Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Matterhorn and Fantasyland Construction

It's April 1962, and there is a lot of construction going on in Fantasyland. I sure wish I knew what it was for...we seem to be back behind Storybookland. For some reason there is a lone Matterhorn bobsled next to the fence in the lower right. Maybe the Fantasyland Autopia was being worked on? That doesn't make much sense, since the Fantasyland Autopia opened in 1959. Please let me know if you have any ideas!


I thought I'd offer a closer look at the mountain, with two daring climbers making their way towards the top! One's almost there....

6 comments:

Katella Gate said...

I miss the climbers as well as the mermaids in the Submarine Lagoon. Just another example of the acoutaneers setting the "background ambiance" to zero to save money?

With the popularity of rock climbing lately, I am surprized Disney hasn't figured out a way to let guests climb to the top of the Matterhorn... for a fee of course.

bearride said...

I think that the Construction walls are to cover up the backstage area of Storybookland. If you look at some of the Fantasyland arials from that time you'll see it there.

Mustard Gold said...

Its more likely this is a shot from around Boatopia. You can see the Tomorrowland rocket on the left side of the Matterhorn so the gondolas in view are heading towards the Fantasyland station, in other words, to the left of Storybook land. Its been a long time i admit, but i do vaguely recall Boatopia (during its limited lifetime) having the same sort of Fantasyland facades. Though now that territory is unusualy theme abiguous.

Shot of the mountain from Alice in Wonderland, pointing towards the old gondola opening.

Tangaroa said...

"Boatopia"????

Major Pepperidge said...

C'mon Tangaroa, don't you remember "Boatopia"?? It was right next to "Malificent's Corn Dog Hut".

Connie Moreno said...

Gee thanks...now I got iced tea all over my monitor...

Malificent's Corn Dog Hut. You NUT!