Hello again! Because of the awesome support and thousands of viewers my last post generated, I have been invited back to the EGG! (Evil Genius Guide) This round of leftovers will focus on 3 attractions I remember as a kid...and the last will focus on my favorite men in Disneyland! Genius and I did a quick brainstorm and found so many cool old pieces and tributes to the park, they can't all be mentioned...even if we did 20 posts dedicated to the topic. So I just wanna point out few fun pieces of visible DL history to look out for next time you are farting around! ENJOY!!!
1) Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Glen
|This way to Gummi Glen! I'm standing at the edge of the old dock.|
2) The PeopleMover tracks
PeopleMover ride from way back when
|Photo by Bill Allen|
Fort Wilderness is the giant fort located in the middle of Tom Sawyers Pirate Lair (What the Fuck) Island. As a 5 year old I loved going around Fort Wilderness pretending I was Davey Crockett with my sweet ass rifle (the one that wasn't pained green + orange) and my coon skin hat. It was one of the few places at the park that my parents would let me run around by myself. Anyway, Fort Wilderness was never kept up during the Mike (cheap-ass) Eiser Era, so termites ate away at the fort :( Now Disneyland cast members use the fort for Fantasmic costume changes. Davelandweb.com (awesome blog) has a great photo page of the fort from when it was build until now.
|photo pulled from http://davelandweb.com|
Westward Ho Trading Co, which is also home to the equally as cool Second Tobacco Store Indian. He has a different color cape and he is a kinda angry but he is just as awesome. Apparently the Westward Ho store never did sell tobacco but the Indian draws attention regardless and he is a perfect fit for a trading store in Frontierland. Make sure to pay him a him a visit...it's a great pin store with another great wedding photo opportunity.
A giant honorable mention goes to all the repurposed vehicles, ride ticket booths, and audio animatronics found throughout the park. I always keep my eyes open for these kinds of weird because it is fun details that make Disneyland the coolest shit ever.
|Old Ticket Booth|
|Most of Splash Mountains characters came from America Sings|