Monday, July 16, 2018

80s Flashback: Fantasyland, Pt. 1



I believe that the original Sleeping Beauty Diorama was gone at the point this 1980s photo was taken, having been replaced with the "Barbie Doll" version in 1977.



A contemporary comparison view:



The entrance to Tomorrowland behind the Castle then…



and now, minus the germanic art above the portal:



Back to the 80s:



A closeup of the Ford pickup truck bumper sticker which says "Quality is Contagious."



More random Fantasyland views:





Closing in you can see some Cinderella figurines:



A view of the King Arthur Carrousel shot near the entrance to the Snow White attraction:





A zoom-in view reveals Captain Hook and signage for the Castle Christmas Shop:



Exterior Castle views:





This is probably one of my favorites from the set: no people and a great view of the back of the Castle that includes the Sword in the Stone:



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Friday, July 13, 2018

Futurama Friday, Pt. 1



I know very little about these amazing images, other than the seller said that they were from the estate of a man who worked on the design/build of the Kelvinator "Atoms For Living" kitchen at Disneyland's Monsanto House of the Future. Images one and two appear to be color renderings of the kitchen area.



These next three black and white images look like they were shot during the construction phase.



The Monsanto House of the Future is one of those cult-like kitschy pieces of vintage Disneyland. People love hearing the story about how the wrecking ball bounced off of the home's exterior when Disney attempted to tear it down to make way for a "new" Tomorrowland.





A model poses in a very bare kitchen.



Come back again next week to see what the kitchen looks like with props!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

80s Flashback: Storybook Land Pt. 2



This morning it's back to Storybook Land, circa the 1980s. Let's zoom in a bit for a better look at Gepetto's Village. How many previously unnoticed details can you see?



Views of two of the windmills that were featured in the 1937 Silly Symphony, "The Old Mill."





Last one for today shows Alice's Village...as in Alice in Wonderland.



Just read the sign if you don't believe me!



A functioning water wheel. Wow!



A contemporary shot from dusk:



Still more 80s magic to come!

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