Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Just Around the Riverbend

What I love most about rivers is

You can't step in the same river twice

The water's always changing, always flowing

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Castle Rock, Tom Sawyers Island 1964

A great view of Castle Rock on Tom Sawyers Island. A large group of guests are climbing to the top via the narrow staircase. The natural playground was quite a draw. I wonder if the knew Pirates would one day raid the island and take it over.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Row, Row Your Boat....

Gently down the Rivers of America. The only ride that requires full participation of guests is the Indian War Canoes (now renamed the Davey Crockett Explorer Canoes.) This looks like it a was a chilly day to be out on the water, December 1964. My favorite rower is the boy in the white jacket dragging his paddle in the water.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Souvenir Friday- Aurora Airplane Model With Free Trip to Disneyland Contest Form

Looking at the pictures of today's souvenir, you would think that this is a model kit blog. However in late 1955, Monsanto plastics promoted toys made out of plastic. The promotion was a contest to write a fourth line to a jingle extolling plastic used in toys. The winner would win a family trip to newly opened Disneyland. I have seen the contest slip by itself, but usually do not see the box and toy. Also the sticker on the front of the box is nice with the castle graphic. Even if you did not win the grand prize of a trip to Disneyland, many of the other prizes are nice.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Swiss Family Treehouse at Dusk

Somewhere in this dark image is the Swiss Family Treehouse. The crowd wraps around the tree walking up the steps and even outside into Adventureland. I was not able to correct the image when I played with the brightness controls. Maybe I should send it to Major Pepperidge so he can do his magic.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MIne Train and Waterfall

A nice view of the Nature's Wonderland Mine Train passing by Cascade Falls. The timing of the photograph was great with the engine spotlighted by sun and the darkness of the falling sunlight as dusk approaches. The load of guests look very happy with their ride so far...

This image was chosen by my son Logan to post today...thanks Logan!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Indian Village On the Banks of the Rivers of America

This tableaux of a friendly Indian Village had been seen for many years on the banks of the Rivers of America. The village has now been removed for a new land featuring the world of Star Wars. This is the 1964 version with the boy fishing with his dog and much activity by the rest of the village. One of my favorites is the building of the canoe.