Saturday, October 04, 2008

Disneyland in Focus: '59 & The Monorail, Pt. 3

2 more glorious images from June 1959, showing the brand new Monorail speeding over the Submarine Voyage attraction in Tomorrowland.

Last vintage shot of this batch is one of my faves:

This plaque can be found at the Tomorrowland Monorail Station:

Monorail 7, the newest version of the 1959 transportation attraction, has gotten a lot of press for its engineering flaws. However, both Monorail Blue & Red have gone through rigorous testing and are now actually carrying passengers through the park. It is easy to understand that 50 years later, with different rules, regulations, and a 50-year old track, that some problems are going to occur. Just be patient, folks,, as I am sure the bright folks at Disney will (to quote "Project Runway"'s Tim Gunn) "make it work."

See more vintage & current Monorail photos at my regular website. Meanwhile in media-land, “Sleeping Beauty,” the Platinum Edition, will be released on October 7th.

The section of extras on the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama is not to be missed.


Thufer said...

the visual appeal of the new monorail's is impressive. the mono is one of the few attractions which just keep getting better with each new 'MarK'. wow, i sometimes just forget... the park is 53 and she just keeps doing what she does best. sometimes for the worst, but mostly for the better.

Major Pepperidge said...

That photo of the Monorail that is one of your faves is now one of MY faves!

PTA Transit Authority said...

Great monorail shots Dave. I love the new monorails.