Friday, January 12, 2007

Fantasyland, 1962 & 1964


Today is a quickie post! First up is a nice look at a boatload of unsuspecting Storybook Land guests, about to enter Monstro's gaping maw. This is quite a menacing beginning to what is otherwise such a peaceful and charming attraction...how many small kids are actually frightened by those big teeth? But that is the beauty of Storybook Land ... you are swallowed by a whale, and enter a land of pure fantasy and fairy tale.



Yeah, I know you've seen plenty of photos of this ship. But this one is nice enough, in my opinion! The Chicken of the Sea pirate ship is much-missed, even if it didn't do anything or go anywhere. It was essentially a bit of beautiful ornament for people to enjoy as they walked around Fantasyland (or as they ate their tuna sandwiches).

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image of Monstro. It really shows the old line area, now the line has been moved and the ride is shut down during parades becuase the entrance location is on the parade route. Does not seem like a good design to me...

Katella Gate said...

Actually, it wasn't the teeth so much as Monstro's blue eyeball that was so un-nerving. But the one in Monsanto's Adventure thru Inner Space was much worse because it NEVER blinked.

Debbie V. said...

I actually ate a "tuna burger" or something like that - really just tuna salad on a hamburger bun as I recall.
Thank you for posting these beautiful photos