Sunday, June 14, 2015
Today's photos are a bit murky, but they are unusual enough that they might still be of interest!
We'll start with this shot taken from a Nature's Wonderland Mine Train. After passing through the first tunnel that led to Beaver Valley, guests might have been startled to see the gopher from "Caddyshack" dancing overhead (along with his family).
From the spiel: "Them little marmots over the tunnel must be a-whistling to all you pretty gals! I can't say I blame 'em!". Listen, marmots, it is not OK to objectify women (but feel free to make fun of my mother in-law all you want). I had to lighten this one way up, but it looks fine. I guess.
Meanwhile, over in Adventureland... I always considered the Jungle Cruise and Nature's Wonderland to be cousins of a sort; excursions through a mysterious wilderness, with waterfalls, plants, and animals. This scene from the Jungle Cruise shows lions enjoying some delicious "Zebra al fresco". Mmmm-mmmm! Stripey.
The animals sort of get lost in all of that foliage, which might be why this scene was later "improved" by taking place in the hollow of a rocky outcropping.