Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Before the Fantasyland remodel of 1983, there was no Pinocchio dark ride. Instead, guests could get a nice little blast of AC by ducking into the Fantasyland Theatre. This July 1971 image shows the theatre (through the miracle of "zoom"!) as well as the funky arches over the Teacup attraction.
It looks like Winnie the Pooh was the featured attraction at the Theatre when this photo was taken. Off to the right you can also see the Fantasyland Art Corner:
This May 1973 photo gives a much better view of the Art Corner, along with the bonus of having the Pearly Band from Mary Poppins in it as well:
The Pearly Band also made their way over to the Fantasy Gift Fair.
This August 1975 photo shows yet another retail kiosk, situated between the Carrousel and Mr. Toad/Peter Pan:
Apparently a glut of retail was nothing new to the Pressler era!
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