Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chalet & Mine Train, December 1965

It's hard to tell in this closeup view, but the Skyway Chalet in Fantasyland was a pretty huge building! It's quaint details and clever landscaping made it feel perfectly in place. Of course it's still there, apparently used as storage for dusty old equipment. I love the many coats of arms, colorful shields with medieval designs.


Looks like the Mine Train was closed on this day, so things feel kind of deserted. Some of you probably knew that each individual passenger car had its own name ("Cascade Mountain" and "Bear Country" can be seen here). But does anybody know all of the names?

6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great Skyway Chalet photo! I sure miss that attraction. But I do stare at the Chalet on every visit, and yes its hard to tell, but it’s a pretty good sized building. I am glad it’s still there and “untouched” you can still see all those shields and medieval designs.

Hey, what is that board/panel with the circles painted on it, it’s to the left of the door way down low?

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Could it be a ticket receptacle?

Great shots...especially the empty Mine Train scene.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Awesome shot of the Chalet and mine train. As always some real beauties.

Davelandweb said...

Wonderful Chalet shot; SOOOO many times I have thought about climbing the fence to take a photo of it...

Matterhorn1959 said...

The shields painted on the chalet are the crests of cities in Switzerland.

Connie Moreno said...

That first shot is GREAT!