Sunday, February 05, 2017
Here are a few "meh" scans of vintage photo prints, circa 1967.
OK, admittedly the photo isn't great, but it's hard to feel "meh" about Cascade Peak! The angle of the late afternoon sun is very pretty. You can see the tracks at the bottom of the photo, as they passed beneath the waterfall. Once again, Walt and his Imagineers went the extra mile to provide a unique experience. It would have been easier and cheaper to just have the waterfall run on the other side of the tracks.
The next two photos show the Mark Twain approaching the landing while some kids try to take it all in. They can hardly wait! While rock stars had long(ish) hair in 1967, I think the average parent would not have allowed their male child to have a page boy like the one below. So I'm betting all my money on it being a girl!
See those people sitting in chairs on the Mark Twain's bow? They look like they have no plans to vacate their seats! Up on the middle level there was only a mother and her kids (and a balloon); even the top level isn't very crowded.