You might already know that the Alice In Wonderland dark ride was not one of the original 1955 attractions. It didn't open until June 14, 1958, and this photo was taken that very month. I can almost imagine the intoxicating "new ride smell"!
The Alice in Wonderland attraction has one of the most playful and whimsical exteriors of any Disneyland ride. It amazes me that this classic dark ride is unique to Disneyland, for some reason it was never duplicated at any other park. Which is pretty cool! Try to imagine the feeling of winding your way down that twisty ramp (squinting in the bright sunlight after emerging from the relative darkness). I especially loved the way they made it seem as if you might head straight off the edge each time you reached a curve...a simple effect that keeps you feeling a bit off-balance. Just like the whole crazy ride!