Monday, February 22, 2010

Two Autopias, January 6 1957

I love today's photos from January 6, 1957. The new year was so fresh it made a crinkly sound when you walked through it. In this first Skyway view, you can see the snow-capped mountains in the distance, and you get a nice look at the berm. And then of course there's the Autopia!


Hey you two! You're ruining it for the rest of us. Next thing you know they'll put rails down the middle to prevent these shenanigans. Just kidding, that would never happen! The drivers don't look like kids, do they? Those are adults misbehaving.


Now let's take a gander at the brand new Junior Autopia (it had opened the previous September)! It's so new that there's been no time for landscaping. Still, it's a great photo I think you'll agree.

7 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Wonderful! I needed some fresh and crinkly views this morning :-)

The Jr. Autopia looks like the Go-Kart places that used to be everywhere in the early 70's.

Rails down the middle? Nah...

Connie Moreno said...

Awesome!!!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Love the wide open spaces of early Disneyland. Great pics.

Andrew said...

Even the highway interchange looks fresh and new. The berm, even at its most bare, still does a good job of fending off the outside world!

Nancy said...

i esp like the last photo, with the beautiful blue sky and those gorgeous mountains! :D

exactly what is in this area today?

Chiana_Chat said...

Ha! Those hams are really horsing around out there, captured on film for the world to see (53 years later!).

Isn't it a pretty day? Hard to believe that's Disneyland - or the City behind it! Wow. Great views.

Rich T. said...

What great, rare shots! That's--by far--the best look I've ever gotten at Jr. Autopia. Looks fun!