Thursday, June 28, 2007

Oct. 2, 1956 Pt. 4: Autopia etc.



Just like the futuristic freeways that it was supposed to represent, the Autopia has grown up over the years, too. Here in its early stages, it looks positively quaint, compared to its present day incarnation. From the same Skyway photo voyage, we have yet another shot of the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship. Both of these shots are classic because there are relatively few guests; either this photographer had special access or it was very low attendance day at the park!



Might as well stop at Storybook Land for a few cool views while we’re in the area; here’s a nice establishing shot, other than the flagpole in the middle! The last two shots show Cinderella’s castle, and I’ve included a detail of the small sign on the lower left, which reads: “Dream Castle, Cinderella’s Chateau, French Village.”







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4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

There's a vintage postcard that refer's to Cindarella's Castle as her "Dream Castle", but I didn't know that there was actually a sign with that description.

dreemfinder said...

Best. Pirate. Ship. Shot. EVER!

Chris Merritt said...

wow - I've never seen that sign before.....

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

Awesome Autpoia shot- you can see what looks like orange tree harvesting or demolishing in the background. That's where Harbor Blvd is, right?