Monthly Archives: September 2015

Disneyland TWA Moonliner Ride in Tomorrowland, Anaheim, California

This image shows the long-removed TWA Moonliner rideĀ in Tomorrowland as it looked when the park opened and during its early years.

Walt Disney Productions, Anaheim, California

The description states:

As nations contemplate a trip to the moon, DISNEYLAND’S TWA Rocket Ride shows how it might be done. The DISNEYLAND Autopia cars traveling the Freeway of the Future, and the speedboats of tomorrow are also major attractions in Tomorrowland.

–The ride was renamed for the Douglas Aircraft company when the TWA sponsorship expired without renewal in 1962, and the rocket was completely removed in 1967 when Tomorrowland was redesigned and updated. This image dates from the early years of the park in the 1950s.

Disneyland Jungle Cruise in Adventureland, Anaheim, California

This image shows the Jungle Cruise attraction, with the boat used to transport visitors in the background to the left of the falls. The ride was extensively inspired by the film The African Queen.

Walt Disney Productions, Anaheim, California

The description states:

The wilds of the jungle and its beauties are seen in the Adventureland boat ride at DISNEYLAND.

–The ride is little changed from the original course, but has had upgrades over the years as Disney himself insisted on refreshing the experience for repeat visitors. This image is from the early years of the park in the 1950s.

Disneyland Mad Tea Party Ride in Fantasyland, Anaheim, California

This image shows the rotating teacup ride known as the Mad Tea Party, with the carousel immediately behind it. The pirate ship mast is just visible in the lower left corner.

Walt Disney Productions, Anaheim, California

The description states:

The magic and mystery of Fantasyland is caught in this scene from the courtyard of Sleeping Beauty’s castle at DISNEYLAND.

–This ride and the carousel still exist in the park, making them among the oldest continuous attractions in Disneyland. This image dates from the early years of the park in the 1950s.