Sunday, January 25, 2009

Two from December 1960

Today's photos show two of the most-photographed features in Disneyland; but they are pretty darn nice photos! I hope you agree.

Back in 1960 the Rivers of America was (um, were?) filled with Welch's grape juice. It was a bold experiment! Sure, it was delicious, but it gummed up the Mark Twain's stern wheel, and all of the ducks turned purple. It didn't take long until the grape juice was removed and they went back to plain old bourbon.

This is a pretty picture, but some of those small trees have got to go. They are blocking the view of the castle, which makes me weep uncontrollably. But then again, everything makes me weep uncontrollably. It's just a phase. HEY! What's that thing that looks like some sort of bandstand to the extreme left? That isn't part of the Christmas Bowl, is it? No, I didn't think so. I know that somebody out there has the answer!


Matterhorn1959 said...

Major- the structure to the extreme left is the bandstand area at Carnation Gardens. It is still standing today, in fact the last time I was at Disneyland, a swing band was playing on the stage.

Anonymous said...

tee hee - Bourbon River Blues :p