Friday, April 17, 2009

A Trip To Disneyland, July 1958 - Part Eleven

Here are four more Frontierland photos from the Trip to Disneyland!

We're on Tom Sawyer's Island, and mother and son are exploring the winding trails, crazy bridges (suspension and pontoon style), caves, fortifications, and rock features. Tom found himself a peach of an island! That little girl is looking at us as if we have a lobsters on our heads.


Folks are loading up Huck Finn's raft for the arduous 4 day journey back to the main shore. One or two of them will need to be eaten along the way, but it's all in the name of good clean fun. Note the riverfront bandstand to the right, I believe that it was removed during the addition of New Orleans Square.


Just a nice, busy picture of the river, with the commanding presence of the Columbia. Is that raft flying a skull and crossbones flag? Perhaps that was a reference to Tom and Huck playing "pirate". Or river pirates. Not the guys from the Caribbean, though.


And finally, a lovely shot of the Mark Twain, in glorious "tilt-o-rama"!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Davelandweb said...

Yup - it’s a quiet day! Everyone must be out enjoying the great weather.

Anonymous said...

classics!

Eric

Katella Gate said...

Love the Mark Twain picture. It must have been shot by the cinematographer for the "Batman" series. POW!!

pez said...

good heavens! thank go for your site!

pez said...

er uh thank GOD (walt) for your site.

Chiana said...

Wow what a lively scene for all these. I'd love to be there! Mom looks like a real nice lady.

In raft landing pic, Jr's all "ok dad take the picture again" but dad can't resist taking a shot of his son with a sign lined up in front of him to tag him as HUCK. It's so casual then, a lady, even a girl are sitting on barrels of DYNAMITE. Dig the guy's polka dot shirt. hehe

Tilt-O-Rama Twain! Neat-o shots.

PS Maj - you couldn't know, but I had a lobster on my head at the time. It needed steaming.

Anonymous said...

Walt, the 'Twain is listing again!

Nancy said...

such pretty pictures...

the Columbia is one of my very favorites at Disneyland :D