Monday, May 12, 2008

Two from June 1960

For some reason I have a LOT of slides from 1960, that must have been some sort of peak year for Disneyland attendance. Or at least Disneyland picture-taking. The opening of the fabulous Matterhorn Bobsleds probably had more than a little to do with the increase. Walt Disney knew something about publicity, and there can't have been too many people who weren't aware of this unique attraction. And the Matterhorn added some welcome thrills to the formerly coasterless park. Here's a neat view as one bobsled is just underway, heading towards the first tunnel into the mountain. Note the mirror image track just on the other side of that stone partition... I've always considered the two track idea to be a stroke of genius! If this picture doesn't make you wish you were on this attraction right now, I don't know what does.

From the same day, here's a familiar view full of color - - and people. The Skyway's wires heading towards the Chalet add a bit of dramatic perspective, and folks to our left are probably watching multiple flying Dumbos, while others rest their weary feet in front of the Pirate Ship.


Viewliner Ltd. said...

WOW. Thats a beauty pic of the Chicken of the Sea ship.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I'll take 1960 slides all long. The mirror track idea was a stroke of genius; it's still a great ride feature today. Super action shot, I've got my seat belt snapped and I'm ready! THANKS!

outsidetheberm said...

Always love the shots where we're actually ON the ride. Thanks!