Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Here are three more scans from a set of slides from Walt Disney World, when it was only a few months old.
First up is this nice shot from Fantasyland - the shadows are too dark, but the rest of the photo is clear and bright. I've always wondered if the Skyway in Florida went higher than the one in Anaheim? I'm picturing an invisible Matterhorn, and that red bucket actually looks lower than I would expect. The Carrousel tent gleams in front of us - I can almost hear its distinctive music.
I think this is Liberty Square (?). This is an angle that I don't think I've ever seen before (which isn't saying much). The gardening staff left behind a watering can and a box of plants. I'll bet that low stone divider wasn't sufficient to keep the public out of that planter.
Presumably this photo was taken from Liberty Square looking at the Rivers of America and into Frontierland. Just like Disneyland, Florida's Tom Sawyer Island would not be ready the first year. In fact it didn't open until May of 1973. This is kind of a neat view, with the canoe passing by the "Admiral Joe Fowler". The story goes that the Fowler was damaged during a refurbishment in 1980; since there was another steamboat by then (The "Richard F. Irvine"), somebody made the decision to scrap the "Admiral Joe".