Thursday, December 04, 2014
Oof, I have been a bad gorilla, and need to do some serious scanning and blogging. I feel like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel with my scans - it's been a weird month in gorillaland, folks.
SO… with all that being said, I guess this first picture isn't too bad! I remember looking at issues of "The E-Ticket" magazine years ago and loving every vintage photo of the Monorail. Now I get a little less excited, but that sleek futuristic train in the sky is still pretty neat.
Over in Fantasyland, statues of Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and a few critters, all adorn a grotto with fountains and cascading waterfalls (much like the ones you would see at the Villa d'Este near Rome). This charming spot was dedicated by Walt Disney in April of 1961, only a year and a half before this picture was taken. Is this area still used for meeting princesses, or has the addition of the Fantasy Faire let it return to a quiet and romantic corner?