Friday, June 19, 2015
Today's photos are nicer than the usual stuff you'll find here on GDB!
Let's start with this wonderful, evocative image of a Nature's Wonderland Mine Train as it rounded the bend past Cascade Peak and the beautiful and impressive waterfalls. Just imagine the roar of the water, and the cool spray!
I really love this angle, too, with some of the Rivers of America and the Friendly Indian Village visible. At first I thought that this was an overcast day, but now I believe that the sun has set and night is approaching. Which makes me wish (for the millionth time) that I had experienced the Mine Train at night!
Meanwhile, over in Fantasyland... here's a fun shot of one of the Midget Autopia automobiles. Two kids, two steering wheels! This smallest of the Autopias, located near Storybook Land, was strictly for little kids. It opened in 1957, and lasted nine years, closing in 1966 for the construction of "It's a Small World". Unless this part of the ride's track was in a sunken area, our photographer was 9 feet tall, and named "Mongo" ("That's Mister Mongo to you, Bub!").