Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Matterhorn, July 1959

In spite of the gray overcast weather, folks came out in droves to see (and taste!) the new attractions at Disneyland. YOU know the ones I'm talking about. No, not the spiffy new trash cans over by the Autopia.

Just look at that crowd down below, jammed together until they actually began to think as one. A hive consciousness! But we are the lucky ones, gliding peacefully above the fray, and feeling mighty superior.


1959 was apparently a year with little snowfall, the mountain only has a few patches in the deepest crevices. As the years went by, more and more snow built up until a terrible avalanche covered hundreds of guests. It's the story that "they" don't want you to know about! That, and the fact that I married bigfoot. Who knew that bigfoot was a "she"??

7 comments:

spajadigit said...

These are some amazing shots. They both really give you that "you are there" feel. The only thing better would be if we were moving!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great couple of photos, love looking at the masses of humanity from the air, feeds that superior feeling I need :-) Round Skyway Buckets - whats not to love! THANKS MAJOR!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Tomorrowland with a shot of the Yacht Bar and the General Dynamics Tower. It just don't get much better.

Cyberdillo said...

I really enjoy old pictures of Tomorrowland and the first image is no exception. Great shot.

Nancy said...

pretty pictures today...rarely a bad picture of Tomorrowland, and several treats here for me...signage and vintage sunglasses!

despite the overcast day, our two ladies are wearing happy smiles, proving once again that it doesnt get any better that Disneyland!

thanks, Major : )

Chiana said...

gosh and just think spajadigit, that man flying like a bucket in the sky in the 2nd pic is taking the motion picture. If only we could see it today! But we're blessed to have these snapshot time capsules of fun fun fun. :)

Connie Moreno said...

Oooh, that first photo gave me the shivers...reminded me of being terrified every time the buckets would go past those towers, the bucket would SHAKE. I was sure we were going to fall to our deaths. And yet, I rode it again and again and again... Was a lot happier when thay switched to the newer buckets.