Friday, September 28, 2012
Today's "odds 'n ends" assortment begins with this wonderful photo taken from Tomorrowland's Monorail station, circa August1961. I don't know if I've ever seen a view quite like this one before; right in the center is a helpful attendant, and the beautiful red Monorail is approaching the loading platform. It's hard to tell, but it sure looks like the attendant's outfit is very much like this version from 1969.
From September 1964 we have this photo of the Red Wagon Restaurant. The name was formerly the "Red Wagon Inn", I wonder why it was changed? Did guests not understand that they could eat there?
And finally, from July 1958 comes this unusual shot from the Jungle Cruise, with the head and neck of a giraffe towering above the tangle of foliage. I wonder how much of the animatronic giraffe was fully sculpted? Was it just a stick for the first 8 feet?