Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Alice in Wonderland, August 1958


The "Alice in Wonderland" attraction did not debut until June 14, 1958. Here's a nice photo of the exterior, taken less than two months after its opening. It was certainly a wonderful addition to the original dark rides...I would rate it as my second favorite (after "Peter Pan"). It's pretty cool the way riders emerge from the interior portion of the attraction, winding through the twisty path, which is high enough to afford a nice view of Fantasyland (especially at night). Then, surprise!; you go inside for one last bit of madness.

5 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Major- I agree as this being one of the best Fantasyland dark rides. And remember the original version was wackier with the upside down room and a crazier Cheshire cat. And just like the original version, the revised version also did not open with the rest of Fantasyland but opened in 1984.

Davelandwebdotcom said...

Very nice shot! Good color, too. Peter Pan is also one of my faves.

Glen Banks said...

This is one of the finest photos EVER of Disneyland! One small point, though. Riders exiting at the top via the long and winding road did NOT go back inside for the final scene. It was not until much later when that addition was made. Maybe it was in 84 but it was certainly not there in the beginning.

Tangaroa said...

Yes -the additional scene was added in the 1983 rehab of Fantasyland...

Chris said...

I love this one. It's frequently a desktop.