Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Disneyland October 1965, Pt. 3

The final installment of my October 1965 trilogy starts off from the top of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse with a view of the Old Mill on Tom Sawyer Island. Even today, some of the best overhead shots can be captured here.

An up close view of the Indian Village, which was eventually replaced by Critter Country.

While aboard the Mark Twain, our photographer captured the Matterhorn, Rainbow Ridge, Castle Rock, and Cascade Peak all in one fell swoop!

Zooming in to see the Pack Mules:

And a view of the real Indian Village...

versus the faux version a little further down the river:

In Adventureland, our 1965 guest captured the Ancient Shrine of this attraction:

Looks like his hand and belly button are bejeweled!

The Indian Elephant Wading Pool, designed by Marc Davis, is always a happy site!

And Davis' other signature scene, the trapped safari:

I hope you enjoyed these Tencennial images of Disneyland!

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Major Pepperidge said...

Great stuff... love the totem poles, and the unusual view of the Pack Mules, and the monkey idol wit the jewels!

K. Martinez said...

Nice Frontierland images in todays set.

Do you happen to know what the "totem" building in the Indian Village from the third images is supposed o represent?

Anonymous said...

@K. Martinez:

The IV bldg is a replica of a Tlingit "longhouse", a ceremonial structure built by the Indians of the Pacific Northwest.

The Disney version was a pretty good rendering, no originals remain, due to construction of wood in a very wet climate of southern Alaska.

There are good examples of modern reconstructions at the Totem Pole park near Ketchikan AK, in the inland passage.


Anonymous said...

Also, great pictures of the Jungle Cruise and TSI. I love the monkey with the gems, remember him well.

His successor (?) has been reversed and is hard to see from the boat since he is behind you, although there is a good vantage from the Temple exitway.

Does anyone know if it is the same statue of a monkey, they look very similar.


K. Martinez said...

@JG, Thanks for answering my question about the longhouse.

I know there are some differences in the two monkey gods in that the hand holding the jewel is modified and the head dress has a slightly different pattern on it. Other than that, I'm not sure if it's the same prop modified or a completely different prop.

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Daveland said...

I am so glad I have knowledgeable readers, as half of the stuff that gets asked I have no idea! Thanks so much for chiming in!