Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wedway Ride

I believe this is Tomorrowland and was in preparation for the Peoplemover attraction. Check out the janitor in the lower part of the picture by the station wagon.

11 comments:

Thufer said...

Very cool and interesting picture.

thepicklebarrel said...

what's neat about the pic is the two guys with scale measurement sticks. the drawn box is for a proposed building.

do you think this is somewhere behind the tomorrowland stage?

210Frwy said...

What neat-o picture. Perhaps a cast member could tell us where this might be?

A Snow White Sanctum said...

That prototype people mover looks just like a vintage station wagon ;)

Bearride - Raymond said...

This look like when they were moving the Peoplemover maintenance area in the mid 70's. The left of this pic is the back of the carousel theater.

TokyoMagic! said...

Yes, the building on the left is the edge of the Carousel Theater. The building on the right is the Flight to the Moon/Mission to Mars building. I believe the building that the men are standing on is the one that houses the Grand Canyon Diorama. This was probably taken from the Peoplemover track...the part of the track that is above the gate to the backstage area.

TokyoMagic! said...

Just had another thought. There is/was a metal mesh type of "screen" on that portion of the Peoplemover track to keep people from seeing backstage. Perhaps this test was done to determine how high those panels needed to be.

Connie Moreno said...

Cool picture and even better after reading everyone's comments!

CoxPilot said...

Those two guys are standing right above the men's locker rooms (second floor). There is a walk way that goes across the front of the building, and the screening was added later for fear of guests being able to see in. There is a stair case just to the left to exit down into the parking structure where the busses would stay when not in use (we used to nap on the lower deck cushions).

CoxPilot said...

ps: Tokyo Magic is right. The backside of the building housed the Grand Canyon Diorama.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Cox Pilot. The wagon looks to be a '66 vintage...