Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dumbo, 1957 - Part two

The simple pleasures of whirling around in a circle continue to please new generations of Disneyland fans to this day. I'm occasionally mystified by the long lines, but I guess it is a "must do" for parents with small children. In 1957, the attraction was a mere two years old. Here's a Dumbii high over head...


... and now he's taxiing for a landing...


... safe and sound back on terra firma.

9 comments:

Chuck said...

I love the action close-ups, which are somewhat unusual for the period considering the standard lenses used by most photographers on 35mm cameras of the period.

My personal favorite is the first one, which gives the feel of a Dumbo passing low overhead as it climbs into the clear blue sky. The sight of a mass formation of these babies winging their way overhead to their targets in Hitler's Reich must have been something to see.

Connie Moreno said...

For me, it's still a "must do" but I agree with you - the line is a killer. I took advantage of a short line last Sunday. I arrived at the Park late and rode Dumbo around 10:30 p.m. It was so much FUN!!

Nancy said...

:-)

Katella Gate said...

I look at these photos and I am so grateful that Dumbo is not anatomically correct.

JG said...

@KG...LOL.

There's a story connected with that. I'm saving it for a post related to Haunted Mansion Interiors which Major is promising us.

JG

Mark Hickson said...

Why was Dumbo a “C” and Astro Jets just a “B” Ticket?

I dont get it.. Dumbo had 10 booms where Astro Jets had 12. Astro Jets went higher and people screamed. No-one screamed on Dumbo! Was Dumbo’s ride longer? I Dont Know!!!

Love your blog!
Mark
http://www.disneybymark.com/

Major Pepperidge said...

Mark, I don't really know... perhaps Tim over at the Vintage Disneyland Tickets blog (see my links list) would have an idea.

Dumbo has always been very popular; maybe more popular than the Astro jets, despite their similarity. Perhaps it was as simple as that?

Anonymous said...

There is no Astro jets movie...

Anonymous said...

yet...