Friday, September 20, 2013
Today we will stand at the entrance to Tomorrowland. But we won't go in! It's OK, these pictures make me happy anyway.
First up is this crisp shot from 1958. The little ice cream stand to our right is doing boffo biz; even grandma and grandpa (center) enjoy their frozen treats. Grandma is traditional and likes her ice cream on a stick, while gramps prefers his in sammich form. Meanwhile, the original Tomorrowland (pre-Submarines and Monorail) beckons me.... but all I do is bump my forehead on my monitor. Frowny face.
Now it's September, 1959. The focus is a bit soft, but you can still see some changes from the previoius year. The decorative flags add a festive air to the world of tomorrow, and that's because of all those new attractions that were built in a stunningly short time span. And of course the new attractions are advertised with some fabulous posters - the first two on the left are for the Submarine Voyage and the Matterhorn. To the right, I can juuuust make out another Sub poster, as well as a silvery Monorail poster.
NOTE: I will be at Disneyland today! It's been a while. So please forgive me for not responding to comments. I will read and reply to all of them tomorrow!