Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Early Disneyland: Welcome to Frontierland!
Before we settle into Frontierland, our photographer gave us one quick glimpse of the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant. Ready to move onto the Wild West? OK Pardners, let’s go! We begin with a fantastic shot of Rainbow Ridge, that quaint mining town that actually still exists in present day Disneyland!
While traveling along the Rivers of America, we see a Stagecoach:
With this closeup view, it looks like a villain might be trying to hijack it!
Here we see Fort Wilderness, in all its original rustic glory:
Next we pass the Indian Village, which is located in what is now referred to as Critter Country:
Now we are inside the stockade at Fort Wilderness; you can see a similar "peephole" across the way on the other side of the Fort:
An interior view of the Fort:
The fact that this "gun" is pointed at the Indian Settlement is just a little unsettling! I don’t think this would fly today, whether it was an accurate historic depiction or not.
Our last shot is of the Mark Twain, most likely taken from the Treehouse on Tom Sawyer’s Island:
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