Monday, April 14, 2008

Disneyland 1956, Frontierland!

All good things must come to an end, and my Fantasyland 1956 posts are no exception. Time to move onto Frontierland, starting out with this view of the Davy Crockett Frontier Arcade. Compare with this contemporary counterpart:

Jumping back to 1956, we have a nice relatively guest-less shot of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.

2 shots of the Mark Twain rounding the bend of the Rivers of America, before there was a Cascade Peak:

I’m including a detail view of Twain shot #2, as it shows some of the nice layering at the park that I love; a Covered Wagon is about to go off on another journey, and up on the hill you can see the top of Rainbow Ridge.

Here is the closest I have as far as a contemporary view; Rainbow Ridge is now hidden, as Big Thunder Mountain overpowers it in this view from 2007:

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Major Pepperidge said...

I don't understand why Davy Crockett's name was removed from the Arcade (now the Mercantile)... maybe, like Tom Sawyer, modern-day kids don't know who Davy Crockett was?

Thufer said...

sad but true major. we are now just to far removed for the events and people walt wanted capture in this part of the park.

Progressland said...

They'd have even less idea who Fess Parker is -- and his name's on a window!

Davelandweb said...

I am just stoked that they have kept the same rustic look. Of course it makes me wonder how these buildings survived yet Fort Wilderness was eaten alive by the scourge of Southern California, termites.