Saturday, January 10, 2009

Trip to Disneyland: April 1965, Pt. 5



Finishing up our Tomorrowland 2-parter we begin with a nice shot that shows some of the layering that once occurred in Tomorrowland; The Matterhorn, Skyway, Submarine Voyage, and Monorail are all visible in one shot. Just imagine that in 2 years, the PeopleMover would also be added into this mix. Lots of action! Our little Tiki Girl is about to get on the Nautilus and see the enchanted wonders that exist underwater, but not before she snaps a photo of her own.



The Blue Monorail cruises overhead of the subs; it’s nice that today these shots can be duplicated now that the subs and Monorail are both in action together again.



And as a teaser for tomorrow, I’ll leave you at the entrance to Adventureland!



See more vintage & current Tomorrowland photos at my regular website.

9 comments:

Thufer said...

dave,
this set continues to entertain. that top picture is just wonderful and has a real mood. tomorrowland was just that, tomorrow and truly a land on the move.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great series, I think the boy has cracked a smile in that last photo, although it could just be squinting from the sun! Super color on these! Thanks Dave!

Katella Gate said...
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Katella Gate said...

The first picture is neat. If you never noticed (or never knew) the "Submarine Voyage" sign is held up by a reproduction of a navy ship's mast of the period. The crow's nest is enclosed structure at the 10 o'clock position from the loud speakers. The sign itself at the top is in the shape of a period radar antenna.

The vintage Tiki Room sign is also a blast... I always loved the font with the overlapping letters. Today, we think of it as "Tiki Style" (or at least I do) because of its association with this attraction, but I suspect it was a popular casual font of the period.

Notice the close resemblance to the knotted up lettering on "Concentration" from the same period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRwXwRc6qi0

Major Pepperidge said...

The girl might be wearing bright colors, but deep down inside she is a goth.

Davelandweb said...

Concentration; now there's a blast from the past. I used to watch that all the time as a kid.

outsidetheberm said...

Most of you probably know that 'Submarine Voyage sign' was used primarily as a stage. What's interesting is that some of the mid 60s park literature referred to it as the 'Tomorrowland Pylon' when giving show times. That always seemed a little vague.

Katella Gate said...

OutsideTheBirm: Thanks for that valuable information for those who have followed!

I'm a little too young to remember this configuration for Tomorrowland. I never knew that the pylon was used as a stage, but I have noticed the platform, railing and loudspeakers, and thought that maybe it was a "barker" station like the Barker Bird at the Tiki Room.

What exactly did they perform there?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

The Yachtsmen 1965: http://vintagedisneylandtickets.blogspot.com/2008/08/disneylands-happiest-show-on-earth.html