Friday, November 18, 2016
Here are two wonderful photos taken from what might have been the most-loved parking lot in the world, each featuring great Monorail views!
Let's start with this one, with the red four-car Mark II Monorail. It's adorable! Though perhaps not quite as adorable as the Mark I version. There is room enough in my heart for both of them. We're looking toward the southwestern corner of the park - if you clambered through the thorny rose bushes and hopped the chain link fence, and climbed the berm, you'd be in the vicinity of a tropical jungle. Watch out for crocodiles.
At first I thought the lady with the red and white striped shirt might be a parking lot attendant, but now I'm not so sure. There's no cap (the Disneyland costumers loved hats), and those red sneakers don't look "regulation". But I suppose it's still possible.
This next view is kind of "WOW" for me, evoking so many of the feelings that I experienced upon arriving at the park. This time we have Monorail Blue passing overhead - ain't she a beauty? The freight train is at the station, and we can see some nice attraction posters on the Monorail pylons (Golden Horsehoe, Flying Saucers, Tiki Room). Notice the tour guide loitering out front (just to the right of the boy with the red shirt)!