Monday, February 24, 2014
Let's all send some positive brainwaves to our anonymous pal, "Mr. X", who so generously gave me his stash of vintage Instamatic negatives!
Oh boy, do I love this picture. "New Tomorrowland" really does look shiny and well, NEW. I'm not even sure that the Skyway and Peoplemover are operational yet. There are so many nice details - the tiny portion of the Autopia sign; "The Mod Hatter" souvenir hat stand (with Rolly Crump decorations on top?); the "Skyway to Fantasyland" sign; and of course, the Carousel of Progress building on the right.
The people in this (winter?) photo have a very mid-1960's look to them, so I am going to guess that this is from about 1965. It was breezy, look at that flag atop the Golden Horseshoe building! I wonder how they chose the "1871" date for that structure?
Here's a nice one taken from the Skyway, looking north west-ish toward Casey Jr. and Storybook Land. Through the eucalyptus trees you can see a bit of the construction for "It's a Small World" - see better pictures of that here.