Friday, August 10, 2012
It's time for some more Instamatic photos, snapped by my friend Mr. X back when he was a teenager. The collection of photos ranges from around 1964/5 into the early 1970's.
Here's a view taken as a Skyway bucket headed toward the Fantasyland station (having just passed through the Matterhorn). Below, the old single bobsleds await lucky passengers. From what I've heard, the brand new bobsleds leave a lot to be desired. The Fantasyland Autopia is just visible, and sharp-eyed humans will also see the Motor Boat Cruise and a bit of the Monorail.
Another picture just a little further along the Skyway cable... I noticed that the roof of the Bobsled queue builiding is a more natural wood color here, as opposed to a greenish hue in the previous photo. Now you get a clear look at the four-car red Monorail, as well as the Motor Boat load area, which appears to be waterless.
Now for a picture taken from the Monorail looking out at the entrance, with plenty of cars below. You can still see some 50's models down there, and at least one Mustang. I can't help but notice the posters, even though they are tiny and far away. Golden Horseshoe, Flying Saucers, Art of Animation, and what might be the Grand Canyon Diorama are the few that I can identify.