Sunday, December 14, 2008

Disneyland in Glorious B&W, Pt. 9

Our 1955 B&W Tour Today begins with the short-lived Phantom Motor Boats. Looking like something out of Gotham City, this problematic attraction was shortlived. The E.P. Ripley & RETLAW 1 can be seen chuggling along in the background. Shot #2 shows the Rocket to the Moon TWA Moonliner in the background, and a lovely "waste" can in the foreground. One can see that Tomorrowland suffered the most when it came to last minute-haste.

These two are trying to figure out this hunk of junk sitting outside the Rocket to the Moon attraction; maybe a detail shot can help!

Of course! It’s a V-2 Rocket Motor. I knew it all the time. That poor lady is barely masking her excitement while that clueless oaf of a husband of hers stares at it intently. See more vintage & current Tomorrowland photos at my regular website.


Major Pepperidge said...

WOW Dave, these are some spectacular photos (who cares if they are black and white)! Phantom Boat images are as scarce as hen's teeth - - in fact, I own seven hen's teeth and only two slides that show the Phantom Boats.

And that rocket picture... GREAT unusual composition. Yesterday's pix were a treat too, what a wonderful bunch!

The Viewliner Limited said...

A V2 Rocket Motor? I quess Walt and Werner got along pretty good. Absolutely "KILLER" Pics.

Katella Gate said...

"Once the rockets go up
who cares where they come down?
That's not my department."
Says Werner Von Braun.

tracysrocket said...

True dawn of the space era stuff. Walt and Wernher were very close. World of Tomorrow, but not at this moment for USA manned missions.