Monday, July 18, 2016
I have two more nice photos from The Magic Kingdom, back when it was brand new!
I find this view of Adventureland to be fascinating; it is so different from the familiar Anaheim version. The building to our left seems to have a kind of "Casablanca" vibe - does anyone know what was housed in this structure? Perhaps an animatronic Humphrey Bogart in a white dinner jacket? I also get a kick out of the girl "walking like an Egyptian", and the kid wearing his mouse ears, behind her.
Harper Goff really hit one out of the park when he designed Captain Nemo's "Nautilus" - it's about as cool as it gets. As much as I loved Disneyland's Submarine Voyage, there was a part of me that wished we had the 20K subs.
Of course what I really wish is that I could have been able to swim through the ride with a snorkel and mask!