Friday, August 01, 2014
Here are a few more Instamatics, from my dwindling supply! It once seemed as though they would never run out.
I love this unusual sunset view of Tomorrowland! This appears to be yet another one in which the Peoplemover is there, but isn't actually moving yet. The lights embedded in the concrete Peoplemover track make me admire the planning that provided for the necessary wiring and (presumably) access points for maintenance. One of Mary Blair's murals can be seen, the colors altered by the reddish glow of the sun, while the Rocket Jets just look wonderful. To our right is the new "Adventure Thru Inner Space", man do I want to ride that!
Mickey Mouse leads the Disneyland Band down Main Street, past the Hallmark shop (notice the golden crown above the curved entrance). This is one of those odd overcast days in which the sky is just a featureless light gray - it's like living in a light box. Random thought: I am impressed that Mickey knows how to tie a bow tie.
I wonder how difficult it was for Walt's Imagineers to find working plans for a real steam-driven sternwheeler riverboat? That paddle wheel is all wood (or at least it looks like wood!), and kind of an impressive piece of carpentry when you think about it. I wonder how often it needs to be replaced? It's probably one of the primary reasons that the Twain goes down for maintenance so regularly.