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    Question What is it??

    Ok guys... a wonderful person on Flickr has allowed me to use her photos on the Extinct Disney site. In perusing her set, I came across this one that has totally stumped me. She had it listed as construction of the Contemporary and the Monorail but that's obviously incorrect (not only because you can clearly see the Contemporary and Monorail in the background but because if this was taken from the Skyway, they were both open and operating already).

    I'm thinking this is something over in Tomorrowland... is this potentially a shot of the framing for Space Mountain?

    Help! What is it?


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    Re: What is it??

    Ok further investigation and discussing with DH...

    Is this maybe Space Mountain and the track for the WEDWay Peoplemover where it exits?
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    Re: What is it??

    Ok it is DEFINITELY Space Mountain... *hee hee* (sorry I'm giddy - I love shots like this)

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    Re: What is it??

    Annnnnd... got the answer (LOL)

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    Re: What is it??

    Didn't need to see it. The proximity and direction from the Contemporary, as well as the Sky Ride wire gave it away immediately. Pretty sure that concrete structure towards the bottom middle is a trestle for the train track as well.

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    Re: What is it??

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    Pretty sure that concrete structure towards the bottom middle is a trestle for the train track as well.
    Indeed it is! Nice!
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    Re: What is it??

    Yes, outstanding photo!

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    Re: What is it??

    Definitely cool...I admit my first thought from looking at the building structure was that it might be the CoP building, with the very vertical columns, but it would be on the wrong side of the skyway...
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    Re: What is it??

    Yep, same here.

    The angle of The Contemporary was the first tip off.

    Then, considering the sky ride would have come down to the left (in the photo, anyway) of the CoP...

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    Re: What is it??

    These days, it would all be one big construction wall, anyway.

    Wow, I miss the old Skyway.
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    Re: What is it??

    They had walls up back in those days as well. If they didn't, there wouldn't be an insurance company in the world that would cover them.

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    Re: What is it??

    Nice shot of that construction.

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    Re: What is it??

    Was this taken before the park was open? I didn't go until the mid to late 70s, but I don't remember Tomorrowland being so unfinished.
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    Re: What is it??

    Oh yeah, brother. Tomorrowland was essentially empty until '75. It had the little car track, If You Had Wings, Flight To The Moon, and I'm pretty sure that was it. I was too young to remember what it looked like, but my dad and brother have both told me it really wasn't even worth going to at the time.

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    I had no idea. Sounds like Disney rushed another opening.
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