Friday, February 03, 2006

Main Street Trolley and Opera House 1959

Great uncrowded view of the Main Street Horse Drawn Trolley awaiting customers with the Opera House in the background. I love the sky being that great blue and the lack of crowds. I wonder what the shareholders of today would think about a theme park being this uncrowded and four employees (well I guess I should call them what Disney calls them, cast members) working the ride and doing nothing. If you look closely, you can see the International Street facade and the tip of the TWA Moon rocket. Slide is Kodachrome from a 1959 trip.

2 comments:

GN said...

Great pic.

What is it about the emptiness and "newness" prevalent in a lot of pictures from the '50s? When I was in high school ('80s) I took a look at some of the old yearbooks of my high school during the '50s, and everything is so bright, hygienic and unpopulated, just like this picture.

This picture reminds me of seeing that old Abe Lincoln animatronic show back in the '70s. Geez, when I was a kid, that was amazing. Now it's totally antiquated by today's ILM standards. Ah, technology.

Connie Moreno said...

The Opera House looks so plain!