Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Disneyland, Summer of '63: The Skyway



This trio of Disneyland Skyway images almost makes you feel as if YOU were floating over the park. Image one shows a Skyway bucket (the original round kind!) cruising by the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fantasyland.

Here, Bucket #2 is inside of the Tomorrowland Skyway Station. Below left are the Astrojets, directly in front is the platform where the Yachtsmen performed, and to the right is the Monorail Station. So much going on!



Last one for today was taken from the ground, facing the opposite way of the previous image. In the background you can see the offices on the right.



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4 comments:

K. Martinez said...

WOW! to the second image. That's my childhood and first visit to Disneyland in the Summer of 1963 right there. Someone asked me the other day if I really do remember that first trip. I do, and I remember sitting on my mother's lap and being held just like this when we rode the round skybuckets. More awsesome black & whites today. Thanks, Dave.

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beachgal said...

In 1963, we used the Sky buckets for smooching! They were one of the last remaining places you could get away with PDA and not have some Disneyland someone getting upset with you!