Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Disneyland July 1962, Pt. 1

Yet another little series for you, taking you quickly from yesterday to tomorrow. Inside of Fort Wilderness, these little boys are having fun roaming around while their dutiful parents take photos from below.

In this initially unamazing photo, your eyes will first see the Matterhorn.

Zooming in, you can see the gigantic thimble for the Thimble Drome/Flight Circle:

Moving over to the right, the Space Man is making his way through the park. I can only imagine what it must have been like to have your head inside that plastic bubble on a hot Anaheim July day!

Plenty of motion in this photo: Skyway Buckets, a Monorail, and those lovely Gray Submarines!

And if that's not enough fun for you, how about a spin on the Flying Saucers?

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K. Martinez said...

I miss Fort Wilderness, but being a tall dude even when I was young, I always managed to whack my head hard going through one of the too low passage ways.

The zoom-in of the gigantic thimble is fantastic!

Major Pepperidge said...

Seems like very few Saucer photos are taken from that angle (with the Rocket in the background)... great pictures!

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JG said...

Hooray for the Astronaut.

Really enjoying this series, Dave. Thanks for bringing it to light.


Shelby said...

That's a great Saucer picture! It gives a good feel for how big the field was.

Connie Moreno said...

How did I miss this post? NICE! Love the Saucers. You should post that photo of Fort Wilderness on the Bring Back Fort Wilderness Facebook page!