Friday, December 30, 2011

Skyway at the Magic Kingdom

In operation from October 1, 1971 to November 10, 1999, the Skyway at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom outlasted the Disneyland attraction by 5 years and the Tokyo Disneyland version by one year.

Let's take a trip from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland.

The first two photographs are from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. I love how the second image has so much of the pylon in it.

Is this how you properly frame a photo?
The rest of the pictures are from the Skyway gondola bucket proper as we head languidly towards Fantasyland.
I love the scope of Tomorrowland you can see here.

Obviously, this trip was in 1997.

Does turning the camera sideways make it more artistic? The Castle Cake in all of its glory.

Yes, that is Mickey's Toontown in the background. Goofy's Barnstormer is obvious. Did you notice his pants ?

At this time 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea had been closed for a few years. It was still a beautiful body of water to glide over.

Fantasyland is always busy. This is an interesting anlge since you can see the it's a small world show building and Arial's Grotto.
Check out all of the people waiting in line for Dumbo the Flying Elephant. If you look a little closer, you can see that the queue is covered with umbrellas!

I have always been surprised by the lack of photos I took on vacations before owning a digital camera. But with each trip, I took more and more photos.

Do you have any vintage Disney photos you want to share?

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