Here is a view taken from the Mark Twain looking towards part of the New Orleans Square additions that were fairly new at this point. I believe that the Haunted Mansion exterior building was completed only a few months bfore this photo was taken...considering that this is all brand new, the transformation is pretty remarkable! I wonder if any of the 999 happy haunts had moved into the mansion yet, or if the Mark Twain's spiel made any reference to it: "Next to the water tower is an old mansion that hasn't been occupied for many years. They claim it's haunted now...sometimes when the river's quiet, we hear strange and eerie sounds from over that way".
The Columbia is drydocked (again) in Fowler's Harbor, while a Keel Boat (the Bertha Mae) rests nearby. You can see a motorboat sitting in plain sight...granted, most people would never give it a second look, but it does seem strange that it wasn't covered with a tarp at least .
If you were ever kept awake at night, tossing and turning because you needed to know what Fantasyland looked like in September 1958, then toss and turn no more! This great view is similar to another photo that I posted on October 2nd...it was likely taken from the steps up to the Skyway Chalet. It has great color, and it's fun to consider that in less than a year, a certain Swiss mountain would be dominating the scenery.