Friday, October 03, 2014
I sure do love this first picture of a brother and sister aboard the "Antares", one of the wonderful Astro Jets in Tomorrowland. The ride was an "off the shelf" thing, you could see examples just like it elsewhere. But I don't hold that against it - the early Disneyland gets special dispensation. (By the way, this slide is date-stamped "April 1967", but is clearly from before that date. The Astro Jets closed on September 5, 1966; I should change the date in the title, but it's way over there and I'm so sleepy).
I'm sure the headlight was the kind found on many automobiles. Which makes me think, if only I could find a photo of this attraction at night, with the headlights lit! I'm not holding my breath.
Over at the Autopia, the brother has just finished his exciting 5 mph ride on Tomorrowland's miniature freeway.