Thursday, May 29, 2008

July 17th, 1990

Here is a shot of the "Wonderful" Dream Machine. Woohoo!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Disney's Afternoon Ave Pt. 2

So, here we are again. Back to 1991 and Afternoon Ave. Here is the entrance to afternoon ave.
This is the year they built the overpass for the Disneyland Railroad for the entrance to the future Mickey's Toontown. But for this spring promotion it leads to the Tailspin Meet and Greet.

Here is another view of the Videopolis Area.

And finally today we have a shot of the Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Glen.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21st, 1998

It was 10 years ago today that the New(1998) New(1977) New(1967) Tomorrowland opened. Paul Pressler, with a boo from the audience, opened tomorrowland to the public with a ride on the attractions he let be put in, Astro Orbitor and Rocket Rods. Within a year the Rocket Rods will close and in five years the color scheme will change and Cosmic Waves will not fountain anymore. But, there is a great big beautiful tomorrow on the way. Here are a few shot from opening day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Disney's Afternoon Ave Pt. 1

Here is a few shots of the Disney Afternoon Ave promo in 1991. First up is the entrance balloon from the Peoplemover.
Next we have the Fantasyland Autopia or Chip and Dale's Raceway.

Here is the area by Videopolis stage.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Corners of buildings #2

Today we have some Fantasyland shots. First up is the corner of Tinker Bell's Toy Shop/Snow White's Scary Adventure.
Next up is the old roof for the carousel. Notice how the paint is peeling off, and this is in the early 80's

Finally for today, we have the side of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Complete with Skyway support tower.

That all for today :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Couple Of Characters

Ha, ha. Hiya, everybody!(in my best Mickey voice) Today we have some characters. First up is Mickey and Minnie. I'm thinking that this shot is from the 35th birthday (judging from the ribbon on Mickey). OMG, do you know how hard it would be to get this shot today?
Today in the roll of Goofy is Eyore. Same time period as above. I know it's just the way the pic is taken, but Goofy looks depressed. Perhaps he has future knowledge of the next ten years.

This final shot I believe is from 1988. Obviously I was trying to capture Pooh and Tigger, but look at the castle in the background. I know some of you youngins won't remember the castle when it was covered in ivy and looked more 'real' in it's original colors rather than Barbie's dream house as it does today (not a fan of the glossy and sparkly paint).
So, I want to thank you all again for your fine comments. To answer a few questions, yes, yes, no and I can't remember. Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!! Just kidding!
Coming up...... I just found my slides of Disney's Afternoon Avenue!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Few Shots Of Frontierland

Here is an area that I don't get to much, Frontierland. These shots date back to 1991.
First up is a lovely pic of the Columbia in Fowler's Harbor. It is taken from the treehouse (I don't go up there very often). What's fun about this pic is what is right behind the Columbia....... It's the Bertha Mae!!!!!
Here we have a shot of the Hungry Bear Restaurant from Tom Sawyer's Island.

And finally for today, Fort Wilderness

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Corners Of Buildings #1

So, here is the begining of the "corners of buildings" series. These pics were dark. I did the best I couls with getting the levals up on them.
First up is the Peoplemover beam exiting Space Mountain.
Here is the same view, this time in the main floor. To the bottom of the pic is one of the order windows from the Space Place Restaurant. These pics date from the late 80's