Friday, September 25, 2020


It’s time for the weekend, and what better way to do that than to get on the now non-existent Skyway at Disneyland? In this September 1958 image bucket #38 is soaring into the Fantasyland Skyway Station from Tomorrowland. I’d never really paid any attention to these two rooftop details before:

A closeup view of bucket #38:

Our September 1958 guest also got this shot of the Fantasyland Station:

A detailed view of the building which sadly no longer exists, either.

From May 1957, showing the buckets floating over what is now the Matterhorn:

And another shot of the Fantasyland Station from December 1957:

Hope you have a great weekend!

See more vintage Disneyland Skyway photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

There's something about the symmetry of how these rides were positioned that is unparalleled in Disney today. Today's rides are spaced apart and clearly delineated, never interacting. The way those buckets just clear the mountain of the canal boats is awesome and by design, not accident. I never noticed the doors for the figurines by the celestial clock before. Does anyone know if they actually worked or is it just painted to look like it would?

Daveland said...

Not to mention the movement...there was so much more of that in vintage Disneyland, with the Skyway, the PeopleMover, the Frontierland Pack Mules, Stagecoach, and’s Disneyland suffers without it.

Matthew said...

@Daveland (or simply, Dave) - "today's Disneyland suffers without it." Agree... there is too little of it. @Fifthrider, I do not know for certain, but something tells me if there were figurines inside... I feel as if there would be plenty of photographic evidence... so I would wager no, but that's just my guess.

I was going to mention, like Fifthrider said, "by design, not accident" regarding how this wonderful Swiss chalet was surrounded by pine trees that also doubled as part of the berm and transition from the forest to the Painted Desert on the other side for Nature's Wonderland.

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