Thursday, February 05, 2015
I recently noticed an interesting phenomenon: whenever I post vintage photos of Walt Disney World, the number of views quadruples! This is primarily a Disneyland blog (as you know), but I can be swayed by popular opinion. Which is why I am sharing some old Magic Kingdom pictures today. There are some nice pics in the lot - and a bunch of the usual suspects, as you'll see over the coming weeks.
I like this interesting (to me) view as guests approach the Speedramps up to the Monorail Station. It must have been exciting for visitors, knowing that they were going to take those futuristic trains to WDW.
As always, I have plenty of photos of Cinderella Castle. There's nothing to be done (unless you want me to skip them, and I wouldn't blame you). Still, at least you get a great view looking up Main Street; it's so uncrowded. Wow. These have the hand-written date of December 2nd on them… and look at how gorgeous the day was.
Moving northward, and crossing the street, we get a look at the Horse Drawn Streetcars, and the buildings on the west side. Notice the patriotic bunting, as well as the shields on the lamp posts, all in anticipation of the impending Bicentennial. There's a guy up on top of that building to our right, apparently repainting. Or whatever.
I have no idea where this photos was taken; somewhere up near the castle, I guess? It's a topiary swan, maybe it has something to do with the old swan boats that used to be there.
My unfamiliarity with the Florida park drives me crazy. This walkway seems to lead from the Plaza toward the entrance to Tomorrowland? There's Space Mountain in the distance, which debuted in January of 1975 (Disneyland's version wouldn't open until May of 1977).
That's it for today, but there's more to come!