Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Storybook Canal Boats Circa 1956

Two black and white snapshots from Storybook circa 1956. First up is Monstro the whale who not only swallows the boats guests ride on, but also swallows the Chicken of the Sea Pirate ship. Check out those big teeth.

The next image is of guests leaving from the dock on one of the boats. In the background is the circus tent left over from the Mickey Mouse Club Circus and now used by Professor George J. Keller and his trained lion and tiger act. Note the cast member who is running the boat and narrating is male. For many years in the 1960s to the 1990s, the Storybook boats were operated by female cast members.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I admit that I am always a little bit disappointed whey my Storybook Land "host" is a guy.