Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 18, 1955 Extravaganza, Pt. 3

Welcome to Adventureland! You can't miss the theming here; I have always loved this particular entrance.

Even without the lure of Dole Whip or the air conditioned Tiki Room, this entrance was quite congested on Opening Day.

Guests check out the merchandise at General Lee's Bamboo Alley:

The Adventureland Bazaar has been packing in the shoppers for almost 60 years! Although they are difficult to see, inside there are three overhead signs that say "Welcome," "Aloha," and "Bienvenidos."

The Tahitian Terrace was almost a decade away; in the meantime, this outdoor Pavilion still served up tasty fare for hungry guests.

The very young landscaping is in evidence here at the base of the photo:

A contemporary view of the same area:

Over at The Jungle Cruise (known at this time as the "Explorer’s Boat Ride through the rivers of Mexico, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Australia"), the skipper awaits his next batch of guests:

Zooming in, you can see the edge of the aforementioned Pavilion Restaurant:

Last shot for Adventureland shows the lanai area of the dock:

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Major Pepperidge said...

Strangely, it doesn't look as insanely crowded as I expected.

K. Martinez said...

Love the Pavilion Lanai shot. Awesome!