Saturday, July 17, 2010

Autopia & Monorail, July 1961

Well, homies, I may be relaxing by a beautiful lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains, but that doesn't mean that I have forgotten about you. Here are two nice Tomorrowland views...

The Autopia is a favorite attraction for kids who don't have their driver's licenses yet; at the end of a long day at Disneyland, my nephew said that the best ride was "the little cars". But that doesn't mean that adults can't enjoy them too, y'know. Mom is looking forward to her turn behind the wheel (which I only just noticed is on the right, whuzza??) and a chance to navigate those miniature turnpikes, overpasses and clover leafs without dad's interference.

This shot is blurry, but it's still worth a look. That line for the Subs is already long, and the blue Monorail is about to get underway. You can just see the red and yellow checked awning of Fantasyland Station in the distance.


Nancy said...

quite a busy day!

we always ride Autopia when we visit but only tried the WDW version a few visits ago, and i have no idea why....weirdos, i guess!

loving Monorail Blue very much, blurry or not! i have never before noticed that red light down below the pilot's cockpit

and what is that we see in pic #1 thru the trees to the right of Mom?

Connie Moreno said...


Chuck said...

I think the slide was scanned backwards - the steering wheels were actually on the left, just like full-sized American cars. The Autopia and Submarine Voyage were also famous for their backward-painted signs. I'm surprised that fact doesn't make it into more books about the Park.

Major Pepperidge said...

Chuck, as you can see, the "EXIT" sign reads correctly... I can't explain why that steering wheel is on the right at all.