Monday, June 29, 2009

Disneyland: The First Summer, Pt. 6



I hope you readers don’t mind getting a double-shot of the Jungle Cruise! These photos from the first summer make up in rarity what they lack in clarity. Shot number one is of the boat and a closeup of the fun souvenir construction helmet that little tykes could purchase.



The lanai, visible from the dock:



This African Bull Elephant was charging so fast that it was impossible to get a steady photo!



The Ancient Shrine is being invaded by the swinging monkeys that were eventually removed:



Another swiftly moving animal, the charging Rhino is comin’ right atcha’!



And the natives, hiding behind the log, waiting to hit unsuspecting guests with their spears:



See more vintage & current Jungle Cruise photos at my regular website.

5 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW, feels like I just took a ride on the Jungle Cruise circa 1955! Why did they remove the swinging monkeys from the shrine, they look cool! NICE POST - Walt would be pleased...

Major Pepperidge said...

Pictures of those swinging monkeys are rare, nice one. And I've seen photos with adults wearing the "Keppy Kaps" as well!

Minako said...

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I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

Chiana said...

How good the jungle looked on opening is as amazing to me as how much it's grown. Absolutely astonishing, looking at that first pic and knowing it was a dirt patch such a short time before!

The lanai sure looks ramshackle, it's neat seeing it standing out so much. I can also just see some peeps kickin' back at the tiki-er side of the Plaza Inn, looks like it went right up to the JC river.

outsidetheberm said...

Nice. The swinging monkeys seem to be a rare capture. We have more movies of them here than slides.

Great job!