Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Disneyland, Year 5: August 1960, Pt. 1

Disneyland has now reached its 54th year of operation, so it’s only fitting to commemorate this milestone by celebrating another milestone: Year Five! This series begins in Tomorrowland, where the Moonliner reigns supreme and The Skyway is the transportation of choice to Fantasyland.

In shot #2, a mermaid attempts to lure lusty young guests into the lagoon with a wave of the hand and a pluck on her lyre.

This poor cast member almost seems like he might be stranded in the middle of the lagoon aboard the Nautilus. Or maybe he’s in a trance over the mermaids.

Meanwhile, in other news: for all you Disney collectors looking for some great original vintage posters, you should check out Swann Galleries.

You might be interested in this original 1937 Snow White Poster, or maybe a 1940 Pinocchio poster. The auction is on August 5. Check it out today!

See more vintage & current Tomorrowland photos at my regular website.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I can only assume that the subs weren't operating that day? That one looks very much "under repair", and it isn't at the dock for sure.

I think I will bid on both of those posters; what the heck, it's only $12,000 to $18,000!