Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fantasyland Snapshots, March 1974

Today's snapshots are kind of "ho-hum", but they are perfectly suitable for this Sunday post.

Let's start with this shot (partially obstructed) of Fantasyland as seen from the Skyway. Look at how lush and green Fantasyland appears; that lagoon is so appealing. Notice Skull Rock, barely visible in profile to our extreme right.


And here's a pre-"Partners" photo from the hub...


And a view of "It's a Small World", along with that kooky souvenir stand to the right. Caboose sighting!


12 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

What time was that last photo taken, Major?

Nanook said...

@ TM!-

Perhaps The Clock of the World can tell us; although we are a bit too late...

TokyoMagic! said...

Nanook, I thought the Small World clock might be able to tell us!

Nanook said...

@ TM!-

It's too small....

TokyoMagic! said...

Darn!

Patrick Devlin said...

I think it was taken at 3:15. The doors to the clock display are open and with some serious sharpen commands and a guess I... Why are you all looking at me that way? O.K. I'm a nerd...

Chuck said...

Patrick, forgive us if we stare, but we're all just in total awe. When I tried sharpening the image, the best guess I had for the time was eight pixels past a block.

Major Pepperidge said...

TokyoMagic!, I have no idea! Do you really need to know??

Nanook, the Clock of the World was removed due to a conspiracy.

TokyoMagic!, no way, these snapshots are way too crummy!

Nanook, I would say that “Small World” is just the size it needs to be.

TokyoMagic!, OK, I really want to know why YOU want to know what time it was!

Patrick Devlin, if I was home I would try to look at the original photo, but my guess is that it is just not clear enough.

Chuck, that’s about all I get from the jpeg, as well.

TokyoMagic! said...

Major, I NEED to know!!! Actually, I just saw the doors open on the clock and thought maybe the numbers could be read in your original scan. No biggie!

Steve DeGaetano said...

I'm really curious about the herald on the caboose! It looks like a white diamond, but that is more than likely the Santa Fe "Cross in a Circle" herald. But I didn't think that herald was in use in 1974. I had thought a stylized castle herald was in use then. Hmmm...more research to do on my favorite railroad. =)

David Zacher said...

Does anybody really know what time it is? Sorry, but it had to be said.

d(does anybody really care?)z

Anonymous said...

Really liking that colorful little gift shop or hat stand or whatever in the right hand edge. A bright contrast to the "perfect world" colors of IASW.

I remember our visit when this first opened.

Thanks Major.

JG