Sunday, August 26, 2007

Stuck in Tomorrowland



January 1968 is the date of this beauty showing the PeopleMover (rather the no-people PeopleMover in this shot) and the Rocket Jets. For those who prefer their PeopleMover vehicles in Red, here’s a second view:



From the same batch is this interior view of Adventures Thru Inner Space, one of my favorite cheesy extinct attractions.



Leaving the future and going back to the old Tomorrowland, here is one from October 1965 (even if it wasn’t dated, I’d know by the hair that it couldn’t be the new Tomorrowland):



Check out more Tomorrowland photos on my regular website.

8 comments:

Chris said...

More Tomorrowland. This is really making me miss the Peoplemover.

Col.Smeag said...

Wow cool photos I can still remember much of those shots.

TiKiMOOSE said...

I don't know, I have an Aunt Polly who wore her hair like that well into the late 1980's.

Doug McEwan said...

Of course the Flight Circle also tells you it's Classic Tomorrowland, since that colossal waste of a LARGE space was located at the exact spot where the People Mover Loading dock & Rocket Jets were soon to be erected.

Anonymous said...

Love this photo of the flight circle. I worked there at that time. However; I remember that we had put up small display platforms around the circle for the Cox planes in 1962, and they are not in the photo. Are you sure of the date of the pic?

Davelandweb said...

Hey anonymous: The date is what is stamped on the back of the cardboard; doesn't necessarily mean that it was taken the same month/year, but usually people don't wait longer than a few weeks at a time to develop slides. That's as much as I know. Sorry!

Cox Pilot said...

I'm sure you right. It's been a long time, and memories tend to fade. I would love to see more on the flight circle. I worked there from summer of '59 to the end of summer of '65 when the Cox ThimbleDrome finally shut down for the new tomorowland. (Wen-Mac had the contract before Cox, but I didn't work for them.) I also remember that, for a while, they used the circle after us for Jet Pack demonstrations. I've seen short films of it, but never any stills.

Cox Pilot said...

After looking at the tomorrowland photos further, I realized that the photo is "October", that all the chairs around the circle are no longer there, the displays are gone, and is probably the last pic of the circle before demolition. If you look close at the other photos, you can see all the chairs, the circular displays (just inside the fence on poles), and one of my co-workers. (Maybe me). Gone are the days.