Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wednesday WOW: Cheesecake Factory at The Jungle Cruise



Sunday comes early this week, as we see shots of the critters from The Jungle Cruise; first one is from December 1954, second from January 1955. Nothing like a pretty girl to add a little publicity value to the unfinished park. Both shots were taken on the Disney Burbank Studio lot.



See more Jungle Cruise (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.

Flash forward to the present: anyone know what this new building in Fantasyland is for? Located near the former Motor Boat Cruise attraction, it seems to have sprung up from nowhere:



9 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I'm in love with the crocodile girl!

And what the heck IS that new little building? Intriguing!

dreemfinder said...

Just a long distance, uninformed guess, but that sign that reads 'Fairytale'-something in the first picture might be a clue. Haven't they been using the old MBC load area for character meet 'n greets? Perhaps it's just a bit of much needed theming for that area... ?

Chiana_Chat said...

How cute. Maybe it's publicity for a prize: new luggage sets, showing the authentic materials they're made with. ElephantLite is a little known brand to-day... ;)

for the new building, dreemfinder's hunch sounds likely to me.

Richard Harrison said...

Dave, I know it's a bit of a geographic stretch but does this new building coincide with the Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats rehab? I can't imagine Fairytale Arts would need that type of space and I sure hope this isn't Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique sprawl.

ark said...

That building is rather intriguing...I hope it is a sign of something to come to the motorboat area! I heard a rumor that they are planning a tinkerbell and friends ride for there, but I think it's too early. They've already got so much going on at DCA. Hmmmm.

TokyoMagic! said...

Could it be more of a permanent structure for Outdoor Vending? There is a turkey leg/chimichanga cart that sits just to the left of that.....and I think a drink cart sits just to the left of the food cart. Maybe they're combining the two? Who knows? It does seem pretty close to the lagoon and if the rumor is true about "Light Magic - The Ride" (sorry, that's just MY sarcastic title for it) then maybe this little house will be selling "Pixies on a Stick" and Lemonade.

Davelandweb said...

This is one building that the rumor mill seems to know little about. Hope it's something cool and more than just a churro/drink building.

BJ Niegowski said...

Yes it is a fast food vending.
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/disneyland-edelweiss-5333/

Davelandweb said...

BJ: Not what I was hoping for, but thanks for the tip. Wow...Turkey Legs rate a beautiful little cottage like that?!?