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Disneyland Skyway 1.0

The very talented Jerrod Maruyama sent these fantastic views of Disneyland's Skyway. They came from a large box of slides from his grandfather. Ever wonder how many grandparents have boxes of this stuff that end up in landfills?? What a depressing thought. Well we can be glad that not ever little treasure gets tossed.

This is the original version of the Skyway (opened June 1956), however when the Matterhorn was built (1959) the Skyway path was altered slightly to travel right through the mountain.

Something that thrilled me about the second photo above was something I didn't immediately notice. THE RAIN COVER. Did they put those on all the buckets when it rained?? I don't remember that happening in the later version (1967-1994). I'd love to know more.


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I have NEVER seen that! Didn't they just close the Skyway down every time it rained? I think I remember seeing them wipe the cars down with towels as they entered and left the station. But the covers are new to me.

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTahitianTimmy

Wow, wow, wow! I have never, EVER seen a rain cover on the Skyway buckets!!

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Wow! This is a first for me! Definitely one of those hidden gems -- Disneyland and it's history never cease to amaze!!

March 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterswafun

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