Saturday, June 30, 2012

Frontierland, From a Distance

Three panoramic views of Frontierland showing the fun that could be found around the Rivers of America. First up is a view of the Tom Sawyer's Island with a raft arriving or departing the island.

Next up is a view of the Old Mill and the Mark Twain in dock with two (yes, count them two) rafts filled with guests.

Last view is an overview of Fantasyland with the Columbia dominating the scene.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Souvenir Friday- Bill Justice Going Away Card

A fun little card given to a Norma who was most likely in the ink and paint department and evidently loved to bowl. The little box in the lower right hand corner reads Just'a greeting card by Bill Justice. The back duck is a cute touch.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some More Coney Island Ohio Images

These images are not as interesting, but still show the park in the 1930s. First up are two snapshots (four images on these double photographs) of the pony ride. You can see a playground in the background. As most of these parks had large picnic areas, there were also playgrounds for the kids.

The last image shows the parking sign and another sign for parking featuring a car in the background on one image and what appears to be an amphitheater in the background on the other image.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Double the Fun Amusement Park Photographs

An interesting set of photographs that are double images. The amusement park appears to be Coney Island in Ohio which closed in 1971 due to flooding issues. The first two images show the large wooden coaster named the Wild Cat and also a water plunge ride.

Next up is a closer view of the water plunge ride with nice Art Deco style architecture and what appears to be a picnic area.

Another image of the picnic area and a fun sign for an attraction Land Of Oz. I wish the photographer had taken some images of the Land of Oz.

Final image for today is the signage for the Shooting Star roller coaster. Too bad there is not more of the roller coaster seen in the two images.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

it's a small world Exterior

Three nice views of the exterior of it's a small world. First up is the clock at the entrance of the attraction.

This is what is inside the clock, a fun group of characters.

Final image is of the load area. Note that the exit is now where the entrance is located.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Jungle Cruise Animals

Some "you are there views" of the Jungle Cruise Animals. Enjoy the views and remember the narration.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Mushrooms at Santa's Village.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Advertising for North Pole and Santa's Village in Santa Cruz

Two placards used at a tourist agency to promote visits to the North Pole in Colorado and Santa's Village in Santa Cruz.

Pumpkin Coach at Santa's Village

The once great Pumpkin Coach at Santa's Village. At the end of the run of the park, the Pumpkin Coach was not being used.

A cute look of the red snowsuit visitor looking through the turret over the ponds.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Three Views of Santa's Village

Three interesting views of Santa's Village. First up is a view of the Toy shop.

Next up is a view of the guard house and mushrooms.

A nice view of the parking lot with the entrance building in the background.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More Red Snowsuit at Santa's Village

Some more images of the visitor at Santa's Village. Here the visitor is peaking into the windows. I wonder what has caught her eye?

Here the visitor is running to the park. The gingerbread fence is fantastic.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Red Snowsuit At Santa's Village

Some cute images of the visitor in a red snowsuit at Santa's Village. She definitely enjoyed the park.

Definitely enjoy this photo with the Gingerbread men around the doorway.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Santa's Village Entrance

For the next week, I am spotlighting Santa's Village. It is Christmas in June to think cold thoughts during this heat in Denver. First up is the sign over the entrance to Santa's Village.

Next up is the guard house at the entrance. I love the striped pole for the stop sign.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Marineland Stadium

I do not show much of Marineland as I do not find many photographs and they are usually the same subjects. However, these are pretty nice showing the main show with the aquatic performers. First up let's meet up with our friends and feel the excitement of going into the stadium.

Next up are three slides of the show with the trainer. Be sure to look at the background scenery and the watching crowd.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Random Disneyland Pictures

Some random Disneyland images from 1971. First up a view of the Matterhorn, Monorail and the Skyway. Man I miss the Skyway!

Next up is an image of Sleeping Beauty Castle, which always makes me smile and remember the good times I have had at Disneyland over the years.

Final image is of the motorized Fire Engine on Main Street.

Although not showing rare or unusual views, these photographs remind me of my childhood.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Rainbow Mine Ride Attraction Script Circa 1956

Although not very graphic, this two page mimeographed attraction narration is very rare. Prior to Nature's Wonderland, there was another Mine Train that went through the Rainbow Desert and Rainbow Caverns. The driver of the train would use this script to narrate the trip. I love the little touches noting the other rides seen in the desert and the other rides a guest could enjoy in Frontierland. Note the scenic elements carried over the Nature's Wonderland such as the various cacti in the shape of animals and dwarves.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More Santa's Village

More images from a Santa's Village trip. To answer a question, the Lake Arrowhead and Scott's Valley (Santa Cruz) look very similar. The Lake Arrowhead (Sky Forest) location was larger and had some more rides. Also, the Sky Forest location lasted longer. Now to the pictures which are from the Sky Forest location. First up is a nice shot of a deer in the petting zoo. This is a great picture of a cute deer.

Next up an interesting image showing a peacock standing on a fence. I like that each end of the tree branch is colored.

A great image of the Toy Shop with a large wooden soldier standing guard. The sign reads like a game of scavenger hunt.

Last image for today is of the oversize jack in the box. I do miss this park and all the other Santa's Village and other Christmas themed park. I am glad that within driving distance is the North Pole park in Colorado.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Having Fun at Santa's Village

Three views of a fun trip to Santa's Village. First up is an attraction that may not be that exciting and kinetic, but as a kid this was a fun attraction. A themed slide is always fun for the children and this one looks like the structure is almost ready to fall over.

Next up is a view of the Candy Kitchen with the clock reading about half past April. I love the pipework for the chimney and the lovely mushrooms.

Final image is of a very happy dad who has made it to the North Pole. He can note the time he made it with his fancy wristwatch.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blurry Images of Frontierland and Tomorrowland

Today's images are of the same family that visited Knott's Berry Farm in yesterdays posts. The photographs are blurry, but they do show the seating for the guests who watched the Indian Village Dancers. The seats do not look that comfortable but are themed well.

The kids did get to ride the lovely Pack Mules Through the Rainbow Desert. The daughter is affecting an entertaining pose.

Final image is of the Autopia in Tomorrowland, and who does not like a vintage photo of the Autopia?