Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Rainbow Ridge General Store December 1960

Nice scenic view of the General Store at the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge. I love the detailing with the toys out front and dolls in the window. It almost appears that for Christmas and the Holidays, the set decorator added more toys. Anyone know if they did this or if it always had that many toys out front?

One of the best moves by Disneyland when they constructed the Big Thunder attraction was to keep the little mining town rather than just totally lose this scenic touch. Nature's Wonderland Railroad which left the mining town had just been open approximately 6 months and was still a ride that was crowded.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's an awesome shot. I don't ever recall seeing a photo of the General Store where you saw this much detail.

I think you nailed it when you suggested that this must have been only for Christmas. It sure adds a feeling of life to the building, as if you expect the proprietor to come out and sweep the boardwalk!

DisneyDutchman said...

Awsome pic Matterhorn!! That stroller is to cool!! DD