Sunday, June 03, 2007

Matterhorn Medley

The medley begins with an undated wacky shot of something you probably don’t see these days; a guy in a tie getting splashed on the Matterhorn. Other than some of the official looking guys with badges and clipboards that seem to be in the park more often these days, like I mentioned yesterday—people rarely dress up to go to DLand anymore. Note Skyway (my favorite round buckets!) and Chicken of the Sea in background.Shot 2 is from August 1960, taken from the Skyway and also includes a nice view of the Yacht Bar and Monorail entrance (Red Monorail peaking in at the right).

June 1965’s shot shows a little bit of action, as the bobsled zips by a cascading waterfall.

Finally, from December 1961, this wire photo shows a Presidential visit by Dwight & Mamie Eisenhower and family, with the Matterhorn fitted with the Christmas star in background. The photo has been heavily retouched (note painted brushstrokes) so that it could be reproduced better for the newspapers.

Here's the caption that accompanied this photo:

(LA6) ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 26—THE EISENHOWERS AT DISNEYLAND—Former President Eisenhower puts an arm around his granddaughter Mary Jean, 6, as his wife, Mamie, right, gets into the spirit of things and leans out of an old-time auto as the Eisenhowers pose for photographers during their visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calf. today. Another Eisenhower granddaughter, Barbara Ann, 12, poses with her grandparents. Her brother, David, is partially visible in background. The children are the son and daughters of Lt. Col. John Eisenhower and his wife, Barbara. (AP Wirephoto)(see AP wire story)(mw31515stf-dah) 1961

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