Like an open book

Before the Storybook Land Canal Boats opened, the original boat ride under and through the wooden trestles of Casey Jr. was called the Canal Boats of the World.  Walt's original plan for Disneyland was to include an entire miniature land on the same par with Frontierland and Tomorrowland.   Now just nine months after Disneyland opened, the original plan for "Lilliputianland" could be realized.

In this photo Walt shows off a giant storybook map of the new attraction under construction. Walt's characteristically pointing with two fingers to Cinderella's castle, the crown jewel of the new ride. Each miniature's location has already been mapped out, including the nation where the story takes place. Perhaps this was a way to link the theme of "Canal Boats of the World" to "Storybook Land Canal Boats"


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

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