Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I have a very small lot of slides (5 or 6) that only feature Frontierland. The rest of Disneyland just wasn't photo-worthy, I guess.
These are dated "October 4 1957", and as I've mentioned before, I always like knowing the exact date when photos were taken. It just adds that little extra "something", like a dash of Sriracha sauce. Here are some fun facts, gleaned from Jason's Disneyland Almanac: October 4 was a Friday (and a "Date Nite"); the park was open from 10 a.m. to midnight; the high temperature was a pleasant 75˚, but bring a jacket, because the low was 53˚. And (here's the part the kills me).... attendance was 6,378! Wow. What a dream visit that would be! There is absolutely nobody to be found on Tom Sawyer Island.
Even the always-popular Castle Rock only has 4 or 5 guests at the top. Normally one has to maneuver past the unmoving bodies of other climbers who have collapsed due to hypoxia and hypothermia and venomous yeti bites. Don't worry, friendly Sherpas will take care of them!