Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Fun

For today I went through some miscellaneous leftovers and decided to choo-choo-choose three images with a train theme. Because we all love the trains, don't we?

Before the "Nature's Wonderland" expansion, there was the "Rainbow Cavern's Mine Train". There was no "Bear Country" or Cascade Peak yet, and the trains themselves were a very dark green. I believe that this shot was taken from one of Casa de Fritos' outdoor tables (with the palm frond "umbrellas"). You probably don't remember that gentleman and his daughter, but we saw them before in this photo of the Columbia.

The E.P. Ripley chugs past us, I think that the white wooden fence is over in Frontierland, not far from the train station there. Not much to say about it except that, yes, it's blurry.

And here we are, back (roughly) to where we were in the first picture, only now the train cars are a happy yellow hue. And as you can see from the attraction poster, it is no longer just the Mine Train, but "Nature's Wonderland". Wheeee!


TokyoMagic! said...

"Wheee!" sentiments EXACTLY!

Do those words on the fence in front of the E.P. Ripley read "Keep Out Private Property"????

Anonymous said...

yes I love trains!

Wowee. The little trains look so pretty and adorable in dark green. They still look cute in yellow but I prefer the green... yet it's no big, the rest of the ride seems to be "plussed" for sure. The poster before the attraction it represents, awesome! Daveland might be lovin' that one (is it Dave who's a signage buff?).

Even the blurry big train pic is neat. It kinda helps it's "off" cause it has a sense of capturing a moment. To me it feels like a scene right out of the past as the great old train chugs past the fence in some rural yard.

Major Pepperidge said...

Tokyomagic!, yes, that is what the words are on that fence!

TokyoMagic! said...

Thank you for the confirmation, Major. Those are kind of angry words for Disneyland, but hey it was the early years, wasn't it?

Mike said...

As for me, I think we should pick a day and show up wearing ties to Disneyland like they did "back in the day." The gentleman in the first photograph (and the one on the Columbia), looks pretty nattily dressed for a theme park!