Monday, November 03, 2014
I really like today's photos from Frontierland's "Rivers of America"!
How about this almost-postcard-worthy look at one of the Tom Sawyer Island rafts? This angle reveals some of the controls (gauges galore!) normally hidden by a rustic housing. The rafts must require a pretty substantial motor to move their clumsy bulk across the river - and they do it in a pretty timely fashion too. I can't explain it, but a photo like this reminds me of why I love (vintage) Disneyland so much.
Nearby (at the Indian Village) was the landing where one could catch a Keel Boat or a Canoe. Notice the totem poles, which were a slightly later addition (acknowledging the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest). And while we're noticing things, check out the crowds, which were there (in large part) due to the opening of the Haunted Mansion.