Besides “New” Tomorrowland & Nature’s Wonderland, the Devlin family also appeared to be enamored with Storybook Land. Here are a number of shots from June 1969; the first shot from the Skyway is from a different batch that could be from the 1950’s. Storybook has always been one of my favorite Fantasyland attractions; the attention to detail on the buildings and landscaping always blows me away. It’s not hard to get lost in the scale...until a duck appears and blows the illusion! This batch shows some buildings that I don’t even think exist anymore. Here’s the home of the Big Bad Wolf, complete with the rotisserie just waiting for one of the 3 Little Pigs! Compare to what exists today; the little boat is now missing, and the current scene just doesn’t seem to have as many details.
This chapel from Alice’s Village seems to have stayed relatively intact over the years; compare the June 1969 Devlin shot with ones from 1993 & 2005:
Thanks to Daveland reader Rob for IDing this building as Alice’s Cottage.
And probably the most iconic structure from this attraction, Cinderella’s Castle:
...and from 2006:
This windmill from the Devlin collection can be seen at the bottom of the previous 2006 shot:
And here is a closeup contemporary view of the windmill; those crops don’t seem any farther along than they were 40 years before!
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