Friday, July 16, 2010

Fantasyland at Night, April 1966

I've got two lovely night photos for you today (courtesy of Chip's dad)!

How about this neat view of Fantasyland? The long exposure has turned most of the moving guests into phantoms, but we didn't really want to look at them anyway. Here's something that puzzles the bejeesus out of me: take a look just past that yellow Fantasyland ticket sign, and it appears that there are some people in an area that is 3 feet (or so) below the normal "street level" of the rest of Fantasyland. What the heck?

This is about as nice a photo of Sleeping Beauty's Castle as you could hope for. Classy. In fact it's got class up the whazoo! The rooms in the turrets got free HBO, which explains the eerie blue light emanating from within.


I will be heading up to the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains for just over a week (returning July 25), so I will be unable to respond to your comments (and of course won't be able to comment on my favorite blogs!) until I return. But I hope you'll still tune in, I have new posts ready to go for the whole time I'll be away. See ya!


TokyoMagic! said...

Major, I've been staring at that first pic trying to figure out the Fantasyland "pit." I think what we're seeing that looks like people standing in a pit is the low shrubbery around the Mad Tea Party, and then the Tea Cup vehicles can't be seen because they are blurred to the point of being invisible.

Knights that say ni said...

Mr Magic is right, look at this aerial view of the cups. The tent with the 6 yellow stripes is halfway between the yellow sign and the trash can. The top of the cups' fence with the pinty tops is at about shoulder height to the people in the middle. The cups are moving so we don't see them. White lampposts ring the cups platform, and so do little shrubs.

Major Pepperidge said...

Darn those li'l shrubs! That's definitely it though. But wasn't the mystery more fun?

This'll be my last comment for a while, see y'all when I get back!

Connie Moreno said...

Aw shoot, I was hoping it was something paranormal, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Have a good time, Major. Thanks for the pic's.

Wish they rented those castle rooms with HBO, great view from up there.


TokyoMagic! said...

Oops...I forgot to wish you a safe trip, Major! Hope you have a good one!

Anonymous said...

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Chuck said...

Chip's dad rocks!

Nancy said...

that castle photo is a beauty ;)

the other of Fantasyland is very eerie indeed....i like it!!

have a great time, Major :-)