Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yuck! April 1966

I think I can say without any qualms that this first photo is one of the ugliest I've ever posted. It's gray, and just plain barfy. But it does have its silver lining...


...through the haze you can see the "It's a Small World" show building while it was still under construction. No playful Mary Blair/Rollie Crump decorations grace the front of the large structure. If you look closely you can see the boxed trees that still grace the top of that attraction (I've always thought that the trees were a neat touch!). If you look down at the supports for the Monorail beamway, you can see some red steel structures that I can only assume would be part of the support system for the Peoplemover track.


And, just because I had it scanned (and because it's from the same lot), here's a murky photo of King Arthur's Carrousel. Before all of the horses were white! The dark quality of the picture makes this ride seem vaguely manacing. It's gonna eat you!

8 comments:

Bearride - Raymond said...

Great post!!!! I believe the red steel uprights are the Fantasyland Atopia que cover and the safety thing that covers the Monorail. Hope this helps! :)

Progressland said...

Fantastic rare image! And the inside of the Monorail ain't bad, either!

Pegleg Pete said...

Bearride-Raymond is right – the red uprights are part of the Fantasyland Autopia queue area. They can be clearly seen in a Daveland photo marked 'June 1969' at http://davelandweb.com/autopia/#mautopia

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Yuck! is cool. Inside the monorail pics are even cooler.

Anonymous said...

#3 is very menacing. Where are the kids? Just some scary older people hogging the horses.
Intimidating.

Katella Gate said...

I always thought the trees on the top of the show building were a neat design, but now that Walt is gone, Rolly can tell an interesting story about how the trees got there:

Rolly was working on a large scale model of the facade and the last details was putting the trees into the model's landscape before presentation to Walt. These model railroad trees were piled up everywhere, including the top of the model show building. Well, Walt walked in unexpectedly early and looked at the model and loved the look of the facade, but especially how Rolly had "cleverly" put trees high up on the roof to peek through the steel lace-work. And so the unplanned trees stayed on the roofline.

Mark London said...

Wow...can't say I've ever seen the word "yuck" and 1966 lumped together before!

Have you taken a look at the world around us today lately?!

Keep up the awesome work Major!

Davelandweb said...

I'm actually digging the view out the window - very unique!