Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Ride on the Train from Frontierland to Main Street- Part 1

In 1968 an intrepid photographer boarded the Disneyland and Santa Fe Railroad at the rootin' tootin' Frontierland station to ride to the Main Street station. Along the way, the photographer took several pictures. Today's post features the views of Frontierland and Fantasyland. First off is an unusual view of the Indian Village showing some of the village structures and what looks like a giant fish trap.

The second image is a moody shot of the Mark Twain through the forests of Frontierland.

A long distance view of Nature's Wonderland with the steam from Old Unfaithful. This location is now the stage area from Hunchback and the barbecue restaurant.

Coming into Fantasyland with remnants of Frontierland, the photographer snapped a photograph of the majestic Matterhorn mountain.

Tune in tomorrow for more images from this trip around Disneyland.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are fun, love that last one! Do you have a year on these? THANKS!

Major Pepperidge said...

I like these unusual views from the train; the one with the Mark Twain is very nice (too bad it wasn't taken with a stereo camera), and I like the mist of Old Unfaithful in the distance!

outsidetheberm said...

It's fun to recall that as the train rolled past 'Fantasyland Meadow' (bottom shot) the recorded spiel would mention something like, "Walt Disney once said Disneyland would never be completed- the meadow we are passing provides room for things to come..."
It was a neat way to have something to point out and then allow the guests minds to only imagine...

Anonymous said...

I distinctly remember the recorded meadow spiel too.


Katella Gate said...

Odd, I also remember the meadow...it was created when the northern line of the railroad was pushed north accommodate It's a Small World and a gap opened up between the DLRR rails and Nature's Wonderland.

I remember being young and astonished that there was still undeveloped land at the Park.

BTW, that thing in the first picture isn't a fish trap, it's a bingo ball tumbler cage.

The Indians had bingo after hours, dontcha know? I can hear the caller now: "I-2. EYE-TWO. What babies do: Number Two"