Monday, November 04, 2013
Today I am sharing the last of the 1998 Autopia photos (given to me by "Mr. X"). They were fun while the lasted!
I am assuming that these pictures were taken from the upper level of the "America Sings" building? The Skyway and Peoplemover were both long-closed by 1998. As always, the landscaping looks lush and beautiful... the massive Autopia structure that we have today makes for efficient loading, but it really overpowers the area - and it's kind of ugly in my opinion.
The boomerang-shaped marquee is an odd callback to the 1950's (or early 1960's), don't you think? I do love the old Autopia vehicles, and am even a little bit nostalgic about the Mark III Monorail trains, though I like our new versions better.
Here's yet another peek at the short-lived Rocket Rods (also visible in the first picture), which were pretty new at the time.