Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Leftuggies (aka "leftovers")

It's time for another serving of leftuggies. Much like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

Over near the Red Wagon Inn, humorous "photo op" signs could be found - perhaps only for a matter of months in 1955 or '56; stick your head through the hole, let mom or dad take a picture, and voila! Instant souvenir. I wonder if they were moved around during the day depending on where the sun was?

This oddly-colored (and damaged) slide shows a view from the Skyway as you headed toward the Matterhorn, then through the nostrils, and out into Fantasyland on the other side.

Over on Tom Sawyer Island, we see this guy, standing near the log wall of Fort Wilderness. He looks like a cat waiting to be let back inside. Meow.


Nanook said...


How sad the fella in the first image appears to have no friends or family members to 'pop-into' the Mouse Ears figure next to him. Then again, whoever was shooting the image could've tightened-up the shot.

Say cheese-!

Thanks, Major.

K. Martinez said...

It looks like the Fantasyland Skyway chalet was lacking guests (empty buckets). I wonder if this is a morning shot and the Tomorrowland Skyway terminal filled up with guests before the Fantasyland chalet did. I know later on both terminals were filled.

Love the Fort Wilderness shot. Thanks, Major.

Nancy said...

Hide n seek on Tom Sawyer Island....oh yeah!! :-)

Anonymous said...

These are cool Major!
The photo op boards...looks like the unused hole actually has half a mouse hat attached so when you poke your head through, you get mouse ears! See the shadow its casting? And the shrubbery filling the empty hole kind of looks like a 1955 low-tech green screen. It would be easy to Photoshop grandma's head into that space (hint hint Melissa!).

Bill in Denver

Chuck said...

There are days I wish I were like the Matterhorn - tall, imposing, and with nostrils on both sides of my head.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, yes, I think the real problem was that the photographer didn't have a clue!

K. Martinez, just imagine, back in those days the park was probably pretty uncrowded until 11 or 12 o'clock in the off-season. Those days are gone, I guess….

Nancy, I've always wanted to explore the parts of Tom Sawyer Island that aren't open to guests; like the site of the cabin (no longer burning).

Bill in Denver, it DOES have half of a mouse hat. I've noticed that for some of the other cutouts too. I think the Davy Crockett version (rarely seen, I think Daveland has pictures of it) had half of a coonskin cap.

Chuck, just think, you could floss your nose!

Melissa said...

Wow, check out the one-point perspective on that Skyway/Matterhorn shot! It really sucks you into the picture.

Alonzo P Hawk said...

Can you imagine the size of the Mucinex you would have to give the Matterhorn if she got a cold. That wouldn't be snow Hans and Frantz would be climbing on,yuk.

TokyoMagic! said...

And here I thought the kid on the left in that first pic just had a very dirty face.

Melissa said...

I guess it's not like the group backdrops like the Matterhorn, with cartoon faces to fill up any holes.

But these days, it's easy enough to give her a sibling for the other hole.

TokyoMagic! said...

Ha, Melissa! Her sister must be an EVIL twin because she got rid of that lady in purple in the background!