Monday, October 20, 2008

Monstro the Whale Storybook Canal

A quick post on the icon of the Storybook Canal boats, Monstro the Whale. The first is a fantastic image from the old round bucket Skyway looking over Fantasyland.

And two images from one of the worst photographers I have seen. The first is a totally out of focus image of Monstro ready to eat a whole bunch of guests.

The next is of the scary headless tour guide and canal boat driver. It is lucky the ride is on a track or she would never be able to steer the canal boat.

7 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are fun, Monstro looks like he's gonna get a big lunch! Hey, I can see the fantasyland train station in the first photo, sweet!

Katella Gate said...

Monstro and his evil eye. When I was very young, walking past him between the Pirate Ship and It's a Small World was like running a gauntlet: the idea was to race past him with his eyes closed. I have no idea what my fate would be if he saw me .. but it's the kind of fun-menace that amuses 5 year olds.

Major Pepperidge said...

It really is amazing, there are some people who just couldn't take a good picture if their lives depended on it. I'll get entire lots of slides with not a single good image. Other people will have shot after shot of something at least SORT of interesting!

Rob Fendler said...

With all our fancy digital cameras with their "what you see is what you get" view screens, we forget that many of the point and shoot cameras people were still using at the time had very rudimentary viewfinders. Sometimes nothing more than a metal frame stuck to the top of the camera.

george said...

wow first photo no small world :/

secondwindy said...

This was always my favorite ride when I was young. They used to pick someone to sit with the guide. I look forward to taking my granddaughter on it later this month.

General Viagra said...

It looks amazing and frightening. I think that people in the old time thought about whales that they can be frightening because they are huge. For me the things that it makes this sculpture frightening are: size, color (deep black), the stare and finally the teeth.