Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Assortment

It's become a time-worn Sunday tradition here at Gorilla Industries. No, not hot dogs for's the day we feature a random assortment of whatever tickles our fancy.

Like this view of Fantasyland taken from the Monorail in 1964. I know it looks kind of Tomorrowlandish, but the Motor Boat Cruise was a Fantasyland attraction, after all.

It's still 1964...November this time. This stereo slide shows the Columbia at drydock (as usual), as well as a raft and a Keelboat that appear to be out of commission. In the foreground there is a stage, perhaps a temporary platform for the many big bands that performed at Disneyland back in those days. Walt obviously loved the big bands, swing and Dixieland jazz, which says something about his personality.

Streetcar #2 is heading back towards Main Street Station. How many streetcars were there? At least 3, I would think. These would be much more popular if they were pirate-themed.

It seems that at least one gorilla does blog, this angry fella who terrorized folks on the Jungle Cruise! There's always a troublemaker.


Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

I love pic #1, looking over the moter boat cruise docks. That's really an unusual viewpoint.
Pirate themed streetcar... sad commentary, but funny none the less.
Thanks for your posts Major, they are always a welcome respite from the rest of the day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Major.

Love the blog and the witty banter. My first post here, but I read GDB every day.


Anonymous said...

Agree with the comment above. Nice work. As for the rafts and keel boat, the pic appers to have been taken prior to opening for the morning. They are in the normal operating position.