Friday, September 16, 2011

Nature's Wonderland construction, February 1960

This February 1960 photo captures the construction of a soon-to-be-upgraded Nature's Wonderland attraction. The grand opening was only a few months away. Rainbow Ridge existed before this remodel, but it would appear that the town was expanding. It also appears that the five year old buildings were getting a little freshening up in the process.

Below, you can see two photos from approximately the same angle, showing you the finished product and how Rainbow Ridge turned out. First up is from August 1962...

Followed by September 1963:

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Snow White Archive said...

The buildings in the 1963 photo still look like new.

Connie Moreno said...

Those were so cool!

JG said...

Dave, thanks for the special photos of one of my favorite spots in the Park.

These are wonderful.