Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rocks Under Construction- Nature's Wonderland Mine Train April 1960

More construction images for the fans of pre-opening pictures of attractions. These two photographs document the construction of the rock formations and balancing rocks. First up is an overall view with the balancing rocks balancing on their tripods without the concealing rock work. In addition the model for the red rock formation is just sitting at the construction site. I guess it is easier to build off a three dimensional model than with blueprints. If I am not mistaken, I believe the rock structures still stand at Disneyland today at Big Thunder Ranch.

Next up is a slightly different view of the same construction. You can still see the model and the construction trucks in the foreground add a nice scenic touch.

1 comment:

K. Martinez said...

Fantastic! I can see a little bit of the Skyway Chalet just beyond the Disneyland divide of Frontierland/Fantasyland. Love the Balancing Rocks perched on top of the open framework. I would've never spotted that miniature model without your comment. Great stuff! Thanks, Matterhorn.