Sunday, January 18, 2009

Skyway O'er Fantasyland, June 1958

The Skyway. "Satan's Buckets" is what I called them! That's why I (and my minions) demanded that the Disney Company have them removed forever. Now you know the real story.

Of all the rides in which you travel through the digestive system of a whale, Storybook Land is my favorite.

Why didn't we go on those dark rides earlier?? Now look at the lines. If "Snow White" looks like that, just imagine the line for "Peter Pan" or "Mr. Toad"!

The pink arch of the Fantasyland Viewliner station can just be seen to the left, and "Snow Mountain" is to the right. This land is full of so much color and movement, even without Satan's Buckets!


Anonymous said...

Wow, just a year later there would be an Alpine mountain, a monorail, and submarines!

I just love the painterly effect of those summer dresses, especially in the first scan where you see them lining up for the boatride. Summer hats and identical hemlines. A very pretty scene.

You can also see them getting their ticketbooks ready as they get nearer the lighthouse.

The Viewliner Limited said...

It doesn't get any better than this. The tuna boat is awesome. It bugs me to think they didn't make a real effort to keep this icon.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Super set, the tuna boat shot with Casey's ticket booth is so fun, great angle! Thanks!

Nancy said...

bright, happy colors, lots of sunshine and Fantasyland is brimming with guests...the perfect day at Disneyland!

thanks, Major : )