Sunday, July 22, 2012
July 18, 1955 Extravaganza, Pt. 4
Today wraps up this series with a blowout of Frontierland and a smidgen of Tomorrowland images. The Mark Twain is at the dock of the Rivers of America in our first shot. Zooming in, you can see an out of context automobile parked in front of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. With the trunk open, I can only imagine what item(s) are being delivered last minute.
Unlike today, there is even a stampede of guests to enter the Frontierland gate.
Davy Crockett fever had spread across the land, and in a nod to the mania, Walt named this "Museum" after him. From my understanding, it was more of a shop than a museum.
Two views of a Stagecoach, loading up with guests for a trip through the wilds of the Frontier:
Back in the day, bales of cotton added to the atmosphere of the Rivers, making this area appear to be a true port of trade.
Please ignore those cars parked along the side of the River.
A view of New Orleans Street, which is still at the park today:
Zooming in you can see the signage for the Oaks Tavern eatery:
Located approximately where New Orleans Square is today stands the Chicken Plantation Restaurant.
Guests of the Blue Bayou Restaurant will note that this building was the inspiration for the design of the faux building seen inside:
Another zoom shot provides a view of guests packed on a little footbridge as well as a pickup truck.
A few more vintage pickup trucks and a ton of overhead wires do not make for good show!
The final shot of Frontierland appears to have been taken from the Mark Twain and shows the Miniature Horse Corral, which would eventually become the Shooting Gallery:
Unfortunately, Tomorrowland got the shaft with this set. Only one shot, showing a directional sign for the "20,000 Leagues" exhibit:
I hope this little series made you feel as if you were there! Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter. See more vintage and current Disneyland photos on my Disneyland web pages.