawaii was in full bloom, fueling the passion- and it is reflected in the lei, tiki torch, and the mention of Polynesia. The addition of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room was still years away, but that didn't stop us from dreaming of islands far off and tiki bars nearby!