Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Phantoms in Fantasyland
This aerial shot from the Skyway at Disneyland shows the very short-lived but extremely cool looking Phantom Boats.
Looking like something out of Batman, they were gone for good by the summer of '56.
As a follow-up to yesterday's post, I asked my brother (the one with the Polaroid camera around his neck) if he still had any photos that he had shot that day in December 1970. Here are the two that he dug up:
Here are two previously posted shots taken at the same time by my mom and my other brother:
Yes, that's me with the Big Bad Wolf. Even at that age, I was hanging out with shady characters.
And the accompanying shots that my other brother and mom shot:
And last, but definitely not least, yesterday Disney released this concept rendering of what the Rivers of America will look like when finished. I actually like it. The water features look cool, I see the Keel Boat, the non-Burning Cabin, the waving Indian, and the Indian settlement. While I hate that the journey has been shortened, if the real thing looks like this rendering, then I will still be pretty happy.
More Phantom Boat photos at my main website.
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