Sunday, March 08, 2009

Disneyland, 1980: Pt. 2

Let’s take a trip aboard the Skyway during Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary, shall we? Shot #1 is shows the Tomorrowland Skyway station directly ahead. In #2, we can see the Skyway buckets floating right through the Matterhorn...another fantastic example of the layering that used to exist in Tomorrowland.

This one was taken right inside the Matterhorn, tinted by the golden glow of the afternoon sun:

On the other side of the Matterhorn, the sun is not so golden:

Down below, the line for the Matterhorn looks mighty long:

And one of the nearby Submarine lagoon with the PeopleMover visible on the left and right side of the frame:

What else is going on in Tomorrowland you ask? How about the All-American College Band, which has been a Disneyland tradition since 1971:

See more vintage Skyway photos at my regular website.


TokyoMagic! said...

In that last pic, you can see the multi-colored menu panels for the Space Place restaurant off in the distance!

Fantastic Skyway pics!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow, look at all the colors on the clothes of the guests! Did I really wear that fashion when I was a teen ager?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW, the clothes of the guests and the "band" are a real trip. I second Matterhorn's comment "Did I really wear that fashion"... According to my old photos, the answer is yes!

I miss the Space Place, nice spot Tokyomagic!

Thufer said...

ahhh the views from the bucket.

Major Pepperidge said...

Fantastic Skyway photos!! Different from the usual downshots of Fantasyland, especially those great views heading through the Matterhorn.

Yellows said...

Great shots from the Park’s best decade. Thanks!

outsidetheberm said...

That third shot from the skyway - with all the golden hues - should be featured on a calendar. Outstanding.

Mike V said...

Wow! What a blast from the past! I was the mellophone player in the first AACB photo. But I still have to ask, what was with all the polyester costumes?
Thanks for a fun memory

Daveland said...

Mike - it was 1980, just after the decade of polyester - that's what one should expect!