Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two From Frontierland

It's time for more high-contrast hijinks with this photo of the Mark Twain as taken from Tom Sawyer Island. The steamboat is glowing white-hot, instantly vaporizing any passengers. It was all part of the fun! In the foreground is the Tom Sawyer's Shack, where guests could catch marlin and great white sharks on a cane pole. That guy sitting on the fence is just happy to rest his weary feet and have a smoke (and something tells me has a flask too). At the top left of the shack's roof you can see a crane in the distance (no, it's not a fishin' pole!).


Here's a rather murky photo of the Plantation House, which looks mighty inviting. Back in those days, that shore of Frontierland felt a little less citified. Now of course it's all part of the bustling city of New Orleans. Notice the riverfront bandstand that is long-gone, and a full raft heading to Tom Sawyer Island. Not to mention that unsteady-looking Keelboat!

6 comments:

Chiana said...

wow it sure has a different feel in the 2nd pic!

the vaportasmic Twain hehe

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The Plantation House, my favorite place to eat. I can smell that Swifts Premium fried chicken rite now. Beauties.

Anonymous said...

Great photos, as usual. Did they actually stock the Rivers and have guests pay to fish, or are those fishing poles just props? Hmmmm

Brer Dan

sundaynight said...

Dan, they actually did charge guests to fish for real fish.

Two excellent photos. I wish I could read the sign on the front of the shack.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Sundaynight. I thought I remember reading that Knox did that as well. Growing up decades later on the East Coast, it's nice to learn these things :)

Thanks!

Brer Dan

Sam said...

Great post. I learned a lot of new things here...

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