Monday, October 09, 2006

Souvenir Views

I thought I'd share some nice images from two early souvenir slides. These are from the "Treasure Tone" series, and appear to be from early 1956 at the latest (no skyway!).

I can never get enough aerial views of Disneyland, and this bird's-eye view of Tomorrowland is no exception. There's the Wenmac Flight Circle, the Rocket to the Moon show building (which really looks like a throwback to the 1939 New York World's Fair), the Space Bar, and as they say on TV, much much more.

The second picture is an interior of the Nautilus from the much-missed "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" walk-thru attraction. This is Captain Nemo's salon. No, not where he gets his hair done...this is where he does his scientific research, plays Bach on the organ, and generally broods. If I am not mistaken, that organ eventually wound up in the Haunted Mansion. It sure looks like there is a tropical sea outside the portholes, wonder how they achieved that. I'm sure it was a simple effect!


Matterhorn1959 said...

Very nice souvenir views. I do like the early souvenir views as they show images that no tourist would have ever been able to get due to lighting or views from the air.

DisneyDutchman said...

I love the aerial views!! The flags in the Court of Honor were later moved to the entrance of tomorrowland when the astro jets were built. Thanks Major - DD