Sunday, August 01, 2010

Tomorrowland Autopia and Snow Mountain

Two nice views from the Skyway captured on glass slides. From what the seller told me, the photographer was a professional photographer. The images do show a good eye and technical skill. First up is a nice overview of the miniature freeways of the Autopia attraction.

The next image is a rare view of the top of Snow Mountain showing the benches, trails and bushes. Also included are some of the colorful buckets and the top tower for the Skyway.


Thufer said...

The 'top of snow mt.' shot is amazing. Not sure, but this may be the first time I have seen this close up and detail. Thanks for this picture.
Look at that tree line at the top of the picture in the distance. The area around the park was amazingly rural wasn't it. (?)

Major Pepperidge said...

Jeez, this really is a great set. It is interesting how some people can't take a good photo to save their lives, while others just have "the eye".

Katella Gate said...

Great close up and personal shot of Snow Mountain. I never knew the skyway towers were painted light blue.

SundayNight said...

That's one of the most interesting pics of Snow Mountain I've ever seen. I now know it included paths, steps and a park bench! It was even sort of landscaped with rather large trees.

Connie Moreno said...

Holy smokes, I have never, ever seen Snow Mountain. What a trea this was for me!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to sound dumb (i should be used to it by now), but what is Snow Mountain?

Is this the place later occupied by the Matterhorn?

Before my time for sure.


Katella Gate said...


"Snow Mountain" was basically a pile of dirt left over from the excavation and grading work at the Park when this corner was undeveloped. The story goes that tourists would climb to the top for the view, and when it became obvious that there was interest in it, Disney began landscaping and putting in paths.

Most of the pictures are from rather far away, and only suggestive. We're all barking over this shot because it's close, clear, and a late photo.

It basically is where the Matterhorn now stands.

outsidetheberm said...

Nice view of 'Snow Mountain'. Always wondered just how many truck loads were required to cart off all that dirt once the Matterhorn was started.

Thanks for sharing this great close up.