Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Frontierland Anachronism


It is fairly amazing how often we see vintage photos of Frontierland with old automobiles or other anachronisms in plain sight of the guests. There is a story in which Walt Disney gave one employee a scathing reprimand for parking his car in what was supposed to pass for the 1880's. In this photo we see a boat with an outboard motor zipping along the Rivers of America in broad daylight. What gives?

To the right we can see that Castle Rock is still surrounded by scaffolding. In the foreground is what I believe is the old load area for the Stage Coach.

5 comments:

tericson said...

Disneyland wasn't open 7 days a week during the first few years - could this have been taken on one of the days it was closed?

Anonymous said...

This photo was taken from the area near the indian village, not the stagecoach loading side. And the park does appear to be closed perhaps. A great rare shot!

Major Pepperidge said...

I know that it is not the more well-known loading area for the stagecoach, but if you look at davelandblog from September 6, 2006, the stagecoach is loading right next to the river.

cdubya2000 said...

Isn't that the load area for the Indian War Canoes?

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Hey may be emergency and need for speed. Thngs happen. Early Californian