Sunday, May 31, 2015
I've been sharing photos from a batch of slides dating from March of 1958 for a while now. And almost all of the remaining slides are from the Rainbow Ridge Mine Train (this was before "Nature's Wonderland", of course); so today's images are the remaining examples that aren't from the Mine Train (with one exception that I am saving).
Here we are, aboard one of the Casey Jr. Circus Trains. I am assuming that the photographer is looking behind him/her, since Casey isn't visible at all (otherwise you would see his "smoky stack"). I have always loved the look of the little village where Cinderella and her cruel stepmother and stepsisters lived. I've been on this attraction at night, but can only assume (since I don't recall) that the houses would be lit from within. Which sounds pretty! Notice the canal boat to our right.
Next is a typical view of Tom Sawyer Island as seen from the Mark Twain riverboat landing. Tom's Treehouse stands out like a sore, uh, treehouse, above the somewhat scrawny foliage. But eventually you would barely be able to see it from the shore!
This next one is for Matthew (aka "Amazon Belle") who asked about the life preserver that he noticed in the previous photo. It did appear to be wrapped around the tree trunk, but after zooming in (a LOT), it looks like it is merely hanging from the end of that railing. I suppose they really do have to consider the fact that somebody might fall into the water!