Friday, March 13, 2015
Today I am featuring only a single slide… but it is a real beauty! It's a great look at Tomorrowland as seen from the Skyway, from March of 1958.
Granted, we're only seeing a fairly small wedge of Tomorrowland, but who's complaining? One of the things that always amazes me is just how much of Anaheim is still undeveloped, even after Disneyland has been there for nearly three years. It's almost all farmland and trees. Almost directly below us is the Yacht Bar (to our right), and you can just see a sliver of the sign for the Viewliner in the lower left. The graceful Moonliner dominates the view, and looks extra great against that lovely sky.
Notice that construction for the new Administration Building is well underway in the background; this is also where the Grand Canyon Diorama was built.
Let's zoom in a bit to the left; the Astro Jets are at rest… I wonder if they were even operating that day? Attendance was so low on this particular day that it is rare to see lines for anything. The little red-roofed ticket booth looks like might be unmanned. The old Space Bar appears to be behind those construction walls, so you're just going to have to get your hamburger someplace else.
Here's a better look at the construction zone. I love the old cars and trucks! To our extreme right we can see a corner of what I believe is the old Art Corner building. The flags in the foreground are mysterious as to their origins, though I'm sure you all recognize the flag of the country of Java.