Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sunday Mélange

Ya gots three images today for your viewing pleasure...come one, come all!

First up, a nice vintage shot of the good ol' Pirate Ship. I don't know about you, but I'm not tired of looking at it yet. It appears very fresh and shiny here...check out the attention to detail! Hard to believe that someday it would fall victim to the wrecking ball.


Here's Cascade Peak, with the little Mine Train about to pass beneath Big Thunder Falls...giving guests another view of the "back side of water"! I can just make out the pointy tips of the big horn sheep on top of the peak, not to mention the pointy tips of the Mark Twain's stacks in the distance.


And last but not least, it's the Clock of the World in front of CirCARama (supposedly the emphasis was on "car"). Looks like a case of "June gloom" in this 1956 image. You can see that American Motors sponsored "America The Beautiful" back then...Bell Systems took over in June, 1960. I seem to recall seeing part of one of the old "America the Beautiful" films on "Vault Disney" years ago (just the forward-facing camera, of course)...it sure would be great if someday we could get the different films that appeared over the years on a DVD, restored and pristine. Unlikely, but great.

3 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Major: I am right there with you - always love seeing a good Chicken of the Sea shot. Also - on your Cascade Peak shot, looks like a July 4 bunting/decorative stripe on the train perhaps?

Major Pepperidge said...

That could be 4th o'July bunting Dave...this was a weird slide, almost as if it had been mounted by hand. It was cut irregularly, and of course was undated.

Matterhorn1959 said...

I think the lady in the top photo appears to be wearing a tour guide button or something. And it looks like she is holding a 1958 or 1959 guidbook, but it is hard to tell.

Maybe the bunting on the Nature's Wonderland image is from the opening day of the attraction in 1960?

The final shot has great composition with both the large nuclear symbol on the building and the time clock of the world.