Saturday, September 20, 2008

Behind the Scenes

I am in the mood for a wacky Saturday post. The first two photographs feature a behind the scene view of Disneyland. It appears the photographer was driving the access road around Disneyland. The first is a nice view of Cinderella's castle from Storybook.

The second is the Flight to the Moon attraction from the outside wall.

The final image is of the fishing pond at Knott's Berry Farm. Taken from a speeding car, it actually has pretty good focus even though the framing is off quite a bit.

7 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are rare and neat! I love the "wall" in tomorrowland, I hope it wasn't supposed to keep people out, looks like you could slide right under it! The Knotts photo is great too, thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Yep, those are goon 'uns! Anything different is good, I'm sure you will agree, Matterhorn! The Knott's photo is great, I had no idea that the pond was so close to the road.

outsidetheberm said...

These are fun. And it's funny - I was just starting to look for our back stage photos, too.

The Knott's photo is especially notable because it gives you some idea of just how close the Henry's Auto Livery cars were to Crescent and Beach. Note the green vehicle to the left. It's not on tracks and it's a mere ten feet or so from the boulevard - driven by a kid!. There are genuine stories of some of those cars ending up in traffic.

Rob Fendler said...

Thank you so much for that photo of Cinderella's castle. I'm in the planning stages of building a scale model of it and this helps out immensely.

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Just wanted to say I am pretty positive that was the old Railroad route behind Storybook. Look at some old overviews.

Katella Gate said...

These are the kind of photos that justify the existence of the Internet. Thanks.

Dave said...

I think Anonymous is correct. The original (pre-small world) SF&D railroad route would have given one those "backstage" views. Pretty sure those pics were taken from the train.