Friday, March 21, 2014
I have two super-goodies for you today! They're both from August 29, 1965. Jason's Disneyland Almanac tells us that it was a beautiful Sunday, with a high of 89˚ and a low of 65˚; the park was open from 9 AM to midnight; and attendance was 30,653.
I love, love, love this shot of the exterior dining area for the Casa de Fritos restaurant. Those wonderful tables in primary colors (I know, I know, orange is a tertiary color) and their painted palm frond umbrellas are a dazzling feast for the eyes. At night, when Frontierland was much quieter, I can imagine how lovely it must have been with the multi-colored lights on overhead, the sound of the Mark Twain's whistle, and perhaps some distant music in the background.
Next we head over to Adventureland, where we can hear the Barker Bird (Juan) give his spiel, enticing us into the Enchanted Tiki Room. Juan is wearing his red plumage (as opposed to blue) along with his straw boater. Next to him stands Uti, the goddess of fishing (which explains the prow of the outrigger canoe). Is it just me, or does Uti have a distinctly Rolly Crump look about her? It would be nice to have Uti back, though I am not holding my breath.