Monday, August 10, 2015
Let It Burn
For no other reason than just because, I am posting some images of the Burning Cabin at Disneyland. It's one of those little things that really made me appreciate Disneyland so much. Even though it has a family-friendly reputation, every now and then you would encounter a little dark twist that would make you think, Hey…this Walt guy is actually pretty cool. This first shot is one of my earliest and best, dating back to October 16, 1956.
Another 1956 shot. Can't you just imagine Walt at the story meeting for this one. "OK guys…I want a cabin on Tom Sawyer's Island. And I want it to burn. And let's put a dead guy with an arrow through his chest. Sounds good, right?" In these two 1956 shots, the dead settler appears to be rolled on his side.
A few from 1958:
Have to get a better look at the dead settler:
This November 1967 shot must have been taken from the train:
Talk about heartburn.
And here it is today. Positively snoozeville. No dead settler. No flames.
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