Friday, September 04, 2009

2 Views from the Skyway, 1957

I never grow tired of photos taken from the Skyway, particularly when the view includes the modest hill known as "Snow Mountain". Such a lovely name for a pile of dirt! The bucket that we are in is heading away from Tomorrowland; the castle is below us. You can see the Omnibus and a Horseless Carriage on the road surrounding Snow Mountain... for a few years these vehicles left the safety of Main Street and skirted the edges of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.


It looks like our photographer quickly turned around and snapped this photo as he/she headed towards the Skyway's Fantasyland chalet. Below us you can see lots of familiar features and attractions. I'd list them all, but I am very very lazy.

7 comments:

Chiana_Chat said...

Whew such a lot of filling in to do! It's amazing how much it developed from there.

Did the Main St vehicles go around the road to Tomorrowland or go between Main St and where we see them?

TokyoMagic! said...

Two more wonderful Fantasyland shots! Wish I could step into these pics right now and go exploring!

Katella Gate said...

CC: originally the Main Street buses etc went thru the hub, up the path between what is now Alice and the Matterhorn, made a U turn and came back down.

The northern terminus and the exact rout seems to have changed slightly depending on how the walkways were configured that year (the area changed a lot)

Progressland said...

Major, you always have the best shots of the pre-Matterhorn hill!

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks Jason!

And thank you for the info, Katella Gate, I wouldn't have been able to answer Chiana's question.

Chiana_Chat said...

Thanks Katella! There was an earlier post that showed the omnibus parked - full of guests but the driver absent! - right bout there and that was 1958 or 59 cause Alice was new. So, I tink you're right and that pic & this must show where they stopped. I was curious though since it looks like they sure could have just cruised on along that street into TL.

Anonymous said...

I never knew the vehicles went anywhere other than Main Street. And look at the backside of the original Fantasyland attractins building - not much there, just a flat roof. Of course, I don't know what I was expecting to see.