Tuesday, June 08, 2010
CalColor 1957 at Disneyland, Pt. 5
Follow me as we take a semi-ho-hum trip around the Rivers of America aboard the Mark Twain. Although I don’t ride it as often as the Disneyland Railroad, I sure do love taking a nice relaxing journey around Tom Sawyer Island!
The Columbia is still on the drawing board at this stage, which is why nothing is parked at Fowler’s Harbor just yet:
The Indian Village has moved from its location near the Jungle Cruise over to this area which is now Critter Country:
Enjoy the flames and token dead guy while you can; 50+ years later they are only a dream:
Ah, the realistic animals along the river banks:
Almost hard to tell the difference between the “live” Indian Village and the fake one, huh?
I can't pinpoint the location of this shot, and not even sure if it’s Disneyland, but it was part of the same batch so I'm going to include it for some Disney geek out there to identify it:
Meanwhile, I took my 2nd trip to Knott’s Berry Farm Amusement park last weekend; most people who know me know that it was only an excuse to eat the Fried Chicken & Boysenberry pie that the nearby restaurant offers! Also true to form, I snapped a few pics.
It was good to see the Ghost Town figures back in place, ready for guests to pose with. I think this particular one must know Forrest Gump.
Thanks to fellow bloggers Tim & Chris, I was able to catch this rare shot of the Giant Chicken eating Independence Hall:
Tried a few new rides this time; Sidewinder was definitely my fave, although the Pony Express was a lot of fun, too.
Lunch at the Ghost Town Grill was tasty; really enjoyed the BBQ Beef Sandwich with Cole Slaw! I also liked the vintage looking interior with murals that appear to be as old as Ghost Town itself:
Caught a little of the show at the Saloon; maybe not quite as grand as the Golden Horseshoe, but still a lot of fun.
The highlight of the day was probably the Wagon Camp Stunt Show; we actually scored a seat inside the Wagon!
I think that’s plenty of pics to torture you folks with today! Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter. See more Rivers of America photos at my regular website.