Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Little Mining Town of Rainbow Ridge Part 1

One of the oldest themed parts of Disneyland is the town of Rainbow Ridge. Originally created in 1956 for the Rainbow Caverns mine train and then further developed in 1961 for Nature's Wonderland Railroad and then changed yet again for Big Thunder in 1979, the buildings are pretty much the original structures. The first photograph is a nice overall view of the line for the train ride with the town overlooking the area. Notice the two Nature's Wonderland attraction posters up in the area.

The next image shows the companion ride of the mules passing in front of the town.

The third image is a slighter higher image with the Rainbow Ridge mine in the background.

The fourth image is a nice close image of the wooden sidewalks and street of the town.

The final image shows a close up of the general store along with two of the mine cars.

Check out the post tomorrow for some more Nature's Wonderland images.


Major Pepperidge said...

What a nice group, clear and colorful!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Beautiful pictures of a favorite attraction of mine. Always looked forward to the train ride. Thanks Matterhorn.

Chris said...

These are some very cool photos. I am looking forward to more of them.

Unknown said...

Awesome shots!