Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Matterhorn & Jungle Cruise, December 1965

The Matterhorn. Icy. Forbidding. Crunchy. When the space aliens visited me, I tried to explain the concept of Disneyland's mini-mountain to them. "See, it's a replica of a real mountain, only it's hollow, and you ride a bobsled through it, only it's not really a bobsled, it's a roller coaster". But how do you explain "fun" to little naked gray beings? So they hip-mo-tized me and I got probed with extra cold instruments. It's true, so help me Bob!


The Jungle Cruise isn't icy or forbidding, but it sure is enjoyable, entertaining, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable, and interesting. Today is "fun with adjectives" day! Or didn't you get the memo? Please leave your email address, social security number and PIN in the comments and I'll be sure that you get future memos! Anyway, those barrels are full of rubber snakes and plastic leis, shipped directly from the exotic locations in which they were made.

7 comments:

Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

Next time I go on the Jungle Cruise, I'm going to wear a dark suit coat like that guy is wearing. You want to look sharp when you meet the native inhabitants.

Progressland said...

The clouds behind the Matterhorn make it look so... majestic.

Anonymous said...

Wow, another, hi-def picture of the rare and elusive "Ucayali Una". Very Evocative.

This same bateau makes an appearance at the ever popular:

http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2007/06/boats-from-around-disneyland.html

Anonymous said...

Drat, the URL got clipped:

http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2007/06/
boats-from-around-disneyland.html

-Katella Gate

Matterhorn1959 said...

Bilge Rat- Yes it is very important that you dress for the dinner, especially when you will be the main course!

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Fred Cline said...

They had a loop of yodeling music that you could (well, HAD to) listen to while you stood in line. I remember the matterhorn being closed for a time back when they put in the abominable snowman. It was frustrating to go there and not be able to ride. But the monster was a fun addition.

The Jungle Cruise is one of my favorite adventures - I feel completely immersed in another world when I'm on that one. I'm especially fond of the foliage - it's looking so ancient these days - even the plastic stuff!