Tuesday, March 25, 2008

July 1958

Here are two lonely li'l slides, the sole Disneyland images from a box of assorted travel photos. But they're from 1958, so everything's OK. You won't get any tearful, screaming tantrums from me today! No promises about tomorrow, though...

Rainbow Ridge was a popular subject for shutterbugs, it was hard to resist its colorful faux storefronts. The buildings are crowded on top of each other, resembling Indian cliff dwellings. You can hear tinny piano (I prefer "pie-anny") music comin' from the Saloon, and other assorted sounds coming out of the barber shop. I rarely see an image showing long lines for the Mine Train. I'm guessing that it had a pretty high rider capacity...?


Overlooking the north edge of Fantasyland, we get a pretty nice look at the Fantasyland train station. To the right, you see the Motor Boat Cruise, with the Viewliner track still in place (though I'm not sure the ride was operating at that point).It wouldn't be long until this area was changed drastically with the expansion of Tomorrowland. Fantasyland Station would be removed when "It's a Small World" was built, and Monstro would eventually get a blue tattoo all over his body because tattoos are cool.

5 comments:

Progressland said...

Don't try to pawn your lack of Viewliner-in-photo on the train's removal--it operated until September 15! (1958.) But why does it look like there are four different costumes at the Storybook Land dock?

Major Pepperidge said...

Ha, I was too lazy to look up the date of the Viewliner's closing, I admit it!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

A Viewliner track with no Viewliner. What is the world coming to. Fantastic pictures.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Cool set of photo's! Monstro doesn’t seem as big anymore? Is he hiding in the cave more than he used to? Maybe be is ashamed of his tattoo!!!

Nice post combo THANKS!!!

spajadigit said...

Boy, Rainbow Ridge looks like a place I would still like to visit!