Friday, January 28, 2011

Vintage Snapshots! - The Streets of Birthdayland

We have visited the locales of Mickey's Birthdayland quite a few times here at 2719 Hyperion, most recently showcasing Mickey's automobile in a recent Vintage Snapshot!  These two photographs highlight street signs that identified the various avenues of Birthdayland's Duckburg setting.  Of particular note is Hyperion Boulevard for obvious reasons.  If memory serves, there was also a sign that identified the corner of Barks and Nash, paying homage to comic book legend Carl Barks and longtime Donald Duck voice artist Clarance Nash.

Mickey's Birthdayland was hastily constructed in 1988 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of Mickey Mouse.  It evolved into Mickey's Starland, and then after an extensive reconstruction, into Mickey's Toontown Fair.