Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two from '57

Boy howdy, I'll bet you all are sick of my photos from 1956. Sick, I say! So here's a radical and outrageous change... two from 1957! In 1957, Wham-o produced the first Frisbee, "The Cat in the Hat" was published, and John Lennon met Paul McCartney. So it was a pretty good year!

As we look at this view of the Jungle Cruise's loading dock, I am mostly impressed with the castmember costumes! The Jungle Cruise must have set some kind of record with the number and frequency of changes in costumes. These guys look more like surfers who've come into town for some Mexican food than brave and trustworthy river pilots! Or maybe they look like they are going to start singing folks songs. All I know is that they won't be of much help when an angry rhinoceros starts chewing on your leg.


A flying herd of Dumbi are under the angry control of Timothy and his cruel whip. What happened to you Timothy? You used to be cool, but now your just one of them. YOU know who I mean. In spite of the animal abuse, this is a fun snapshot of a classic ride. And where's the line??

5 comments:

spajadigit said...

I LOVE the perspective on the Jungle Cruise picture!

TokyoMagic! said...

I love the classic Dumbo and Timothy! Tokyo Disneyland still has a version very similar to this. They have not replaced Timothy's whip with a crow's feather. He is also still standing on a disco ball! I've posted two pics of Tokyo Disneyland's Dumbo attraction for comparison at http://meettheworldinprogressland.blogspot.com/

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

The jungle cruise guys where known as "The SkipperTones" specializing in Jungle-Surf instrumental music. The Ladies and Girls in the Dumbi photo sure have some varying styles, I'm digging the poka-dots!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

In the first photo...

It's the backside of hair!

Chiana said...

love the '50s picks, and I'm a Beatle fan too! eeeeeee!