This is like the golden ticket to the Wonka candy factory, a round trip ticket on the Skyway. If you travelled from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland and then back to Fantasyland, you would hand this large ticket to the cast member and be allowed to stay on. With the union logo, I believe the ticket is from the late 1950s.
The next image is a familiar one to those who collect postcards. It is still nice to see it as a larger image.
A close up shows hiding in the sound stage is one of the prototype Autopia cars.
Also constructed at the Studios was the classic Stagecoach.
Not only were the wagons constructed and stored, but also the wagons were given a trail run. I believe the Zorro set is in the background.
Next up is a rendering of a Jungle Cruise launch. Check out the way the artist has drawn the facial reactions for the guests, and the cute girl spotlighted in the entrance to the boat.
The last image is a nice map of the Jungle Cruise as originally envisioned. The large animals are a cool touch to show where the sights would be seen.
And a nice overall layout for Fantasyland as it was originally designed.
Thanks to Jed for finding this for me many years ago.
Another joy is spinning just like the Mad Hatter Teacups. In this case, the ride is an octopus type of ride. Of course, your fun is increased when in the company of your best friends.
Of course some rides are even more simple, but just as an enjoyable. I have strong memories of going to a traveling carnival and riding all the rides with as much enjoyment as going to Disneyland.
Next up is the World Famous Tree House in Northern California.
There are several different locations featuring large size Paul Bunyans. This one is from the Paul Bunyan Land located in Brainerd Minnesota. The park is still in existence though not in the same location. The original statues and rides were purchased in 2003 by a local family. The family moved everything to their farm and renamed the park Paul Bunyan Land at this Old Farm Pioneer Village.
Last image is marked Florida 1948 for a Storyland located in Pompano Beach, Florida. Up on the hill is the well Jack and Jill went to get water.
Here we see the couple in line. I have always enjoyed watching the clock, more so than the actual ride itself.
One of Disneyland's best Christmas traditions is a parade. Waiting for the start gives the couple time to eat something. Can you count how many Carnation drinks are being consumed?
And here is the parade itself, this one featured a dragon and a lady with a large rolling pin!
The large dolls were also part of the parade. The same concept was used later for America On Parade. The young boy is definitely excited by the parade.
Final image of the photographs today is of the drum featuring the logo and played by Sorcerer Mickey Mouse.
I like this image with the white wing cleaning up behind the Horse Drawn Trolley. The scaffolding in the background holds lights for the Christmas Parade.
The entrance to Tomorrowland. I like the couple of teenagers in the right hand corner with her red knee socks and her boyfriend in a matching red shirt assisting with a newly purchased necklace.
A great shot of my favorite landmark, the Matterhorn with the star on the top of the mountain. The rather plain construction walls are at the end of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
I always enjoy a good shot of the Hippo pool on the Jungle Cruise.