Monday, April 07, 2008

A Pirate's Is A Wonderful Life...

I'm discombobulated, I admit it. Here is a nice early photo, with the stern of the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship. In the background are piles of earth as Storybookland undergoes construction to turn it into the charming ride with miniature tableaus that we know today. But shouldn't we be seeing the bow of the boat? The only thing I can figure is that this was taken from the back side, looking east (or southeast). Like I said, discombobulated.

Might as well keep on going with this theme! Here's the back of the ship, in 1960, with that impressive sculpted detail. When Chicken of the Sea stopped their sponsorship, a similar (but less amazing) relief replaced this one.

And back to 1956!

Apologies to those of you who are sick of the Pirate Ship! I know you're out there.


Daveland said...

I can never get enough COTS! Especially shots of the mermaid on the back of the ship.

Anonymous said...

I too can never get enough pics! Would love to see the inside and menu if possible.... Thanks for all the posts, COTS and otherwise.