Wednesday, July 20, 2016
It's always fun to find photos taken from the Monorail; and in today's examples, our lucky guests sat in the front with that large nosecone windshield providing an exceptional view.
In this first one, we're zipping through the tangle of transportation systems found in Tomorrowland, with the Peoplemover overhead (is it still a Peoplemover if no people are in it?!), and the Autopia roadway below. It's quite a feat of engineering.
Next we're scooting alongside Harbor Boulevard; the vast parking lot is to our right, and you can see the wonderful sign for the Disneyland Hotel. If you look carefully (try standing on your head) the reflection of the colorful shopping bag can be seen...
... you know, this kind.
To our left are some of the motels that Walt found to be so tawdry and ugly. Ironically, now they are beloved as prime examples of mid-century architecture. We can see the Sands, the Carousel, the Tropicana, and the Mecca, with Denny's thrown in as an added bonus.