Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Matterhorn Views, September 1966

I've got one murky Matterhorn view for you today, and one that looks pretty nice!

Here's Murky Mountain, backlit and dingy. Which is a bit of a bummer, because the yellow Monorail is zipping by; even the yellow is more of a "brown mustard" hue. Yuck. That's what happens when UFOs probe your camera.

The zip line that Tinkerbell uses each night is very apparent here. She would use pixie dust, but it is a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the U.S.

Ahhh, that's better! A little sunshine does miraculous things for a photo. The snow is suitably frosty, the sky is sapphire-blue, and most of the Skyway gondolas have ripened to a rich red. Love that 3-story high waterfall!


Nanook said...

Actually, Tinkerbell received a dispensation for the use of pixie dust in the art of 'flying'; but it was all for naught, as the entire supply had been hijacked for special "decorating" of certain castles...

Thanks, Major.

Andrew said...

The limited-time 'Mustard-rail' experience (sponsored by French's) was always my favorite. The best part was when you got to do an "air-drop" of boxes of mustard to re-supply the refreshment stands the beam traveled over!

stu29573 said...

That's not even a good mustard color. That's the dried crud around the spout mustard color. Nobody likes that. But now I want a hot dog for breakfast...
In the second photo we can see where Disney was experimenting with their Fairy Godmother vegetable to conveyance spell (a.k.a. Bibbity Bobbity Big Profits). Unfortunately, it failed when someone pointed out that both pumpkins and (in this photo) tomatoes are fruits, not veggies, and will change back at the strike of 12 (midnight or noon). Very messy.

K. Martinez said...

It was so murky and dingy that it eventually became Monorail Grey (Poupon). That second pic's a beauty! Thanks, Major.

Penna. Andrew, I always preferred the "Ketchup-rail" sponsored by Heinz but it was so slow that anticipation was making me wait.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, poor Tink has had a tough go of it lately!

Penna. Andrew, I can’t think of a single food that isn’t improved with plenty of bright yellow mustard. Ice cream, cereal, pasta, fresh fruit, peanut butter… the list goes on and on.

stu29573, ha ha, I like hot dogs, but am not sure I’ve ever wanted one for breakfast. Maybe a nice Egg McMuffin though…! The realization that tomatoes were fruits and not vegetables led to many lawsuits and lots of tears; one of the lowest points in Disneyland history.

K. Martinez, Grey Poupon… as a kid I really thought that was “fancy mustard for grownups”. More condiment-related puns please! (I RELISH them, get it??).

JG said...

I'll take any photo of the Horn of Murk, it's just fine. And the brown German mustard is the best kind. Look at the amazing flower beds.

When the Skyway buckets turn red, they are ready to pick to make Skyway jam, my favorite.

Speaking of picking, in photo 2, you can see clear through the Mountain Nostrils to the other side.

@Nanook, now I envision poor Tinkerbelle in the cage from the movie, except hanging over the CAD workstations of today's "imagineers" as they torment her into shaking dust onto the designs for Wookie World. This is a bad image, and I am going to go look at old Skull Rock photos to get better.

I am seeing more and more news items about an empty Galaxy's Edge. Needs more dust.


JC Shannon said...

The first pic is kinda cool, a sort of post-apocalypse version of the park. I have an old postcard somewhere of the bananarail passing over the Sub lagoon. I kinda like it. Hey Nanook, that is perfect example of the old saying "All that glitters..." Thanks to the Mr Major for the very cool scans.