Saturday, October 28, 2006

Submarine Loading Dock, August 1968



Tomorrowland, circa 1968...looks like the photographer is just about to board one of the submarines (while the one in front of it is about to let loose its passengers). I am really looking forward to the return of the submarine attraction...as a kid, there was nothing as exciting as going down the ladder, getting to your seat, and then anxiously staring at the wall (covered in barnacles and the occasional sea star) waiting for the ride to begin. It really was like nothing else!

Another sub is returning from its dangerous journey through liquid space (I don't care if that sea serpent was crosseyed, it scared me!). I loved the use of the waterfall, it looked great if you were standing in line, and when you were on board, it created a mass of bubbles that added to the illusion that you had returned to the surface.

Don't get me started on the peoplemover, I just want it back!

I thought I'd throw in this photo of the sea serpent even though it's not the greatest quality...just for fun! (Sorry for the late post, blogger would not let me update last night...)

6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Major- I like the picture of the Sea Serpent. All the underwater scenes were difficult to take pictures of and he turned out pretty good!

Merlinsguy said...

Hi, I have a photo ca 1957 of Black Bart in Frontierland. I'm happy to share it if you point out where I could send it...via email.

Merlinsguy

Major Pepperidge said...

Hi merlinsguy, I would love to see the photo of Black Bart, I only have a couple of images that include him. Please email it to:

medavey2000 at gmail.com

Obviously use the @ symbol in place of the word "at", and you're good to go. Thanks very much!

Tangaroa said...

No - that's a GREAT shot of the Sea Serpent! Very rare...

Chiana said...

Awww. How cute. But he looks like he's worried. And maybe he's cross-eyed, but no wonder you were scared. Can't trust him. He has a forked tongue.

Anonymous said...

Isn't his name Nessy?