Saturday, March 28, 2009
Shuffling of the Flags
Known as the Flags of the Nations, this set of Flags located in Tomorrowland began near the TWA Moonliner in the heart of Tomorrowland, as you can see from this overhead shot of the opening day model located at the Disneyland Opera House.
Another vintage view of the Flags:
Approximately a year after opening, they were moved to the entrance of Tomorrowland to make way for the Flight Circle and Astro Jets:
In this “rerun” photo from December 1956 you can see their new home:
A closeup of the New York flag pole:
Here’s a Spring 1960 shot:
By the time of the “New” Tomorrowland of 1967, this patriotic tribute was a thing of the past. Late addition: as a reader noted, there is a goof on the model; actually a few. Still, I wouldn’t turn it down if Disney offered it to me! For an extremely comprehensive list, you can visit this MousePlanet page: http://www.mouseplanet.com/7609/Golden_Goofs. See more vintage & current Tomorrowland photos at my regular website.