Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gems from 1959: Tomorrowland



Continuing with the set of images I introduced last week come these gems from Tomorrowland. I always love seeing photos of the Spaceman and Spacegirl. Standing by the Tomorrowland Skyway Station, these two young boys seem thrilled to be able to pose with these futuristic characters.

Next up are two from the Autopia, where kids could pretend to be adults and drive a car around the paved roads of Tomorrowland.





For 1959, this photo captures most of the major new attractions: The Matterhorn, The Submarine Voyage, and The Monorail (well, the track at least!). Visible on the left is the Yacht Bar.



For those wanting a better shot of The Yacht Bar, thanks to the Franklyn Taylor collection, your dream can come true!



Gotta' zoom in to see what's going on inside:



Last one for today shows the Triton Submarine:



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3 comments:

K. Martinez said...

All beautful images today. I love the open views in the Autopia pics. I remember when it looked like that.

The dramatic view of the monorail track sweeping over the Submarine Lagoon seems to have diminished with the reconfiguration of the lagoon for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. It just doesn't have the same visual impact with a smaller lagoon footprint.

Anonymous said...

That Yacht Bar pic is the best! Space couple are neat. I don’t remember seeing the “Disneyland” embroidery on Space Girl’s dress before.

Major Pepperidge said...

These are fantastic!