Monday, June 02, 2008

Back to the Fair!

It's time for another non-Disneyland day, folks!

Cave Man and Cave Boy are up to something here. Are they enjoying the warmth of a fire? Are they making tools from flint? Or perhaps they are working on their cave blogs? In any case, this scene from Ford's "Magic Skyway" never made it back to California, supposedly because the animatronics were too crude. There's something about that story that doesn't ring true to me, but what do I know?


Regular readers of this blog have seen a similar view to this one (and quite recently, too!), but you're just going to have to suffer through another one. We're on top of the Kodak pavilion looking towards "It's a Small World" and behind that, the "Better Living Center".


If we look the other direction, you can see the Unisphere, the Ford rotunda, the Uniroyal Tire ferris wheel, and part of the T-shaped Port Authority building. To name but a few!

8 comments:

Brian said...

I expression on the father caveman is pretty great.

spajadigit said...

That Tower of the Four Winds is so great. It would be awesome if they would recreate it in one of the parks.

I've heard it's still around. Is that true? And if so, is it in good shape?

Major Pepperidge said...

Spajadigit, the story I've heard is that the Tower of the Four Winds was cut up and the pieces were dumped into the East River after the fair ended. Supposedly the cost of bringing it west to Disneyland would have been prohibitive.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

True beauties of the fair. I love these pictures.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Ha ha...

Or perhaps they are working on their cave blogs?

Funniest. Line. Ever.

jedblau said...

Wonder what ever happened to those cavemen after the fair when they weren't brought to D-land. Were they just thrown away?

spajadigit said...

Wow. Thanks Major!
What a pity.

Dougeebear said...

Just found a fascinating blog that includes a magazine article regarding these very cavemen! Read it (and other Disney-themed articles) here: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/07/26/automated-caveman-gets-a-rear-end-drive/