Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Soaring gracefully over the park, the Skyway attraction offered transportation between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland while providing a scenic rest for weary guests who had been walking all day. Here is a May 1960 shot, taken from one of the buckets as it glided over the Autopia.
Zooming in, this has got to be the best view of the Richfield Eagle in my collection; you can even see his red glaring eyes!
Howzabout those saucer hats with the red ties? This photo shows the easy temptation of Skyway passengers who felt the need to target the guests below on the Alice attraction with spitballs and other assorted ammunition.
By 1965, the round Skyway bucket had been transformed into the square shaped shown here:
Daveland reader Bill H. captured this colorful October 1980 view of the buckets over Fantasyland. Guests still had 14 years left to enjoy this attraction before its removal.
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