With the issuing of a whole new line of postcards with the
vast majority of the photos being new views (a list of the
repeated views is further down
this page) you can see more clearly how the focus of postcards
had changed over the years at WDW. When WDW first opened the
first series of postcards focused on the facilities and
attractions with relatively few character views, which were added
as time went on. In this series, however, there were many
character views from the time the series was first issued.
MAGIC KINGDOM ENTRANCE AND MAIN STREET
0100-11009 GATEWAY TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM
Now, on looking at his card you may be saying to yourself, "just wait one minute, I thought you said this series was almost all new views". If you are saying that, take a closer look at the card this card reminds you of. I suggest right clicking on the link and using the "open in new window option". You will see an image that looks very similar to this one but pick a few details... which monorail is in the picture, for instance, or weather or not the ship has a wake, then compare it to the card pictured above, yes they are different after all.
0100-11008 WALT DISNEY WORLD STEAM RAILROAD
The train pictured at the station above is number 3 the Roger E Brogie
0100-11005 MAIN STREET, U.S.A.
From the costume the cast member is wearing, I'd say that is one of the Dapper Dans on the right side of the trolley.
0100-11007 FANTASY IN THE SKY
Much like the image of the Magic Kingdom's entrance this card has a very similar card in a previous series.
Cards with images repeated from previous series
Let's See That Again
In addition to these six cards listed above, several views in this series seem to be attempts to make new images that look very similar to previous ones, for instance, the "Gateway to the Magic Kingdom", and "Fantasy in the Sky" cards featured on this page. Other cards took this even further, at least three cards in this series seem to be images taken at the same photo session but printed many years apart. Every item in these two photos is in the exact same location, these two images could even be from the same negative just cropped, and processed differently (to account for the difference in brightness of certain colors).
Left: standard size 0100-10226 THE HAUNTED MANSION Right cont.: 0100-11504 HAUNTING REFRAIN
Another card pair that seems, at first glance, to have done
this same thing is the image of Pinocchio, Gideon, and Foulfellow
seen below. Although there had been a newer pose of these
characters in the last standard cards, this series reprinted the
earlier image (re cropped) all the way back from the mid 70's.
For a long time I thought maybe these were from the same
negative, the thing that finally showed me that these two images
are from the same session but not the same frame is J.
Worthington Foulfellow's (the fox) cane. Put yourself in the
position of the fellow holding that cane in that pose during that
photo session, wouldn't your arm get tired after a while? Look at
the square white section of Tudor style wall behind his cane in
one image it is bisected nearly in half by his cane in the other
there is one corner that is a fair bit smaller and the other side
of the square is much larger Still, with
ten years between the releases of these cards, these guys did a
very good job of holding their pose!
One other new card in this series seems to have been taken at the same photo session as a card from a previous series. These two cards are so similar it took me a while to realize their differences. It was not until I realized that in the older card spire on the top of the Tiki room was higher on the card than the lamp next to it, and that on the later card the top of the lamp was higher than the spire, that I was sure that these were not the same image. Then I thought that maybe they had just tried to repose the previous post card when they came out with the continental sized cards until I noticed their similarities, look at King Louies foot, his right foot (which is on our left...unless you are looking at your monitor upside down ). Protruding from the under side of that foot the inside of his right foot is a small stick or leaf pointing towards his other foot... on both cards, this is enough confirmation for me that these two images were taken at the same photo session, just from slightly different angles!
left standard: 0100-10245 Right cont.: 0100-11619