Thursday, July 02, 2015

1950s Skyway Magic

Let's travel back to March 1957 and soar over Fantasyland in one of the original round Skyway buckets. The view is incredible, isn't it? In the distance beyond the waving children you can see the Fantasyland Skyway Station.

Our second image from the same batch takes us over the Mickey Mouse Club Theater, which is where the Pinocchio Dark Ride is currently located.

You can also see the Welch's Grape Juice Stand:

From a different batch of 1950s images, we can see the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship in the background. The Dumbo attraction was moved to this location in 1983 for the Fantasyland remodel.

Our next image is even further away…

but through the miracle of a closeup zoom, we can see the Fantasyland Skyway Station and the gigantic promotional Skyway book that was located in front of it. On the left-hand side the Timothy Mouse statue is visible above the Dumbo attraction in its original location.

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K. Martinez said...

Yes, it is an incredible view and unfortunately it isn't available anymore.

Any image that has Welch's Grape Juice Bar in it is a good one to me. I used to love going there.

What I love most about the last zoom close up is the line of people in the full queue that snakes up the hillside to the Skyway chalet. Very cool.

Fifthrider said...

Beat me to it. That line to the skyway... Wow. Those phone poles, too. I forgot all about how you could see those back then.