Tuesday, May 13, 2008

July 1960, Jungle Cruise and Tomorrowland

For the third day in a row we are traveling back to 1960! July, that is. First up is a shot of the loading dock for the wonderful Jungle Cruise. A castmember is carefully helping grandma into the "Irrawaddi Woman"... has anybody ever fallen into piranha-infested waters? Inquiring minds want to know. Notice the two boys who are looking on, one of them is wearing pants that still bear the creases of the suitcase that they were stored in. But he looks pretty sharp by today's standards! We can also see the back cover of one man's souvenir guidebook.


Now we get a lovely shot of the Matterhorn and Tomorrowland, taken from the Skyway. If you look carefully you can see a red bobsled way up high on the side of the mountain. The lines for the Matterhorn are long indeed, so long that they almost merge with the line for the Submarine Voyage. But, I've seen worse! Meanwhile the line at the Yacht Bar is short, this would be a good time to grab a quick burger or ice cream bar.

4 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

AHHHHh!!! The Yacht Bar. Fantastic shot. I'm ready to order the "Sea Wolf" submarine sandwich with Tangy Cole Slaw and Sunkist lemonade. WHAT A MEAL !!!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Stunning! I wonder what those boys are thinking as they load "Aunt Bessie" into the boat? Hey they used to have pillowed seats on the boats????

sundaynight said...

For everything you ever wanted to know about boat loading check out Daveland’s Jungle Cruise post from September 27, 2007.

Matterhorn1959 said...

I am still amazed that the boat loaders and drivers wore sandals....just think what Cal-OSHA would say today!