Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Snow Mountain and Mickey Mouse Club Circus 1956

Continuing with the red toned (alright let's just call them red) set of snapshots. This image is from the Skyway going over Snow Mountain. The image features some great details including the Autopia and the TWA Rocket to the Moon in the background, In the foreground is the trail to the Mickey Mouse Club Circus with some great lights. My favorite little detail is the couple of guests sitting in the shade of a circus wagon. The circus wagon was brought to Disneyland as part of the Mickey Mouse Club Circus.

Continuing with the original scan of the red image.

Over the long weekend, I read Todd James Pierce's magnificent book Three Years in Wonderland. If you have not picked up this book, I highly recommend it. The book tells the story of the development and opening of Disneyland with a focus on C.V. Wood. Todd has discovered many new stories about the creation of Walt's first theme park. I hope that Todd is working on a book detailing Wood's career post Disney.


K. Martinez said...

Love the lone fire hydrant at the bottom of the pic.

I have Three Years in Wonderland and it is indeed a wonderful book.

outsidetheberm said...

Fun shot! As you mentioned, the two guys sitting in the dirt near the circus wagon is really great.