Friday, March 27, 2015
Happy Friday, everybody!
Man, do I love this first photo! From June 1962 (look at that June Gloom!), we have this fantastic view of Tomorrowland as seen from the Skyway. The bucket has just left the Tomorrowland terminal, and we are on our way to Fantasyland. I love the round buckets, and the way the cables converge in the distance, just like a draughtsman's perspective layout. Down below, a sub is chugging away, and (oddly) the Matterhorn chalet is chugging away too!
Zooming in to the lower left, we get a nice view of the Yacht Bar. I get a kick out of its simple, angular, mid-century design. There's a whole group of ladies with babushkas (lower left), and we can see the long line for the Monorail - or maybe it's for the subs. Or both.
Here's a slightly more standard view of the Matterhorn as seen from the sub queue. Now if only the sky wasn't so cloudy! I like being able to see the excited child's gesture from that one Skyway bucket. "Look over there, Dad!". What do you think he's pointing at? I think it might be the waterfalls that were the entrance (and exit) to the dark ride portion of the Submarine Voyage.