Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I'm wrapping up my little group of moody slides from February 1964 with these last two... one nice, one kind of a snore. Such is life.
Look out, that pirate ship is headed right for us! Haul in the main mizzle! Batten down the hamsters! I want to rebuild this feature, only I'll have it mounted on a powerful hydraulic gimbal that will tilt and pitch so that the diners inside feel as if they are really on the high seas, heading 'round the Cape. There's nothing about that idea that isn't great!
The mermaid figurehead is still one of my all-time favorite vintage Disneyland things.
Nearby, fainthearted guests sit out the intense thrills of the Casey Jr. Circus Train. "That train is pretty high up, what if it derails?". "I've heard of train robberies, and I don't want that to happen to me". "I think it can't". "Clowns are scary, and clowns are found at circuses, ergo a clown might be on the circus train. I'm staying put".