Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hump Day On A Stagecoach

How about a ride on a Stagecoach for Hump Day? I can’t think of any better way to cruise into midweek than hopping aboard this unpredictable mode of transportation that once was available at Disneyland’s Frontierland. This view is from 1957. I’ve said it before, and obviously, here it comes again…it is so wild to see guests sitting on top of the coach, not even buckled in. AND THEY SURVIVED!!! Forget global warming; how about global stupidity? Yup…somehow people have become exponentially less intelligent as our computers and devices have increased their complexity.

A closeup of the art on the side of this coach:

This August 1958 shows the coach barreling through the Nature’s Wonderland scenery:

While it can feel safe and comforting to have everything taken care of for you on a vacation, there is something thrilling about the unexpected. Today, the Park sure could use a few more of these thrilling unexpected attractions.

See more Disneyland Stagecoach photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

The artwork on the sides of those stagecoaches were truly impressive. I've seen coaches elsewhere but no one ever went to the length to do artwork on the doors.

Anonymous said...

That's an interesting comment Dave. I always say 'We grew up in spite of ourselves'. Imagine drinking out of a hose and riding bikes without helmets, while also having cap guns that, for me, shot out spring loaded plastic bullets. Somehow we knew that there were limits...and a broken arm in a cast was a badge of courage.

Also love that last shot. You can see the Mine Train entering the cavern off in the distance. KS

Anonymous said...

That last photo could almost be in a real desert.

Great photos today, Dave.

Agree that modern people are somehow more stupid. Who needs a warning not to put your head in the ceiling fan? Yet here we are.


Chuck said...

JG, I've actually done that. I should have read the warning (and perhaps turned it off before standing on the bed).