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May 14, 2007

Highway in the Sky


Do you love mod streamline? Do you love elegant 1960s duotones? Do you love vintage Disney? If so, If so, The Republic Mono_4of Tinselman highly recommends this 1966 Disney Story Guide and Operating Procedures manual. A handsomely designed, 31 page pamphlet: it's the finest kind of manual for Walt Disney's finest kind of Disney attraction. I promise, you'll get your fill of some fascinating reading. Like this paragraph from page 5, "The Story Behind the Story:"

Monorail_03_2 The Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System was unveiled at Disneyland June 14, 1959 by Walt Disney and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Mrs. Nixon and their daughters, Tricia and Julie, also participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies, which were viewed by a national television audience watching the special "Disneyland '59'" TV show. Since that time, the Monorail trains have carried most of the heads of state–kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers–who have visited Disneyland, as well as millions of other Disneyland visitors from every state and nearly every nation.

Of course, this is just the beginning. There are also the intriguing (and detailed) procedures. And maps. And diagrams and photographs throughout. Stuff from the park has posted this Disney treasure in its entirety. Take a look!

Note: Stuff from the park's server is now overloaded and the operating procedures are temporarily unavailable. However, Tinselman has kindly saved a few photographs from the manual for your viewing pleasure (click all images to enlarge). Enjoy.

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Seeing stuff makes me really want to go back to Disneyworld just to ride the monorail.

(Maybe someday...)

Posted by: Scott Elyard | May 14, 2007 10:34:35 AM

The classic portions of Disneyland really are my favorite. My #1 vote goes to the Carousel of Progress.

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Posted by: Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) | Aug 15, 2008 4:39:11 PM

Another vote for the classic Disney attractions. I love It's a Small World (though I heard they recently revamped it to fit larger people, since we Americans have gained so much weight), but the Monorail is definitely up there as well

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