Monday, September 14, 2009

Three from June 1959

Hey lady, you don't need to wear your little black cocktail dress and pearls to Disneyland! But it's nice that you did, and you get a gold star in your permanent record. Nearby, two cast members in identical outfits saunter beneath the rustic entrance to Adventureland... they are discussing hippo repellant. My favorite tiki can also be seen nearby, looking friendly rather than menacing. Overhead, we can get a pretty good look at what exactly is hanging from those crossed tusks.


Is it supposed to be a severed head? There are certainly plenty of skulls nearby. Or maybe it is just a carved mask. Either way it is cool, and every living room needs one.


Here's a nice shot of the castle...


... and a rather "ho hum" look at Rainbow Ridge. No line for the Mine Train - again! Notice that the train's cars are the "pre-Nature's Wonderland" dark green.


On a personal note, I would like to thank Patrick (aka "Matterhorn1959"), Tim (aka "Vintage Disneyland Tickets"), John Delmont (creator of the "Secret Tour of Disneyland" DVD), Matt (aka "Amazon Belle"), and Patrick's friend Michael for the swell time at the D-23 Expo yesterday.

8 comments:

Chiana_Chat said...

Hippo Repellent! Cocktail dresses! Love the commentary - as usual. :D

That's just what my living room has been needing...

How about Junior in the castle shot, complete with miniature suspenders. Girl on the right looks overly joyed. Mom's sitting down for a spell until the overjoy passes.

There's something strange yet marvelous about a PINK Last Chance Saloon. Only in Rainbow Ridge. :)

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I keep my severed head hanging in the entry-way, I never thought to hang it in the living room? hmmm...

Super meeting you at the Expo! I think we agree the Expo was nice but needs a bit more of that "Disney Magic", However it was interesting to take it all and definitely worth seeing. Thanks!

Chiana_Chat said...

VDT - lol!

Katella Gate said...

Patrick? Tim?? John??? You mean you people actually have names? - jk.

Dad.. said...

LOL! A severed head!! Helps to solidify that dangerous amazonian, jungly, atmosphere. Awesome!

Matthew said...

Hey Major! It was great hanging out with you as well. I can find my Amazon Belle account so I guess I'll just go by name for a while.

Cheers!
Matt

Nancy said...

sounds like you had a great time at the Expo :)

and there can never be too many pictures of Rainbow Ridge...at least not for me. thanks for posting it

dannicash said...

It would have been a great time to be here! Indeed..