Tuesday, April 01, 2008

More Tom Sawyer's Island Signage

Today I am showing some of my favorite places on Tom Sawyer's Island. The first is the cemetery just outside of Fort Wilderness. I always enjoyed reading the descriptions and names for the graves. As I got older, I begin to want one of the grave markers as a souvenir. Now the cemetery and grave markers are long gone....

As I have told you all before, my favorite cave was the secret escape tunnel from the Fort. I remember ringing the alarm and running down the cave and out to the sunlight on the shore of the island. I heard the reason for closing it was some large fellow got stuck in the cave. I am happy that at least the bottom part of the cave is accessible these days.

Finally just an interesting shot of how themed everything was and can be. A requirement by the Anaheim Fire Department were Fire Hoses. Instead of putting them in an off the shelf metal cabinet, the imagineers designed a wooden box and appropriate frontier lettering. Now I want to know where the custodian is to sweep up the fudgsicle stick.

For those who love April Fools day (and he is much more creative than I am), check out today's post on Gorilla's Don't Blog

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Yes, the escape tunnel was the coolest idea! That triangle though, oh man. Kids could bang on that all day, and it was loud.

I didn't remember that there was a graveyard on TSI, that's a great picture!

And thanks for the shout out. Today is April Fool's Day?

Progressland said...

There used to be a dug-out grave marked "Unknown Guest," until the death-by-Columbia in 1998 made it seem more... ominous.

Anonymous said...

The graveyard on TSI... I haven't thought about that one in years ... and I do remember the empty "Unknown Guest" grave and wondering if I could ever be buried at Disneyland. When you're six years old you think strange things.

-Katella Gate

sundaynight said...

I remember seeing a Disney TV program as a kid where they rang the triangle and everyone ran down the escape tunnel. Every time I visited the fort I was always ready to run. But no luck. Guess the fort was more peaceful in those days. The tunnels and caves were always my favorite part of Tom Sawyer Island.