Saturday, May 24, 2008

Short Trip to 1956 Pt. 2

It’s short alright; today is the 2nd and final posting of this 1956 batch. Hold on tight, readers, as we will be running around the park at a purty good clip today! This Adventureland shot just doesn’t seem right without the Dole Whip stand. This poor gal is pooped and can’t go another step; however, properly equipped with a Dole Whip float, she could probably manage at least more one land. Shot #2 is my sorely missed Keelboat, Bertha Mae. Somebody please rescue her from her current sad state of affairs.

Here are two very sad recent shots of Bertha’s companion, the Gullywhumper.

The colorful Skyway Buckets sail over Fantasyland, with the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Tent in the background.

Last but not least, Monstro is blowing off some steam for us:

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great post, thanks Dave! Nice to see Monstro in his correct hue... Nice Fantasyland Shot, cool details on of Casey Jr.

Disneyland has got to do something about the Gullywhumper, it's beyond sad. Are they just going to let her sink and rot into the shoreline?

Major Pepperidge said...

Awesome shot of the Skyway and Pirate ship, a very dynamic colorful view.

I thought that the Bertha Mae was now in the hands of a collector (possibly Richard Kraft?). The Gullywhumper appears to be beyond repair... I'm sure it would be easier to just start with a new boat. Not that that will every happen. :-(

Biblioadonis aka George said... looks like Monstro is going to eat those poor people.


Great shots Dave. I really appreciate when you do the then and now shots.

Rob F said...

It looks like someone's making 16mm home movies on top of that yellow trash can by the lighthouse

Kevin Kidney said...

If that woman is waiting around for the Tiki Room to open, she's got a long wait ahead of her...

Great shots!