Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hey Disneyland, Who Is This Gibson Girl?

   In researching our upcoming (less than two weeks!) trip to Disneyland, Adam and I have become perplexed by many things.  First of all, why do people sit in single file line on Splash Mountain and side by side on Space Mountain??  This is genuinely freaking me out.  Also, the parade doesn't go through Frontierland???!!!!  What is that??!!  The level of our anxiety is incredible.  We both have been having nightmares about alternate reality Walt Disney World.  
   So, I've been trying to become more familiar with Disneyland in little ways here and there.   While planning all the stuff we want to eat, we started mulling over the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. 

more after the jump...

   This is your standard Disney ice cream shop.  Lots of ice cream cones and sundaes are served here.  What makes this place special is the themeing.  The notorious Gibson Girl of the restaurants name is the ideal woman of the early 20th century...based off of the illustrations of  Charles Dana Gibson. 
   Working in New York at the turn of the century, Gibson saw many beutiful and fashionable ladies who in turn inspired his work.  Over time the Gibson girl evolved from realistic to almost super natural proportions.  Tall and curvy in all the right places...Gibson girls were often shown having a good time.  They were truly modern women.   Hair piled messy on top of their heads, always slightly askew, as was the style.  Wonderful.

   Aren't these girls stunning?  I'm really looking forward to dropping by the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor at Disneyland in a few weeks!  If only to poke around and take pictures of the extensive wonderful themeing!  I can't wait!


  1. I feel the same way about Disneyland! We are going NEXT summer and already I am trying to read and research all I can about the place. It's just enough different to drive me crazy. The other thing I have noticed is the lack of Disneyland update websites. I can get my WDW fix on anytime and know EXACTLY what is going on in the park whenever I want. Maybe I just haven't found the DL websites yet!

  2. I hate to break it to you, but the Gibson Girl ice cream shop is currently closed for renovations:(

  3. Can't wait to hear your thoughs on sitting side by side on Space Mountain - it's much nicer (imo) than the WDW version.