Sunday, March 27, 2011
Pat Casey's Last Chance
One of the structures from Rainbow Ridge that always seems to stand out is Pat Casey's Last Chance Saloon. In photo #1, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, and Claire Wilcox pose in a Mine Car for Nature’s Wonderland with the saloon visible in the background for the 1962 movie “40 Pounds of Trouble.”
In vivid color, we can see the bright reds in this next shot, also taken in 1962:
To put things in perspective, let’s pull back a bit to see where it the saloon fit in with the other businesses in Rainbow Ridge:
Unfortunately, Pat Casey’s didn’t make the transfer over into the “new” Rainbow Ridge which is part of the Big Thunder Mountain attraction. The saloon seen today pales in comparison. And to add insult to injury, no dental work is done at the new place!
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