Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Here are two humble photo prints from September, 1971, featuring the façade of "It's a Small World".
First we get a long shot taken from the Skyway; the park looks busy, but it's nothing compared to today's crowds. Look at all the trees! It's almost as if the attraction was built on the edge of a small forest. I've always been curious about the models built for this façade... I've seen photos of some that are not really like what the final version is; did they ever make a large, accurate model?
For some years, the attraction was painted in various colors, starting with more blues being added. At some point the whole thing was covered in pastel hues, which I know many people liked. But for me, the original white and gold can't be beat.
Stroller alert! Run for your lives!