Friday, February 03, 2017
It's lucky that I appreciate old photos of Frontierland, because I have a lot of them! Here are two beauties from 1956.
As usual, the Mark Twain just looks great - how many spajillions of photos have been taken trying to capture what it was like to see this large, gleaming steamboat as it chugged along the river? I wonder if there was always some kind of pre-recorded narration played for people; the earliest that I have heard is from 1969 (I think), but that doesn't mean that there aren't older versions.
Is the cave to the right part of Fort Wilderness' "emergency exit"?
There are only two slips over at the canoe landing - in just a few years there would be more. We can see about five cast members in their red long-sleeved shirts and tan vests as they help guests into a waiting canoe.
I've pointed this out before, but look at how high the berm is at this point - it is probably all of the dirt that was removed to make the big river.