Thursday, February 09, 2012

September 1963 Adventureland

Three views of Adventureland in September 1963. First up is the newly opened Tiki Room with the nice shield and the United Airlines Tiki Room attraction posters.

Next up are two views of the Jungle River Cruise. Beware of the Hippos!

Here is the scene of bathing elephants.


Major Pepperidge said...

Great Tiki Room shot! Wonder where the Barker Bird is?

Katella Gate said...

Major: Remember the barker bird was put up some time after the Tiki Room opened because the crowds weren't sure what the show was supposed to be about.

I always thought the Tiki Room-Jungle Cruise made a perfect pair for Adventureland. Whenever possible, I try to see them in that order, back to back.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Sorry if this is off-topic but here's a question for you: Do you consider the classic era of Disney in general pre-1983 (before ''Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore'' {the fourth Pooh short which came out in 1983, the previous three shorts were ''Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree'' [1966], ''Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day'' [1968], and ''Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too'' [1974]}, The Disney Channel, Tokyo Disneyland, The New Fantasyland at Disneyland, Walt Disney Pictures {although the Walt Disney Pictures logo wasn't used until 1985}, and ''Mickey's Christmas Carol'') or pre-Michael Eisner? (prior to 1984)

Matterhorn1959 said...

Most of us into Disneyland history believe the classic era of Disney is from 1955 until 1965. As far as animation, most believe the classic era is from 1937 until 1959 with the films Snow White up to Sleeping Beauty.