Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vintage Snapshot! - Getting Ready to Blast Off

Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom was in the midst of its first major upgrade when this photograph was taken in 1974.  Space Mountain had just opened on January 15th of that year; StarJets, pictured here under construction, would debut on November 28th.  Also part of that same structure was the loading platform for the WEDWay PeopleMover, which would ultimately circumnavigate the whole of Tomorrowland.  The PeopleMover and the Carousel of Progress would both open in 1975, essentially completing the park's first major expansion.  In addition, Flight to the Moon would extend its reach in June of 1975 and become Mission to Mars.


Anonymous said...

Would love to see what the poster is on the construction wall. Could you blow it up and post it?