Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It's been a while since I've posted any vintage Walt Disney World images; I was going to share some beauties from November 1972, but then I found some others that I have, all ready to go. So I'll use those up first.
This one is from March, 1975, and is a lovely (if oddly-hued) shot looking up Main Street USA. It appears to be high noon, but it almost looks like the park just opened. Everyone's heading toward the castle, where there seems to be quite a large gathering. Perhaps some ceremony was performed there at 12:00 on a regular basis? A beheading or something, probably. It must be chilly by Florida standards, as there are plenty of sweaters and light jackets to be seen.
It looks like our photographer made a right-turn toward Tomorrowland, as we can see by this neat view. To our right is one of the distinctive pylons with water cascading down from the top, which I always thought looked very cool. Unlike Disneyland, I have no idea what attractions were in the mirror-image buildings. In the distance, the lovely Star Jets, with jets a-soaring!
This next one is from April, 1972. Liberty Square, built to resemble colonial America, or at least a movie version of it. It's another chilly day! Babushkas optional. Those dandy gentlemen (and at least one kid) bear one of the earliest US flags (it was replaced by a more-familiar stars and stripes in 1777). I'm going to call them a Color Guard; maybe this was some form of flag retreat? I would appreciate any info that you guys might have!