Monday, December 08, 2014
Walt and the Rhino
In 1964, Walt Disney added what has become one of the most memorable scenes to his Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland: The African Veldt & Lost Safari. Today's first photo hails from the Look Magazine archive and is dated February 27, 1964. Walt is probably giving a few suggestions about the rhino sculpture that he is standing behind. Hands on? You bet!
Here's one of the first publicity stills released of this scene once it was installed:
"There’s that lost safari we’ve been hearing about. Obviously mixed up in some kind of uprising.”
Oh, that hurts. Here's an October 1964 shot taken by a guest:
I'd say the Marc Davis styled scene is still holding up very well, as can be witnessed by these contemporary shots that I snapped.
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