Friday, November 30, 2012

A Bird's-Eye View, August 1971



I love aerial shots of Disneyland; they give a fantastic overview of the park all at once. In this August 1971 shots, there are a few things that stand out to me.

First, it's wonderful to see the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship still around. What a lovely and lively spot to be in Fantasyland, especially with the Skull Rock Cove area.



Over in Tomorrowland, Space Mountain is still years away. Underneath those canopies is the Tomorrowland Stage.



In this August 1972 shot, you can just barely see it on the left-hand side.



Zooming in for a closer peak. Check out those rainbow colors! The design is reminiscent of the Hollywood Bowl.



This undated construction shot also shows the Tomorrowland Stage. With the Tomorrowland Terrace in existence, the need for this additional stage was somewhat of a waste of space. I doubt that it is missed.



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6 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Man, I love that August 1972 shot, Tomorrowland was so amazing back then.

K. Martinez said...

These aerials are awesome and ditto on that August 1972 shot.

Hannahx2 said...

I was just about to comment on the 1972 photo! Looks like it's a winner. SO much color and I can just imagine it all in motion. Beautiful.

...But It Wasn't Always That Way! said...

Look at those PeopleMover trains backstage! There's so much going on in these photos. I'm salivating.

Rich T. said...

What a great group of photos. That aerial view would make such a great wall poster...

Bearride - Raymond said...

Judging from the era, the undated construction pic is from the time they were readying the stage for Show Me America, with the archway that was installed in the early 70's....
I think :)