Monday, December 04, 2006

Astro Jets, September 1958

The thrilling Astro Jets are approaching warp speed, and the poor astronauts are almost crushed by the increasing centrifugal forces! This is a neat angle taken from the Skyway, there's lots going on. In the background you see the moon rocket, the flight circle, and the awnings of Hobbyland. I never knew that the Hobbyland souvenir stands extended past the area that would eventually contain the Flying Saucers. In the upper right...the Art Corner.

I like the colorful checkerboard shades that were used around the park back in those days, you even see them around the Disneyland Hotel pool. And you get a glimpse "backstage", with parked cars and buildings.


Matterhorn1959 said...

A very unusual angle. I think part of the shading seen behind Hobby Circle was for guests sitting and watching the show.

DisneyDutchman said...

Great early pic Major!! You can just make out the 'Thimble' of the Thimble Drome Flight Circle. Wasn't the Art Corner on the end of the 'Northern Tomorrowland Building'. I believe from that angle we are looking at the end of the 'Southern Tomorrowland Building'. DD