Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Here's an undated look at Fantasyland (probably 1956-57) looking towards the Skyway Chalet. Matterhorn 1959 had a great photo of it a couple of days ago on his Stuff From The Park blog. The chalet is such a neat building, you'd think that it could be used for something (no character "meet and greets" though).

You can just barely see the large sign that looks like an open story book, advertising the Skyway. Not sure why they needed the sign...all you had to do was look up and see the colorful buckets overhead. Who wouldn't want to ride it?

"The Art of Disneyland" (released for Disneyland's 50th) has a neat image of the preliminary artwork for this Skyway sign. Here's a scan...please don't sue me, Walt Disney Company!


Matterhorn1959 said...

Nice image of the Chalet. I also like how the photographer got the Exit sign from Dumbo in the picture.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to publish a note of thanks...I check out your blog and matterhorn1959's blog every morning from work and you make my day. The Skyway is one of my all time favorite attractions (I've got one of the 1965 cabins hanging in my living room), so I really enjoy when you've got great images. Thanks again for the great work!