Sunday, March 28, 2010
Sailing Through Sundays on The JC: Danny Thomas' missing brother?!?
This undated photo from the collection of UCLA professor Irving Bernstein features a skipper who looks like he could be Danny Thomas' brother. Wouldn't that be cool to have guest celebrity skippers on the JC?!?
Meanwhile, an anonymous reader sent this backstage photo from the park; looks like these elephants from the JC Elephant Pool have runny noses! Notice the Indian figure from the Rivers of America scenery on the left.
On Friday, I spent the day at the park to celebrate my friend Stacy's birthday. Expecting the worst with crowds, I was pleasantly surprised that it really wasn't all that bad. And plenty to see, too! Those who read my blog yesterday saw that what appears to be a Keelboat has appeared in front of the (formerly) Burning Cabin!
Not sure if this is an original or a brand spanking new boat (I'm guessing the latter), but either way it's a welcome site. Even "the suits" seem pleased.
Sure seems weird to see The Columbia sitting in the middle of a dry riverbed.
Plenty of construction going on at Disney’s California Adventure, too. Brick pavers are being laid for the Red Trolley:
And the Little Mermaid attraction is actually beginning to take shape:
The Silly Symphony Swings are still moving along; it appears that the illustrations along the side of the top might appear as an animation when the Swings are spinning...just a guess, folks.
Testing still continues for World of Color:
Spring has sprung at both parks; the special attention to landscaping is never more apparent than in the spring:
More at a later date from my trip report. Don’t want to give you TOO much in one day! See more vintage (and current) Disneyland photos on my regular website.