Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Storybook Land, July 1958

The person who took this 1958 photograph seemd to be aiming at nothing in particular, though he/she captured quite a lot anyway. Over Monstro's shining back you can see Casey Junior chugging along beside the canals of Storybook Land. Just above that is the whimsical little Fantasyland Station (passenger train just departing), and to the right you can see the Motor Boat Cruise.

You also get a good look at rural Anaheim, though there appears to be some developments that weren't there in 1955. The 5 Freeway can be seen as well, looking itty-bitty compared to today's huge roadway.


Matterhorn1959 said...

For a mistake this is quite a nice shot. I would think the photographer was aiming at something scenic and did not take into account the forward movement of the sky bucket and that is why this shot seems unfocused. Still a lot of activity and view was captured.

DisneyDutchman said...

Another Great Pic Major!! Did you notice the Viewliner trestle and track just to the left of the Motorboat Station. Just to the right of this Pic would be the Fantasyland Viewliner Station. Another view of this area was posted by Matterhorn on March 20. Its a B/W that includes a rare glimpse of the Fantasyland Viewliner Station. WOW!! DD