Friday, December 16, 2016
I have two nice images featuring the Midget Autopia in Fantasyland, circa 1957.
First up is this fun shot showing a little black roadster right after it had passed through the familiar yellow building (a garage, I guess?). The boy is having a great time! Comparing the two photos, I don't think the "crash doors" were working.
Look at how raw the landscape is - mostly dirt with a few pitiful plants struggling to grow. I can only assume that the attraction was quite new; love the line of unused vehicles to our right. Fantasyland Station can just be seen in the upper left.
Zooming in a bit to the right, there is some kind of construction going on. The only thing I can think of is that it has to do with the Motor Boat Cruise.
There's that cool kid again! What, no martini, no cigarette? He's sitting with an elegant blonde. "I'll drive, baby, you just sit there and look pretty. Ring-a-ding-ding!". That was his younger brother in the previous photos, I wonder if some cast member thought it would be cute to pair them up with dames? The girls don't show up in any of the remaining photos, sadly.