Monday, August 01, 2016
With all of the changes going on in Frontierland, I find that vintage photos now evoke a different reaction than they used to. Tom Sawyer Island will be reduced in size, and some features will be gone forever, though it is unclear at this point what will still be there in a year.
Tom and his friends built an excellent treehouse - for a short while it was the highest point in Disneyland! Of course by 1963 the Matterhorn had surpassed it; but it was still the stuff of dreams for a lot of kids, and likely a few grownups too. I know that I always wished I had a cool treehouse when I was young!
I'm assuming that many of the rock formations will remain. The settler's cabin has been removed... will another one be built in a new location? Will the Frankenfort that is not open to the public be replaced with one that we can explore? It'll be interesting to see!