Thursday, October 23, 2008

Disneyland, October 1955 Pt. 3



The October 1955 series continues today in Frontierland, with our leading lady continuing to look extremely uptight in the photos. In shot #1, she is enjoying (?) the Indian Village, with the Ceremonial Dance Circle behind her. Photo #2 taken from the Mark Twain shows that yup...the park is pretty empty! Would have been a great day for photos. Progressland, get that Time Machine ready!



The Mark Twain, aka “The Floating Wedding Cake,” sure makes for some purty pictures!





From the Twain you could also get a glimpse of Retlaw 1 passing by the Rivers of America; note the last car on the left which is the Grand Canyon Car, better known now as The Lilly Belle.



Even though the Stagecoach would be nice to have back at Disneyland, I don’t think it would be possible, as there are no spaces left that are large enough in Frontierland to host the wide open guest-free vistas that this attraction requires.



See more vintage & current Frontierland photos at my regular website.

2 comments:

Progressland said...

This is really a great series of early photos. The first photo at the Indian Village is particularly interesting because of the rarity. One of the two palms in the right rear center of the photo may be the Dominguez Palm!

Major Pepperidge said...

Yes, that is an exceptional set of snapshots. So often they're the "same old things"!

I'm trying to figure out what flyer she is holding, but it's too indistinct. Oh well!