I have been to the Disneyland Resort in California once, but I don’t remember buying this large beach towel when there. It’s more likely I picked it up in the now-defunct Disney Store chain where liquidated Theme Park merchandise was sold.
It’s never been to the beach. It’s never been displayed or draped over a couch. It’s been stuffed in a drawer for years, as the creases in the photos attest:
I love this blocky style of artwork! Rendering the iconic Park attractions in simplistic imagery is always pleasing to the eye.
In the center of the towel is Sleeping Beauty Castle with the Partner’s Statue out of place in front of it. This statue should be several hundred yards away in the Hub. But who’s complaining? Have at it, Artistic License!
And of course, there has to be fireworks!
To the left of the Castle is the Matterhorn Mountain with the Disney Train chugging along right in front of it. Again, this doesn’t happen in the actual Park, as the mountain is nearer the center of the Park, well away from the outer berm where the train runs.
To the right of the Castle is a quick depiction from Disney’s California Adventure along with the Monorail. More imagery from DCA can be seen closer to the center of the towel just behind the Castle.
Although branded as Disney Parks merchandise, it’s pretty obvious this towel would only have been sold in Disneyland. It is 100% Cotton and was Made in Brazil.
Maybe the next time I go to the beach, I’ll take this towel along and wrap myself in Disney nostalgia!