Monday, June 20, 2011

Disneyland, September 1955: Adventureland

Welcome to Adventureland, a mere month after Disneyland opened.

And Adventureland's entry gate circa 2011:

The Jungle Cruise, over 50 years later, is still kicking and still packin' 'em in. This rhino is no longer in the attraction:

A color shot of the rhino from the same time period:

The beloved hippos:

Shortly before, here's how the hippo looked as the park was quickly heading towards opening day:

Still looking purty good, even today:

Somebody's ready for a turkey leg!

From the same time period, here's a color shot of the croc (or is that a gator? I never can tell the diff):

See more vintage & current Disneyland Jungle Cruise photos at my regular website.


Tina Dawn said...

Sept. 1955 was the time of my first trip to Disneyland. Great memories. I have a few pictures. Great post.

Thufer said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of the JC wildlife out of the water.

Connie Moreno said...

I saw the title of your post and got excited, LOL!

Bearride - Raymond said...

Great post, but the rhino is still part of the attraction. He's in the Lost Safari making sure they get the point.

Daveland said...

Bearride - Duh! I never made the connection!

JG said...

Dave, all alligators are crocodiles, but not all crocodiles are alligators.

Alligators are found only in the Western Hemisphere.

The best way to decide to which group this lizard belongs is to determine which of the rivers he is in... I think the Amazon is represented in the JC, so he might be an alligator.

Otherwise, we are reduced to counting teeth or something like that.


JG said...

Whoops, wikipedia says there are (or were) chinese alligators. My bad.

Of course, the article was next to the one about the Russians sinking the Titanic.