Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Payoff: 1956 Vintage Disneyland Trio

Finally...for all you vintage Disneyland Geeks you get some images that might stir you up this morning. Here are 3 shots from a batch marked "1956 Vacation" that show Tomorrowland. The first one I believe is a rare interior shot from the 20K Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit, which happened to be an excellent example of recycling by Walt. The 2nd one is from the Kaiser Aluminum exhibit (Thanks, Major!):

This dark image shows the Rocket to the Moon attraction interior. Ready for blast off?

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Major Pepperidge said...

Isn't that second one from the base of the Kaiser Aluminum telescope?

Daveland said...

Major - yes! That makes much more sense! Thanks for the eagle-eye!

Matthew said...

Thanks Major! Thanks Daveland! These images "stir me" which makes me a Disneyland Geek! : )

Well done to both of you... I don't think I've ever seen these images before on the Daveland site... but then again... I know I had my "dark months" where I visited no one. ;-)

I love all three photos but it looks as if the first image has a background painting behind it. I wonder what scene it might have been. There is an obvious mooring line... with moss or seaweed on it and what appears to be a wooden structure. Huh?

Also, this first photo begs a question. Was this part of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit sitting in water... or on concrete?

Always your pal,
Amazon Belle

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are some pretty esoteric stuff.

I would never have guessed the Kaiser pic, and the Rocket to the Moon, just too amazing.

Thank you Dave, and Major P.


Chuck said...

Ditto all above. Thanks, guys - some really neat stuff here. Would love to see the rest of this photographer's vacation.