Damn, the upper part of Fantasyland where Small World now sits was jam packed with attractions instead of just one: Viewliner Station, Motor Boat Cruise, Fantasyland Railroad Station, Junior Autopia, Midget Autopia.
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Originally Posted by KISSman
In the grand scope of life, there's nothing actually cool about being knowledgeable about an amusement park.
I'm just amazed at how much city landscape you can see compared to these days.
Yeah. There wasn't much need for tall trees around the berm in those early days, as there were no hi-rise visual intrusions anywhere near Disneyland! As long as you were standing at ground level, that is.
But one thing's for certain: You didn't have to be elevated on an attraction very high...in order to see out into all of Anaheim back then. Witness that in this shot from 1956 of another famous Disneyland train:
All it took was that little hump on Casey Junior...and you got a panoramic view of remnants of orange groves, and a newly developing city.