Monday, August 18, 2014
Rainbow Ridge and Plaza Gardens Anniversary
A few vintage shots of the little town of Rainbow Ridge dating back to December 1964. Zooming in for a closeup of the Pack Mules, it shows how forced perspective was used on the buildings to make them look bigger. Seeing people next to them kind of blows the effect.
Another shot of Rainbow Ridge from the same batch:
and a detailed view of the Frontierland Ticket booth:
Going back in time a few more years gives us this April 1962 Rainbow Ridge image:
Followed by an undated view of the Nature's Wonderland attraction itself. Notice the Fantasyland Skyway Station peaking out in the distance.
58 years ago today the Carnation Plaza Gardens opened; here's an August 1959 image showing Vesey Walker conducting a concert for some of the younger guests. Love the hats!
This beautiful little spot became an unfortunate victim to "progress" a few years back and was replaced by a Princess meet-and-greet called Fantasy Faire.
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