Monday, November 13, 2006

Nature's Wonderland, September 1967


Today I'll be sharing three photos from Nature's Wonderland. I can't get enough images of this classic attraction! The first photo shows "bear country" (the original slide was pretty dark, and it got grainy when I lightened it). Here's what the spiel described:

"We're comin' into Bear Country now, folks, and while we're crossin' the old trestle yuh gotta sit real still. No tellin' how long she's gonna last! Yuh know, bears are one of the most playful animals there is. Lazy, too! All they wanna do is lay around, 'n' scratch, 'n' fish, 'n' swim...that is, when they ain't sleepin'!"


I don't remember seeing this scene with the bobcat in the attraction, wonder where it was exactly? There's no mention of it when you listen to the spiel. Wasn't there another bobcat that was stuck at the top of a saguaro (threatened by wild pigs)? Those silly owls crack me up!


"Say, ever hear of the Devil's Paint Pots? Real mystery of the desert. Bubblin' pots of mud in all kinds of colors. This is geyser country, too. Uh-oh! There she blows! Sure glad you all brought yer raincoats! But look out now! We never know when she's gonna go off. That's why we call 'er Ol' UNfaithful. LOOK OUT NOW! You folks in them last cars be ready-- she's a-threatenin' agin!"

5 comments:

Tinker Bell said...

Such great photos! It was never an attraction I got to see, so I love checking these pictures out, too. Those owls are so unaffected by approaching danger. Love it!

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wonderful shots of the animals. Most of the Nature's Wonderland shots I see are of the desert and not many people focused on the animals.

perkypickle said...

dal mckennon was and is a glorious nut case!

nice pics....

Tangaroa said...

The bobcat was on the right, just before the natural arch bridge....

Amazon Belle said...

WOW! I too appreciate these types of photos more than you know. I have the fondest memories of this attraction. Tangaroa you know way too much about this attraction! Thanks for you input.