Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun with Saucers!

This photo displays a possible reason of why the Flying Saucers didn’t make it at Disneyland: low ridership! The biggest reason was the faulty mechanics and inability to get them to work consistently.

Naturally things look much rosier in this staged publicity photo:

Hopefully the “bugs” of yesteryear will be worked out so that Luigi’s Flying Tires in Disney California Adventure’s Radiator Springs can be a hit.

View more vintage Flying Saucer photos on my regular website.


Major Pepperidge said...

So strange to see a single saucer out there on the blue. Where is everybody??

Connie Moreno said...

I am squealing with delight! I LOVE seeing pictures of the Flying Saucers!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh they WERE popular. Long lines and wait times. But breakdowns were frequent and there was no guarantee you'd get on after the long wait. Still the best ride memory of my youth.