Monday, July 23, 2007

Peter Pan Exterior, 1960's

52 years after its debut, Peter Pan's Flight continues to be among the most popular of all the original Fantasyland dark rides. The scenes that are the most impressive (to me) are the flight over London and the aerial view of Neverland...they always go by way too fast, no matter how many times I've seen them.

Today I am posting two photos in which the exterior of this attraction can be seen. This first one is from 1964, and lines are long as usual. Apparently it was warm enough (even in November) to have those cloth shades strung across Fantasyland's courtyard.

Here we are, two years later. Looks like the park just opened...there is a ticket booth (or something) at the front of the Peter Pan ride that wasn't in the first shot. I wish it was a better photo, but that's amateur photography for ya.


Merlinsguy said...

Love those rainy days at Disneyland.

Adam Hazlett said...

It's sad how they "flattened" the paint on the Peter Pan ribbon, it looks much richer in the first shot.

walterworld said...

I'll go out on a limb and say that I think the first shot was actually taken AFTER the second shot. This is because that ticket booth was original to the ride (see Disneyland opening day telecast) and was removed sometime later. Also, the people are dresses more casual/modern in the first shot. Perhaps the film sat around for awhile before the owner got it developed?