Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday on the Skyway: Journey Thru The Matterhorn



It may be hard to fathom to a Disneyland guest of today, but at one time, you could actually fly through the Matterhorn. Today's post attempts to simulate what a guest would have seen from their Skyway bucket as they floated from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland.





The next two shots, showing the walkways and racing Matterhorn bobsleds, could not be duplicated today.











I can almost taste that Tuna Boat now as my Skyway bucket floats towards the Fantasyland station!

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7 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

Now that put a lump in my throat!

Chiana_Chat said...

There is an image in my mind still - seems to have always been there - of being in the Skyway and descending towards the holes in that Swiss mountain.

Here's what gets me: in my mind, it looks like a film. An old color film, not magenta-type faded but dirty, in Academy Aperture (1.37:1) complete with the rounded aperture edges. Really. Did I imagine it? Was there such a film?

fuzzhead said...

So different then from how I remember it, with the ice and the howling wind, and the screaming Yeti victims.

Major Pepperidge said...

Chiana, I think there are quite a few examples of old home movies taken from the Skyway.

Photos # 4 and 5 (especially 5) are really amazing! I love how you can see the barely-disguised metal beams in #5.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! That really brings it back...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

JG

HBG2 said...

Great idea for a photo stream! Very special.

DeanneMK said...

Thanks for the pictures, Dave. I faintly remember the Matterhorn this way before the 1978 additions.