The Skyway at the Magic Kingdom was, as with everything else at the Florida property, BIG. So big it even had a turn in its route!
A solid “D” Ticket from Opening day in 1971.
“D” tickets from 1971 and 1979.
Here’s a close up of route it used to take.
Looking over the Sub Lagoon in a picture from a 1978 guide book.
Pretty amazing view as you left the Fantasyland station.
The Magic Kingdom Skyway Closed in 1999, both stations or “Terminals” are still hanging around. This would be the view looking back at the Fantasyland station (you’d be up higher of course!). This is still the focal point of one whole end of Fantasyland. I must have heard 10 kids ask what ride it was.
Well kiddies, guess what? It’s “Stroller Parking – The Ride”… ugh…
The Tomorrowland Terminal building is amazing. This style of architecture has become my favorite of all vintage Disney styles. Here is the terminal as seen from the WEDway PeopleMover, I bet it looked even better when it was in operation.
Come to think of it, maybe it looks better without the cables and buckets? I’ve heard rumors of turning it into a restaurant. It’s big enough and that would mean keeping the building intact, I hope.
The rear of the lower level has a bathroom (of the future?).
Under the load area, there are three large benches like this one. All of them were empty.
Off to the side of the benches is this little area, again, empty of people. Everyone likes to just stand in large groups and clog the main walk ways, yet areas like this go empty? Hmmm.
The old Plaza Swan Boats loading platform. Too bad those are gone, they even went around the Swiss Family Tree house! (Check out this GREAT WDW site – link to Widen Your World).
I sure to like the roof on the Swan Boat building, and it’s repeated throughout the hub area on other roofs, even on the pop corn stand.
And this sad photo is for blog reader Eric. I found a bench while looking for a place to sit and eat my ice cream (it was melting quick), when I looked up I saw the Pooh Ride, “Oh no, this was Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”. I stopped eating and gave a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Toad and his wild ride.
Tomorrow: For Bonus Sunday, since I feel so Tomorrowland 1967-ish, lets have a full post of a great Vacationland from the Fall of 1967.