Monday, October 06, 2008

Disneyland in Focus: '59 & The Matterhorn, Pt. 2

As promised, here are some colorful shots of the Matterhorn. These three were taken 10 days after opening, on June 24, 1959.

See more vintage & current Matterhorn photos at my regular website. Meanwhile in media-land, “Sleeping Beauty,” the Platinum Edition, is being released on 10/7, and boy is it a beauty (pun intended)!

The section of extras on the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama is not to be missed. Pick it up on Blu-ray at as well as regular DVD at


Katella Gate said...

I had forgotten how crude and artificial the openings for the sky buckets used to look before they were "fixed" to look more natural.

Major Pepperidge said...

Until Katella Gate mentioned it, I guess the crude openings never registered with me before. But he's right, you can see that they are much rounder in later photos. Interesting!