Happy Thursday everyone! Thought I’d do a little Throwback Thursday of Disneyland history. Today I chose to do the Skyway. The Skyway opened at Disneyland on June 23, 1956. To ride this attraction, guests would need a D-ticket. Back then, guests in the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s needed a ticket for each ride. You could choose between “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “E” tickets, each would be a different price for different attractions.
This unique attraction allowed guests to travel across the park while being up high in the sky in “buckets” via cables. Guests could either choose to travel from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland or the other way around. While the Matterhorn was being constructed, the Skyway had to temporarily close down. But after the Matterhorn opened in 1959, guests were able to travel inside of the Matterhorn which was actually pretty cool. You could see guests speeding through the Matterhorn, you could also hear the echoing of the screams, and the roaring of the Yetti which made your experience on the Skyway a little more exciting! It’s just like getting to see the inside of Splash Mountain while riding the Disneyland Railroad.
The Skyway closed on November 9, 1994. However, the Skyway Chalet station in Fantasyland stood standing even after the attraction’s closure in 1994 up until May of 2016. The station was hidden behind trees near Casey Jr.’s train but was recently demolished for the construction of Star Wars Land. I don’t know whether the Tomorrowland station is already taken down or not.
Enjoy these picture of the Skyway at Disneyland:
Here’s also a video you can watch too: