Monday, June 06, 2016
Here are a couple of Fantasyland views from the brand-new Magic Kingdom!
Let's start with this Skyway view of the Mad Tea Party, looking very much like it's Anaheim counterpart. Even the ticket booth looks like the kind used in the 1950's. I assume that this was taken in the late afternoon, but I don't really know the "lay of the land", so perhaps it is early morning. At some point a tentlike structure was built to protect this ride from the frequent afternoon rain showers.
Crowds are milling about near the entrance to the Mickey Mouse Revue. Bask in the glory of those 1971 fashions and hairstyles! The Mickey Mouse Review starred Audio Animatronic versions of many of the most popular Disney cartoon stars performing famous Disney songs. I never saw it, but to be honest it sounds like it was a kind of a snooze!
Wikipedia says that the theater was built to hold 500 people, but the pre-show area only held 300. D'oh! This was an "E-Ticket" attraction. It closed in 1980 and was moved to Tokyo Disneyland, where it ran from 1983 to 2009.