Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Boy On The Hill

These two rare photos show a little boy standing where the Matterhorn would eventually be constructed. Dubbed Holiday Hill, Snow Hill, Lookout Mountain, and even Lover's Lane, this little mountain constructed of dirt from the Castle moat gives a lovely view of Tomorrowland. Although these photos were dated January 1961, they must have been reprints, as the Matterhorn was already built by that time.

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K. Martinez said...

The boy on the hill is standing there still. What a cool photo! Does anyone know what happened to the earth/dirt that was Holiday/Snow Hill when the Matterhorn replaced it? Was some or all of it moved elsewhere in the Park?

Thanks, Dave.

Fifthrider said...

Sold in the souvenir shop for $5 a bottle. ( Well, if Bob Iger was in charge back then it would have been. )

Thanks for these great pics. You always have pics that show me something I have absolutely never seen before or even considered. I'm grateful for you posting them but also for whomever taking these back in... Well, before 1959.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Quite a find Dave! KS

PWover50 said...

Love the sloped roof of the Yacht Bar in the first photo. But way, way in the distance appears to be a mountain with pine trees on it? Since when did Anaheim have a mountain range?

These are really special shots Dave. Thanks so much for always sharing your amazing finds with us vintage Disneyland fans.


PWover50 said...

Sorry - additional comment

Interesting that the guard rail is on the 'inside' of the path and not the steep 'outside'. Guess back in those days kids were smarter and didn't need protection from falling down the mountainside.