Sunday, November 27, 2016
I found a few slides from Walt Disney World, taken less than a year after it had opened; nothing amazing, but still fun.
This first one was shot from the Skyway as it passed above the massive show buildings that contained Fantasyland attractions. From up here it looks fairly utilitarian, and yet interesting to a kid who liked getting a glimpse behind (and above) the scenes. Notice how the "tile" roof of the structure in the lower left continues over the wall a bit - presumably to channel rain, just like a roof is supposed to do.
In the distance, the very pointy Cinderella Castle looms, while the Contemporary Hotel looks super cool.
Moving right along, we now see the Walt Disney World Railroad passing below. I have a friend who is kind of critical of the Florida trains, but I'd still love to ride them. Is that a canal to the left? Just beyond it is a road that appears to have been used by park (or hotel) visitors.
Uh oh, are rain clouds moving in? Gramps doesn't look too concerned, and neither does his Pepsi-lovin' grandson. I've seen many MANY photos of Cinderella Castle, but I don't think I've ever seen one taken from this vantage point. Any idea where these two were standing?