Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Disneyland June 1961 In Living Color, Pt. 3



Today, you can travel from the Wild Frontiers of 1961 to the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow of 1961. At Disneyland, you can have it your way, whether it be by The Mark Twain...

or a rustic raft piloted by Huck Finn himself...



or perhaps a Keelboat or The Columbia:



Or perhaps you are one of those newfangled kind of people that enjoys the sleek yellow Monorail:



Don’t even think about getting in line without an “E” Ticket!





What a gorgeous, uncluttered entrance. Welcome to Tomorrow indeed!



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8 comments:

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Really like the monorail shots as well as the Gestapo uniform.

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow...beautiful shots, Dave!

It's interesting to see the Clock of the World shot from the Tomorrowland side looking towards the Plaza.

Disney On Parole said...

Uncluttered Entrance indeed!!!
imagine how many more people would have a great view of Tinkerbell and the fireworks each night if it looked like this again!

Connie Moreno said...

Holy cow, these are incredible!

Major Pepperidge said...

These are all real beauties, especially that amazing shot with the Monorail, the sign, the cast member in that great costume, and the Yacht Bar. The Clock of the World photo is exceptional too.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Stunning set... Not the usual tourist shots, Clock of the World shot is really weird, almost never photographed from that side - neato! Thanks Dave!

CoxPilot said...

Clang-clang-cla-clang---clang-clang! I can hear the flag poles sing to me now. A view I saw, and sounds I heard, on a daily basis.

Not only are these great shots, but the tone of your blog has taken a pleasant turn. I like it.

Thanks Dave

Katella Gate said...

Yes, the back side of the World Clock is odd, perhaps they liked the composition better with nothing behind it but the corridor of flags... or perhaps they came into Tomorrowland by way of the Fantasyland path and left by the main entrance. The world may never know.

Also, perfect shot of Monorail Yellow approaching the terminal. Notice the "S" curve in the track. I'm sure this was done so that as the Monorail approached and EVERYBODY was looking at it, the vehicle "fishtailed" to catch the sun and look more dynamic. Folks, it's that kind of planning that makes Disneyland the Queen of Amusement Parks.

Unfortunatey, the radius of the turns looks very tight. I suspect when the larger trains were enplaced, the "S" Turn had to be straightened out or the train would hang up on the track.