Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Disneyland, July 1966

How about a low-key series from the Summer of '66, where the psychedelic Alice in Wonderland attraction seems very appropriate. Who knows what strange "trips" are inside the cave that this particular caterpillar vehicle is about to enter.

The Skyway buckets have gone from round to square...literally. I will always be a fan of the original design.

Our Summer of '66 photographer attempted to get a few underwater shots on his trip through liquid space.

In Tomorrowland, the Flight Circle (visible at left) is about to close for good (sigh).

I'm sure this little Ice Cream Cart did a booming biz during the hot summer months.

Not much happening on the Monorail track in this shot, but the Autopia appears to be plenty busy.

Guests are enjoying the recently opened it's a small world attraction.

This group of guests had no idea what they were signing up for when they got on the canoe; who wants to paddle a canoe in the hot sun?

For all you younguns, that's Cascade Peak soaring above the Rivers of America on the left.

Don't bother looking for it today; it was a victim of budget slashing back in 1998.

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Connie Moreno said...

This was a great set of pics!!!. Love that Tomorrowland view from above.

K. Martinez said...

I love the image of the brand new "it's a small world" showing the canal the underwater conveyance mechanism visible in the back and newly planted flowers.

Rich T. said...

I love that "fresh outta the box" view of Small World, too!

What a great, unusual combo of colors in that Alice shot!

Anonymous said...

I think the Flight Circle was already closed by this time (Sept of '65). Interesting little "race track" going around the inside of the circle. It looks like an attempt to have some sort of use before the Jet Pack people came in during that summer.

Great images.