Friday, January 18, 2008

That Fabulous Monorail! July 1961

We've seen a lot of Monorail photos of the last few years, but this one is exceptionally nice in my opinion. There's something about the combination of elements that all come together to make this a thing of joy! The colorful flags, the Skyway buckets overhead, the Yacht Bar, and bits of the Castle, Matterhorn, and Sub Lagoon...what could be better?

9 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Absolutely Stunning! You are right, it's exceptional, thanks for sharing!

mr wiggins said...

That's a postcard composition if there ever was one!

Many, many thanks for your work. Browsing your blog's archives has brought back to me so many great memories of the Park from the 50's and 60's!

Thufer said...

that has to be one of the better shots i have seen for some time. thank you very much. just ...... amazing feeling in this photo.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow she sure is purty!

Natalie in Wyoming said...

I agree with Mr. Wiggins - it does look like a great postcard! It's also interesting to me how shiny, new and 'high tec' the monorail looks next to those Skyway buckets.

SundayNight said...

Neat to see the Yacht Bar right behind the Monorail.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hi Major, Well, this photo is so nice I've been using it as desktop wallpaper all day. Since I've been staring at it, I have a question.

Where do you think this was taken from?

The only place I could think is from the Monorail station, but that seams off a little? It's almost as if it was taken while standing on one of the Subs or am I just twisted around.

THANKS!!!

Richard Harrison said...

This particular image does take the cake - what a shot!

Major Pepperidge said...

vintage disneyland tickets, I think you might be right, the photo could have been taken from either the loading dock just before you boarded a sub, or maybe they snapped it while they were standing on a sub! Look at my photo from September 1, '07, I can't see any other place it could have been taken from....