Monday, October 25, 2010

Cinderella Castle & Main Street

Cinderella had a castle at Disneyland years before the one in Florida - in Storybook Land. Here's a very nice portrait of it; even in miniature it looks kind of imposing perched atop that rocky mountain. The castle itself is rather cartoony and stylized - nothing wrong with that - and it bears only a resemblance to the castle in the 1950 movie.

As you can see in this detail, the scene is getting a bit of TLC. Cracks are being filled and rockwork is being repainted.

I'm surprised to see the Disneyland Band marching down Main Street when the sun has almost completely set. Perhaps the flag in Town Square has just been lowered, and the band is returning to the secret room where they are unplugged at night (because they are robots, see??). Notice the little girl in the blue dress right behind the band, getting into the swing of things.


Chiana_Chat said...

Shouldn't the maintenance guys have stopped by Inner Space to be shrunk to scale first? ;) The band is also being tailed by some goofballs, on the right. Pic has a wintry air does it not. Er well, what passes for one in Anaheim! :)

JG said...

Negative on the Inner Space shrinking thing, they can do the work without scaffolding and cover more area, much faster this way.

In fact, we should use the Mighty Microscope in reverse to enlarge construction workers for regular buildings...

Major, thanks for the shots of StorybookLand, you know that will drag me out of the woodwork...

I guess you're right, the model castle only superficially resembles the movie, in detail, but it is instantly recognizable, none the less.


Major Pepperidge said...

Chiana, you are right about the wintry air... it's those leafless trees. I love autumn/winter, so these are very appealing to me.

JG, I'm not trying to guilt you into looking for your photos! If you happen to find 'em, great. But don't sweat it!

outsidetheberm said...

It's always fascinating to see the true scale of things when humans stand against the backdrop. To minds eye, that mountain is a real miniature - but in reality, not so much!

Thanks, Major.