Today my 90 yr old mom invited me over to watch old (really old) home movies. And there was Disneyland, July 1955! I was only 7 months old that trip, so don't remember much LOL. Anyway, there was some footage of motor boats that had rather large 'fins' on the back (like '50s cars had) in some sort of lagoon. Not the 'Motor Boat Cruise', I remember those. These boats were not on any type of track, just people 'boating' around this lagoon. Does anyone remember these boats?
It was so amazing to watch the footage. No trees, not much grass or shrubbery. Dumbo, the carrousel, tea cups, Casey Jr running on a track with no landscaping. Shots of Tomorrowland's big old rocket. Frontierland with a stage coach and a small marching band playing and marching by the Rivers of America. And the Disneyland RR; the train looked to me like it was smaller than the ones they have now. I have to admit I rewound it a few times. There was also footage of a trip the following summer ('56) but not as extensive.
I wish there was some way to get this footage on You Tube so you all could see it. Unfortunately, none of us is 'tech savvy' enough to do that!