Monday, November 16, 2015
Here is an orphan slide from August, 1964. Say, look at that wonderful view of Tomorrowland! My favorite. There's plenty of concrete, but the Imagineers have made the land look more inviting with little islands of landscaping. "Bird of paradise" plants looked suitably Venusian for a land where space travel is a regular thing.
It's a hazy day, and that haze gives everything a distant, soft blue tone. Small splashes of yellow and bright red or orange keep things from getting too monochromatic. The area with the benches (to the right, located under those strange umbrella-like shades) resembles some sort of airport (spaceport). What time does our flying saucer leave?
I wanted to zoom in on the Hat Bar... you can see stacks of those hats with the ostrich feathers. Fun fact: Steven Spielberg originally wanted Indiana Jones to wear one of those. Unfortunately, aerodynamic considerations forced him to change it to a fedora, but we can still dream, can't we?
I see cutouts of Mickey's face, presumably that was where the mouse ears were stacked. To the right are postcard racks - the most prominent one holds those foldout "portfolios" of cards. You can get one for each land, or just get one that covers the whole park. Or buy one of each, if you want to be cool like me.
Love that Tom Sawyer Island poster too.
And just because, here's a final crop showing the magnificent Douglas Moonliner!