Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bride of "Damaged!" 1956

Today I'm sharing more from a lot of damaged (but still cool) slides from 1956. See the first post here.

I'll start with a familiar look at the Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship. This slide is in pretty rough shape, with actual chunks of emulsion missing! But you do get kind of a nice look at the bas-relief of the mermaid on the stern. The size of that sculpture is impressive, look at how relatively dinky that woman in the blue dress is on deck.

After a little bit of TLC this slide is not too bad. I love these early views of the dark rides, even if it is just from the load area. The two girls are pros and look right at the camera, but little bro is entranced by the mural of London. The girl nearest to us and her brother both have red strings on their wrists, just like when Madonna was really into Kabbalah. The boy is carrying his Keppy Kap, one of my favorite vintage souvenirs!

I guess they liked it so much the first time that they rode it again. This time their ship has a black sail, and sis has slightly folded her hat to keep it from blowing away into Neverland.

Stay tuned, there are more damaged gems to come!


Chiana_Chat said...

Jafar: "Diamond in the rough."

Maybe emulsion but no emotion missing. :)

Bigger sis is cute. ;)

Gosh the seating area past the tuna boat is bigger than I thought it'd be. And look at all that freshly unearthed earth.

It's been 50 years and 'sides. The slides are what they are... Keep 'em coming and they won't be met with complaints from me. :)

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow, Madonna must be older than I thought.

Chiana_Chat said...

ps will the next batch be the "Kissin' Cousins of "Damaged!" 1956" or the uncle or...? hehe

Major Pepperidge said...

TokyoMagic!, it's true, Madonna IS older than you thought!

Chiana, I am following the classic "Frankenstein" movies for my titles, so the next one will be "Son of..."!

Matterhorn1959 said...

The ribbon they are wearing is part of the original pay one price and ride all the rides promotion. All the kids needed to do was flash the ribbon, and they did not have to surrender a ticket...and they could ride any ride as many times as they wanted to...the ticket is the special guest ticket. I have a scrapbook in which the original ribbon has been neatly taped in.

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks Matterhorn, that is the first time I've ever heard of the ribbon used as a ride pass. Very cool! You should show a photo of your scrap book ribbon on your blog.

Connie Moreno said...

Simply awesome!

SundayNight said...

Yes, would love to see a real "ride all the rides" ribbon!

Nancy said...

very cool stuff, i also dont mind the quality.

you answered by question, Matterhorn1959. they recently did away with wristbands here at our local park, Kennywood...: :(

i wasnt there last summer, so maybe the new company brought them back. now you have to pay full price to get in, no gen admission anymore...which stinks for ppl like me, who cant ride everything anymore :(