Monday, April 18, 2011

Frontierland, October 1975

The most interesting thing (to me) about this first photo is just how lush and abundant the plants on Tom Sawyer Island have become. The Old Mill has nearly vanished beneath the riotous growth of trees and vines. Compare this photo with today's!

Again, a familiar scene that looks quite different thanks to the profusion of reeds and other water plants at the shore... you'd hardly know that there was water there. See this photo from 1961 for contrast.

These pod people have been proliferating as well. They look like us, but they are strangely emotionless. Notice how their hive minds work so well together when paddling one of Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes!


TokyoMagic! said...

Yay, more seventies goodness!

Connie Moreno said...

Pod people, LOL! Boy, what happened to the gardeners? They weren't doing their job!

Katella Gate said...

I've been looking at the Fanstasmic stage for so long I kinda forgot how it used to look in the before time.

Bryce said...

I much prefer this look of TSI to what we have today--a stage for a live show that only works in the evening.

JG said...

What Katella Gate said.