Friday, October 12, 2012
Early Dark Ride Interior Shots
Dark ride interior shots are soooooo hard to come by. Whenever they pop up, there is usually a frenzy amongst collectors to acquire them. I was fortunate enough to get the three black and white images from approximately 1970. The first two are from the Alice in Wonderland Fantasyland attraction.
What is especially rare about these is that they give a glimpse of what the attraction was like in its original form, before the 1983 Fantasyland remodel occurred.
Here's how the first Tulgey Wood scene appears today:
This flat two-dimensional Cheshire Cat (which appears to have a speaker in its mouth)...
Has given way to this sculpted version:
These two vintage views are of the Captain Hook and Mr. Smee scene from Peter Pan's Flight:
This vintage 1970 photo shows how it looked from the perspective of the guest, complete with the roping from the Pirate Ship Vehicle:
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