Some time ago, we wrote about a rather amazing phenomenon from Walt Disney World’s past: the tearoom fashion modeling trend found at Lake Buena Vista in the 1970s. But even before the Lake Buena Vista Village was constructed, these swanky luncheons were taking place at the Polynesian Village Resort.
In August of 1972, The Eyes & Ears of Walt Disney World profiled the resort’s Sign and Pictorial Shop. Located in the North Service Area, near the Magic Kingdom, this shop provided handcrafted signs and artwork for a variety of Walt Disney World facilities. And look what they were working on:
Yes, ladies, you too can witness the latest in island fashions from Polynesian Princess daily from noon ’til two! How much would I love a poster of that sign? So, so much.
Not as much as I’d like this one, though:
Why yes, that’s a sign for the Eastern Winds – the fabled Chinese junk once moored at the Polynesian Resort’s dock. As the most exotic craft on the Seven Seas Lagoon, the Eastern Winds provided the perfect locale for late-night cocktail cruises and the most spectacular viewing location for the Electrical Water Pageant or the Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks.