Saturday, December 06, 2008

Random Saturday

All eyes are on the mighty "Mark Twain" as it gets underway for a tour of the Rivers of America! Except for the Indian guide at the front of that canoe, he is distracted. Only seconds after this photo was snapped, the canoe and all of its passengers were ground up into duck chow (chunky style).


Here's a nice detail of Cinderella's Castle from Storybook Land. It's a miniature, albiet a big one! You can still see it today, though I recommend a night visit.


And speaking of Storybook Land, here's a bird's-eye view of Monstro and the queue for that ride. Only two strollers to be seen, because in those days most people carried their babies in their back pockets. This view is pretty standard, although I do find that large empty space in the upper right to be interesting... I wonder if this was where the Junior Autopia was going to be built?

7 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

The perspective on the Mark Twain shot really does make it look like that canoe is just inches away from running into the paddle wheel. Great shot and funny commentary as always, Major. For some reason it made me think of the old Campbell's slogan for Chunky Soups....so thick you could eat it with a fork...but use a spoon. Sick, huh?

Isn't that area next to Storybook Land the location of the Midget Autopia?

Chiana said...

Ah I always wondered what they were smokin' from those chimneys on the 'Twain. teehee.

Gosh that Monstro pic looks soo early! Beware of wet paint.

Katella Gate said...

Look, there are so many people on the Mark Twain, it's sagging in the middle.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...
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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

What is that "plank" doing in the Monstro pool area balanced on a rock? Should'n that be over at the Pirate ship? Walk the plank maties!

Biblioadonis aka George said...

It looks like Monstro is goin to jump out of the canal!

Run!!!

Nancy said...

such a pretty picture of the Mark Twain

the Storybook Canal Boats was one of the rides i was really looking forward to seeing since we dont have it here at the East Coast park, and surpassed my expectations. the attention to detail is great

as for Monstro, what a cool picture. ive never seen that view before. on the picture i have of my daughter taken there in 2001, it looks like he is now "flat" in the water as near as i can tell...