Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Here are two more scans of snapshots featuring construction for the "New Fantasyland", which opened in 1983.
Presumably this one was taken from the queue of the Skyway Chalet, so as to capture all of that interesting dirt! The concrete steps and pad at the lower edge of the photo are where you would line up for the Casey Jr. Circus Train. The blue dumpster is right about where the old Pirate Ship used to be, while Skull Rock and the beautiful grottoes were between that and Monstro, who looks like he needs a good bath. And a hug.
Meanwhile there are some trucks, little earth movers, storage sheds, and a big hole in the side of the castle - I can't tell if that will be for more work on the "Alice" dark ride, or for "Mr. Toad".
In this next picture we are just emerging from the Matterhorn. Acres of rooftops seem to be getting some work done (why the heck not?), while the hoodoos of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad peek up in the distance.
This one is for the Snow White Archive blog... it is not a very good view of the work being done on that façade, but... perhaps it is better than nothing. You can see the white columns flanking the gothic window from which the Wicked Queen glares down at guests.