Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Disneyland, 1957: Tomorrowland

It’s time for another series, readers, and this one takes us to 1957. This is a good batch of photos, but still it would appear that the family was either a little stingy on the photos, or just having such a good time that they forgot to cover certain attractions. The photos aren’t numbered, so I will just organize them in the order that I would guess our intrepid travelers saw the park. I am guessing that our 3 kids wanted to see Tomorrowland first; the promise of a bright new future enticed them first, and who wouldn’t want their picture taken with a Spaceman? Aren’t these kids adorable, and how about those “W” hats—wonder if it stood for “Walt”? Next up is a ride on the Autopia:

One more view of Tomorrowland, and then the family got on the shortlived Viewliner (predecessor to the Monorail) to travel to Fantasyland:

That’s it for today; tomorrow we’ll step out of the Viewliner and visit Fantasyland. See more vintage and current Disneyland photos on my regular website.

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Matterhorn1959 said...

I would say the W stands for Whittier for the town's Little League teams. The poor sister with that haircut. Mom must have cut her hair.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

How absolutely awesome are these pictures of the Viewliner. Black & White, blurred, I don't care, it's the Viewliner. Thanks for making my day Dave.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow these are fantastic! TWO Viewliner images, right there ya got gold. And the rest are really wonderful too, there's something about the photo quality that is very appealing.

outsidetheberm said...

Fun shots! Thank you.

Peter VINCENT said...

Thanks for all the great images in 2007 Dave!
Happy New Year!!

CoxPilot said...

Love the small details. The wood fencing with chain link, the pine tree in tomorrowland and the wooden bench around the tree with the needles fallen around. The Viewliner itself has a feel of a super-Knott's Berry Farm feel, but the cars have the same design (but in miniature) of the soon-to-come Monorail. All the stuff that was built in a rush, and later replaced. Even the ground itself was replaced with that colored goo they used every year. I was lucky to have been there then.