This weekend Disneyland bid farewell to an important piece of its history. Since 1958, the popular red and white striped pavilion known as Carnation Plaza Gardens has been the place to go for live musical talent of all kinds. Summertime evenings at the Plaza, aglow with shimmering lights, felt like a "night on the town", with toddlers, teenagers, parents and grandparents whirling together on the dance floor. There are few spots like it in America today that can capture the same atmosphere for such a diverse and ever-changing audience.
|The Disneyland Date Niters, featuring the bouncy, danceable rhythms|
of the Elliott Brothers, were the star attraction during the early years.
|Walt Disney and his wife Lillian swing dance in Anaheim,|