Friday, January 30, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Plaza Inn Serving Tray

One of my favorite spots in Disneyland is the Plaza Inn, once known as the Red Wagon Inn. For many years the Colombian Coffee Growers sponsored the restaurant. The food served at the Plaza Inn has not changed much and it is still the place to go for Fried Chicken. The design of the tray focuses on the coffee growers and not much on the architecture of the restaurant although the border detail is very Victorian and fits into the Main Street design. This is also a larger size tray than the first two I posted.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Autopia and Monorails

Two more red slides, this time featuring the Tomorrowland Autopia and the Disneyland Monorail. The first image shows a gaggle(herd, colony, flock, pod, murder, brood) of Autopia cars waiting to be put on the track and driven by guests. Note the great Disneyland license plate on one of the cars.

The next image shows the lovely freeway of tomorrow with the Alweg Monorail station in the background. The soft colors are nice in this shot. Note the rear license plates on the car in the middle of the image.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More of the Majestic Matterhorn

Two more slides in the grouping of red tinted slides. First up an image of a speeding Monorail in front of the Matterhorn. The juxtaposition of nature and technology leads to a great scene. Unfortunately the hand that held the camera was not very steady (and the film stock turned completely red.)

The second image shows the walkway towards the mountain. Not many images were taken from this angle.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Lovely Matterhorn

I recently acquired a small set of slides that unfortunately had turned completely red. I was hoping that the magic of Photoshop would bring the slides back to life. It is interesting to see if color correction will work on slides. Within the same batch of slides, color correction will be great and the color comes back and other times it still has the red tones that never quite disappear. The first image still has touches of red. The photo features a Horse Drawn Surrey, posters at the front of Tomorrowland and signage for the Monsanto Home of the Future. (Looking at it now, I think I need to flop the image....)

The second image is blurry as it was taken from a speeding Monorail. The color on this came out really nice.

Here are the two images flopped and another round of color correction.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Attraction Posters In Action

Nothing brightens up my day more than a nice photograph (or two) of the attraction posters in action. These two images show the poster fence at the entrance to Disneyland. The first image shows the train in station and a very uncrowded entrance plaza. Some very nice and rare posters are on display.

The second image shows the other posters that are in the shade in the first image. Also the Kalamazoo handcar is visible.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Souvenir Friday- New Orleans Square Serving Tray

Another of the serving trays in my collection, this one was used in New Orleans Square restaurants. The restaurants included the Cafe Orleans and The French Market. I can just imagine myself sitting on the terrace listening to a nice jazz band on the stage. The design features a great stenciling design reminiscent of the wrought iron balconies found in New Orleans.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Top of the World Contemporary Resort Walt Disney World Part 4

The last two images from the Top of the World at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. This image shows the ferry heading towards the Magic Kingdom with a full load of guests.

Next up is a picture showing the canal leading to the Seven Seas Lagoon with a resort launch heading towards the Magic Kingdom. It would be nice to stitch these images together for a panorama especially if you knew the layout of the ground.