Sunday, April 19, 2009

1950’s BW Medley, Pt. 2



3 more from yesterday’s batch to finish off this short series. First image is a closeup of a tiki statue from Adventureland. Here are two shots of the same statue that I have posted previously so that you can see it in color. It would appear that he moved around a little bit during the early years of the park. Sadly, I do not believe he is there anymore.





Another figure that is no longer in the park is the Chicken of the Sea Mermaid, who formerly graced the Pirate Ship Restaurant in Fantasyland.



And just when you thought you’d escaped ol’ Vesey, here is on the Mark Twain, leading the band as they tour the Rivers of America. As Major pointed out yesterday, he sure got around the park.



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3 comments:

Thufer said...

what icons! thanks for those.

Major Pepperidge said...

I do love that tiki, and your second photo is one of the nicest I've seen. I never realized he had those blue swirls on the side of his head! It would be very cool if he was discovered in someone's backyard...

Anonymous said...

Look close at the photo of the Tiki Room, you can see one of my favorite spots in the whole Park.

One side of the roof gable is in Adventureland, thatched with reeds and bamboo siding...on the other side of the roof ridge, shingles with white fretwork for Main Street...

The only thing that draws attention to this is the silhouette of the fretwork above the ridge, and I think they planted those palms to obscure that. It is hard to get far enough away from the building to see this.

I really enjoy your work, thanks for all this...