Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tomorrowland, October 1960
I'd like to pay tribute to the Blue Monorail. The Red Monorail is the one that gets all the publicity; the attraction poster, the ribbon cutting...what a show-off! However, in my personal opinion (which is what this blog is all about), I think the Blue Monorail is definitely the cooler of the two. Literally. It's ice blue color makes it look even sleeker as it makes the journey through Tomorrowland and the edges of Fantasyland. Don't you agree? (This is where you can nod your head "yes").
And pardon me while I repeat myself, but the Tomorrowland in these October 1960 photos is so full of energy. In one photo, you have The Skyway, The Monorail, and The Submarine Voyage, with The Matterhorn looming high in the background.
I am divided on the subs; although the gray color is definitely more authentic, the cheerfulness of the current yellow subs is a nice touch that catches your eye and doesn't make the ride seem so drab. Still...there's no division for me as to which version I prefer. The original was a fun blend of kitsch and adventure, whereas the current one just seems like a loud cacophony blaring while video images whiz by.
Enough of my opinions...it's time to leave Tomorrowland and head to other areas of the park, circa October 1960. Stay tuned!
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