Tuesday, July 30, 2013

December 1982: Space Mountain and More

The Storybook December 1982 image from yesterday's post was part of this set, which naturally begins at the Main Street Train Station. How many children patiently waited for their parents to snap a photo in front of the floral Mickey while their hearts were racing to see all of the magic on the other side of the Station?

A Horse-drawn Streetcar drops another batch of guests off at Central Plaza. Note the festive holiday decor on the mane of this horse.

The snow-capped peaks of the Matterhorn stand out on this sunny December day.

Inside the Haunted Mansion, our 1982 photographer violated policy by using a flash in the Haunted Hallway of the Corridor. No complaints here; any vintage indoor dark ride shot is a bonus for me.

Apparently, this photographer was fairly brave, as he managed to take four shots inside of Space Mountain, while it was moving!

I hope you'll all forgive him for using his flash. More to come.

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1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

I remember Space Mountain in it's first years of operation when it had the blue tunnel on the 2nd lift. That was also the time when you could see the ride in action from the indoor queue area. I always thought it wasn't until 1986 with the arrival of George Lucas that they upgraded Space Mountain. I guess my memories are starting to blur.