Sunday, February 01, 2009

1956 in Glorious Color: Storybook Land



The Skyway may have broken the protective visual wall of the berm, but it sure did provide a means for getting some purty pictures! Here’s a nice overhead of the entrance for Storybook Land, with Monstro ready to swallow up another boat and both Casey Juniors traveling at the same time. At the bottom of the photo, you’ll see the publicity art for all of the different areas within Storybook Land, which had recently opened at the time of this shot.



Here’s a vintage black and white shot of the original art for the “book” seen at the bottom of the previous slide. Just as in real life, this art shows 2 Casey Juniors circling the track. I have always thought it very cool that you can view the wonders of Storybook Land via 2 different modes of transportation.



See more vintage & current Disneyland Storybook photos at my regular website.

6 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love that Storybook Land book that was briefly ono display. That would be the ultimate "poster" art to own! It's probably in a landfill somewhere unfortunately.

ICanHasPixieDust.com DisneyLOL said...

It also shows two people on a handcar. Is it possible to zoom in to see if they are Disney Characters?

Chiana said...

yep Skyway did break the "berm" but there's three points on the other hand. One, people actually tended to keep attention inside the berm on the park and people by themselves, as the photos echo. Secondly it built additional excitement in looking at what there was in the park. Thirdly it was just one of those things that was fun to do. :)

Neat to see the B&W of that book, never seen it so well.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

We never visit that attraction enough on our trips to DL. Must remedy!

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

There are a couple of workers in the first pic. Not often that you'd see actual construction on a working ride today.

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

Great pics, as always, thanks for sharing. Love the B&W Storybook shot.