Sunday, August 25, 2013
View From The Top
Guests have taken many photos of the mighty Matterhorn at Disneyland, but few have been able to shoot from the top of the mountain. Today's post shows a selection of photos from this vantage point during the 1960's. The first one is from the National Geographic article on Walt and the park, published in August 1963. The Motor Boat Cruise is visible in the background, weaving through the Autopia's layout.
In this Disney publicity image, the camera takes us over farther into Tomorrowland, with the Subs behind climbers "Hans and Otto."
Two black and white images from the same session:
This one shows the other side of the mountain, giving you a great overhead view of Fantasyland: The Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant, Alice in Wonderland dark ride, Storybook Land, The Teacups in their original location, and the Skyway buckets as they float through the Matterhorn.
Yesterday was a banner day at Daveland, as Willis celebrated his 2nd birthday:
I can assure you that there was nothing left on the plate by the time he was done.
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