Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Rivers of America

The photographer enjoyed the scenic element of the Rivers of America and focused on the river, the stately Mark Twain and the canoes. The first photograph shows the old entrance to the Mark Twain and Columbia docks. I like how close the line for the Burros and Mine Train is to the line for the Mark Twain. The design definitely added an energy, much more so than the big trail and the fry wagon of today.

The second image shows the river, the Old Mill on Tom Sawyers Island and the old New Orleans section of the river. This reminds me of the image seen in the National Geographic taken in the same spot.

The final picture for the day is of the Indian War Canoes trying to capture the Mark Twain. It looks like they will not be successful this time.


Major Pepperidge said...

Hmmm, that first shot is interesting. Like you said, the Mine Train and Pack Mules are so close to shore... I thought that they were both much further away.

So that little ticket booth is for the Columbia and Twain? Don't know if I've seen that before either.

Westcot2000 said...

I think the Mark Twain entrance is down the path a ways (but I'm sure the lovely lady in the booth would be happy to sell you a ticket for the Twain!) My guess is that if taken today, this image would show the edge of the Fantasmic pump house.

Was there more than one "Central Ticket Booth" for each land? You had another post that showed it in a different location, so it was moved or there was more than one!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Ticket booth madness. This whole area in the early days is mysterious to me. Hey, that second shot does remind me of the National Geographic Panorama shot, the flowers even seem to the same! Great post, thanks!

Anonymous said...

A bit of trivia here. Though a few years later, I worked the canoes with a fellow team member who is now the head coarch of the Redskins...Jim Zorn.