Monday, September 25, 2006

Castle Rock

This cool mini-mountain with steps called Castle Rock has been significantly changed over the years; here it is in July, 1960. Another slide from the same batch shows the interior of Fort Wilderness.

And while we’re on the subject of Fort Wilderness again, my last pic is a double exposure of the Mark Twain (what a surprise...can’t imagine anyone taking pics of it...). Yes, this slide would be like thousands of others, except in the background, it appears that Fort Wilderness is under construction. The slide is undated, and of course, I have provided a close-up.

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Chris Merritt said...

That's Castle Rock on Tom Sawyer's Island - I had heard it was impacted in the last round of "lawyering" changes that took place for alleged safety reasons on the island a few years back. But I wasn't aware that it was gone - can someone confirm whether or not it is still there? It would be a shame if it was gone...

Matterhorn1959 said...

The rock has been extensively remodeled and rethemed to a more interactive castle rock with some wider walkways. This is the spot where there are now speaking tubes and on the opposite side are telescopes to see the Indian Village. And of course the caroussel rock and teeter totter rock is no longer there.