Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monorail Construction, 1959



This slide, dated June 1959, is most likely showing some last minute construction on the Monorail track, as the official opening day was June 14. I am also throwing in 2 undated bw shots for good measure with a little submarine action in the background:





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5 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

I do love the monorails.

It is something that other theme parks have never quite gotten right.

Major Pepperidge said...

Always love those construction pix, and this one is especially nice!

outsidetheberm said...

Looks like they may be installing the plastic 'drip' awnings that catch stray oil droppings. Neat shot.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great construction shot. I think they are taking down the scaffolding in the shot.

CoxPilot said...

Great pics of the "new" monorail. The photo of the Matterhorn makes me wonder if anyone has photos and history of Tinkerbell. I know the original was an older lady that wanted to do it by her teeth, but they said no, and a harness was used. I also remember guys with bruises that had to catch her at the end of the ride somewhere behind the scenes by the Rivers.