Disneyland employee cafeteria, 1961

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11 Responses to “Disneyland employee cafeteria, 1961”

  1. tyger11 says:

    I’m sure it would be much easier to wear the helmet until you get your tray to your table, than to carry it AND the tray. Just take off the helmet when you get to the table. That doesn’t mean it’s NOT staged, but that’s hardly evidence it IS.

  2. sam1148 says:

    Goofy has a bigger head than the astronaut. 

  3. sweetcraspy says:

    It’s likely that the actors aren’t allowed to eat while in costume, for fear of staining it.  

  4. ridernyc says:

    Staged granted I worked there 40 years after this but several reason why this is staged.  Pictures back stage are frowned on. pictures of costumed characters back stage totally not allowed. Characters work in shifts so there are always plenty in the park, you never see that many of them at once.  As stated astronaut helmet, cowboy hat, cape, no one would be wearing that crap while not on stage. The only actor I ever saw wearing anywhere close to his full costume back stage was Tarzan and that’s because his costume was a speedo and make up, you would normally find him sitting alone wearing a robe..  All the rest would usually have their pants on and a t-shirt.

  5. ridernyc says:

    Oh and Goofy still in full costume with head on.  The head they have now with fancy rigging and supports suck, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to wear a more primitive version while on break.

  6. sean says:

    Must be staged. They’re smiling during their downtime.. If you ever knew anyone that worked there as a character you know that is unlikely.

  7. Kyle Jones says:

    It looks as though you could eat through that helmet.. http://www.copicmarker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/oldspacemountaincostumes.jpeg

  8. Charles Cymbor says:

    The InBetween! Doesn’t look that different from when I worked there in 1994.

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