Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Let's continue to go through some 1980 views of the Walt Disney World in Florida! I realized that these were not the most dazzling photos, so today is a case of quantity over quality.
These first few can only have been taken from the roof of the Contemporary hotel; Space Mountain looks even more mountainous when compared to the flat-as-a-griddle Orlando area.
The parking lot in the foreground is in shadow, but the Monorail tracks and the majority of the Magic Kingdom are bathed in a peachy glow from the setting sun. We can clearly see the Star Jets, Cinderella's Castle, and even the spires of the just-opened Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
It's a bit later, and the darkening sky means that the lights have been turned on; including the "popcorn lights" on Main Street. Notice the Monorail just visible to the right.
In spite of the soft focus, I decided to include this picture of the Seven Seas Lagoon, with one of the ferry boats returning from the park back to the dock near the hotel.
Now it's a new day, and we're over by the Polynesian resort. Palm trees, blue skies and fluffy clouds, white sandy beaches, colorful sail boats… it's just like the brochure!
And just because, here's another view of the A-frame Contemporary hotel.
Hopefully the next batch will be more interesting. No promises, though.