Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1950's Disneyland Gems, Pt. 6

Standing in Central Plaza, Disneyland guests of the 1950s were at the border of Tomorrowland. The gleaming white plastic Monsanto House of the Future is the main focal point of this slide:

MY main point of interest in this image is the entrance to Snow Hill. Walking up the small set of steps, guests could climb a little mound of earth and neck the afternoon away. The Matterhorn would eventually take this spot over and change all of that!

How about this Skyway shot? Taken as the buckets floated over Snow Hill, you can see Tomorrowland ahead (the Autopia, the Space Bar…)

and even get the briefest glimpse of the blue Viewliner and the Tomorrowland Viewliner station:

See more Daveland vintage & current Disneyland Tomorrowland photos at my main website.


K. Martinez said...

The Snow Hill step entrance is cool. So is that aqua colored structure in the background a shaded queue for House of the Future? Or is it something else?

I love the Skyway tower shot. A nice HoJo-less view with beautiful metallic skyway buckets. Really enjoying the 1950's Disneyland gems. Thanks, Dave.

JG said...

It never occurred to me that the HOF predated the Matterhorn, but it makes sense.

Still seems weird to see pics without the Matterhorn, it's so very much the skyline of Disneyland, I can't imagine why they never duplicated it at other parks.