October 16, 2012

"Chipmunks, Start Your Engines!" (1971)

While professional racecar drivers have been racing at Indianapolis for 100 years, guests have been enjoying races of their own at the Tomorrowland Speedway since Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971.
But guests aren’t the only ones who like to go out for a spin at Magic Kingdom Park. Take a look at this photograph from the 1971 Christmas Parade when everyone’s favorite chipmunks had their own matching Herbie the Love Bug cars to greet guests on the parade route. Here, Chip ‘n Dale, (look closely in the back left-hand corner, you’ll see Dale driving into the photograph) are making their way through Liberty Square. Aren’t their mini Love Bug cars awesome? I’m pretty sure if we had audio to go along with this picture we’d be hearing “Chipmunks, start your engines!” all the way from the grandstands over in Tomorrowland.
 
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