Nixon and Disneyland: 2 OC Institutions Together at Last, er, Again
Nixon's youngest daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, shared with Decaro--and Daveland--memories of Disneyland and photos the park's executives gave her as a tribute to her father. "Disneyland was a part of our lives," says Eisenhower, who estimates her family visited the park at least once every three to six months between 1961 and 1963. "The major happy feeling that I remember about Orange County was seeing my cousins, which was always tied to a trip to Disneyland." She also comments about meeting Uncle Walt ("He was so kind; really nice and very approachable. He was also a very nice looking man") and Davy Crockett star Fess Parker ("I was in heaven"). One posted photo shows Nixon receiving a key to Disneyland from the-then bearded TV star. Hey, I got sent home for having facial hair when I worked there!
My eyes have now seen everything: Part two includes a photo of Dick Nixon spinning in a tea cup. Certainly there is a joke lost on me there. It's a good thing his many, many political opponents didn't acquire the last black-and-white posted. It shows the future president of the United States in a Snow White's Scary Adventures car named "Dopey." It was probably meant for Bush.