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  • [Pictures] Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

    Here's some more shots that my mom has lying around.

    The mermaids in the Sub Lagoon. I was told my uncle dated one of these girls for a while.



    I miss the Peoplemover.



    Here's a picture of a very young Oogie with his mom and grandmother. Btw.. that's Journey Through Innerspace in the background.




    A slide of the Matterhorn from Tomorrowland. (Sorry about the redness of the slides. I find that Kodak's slides and film turns red when it deteriorates after a few years)



    A slide of the Highway in The Sky above the sub waterfalls.




    A Slide of the Tomorrowland Terrace with GE's Carousel of Progress in the background.



    Some Slides of the Carousel of Progress












    A slide of a shot taken from the roof of Innerspace




    Mission Control from Mission to Mars




    A Slide of Autopia




    A model of a dream community called 'EPCOT'




    A Slide of the Carousel of Progress




    A slide of the Entrance to Tomorrowland. My sister in law who scanned the slide scanned it in reverse. Ma Bell did America The Beautiful on the left and Adventures in Innerspace should be on the right.



    The interior of Adventures in Innerspace




    A shot of Tomorrowland taken from the Peoplemover.



    Another shot of Tomorrowland. It's interesting to see how empty the park looks as compared to today, especially since this picture was taken in August / September.





    A shot of Big Thunder falls and the Mine Train through Natures Wonderland (I know it's not part of Tomorrowland, but it's still a cool shot)



    And speaking of the subs... here's a couple of cool pictures. The sub lagoon under construction...




    Last edited by OogieBoogie; 11-20-2009, 10:57 AM.
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    Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

    WOW! What amazing memories. Thanks SO much!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

      Neat pics, I love seeing all the classic attractions in operation!

      How did your family get some of those pics from up on the rooftops? Did your family know someone or were those slides you could buy from Disney?

      For the last two pics you meant the subs during rehab right? The Peoplemover in the background means the subs would be at least 7 years old by then.

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        Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

        Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
        Here's some more shots that my mom has lying around.

        Another shot of the subs waterfall..


        I believe this is the original Big Thunder Mountain located on the Rivers of America. You can see the tracks from the Mine Train ride going under the falls as well as the forced perspective of the smaller falls up top.

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        • #5
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          Great shots! :yea: Thanks so much for posting these! Now, for the heck of it, I color-corrected the red-tinted shots, and many of them actually turned out looking quite natural. I can post these if you'd like - just say the word.

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          • #6
            Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

            Thanks for the pictures! It's great to see Tomorrowland at its prime.

            Originally posted by Lore View Post
            I believe this is the original Big Thunder Mountain located on the Rivers of America. You can see the tracks from the Mine Train ride going under the falls as well as the forced perspective of the smaller falls up top.
            Haha, I think you're right. The official name was Cascade Peak, and in fact, there's a whole 'nother thread going on about a different photo of the very same mountain.

            .... and wait a minute. You could go on TOP of the Inner Space building!? :blink:

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            • #7
              Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

              amazing as always.

              I have been color correcting them as well they they really turn out nice.

              Micenation

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                Thanks for sharing these great photos. This is exactly how I remember Tomorrowland as a kid. It's so good to see the Carousel of Progress again including the Progress City model. The siamese cat on the couch next to the lady in the Carousel of Progress flicked its tail up and down about once each minute. And the Adventure thru Inner Space is one of my all-time favorites. So good to see more pictures of that. The sub lagoon must have been drained for maintenance, as it had opened in 1959, while the PeopleMover didn't open until 1967.

                I took the liberty of removing the excessive red from some of these. The interior shots of Carousel of Progress are almost all red and I couldn't do anything with those. It's best to store all films and slides in total darkness to prevent color shifts. I have thousands of Kodachrome slides taken by my father and grandfather going all the way back to 1946, and even the earliest ones look like they were taken yesterday, because they have been stored in light-proof boxes inside a closet all these years.













