Saturday, June 08, 2013

1968 Journey Through Storybook Land, Pt. 5



Today is the last installment for the 1968 Storybook Land attraction narration paired with vintage photos:



STRAIGHT AHEAD IS GEPETTO'S VILLAGE. GEPETTO WANTED A SON SO BADLY HE CARVED ONE OUT OF WOOD. THAT'S HIS TOY SHOP DOWN IN FRONT WHERE PINOCCHIO FIRST CAME TO LIFE.



THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH COBBLESTONE AND THERE'S A TINY STREAM FLOWING DOWN FROM THE ALPINE MOUNTAINS...



ON THE HILLSIDE IN FRONT OF US YOU CAN SEE THE CHURCH BELL RINGING IN THE STEEPLE OF THE OLD CHAPEL. SOME SAY THAT PINOCCHIO HIMSELF RINGS THE BELL, BUT YOU MUST LOOK VERY CLOSELY...AND IT TAKES A LOT OF IMAGINATION. (softly to the children) — CAN YOU SEE HIM?



THROUGH THE CAVE ON YOUR LEFT IS NEVER-NEVERLAND—WE CALL IT THAT 'CAUSE WE NEVER, NEVER TAKE YOU THERE. THAT'S WHERE OUR LITTLE BOATS GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.



WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR TRIP THROUGH STORYBOOKLAND AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY/EVENING IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM...

PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL WE COME TO A COMPLETE STOP...THEN STEP BACK THIS WAY AND I WILL HELP YOU TO THE DOCK. PLEASE DON'T STEP ON MY CUSHIONS WHEN YOU LEAVE, AND, IF YOU'VE BEEN TRAILING YOUR HAND IN THE WATER WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR DRY HAND WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BOAT.



THANK YOU AND COME AND SEE US AGAIN REAL SOON!

Hope you enjoyed your tour!

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5 comments:

K. Martinez said...

The Never-Neverland images are cool. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thanks for posting.

Matt said...

Thanks for taking us on this journey - Storybook is one of those attractions which thankfully hasn't changed too much over the years.

A few years ago, I remember going on this with a male guide instead of a woman. He read the narration in a snarky voice - not the same.

CoxPilot said...

The Skyway gondola above the alps seems like part of the display scene. I wonder if the photographer waited for the right moment. All the photos are just as I remembered it.

Thanks for the way-back machine.

TokyoMagic! said...

Great Storybook Land series, Dave! I remember that line in the narration about Never-Neverland from my childhood, but I only remember the entrance to it when it had the green tarp/curtain that hung down blocking the view inside.

Melissa said...

I love the old Storybookland CM costumes. It must have been hard to keep those white aprons crisp and clean, but they looked so pretty.