Wednesday, July 27, 2016
One of the things that is so interesting about 1956 photos of Tomorrowland is that nothing has survived the intervening years. Yes, I know that the Autopia exists, but it was completely reconfigured in 1967, and again in 1999.
Anyway, this first photo was taken from the Skyway as it passed over Tomorrowland Lake - former home of the Tomorrowland (or "Phantom") Boats, which by this time had already been retired (although they did come back briefly during the Summer if 1956, so perhaps that is why you can still see the loading dock to the extreme right). I'm sure the ducks were much happier not having to deal with those smelly boats.
Just look at those acres and acres of undeveloped orchards and farmland!
Just for yucks I wanted to zoom in on the Autopia.
Here's another angle looking in a westerly direction, right above the Phantom Boats dock. When construction began for the 1959 additions to Tomorrowland, this lake was boxed up and shipped to Minnesota where it was soon accepted by the other lakes and lived happily ever after.