Friday, January 11, 2013
Boy oh boy do I love this first picture! It was probably taken in the late 1960's from the Peoplemover; we get a very unusual angle from above the Submarine lagoon, looking back toward the Carousel of Progress (brought to you by General Electric), with a yellow Monorail passing by in the foreground, and a blue Monorail at the station just behind it. Throw in some Skyway buckets and the Rocket Jets, and you get a pretty wonderful moment in time.
Here's another unusual angle, from aboard a Casey Jr. Circus Train looking back toward the Dumbo ride. Only 10 Dumbii are flying in endless circles (when elephants have inner ear problems, they are BIG problems) compared to today's 12. Fantasyland looks charmingly rinky-dink! (Thanks for the notes pointing out my many errors, hopefully they've all been fixed).
And finally, the Omnibus passes by the entrance to Tomorrowland. Peoplemover alert! And hey, there's Mickey Mouse, he just happens to be walking by. The driver is singing "Sunshine Of Your Love" into his microphone. By the way, who rides on the lower level of the Omnibus unless you have to?