Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Adventureland & Frontierland - 1972

Here's another round of unspectacular, but fun, photographs from Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in their first summer of operation.



I thought the interesting aspect of this picture is how minimal the Jungle Cruise boat is. Just from this point of view it seems very plain and certainly not as "themed out" as it is today.




As with many of these old photos, the most striking thing in this photo from the Jungle Cruise is the lack of foliage around the set pieces.




Interesting vantage point, I would assume taken from the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House.


Is this whole get-up still there...or did we take that land too!?




First of all, when is the last time you saw a character in a gift shop? Second, notice the store doesn't seem to be stocked with just pins, snow globes, photo albums and plush.




2 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Ed...

Great shots!

Are those your parents? Does your dad still have those pants? ;)

Anonymous said...

I remember when WDW looked that barren. My first visit to the World was in 1972 when we moved to Florida - I was 12! As for your comments about the gift shop in Frontierland: Back then, you could spend an entire day just going through all the gift shops. There were unique items everywhere. I wish they'd get back to that set up instead of cheap plushes, snowglobes and Disney Parks T-shirts everywhere!