Monday, November 23, 2009

Skyway & Matterhorn, June 1962

Today's offering consists of two very nice photos featuring Tomorrowland. If only it wasn't overcast when these were taken! But you can't have everything.

If you happened to be waiting in line for your turn to ride the Skyway to Fantasyland, you'd get this slightly elevated view of many Tomorrowland highlights. I like the perspective on the Skyway, with the colorful buckets getting ever-smaller as they head towards the cavern in the side of the Matterhorn. It appears that the buckets were repainted at some point; rather than the soft metallic blues, golds, coppers and bronzes, they are now orange, red, buttery yellow, and several shades of blues. Check out the queue for the Monorail and Subs, zowie! A climber stands at the top of the Matterhorn, and the yellow Monorail sits at its station.


This second shot is almost as good as the first. We've boarded our bucket and are on our way!

10 comments:

Chiana_Chat said...

"and here we gooooooo!"

Off... to a charming Swiss chalet on the other side of the Swiss mountain that leads us to the land of storybooks, fantasy and imagination...

The gray skies just make the Matterhorn's snow feel more realistic. :) And its waterfalls are workin' good.

virginia bed and breakfast | victorian inn bed and breakfast | Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

The Yeti and the Abominable Snowman are the same creature (in myth, not in the rides) but they are very different rides. The Matterhorn is pretty tame by roller coaster standards whereas the Everest ride was designed to compete with the theme parks of today for thrills.

Regards,

Progressland said...

These are very nice pictures! With that area of the Park, there was always so much going on. It was almost like...a world on the move.

Thufer said...

What great memories.Yes! The subs are grayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Tomorrowland at it's absolute finest. Beautiful pics.

Cyberdillo said...

I always enjoy images of the old Tomorrowland and these are no exception.

Nancy said...

awesome images...the only thing missing is ME! ;)

Rich T. said...

In that second shot, the straight Skyway cables and curving monorail beam make an awesome composition!

I miss the Skywaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!

Jim said...

Love the first shot with the Monorail peeking out of the foliage like some yellow Moray eel with a Sky bucket perched on it's head. The strolling nuclear family in the foreground could be extras in an episode of Mad Men.
Both images are top drawer.

Caspian said...

Is that a climber on top of the Matterhorn in the first shot? He/she/it isn't there in the second photo.

LD