Thursday, January 29, 2009

Swiss Chalet and the Matterhorn Mountain

An early 1960s Disneyland publicity photograph of the Matterhorn Mountain. The caption on the back reads: "Snow-capped" Matterhorn Mountain, rising 14-stories into the Anaheim skyline, is one of the chief landmarks and a highly popular 1959 addition to Disneyland. Two bobsled runs carry guests high up inside the Matterhorn and racing down, around and through the mountain before splashing to a halt in a "glacier lake" at the bottom. This Swiss Chalet is located at the entrance to the bobsled runs.

5 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Neat press photo, I love that entrance, its amazing how little the Chalet has changed. It's one of the few "ticket booth" structures still at the park. When I'm in line I try and peek inside to see if there's any tickets left! Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

For some reason this angle is not one that photographers use much....

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Liking that it is black-and-white...cool.

Thufer said...

this is a really good picture. thank you.

Barry said...

That very young woman in the nice summer dress at the left... has something girls back then didn't carry around often...a full lower arm cast. Tom boy in disguise?