Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Here's an above-average photo of the exterior of "It's a Small World", circa 1978. That thing is koo-koo bananas. Notice that the all white and gold motif is already being monkeyed with; shades of blue have been added to the central portion, for some reason. Sure, Mary Blair was a genius with color, but I still think we can improve on what she envisioned. Years later, they went even crazier with a whole cavalcade of pastel pinks, yellows, oranges, and yes, even something that looked suspiciously like puce. It's true.
Meanwhile, over near one of the tunnels that go under the railroad tracks, our photographer stopped to take a picture of… the train? Sort of. Maybe the station? If so, it's a weird angle. I miss the Santa Fe logo… I wish that the Disneyland artists had come up with a suitably bold graphic, instead of that anemic sign.