The good old Jungle Cruise...a beloved attraction if there ever was one. While I have refrained from posting photos of hippos, elephants and crocodiles (and believe me, there are a LOT of photos of them), I think that viewers of this blog will enjoy this beautiful image of river launches at the loading dock (circa 1958). I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again...), I miss the striped awnings on the boats. Silly I suppose, but there it is.
The view from the observation tower must have been nice...according to "Disneyland: The Nickel Tour", the tower was demolished in 1961 because the jungle foliage had become so lush that it was no longer useful (in 1994 a new tower was added).