Monday, April 04, 2016
It's time for more photos, taken by "Mr. X" during his visit to Walt Disney World in its first weeks of operation.
The Contemporary Hotel was (and still is) an impressive sight, and it became almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle. Notice the crane - there was still plenty of last-minute construction that needed to be completed. A Monorail is coming - or maybe it's going!
In later years, some nearby structures were removed, and a 15-story tower was added.
Inside the vast atrium of the Contemorary Hotel, the Monorail sits on the track near some kooky yellow acrylic "trees" (long gone, now). As a kid I always thought that the concept of moving the Monorail right through the hotel was the coolest thing ever; in fact I still think it's pretty cool!
I decided to zoom in on this shop; thanks to the wonderful "Passport 2 Dreams Old and New" blog (check out the amazing history of the Contemporary Resort HERE), I found out that this shop was known as "Plaza Gifts and Sundries". If I was there I would buy three gifts and four sundries.