Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Winter at Disneyland, 1964/65: Nature’s Wonderland



Today’s post is a “You-Are-There” post, with selections from Nature’s Wonderland, presented in the order they were shot, beginning with a nice close-up of Pat Casey’s Last Chance Saloon. Have a drink, dull the pain, and then go visit the Dentist upstairs for an extraction - what a combo! Next up is the last batch of Rainbow Ridge buildings before entering the tunnel and seeing the splendor of Nature’s Audio-Animatronic wonders.



This view of the Indian Village was taken from the Mine Train:



“Where the deer, and the antelope play..."



Here’s one of the train itself:



And what better for the grand finale than Old Unfaithful?



Meanwhile, flashing forward to present day, Indiana Jones is back at Disneyland with a vengeance now that the fourth installment of the series has hit the big screens. Aladdin’s Oasis has now become the home of a new Indiana Jones show, and he is also seen throughout Adventureland performing his heroic stunts.



I have seen the new Indiana Jones movie, and have to admit I was somewhat underwhelmed. The chase scenes were amazing, but overall, the film itself was kind of a snoozer. Still, it was good to see Harrison Ford & Karen Allen together again. In DVD news, the 3rd Season of the Muppets is now available, and as before, I highly recommend this installment. Guest stars on this one include Sylvester Stallone, Liberace, Gilda Radner, Jean Stapleton, Cheryl Ladd, Raquel Welch, and Danny Kaye. Available at Amazon.com. See more vintage & current Disneyland photos at my website.



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2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, those are some fabulous shots of Nature's Wonderland!!

I still get drunk before I go to the dentist. Doesn't everybody?

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Would love ti experience this ride....

You working on that Flux Capacitor, Dave?