Friday, July 28, 2006

Snow White Exit, October 1969


This photo appealed to me even though it is not from the 50's (and barely from the 60's!). Father and son have just finished riding through Snow White's Adventure (it didn't become a "Scary Adventure" until 1983), and dad looks like he is pointing out some detail on the ride vehicles.

We get a pretty good view of the old mural...I think that the artwork was basically copied from old Disney story books related to the Snow White movie. Anyway, this image takes me back to my own childhood, waiting with my family, slowly getting closer and closer to the loading area, looking at the murals and trying to imagine what I would see once we went into the attraction.

3 comments:

Davelandwebdotcom said...

Another great one—and seeing these old pics showing how the exterior of Fantasyland used to look reminds me how much I actually like the current one better. Does anyone have vintage interior shots of the Dark Rides?

Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey Daveland- interior documentation of the Fantasyland dark rides is rare. I have some park shot slides that are interiors, but I do not think any except for some Small World Interiors. By the way this is a great photo showing the old mural. I think the E-Ticket on Snow Whites ride has more information about this painting.

Tangaroa said...

Actually - Ken Anderson art directed all the original Fantasyland murals...

Dave - I did an exhaustive look at the interiors of the original Snow White on my email group a few months back. Remind me & I'll re-upload the files...