                Last edited by Bob Weaver; 11-20-2009, 04:13 AM.

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                  Amazing photos. Look at the old Tomorrowland entrance!!!!! I would have loved to have experienced Carousel of Progress in it's hay day.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                    Actually the very last photo above is flipped horizontally. The Bell System's America the Beautiful show was on the left, where Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters is now, and Monsanto's Adventure thru Inner Space was on the right, where Star Tours is now. In the photo above they are flipped. But this illustrates the symmetry of the design, it is essentially the same whether flipped or not. All they need to do to get this look again is move Astro Orbiter somewhere else, get the PeopleMover running again in some form, and put the water fountains back in (they are currently planters).

                    Here it is the correct way. I wonder why one PeopleMover train is returning empty. Maybe the people in that one jumped out.

                    Last edited by Bob Weaver; 11-20-2009, 06:34 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                      Thanks for those great shots, Oogie! They bring back some great memories as we have entire albums of large, square, redish photos that were apparently all processed the same way back in the 70's. I think some of them were taken by the first, compact, flat pocket cameras that Kodak rolled out back then. I think I had one of those instamatic 60s, or something similar with those funky little flashes that you could pop on top. Many of yours were slides and would have been taken with a different camera, but the end result looks rather similar.

                      Thanks for taking the time to do this as scanning slides is much more time intensive than uploading the latest shots off of our digital cameras.

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                        Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                        If I ever get a slide scanner, I'll scan and post the Kodachrome color slides from my oldest sister's birthday party at Disneyland in 1956.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                          Such wonderful memories. Thanks so much for taking the time to show them to us.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                            Breathtakingly beautiful, filling my head full of memories, and emotion. Really lovely stuff.
                            First Visit at the age of 12, July 17, 1968.
                            First Ride, The Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad.
                            BRING BACK THE PEOPLE MOVER!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                              Thank you so very much Oogie for the fantastic photos and thank you so much for restoring those Bob Weaver, the shots look great! It's really quite a wonder how empty the parks look compared to now but I remember my Mom saying something like that when they used to go and it wasn't until like the 90's (around the Eisner, Pressler, and Harris dictation) when the parks really spiked in attendance. It's great it see how Disney envisioned Tomorrowland back in those days, it's great to see Disney at their finest! Sadly I was born at the beginning of the downfall days... 1990 Well at least I've got my Jones...
                              Oh what the future will hold...

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                              • #16
                                Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                                Those are amazing shots! But, oh so bittersweet. Tomorrowland really was an amazing kinetic place back then. These photos remind me of how TL used to be my favorite land. Not anymore. Sad.

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                                  Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                                  Very cool! I remember hearing some good bands, the Rasberries? Cover bands, play where Darth Vader makes his grand entrance these days.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                                    I beg to differ about the Carousel of Progress shots being a lost cause! Just takes a little - okay, a LOT of tweaking of the individual channels' curves.








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                                      Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                                      That little Siamese cat on the couch in the Christmas scene was my favorite thing to watch, because its tail would flick up and down about every 60 seconds or so.

                                      The Progress City seen in the background of the Christmas scene was just an image of it, but in the final act of the show, you went up a moving sidewalk-type escalator on the stage and went upstairs to view the actual Progress City model, which looked like this (without the Imagineers of course):



                                      There were lights and motion throughout the model, and even the projection of an airplane taking off on the wall in back. When the Carousel of Progress was moved to Florida, the Progress City model went with it but was not installed as part of the attraction. A portion of the model can still be seen today if you ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Here's some slides and some snapshots from Tomorrowland in the 60's and 70's.

                                        Very cool stuff, it's fun to get to see how the park looked back then and see some of the old (now gone) attractions. For me, I wasn't alive during the period so I didn't get to experience a few of these rides, again very cool. Thanks for posting them.
                                        "It matters not how strait the gate how charged with Punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul" -- W.E. Henley

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