Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship, 1955


At Tangaroa's request, here is another scan from the set of glass slides that I mentioned in the last post. It took a lot of Photoshop work to bring it back to something resembling normal!

The neat thing in this image is the fact that the Pirate Ship is still under construction. It did not open until August 29, 1955...I'm sure it was a source of curiosity for passing guests. Even in the photo, you can see several folks checking it out. It was torn out for the 1983 expansion and improvement of Fantasyland. Now there's no place to get a good tuna sandwhich and a glass of grape juice.

3 comments:

Tangaroa said...

More scaffolding! Cool - man - glass slides - gotta be difficult...

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image especially with the scaffolding and the interested onlookers.

Ron Schneider said...

Hot Tuna Burgers, a bowl of clam chowder (the same chowder served at the Blue Bayou), Disney Jello (which always tasted sweeter than any other jello, IMO) and two cups of fruit punch, enjoyed in the shady cove between the Jolly Roger and Skull Rock.

Grape Juice was served in the Welch's Grape Juice Bar, tucked away between Snow White's Scary Adventures and the Fantasyland Theater.

Ron Schneider (with an 'n')