Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fantasyland, March 1958

Due to my late-night crime fighting duties, today's post will be an abbreviated version.

Here's a vintage shot of Fantasyland, taken from the steps leading up to the Skyway Chalet. Even though it is March (1958) and the weather is cool (judging from the clothing on the guests), there are still oranges on the tree. That's SoCal for ya! I love the 50's colors of the Skyway buckets, not to mention early views with no Matterhorn.


And now for a look at the "Twirl and Hurl". Hey I just made that up! What do I win? The Teacups appear to have been caught in mid-spin, you can see a number of hands furiously turning the center wheel. The Pop Art swirl on the Teacups turntable secretly hypnotized guests to SPEND MORE MONEY!

8 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Fun colorful post Major, Thanks! I dig the shots from the Chalet, someday (soon) I'm barging thru the chain and going up there for photos!

"Twirl and Hurl" excellent, beats my phrase "Spin and Puke"...

Rich Koster said...

Love your "spend more money" comment! Do you mind if I use it with your teacups picture at http://ICanHasPixieDust.com DisneyLOLS blog, giving you and your website credit?

Cyberdillo said...

I really love the image of the Dumbo attraction; "Look Ma, no Matterhorn!".

ICanHasPixieDust.com DisneyLOLS said...

http://icanhaspixiedust.com/2008/12/31/teacups-swirl/

Thanks, Major Pepperidge!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Thanks for another great year of pics Major. They are all appreciated. Happy New Year, Richard

Nancy said...

as always, a nice pair. it is odd to see the park sans the Matterhorn; its like a completely different place

happy new year, everyone! :D

James, Stephanie & Kayley said...

Hi! I'm really enjoying this blog! The teacups make me feel sick to my stomach just looking at it. bllech!!

Connie Moreno said...

Holy cow, that first shot is beeee u teeeee ful!