Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sleeping Beauty Castle Morning of Opening Day

Wonderful view of the activities that were going on opening day July 17. The satellite dishes on the right hand side of the image are very archaic, but did the work they were required and sent the image of the live television broadcast throughout the world. I believe this is the location where the photographer stood to take the images of the opening day parade which I will show all next week.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first satellite television signal was relayed from Europe to the Telstar satellite over North America in 1962. Maybe those are speakers or light fixtures in the photo- but they can't be satellite dishes.

Disneyland Hippo said...

the red car on the street look like our Nonmad. lm

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, another wonderful photo that I wish I could step into! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see the opening day parade pix.

Dave Rogers said...

Those dishes seem pointed in the direction of Mt. Wilson (where most LA-area TV stations have their transmitters), so it's likely they were beaming/receiving microwave signals to the home station. TV news vans still do something similar today.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Anonymous I used the generic satellite transmitters. They did as dave rogers said, transmitted the signal from the onsite location to a transmitter, which then relayed the signal over the network.