Friday, December 19, 2008

Classic B&W, June 1957, Pt. 3

Let's ride the Disneyland Skyway, shall we? Shot #1 makes you feel like you are actually in the cart, reading the warning. Hey you ignoramus! Sit down and quit rocking the cabin! Our first views from the Skyway show the Moonliner in front of the Rocket to the Moon attraction as well as the Tomorrowland Art Corner. Care to buy an animation cel for a song? In shot 2, we are soaring over the area that would eventually become The Matterhorn. In June 1957, this mound of dirt from the earth removed to create the castle moat was known as Holiday Hill.

Once in Fantasyland, we can see Storybook Land and the tip of the Fantasyland Train Station on the right.

Our last Skyway shot is over the top of Mr. Toad and King Arthur’s Carrousel.

See more vintage Skyway photos at my regular website.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Lots of rich detail in these gems! Great views from the Skyway. Another fabulous b & w series. Shot #3 really shows the early east side layout of Fantasyland. Light crowds, my kinda day. Thanks Dave!

Major Pepperidge said...

I wonder if the folks who ran things had the foresight to put that sign inside the Skyway buckets, knowing that there are always dopes in every crowd? Or did they have to add them later? More super nice photos Dave.

Katella Gate said...

Wow, the path leading to the Fantasyland station is only about 10 feet wide! It looks like a cattle chute at the stockyard.

Daveland said...

Tim - On the Autopia pics; I believe the first one may be the Junior or Fantasyland Autopia. I just can't get it to line up with my aerial Tomorrowland Autopia shots.

Mr. Mouse Monthly said...

Look at those huge power transmission towers in the background if the last pic! Not exactly magical.