Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Matterhorn, June 1969

OOPS, forgot to press the little orange "publish" button this morning! Sorry this is a bit late.

Here are a couple of nice photos of the Matterhorn, taken in 1969. Today's "Fun Fact", Apollo 11 would blast off just a month later and land on our moon, cleverly named "the moon". Or was it really just a hoax? Nope, it really happened. There, that should put an end to that nonsense once an for all!

But I digress. It must have been a chilly year, look at all the snow that has accumulated on the mountain since the early days! The Skybuckets are rectangular, and more roomy. Their cheerful primary colors looked great, although I did love those metal buckets from before.


Now another view from the opposite side, with the lagoon (boiling mysteriously, as always). The waterfalls add so much to this attraction as a visual element, adding movement and sound... the thing is just fun to look at!

6 comments:

james said...

Look mom, no lines!...oops,ride must be broken.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Wow these pictures are great.

g said...

Scrubbing bubbles keep subs scrubbed!

Gn2Dlnd said...

^ er, that's gn2dlnd, not "g,' g.

spajadigit said...

Wow- that's a year before I was born! Yay. Seriously, did you know there's a kid sized indentation just to the left in that second picture there? I remember being able to lean up against it when I was younger and watch the people (and the line) move past. What memories.

I was just there a few days ago and it sadly doesn't fit me any more. But, my own son will be able to fit it in a couple of years!

Thanks for these awesome pictures!

Matterhorn1959 said...

More Matterhorn pictures please.