Thursday, March 06, 2008
Disneyland, October 1966 Pt. 9
For those of you still with me, today is the last day of this October 1966 series, and we end it with a rowsing tour of the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland. So hop on the Mekong Maiden and let’s go! Shot #2 is the touching scene of an elephant with her baby, having fun in the water, while a smiling croc waits nearby.
More frolicking elephants:
Even today, this is one of the hardest areas to shoot, due to the lighting and the cliffs behind the elephant; my shots usually come out too dark. This photographer feels my pain...
In these old photos, I never can tell which of these African Bull Elephants is the mother-in-law; you be the judge.
Fortunately for these hungry lions, Imagineers took pity on them baking on the hot sun and eventually built them a cave.
The African Veldt scene, full of the twisted humor of one of my Disney favorites, Marc Davis:
Plenty o’ skulls to choose from for you headhunters:
The infamous Native dance, sure to be popular at the next event you attend:
Back to present day, here is a construction shot of the Plaza Pavilion, which is undergoing a rehab to improve the kitchen, so that it can be used for prep for other restaurants about to go under the knife as well. Good planning there! Hopefully this will pave the way for a return of the Tahitian Terrace. Talk about Year of a Million Dreams...
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