It's Frontierland Friday! First up is a photo from just inside the stockade at the entrance to Frontierland. The still-shiny-and-new Matterhorn looms in the distance while folks mill about...a lot of them seem to be looking over towards the right edge of the picture. What the heck is over there? The bathrooms? Drinking fountains? Free balloons? I'm also wondering what that structure is to the left (the wooden contraption with a bundle on top of it, sticking out towards us from the upper level of the stockade). No idea at all, me not so smart!
Next up is a nice, fairly early shot of Fowler's Harbor, named after Admiral Joe Harbor. Hey-yo! OK, I basically swiped that joke from the Jungle Cruise. Anyway, it was named after Admiral Joe Fowler, a man who was instrumental in the building of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. And he could dance the Turkey Trot like nobody else, even better than me!
It's pretty cool the way the Disney designers made a drydock - something pretty mundane - and turned it into a picturesque (if often overlooked) element on the river. The ramshackle, crooked buildings makes me think of Popeye's Sweethaven. One of the Keelboats is sitting unused way to the left, and above that you can see the tunnel entrance into the Indian Village.