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    Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Another batch of slides taken by my father, for those not sick of them yet...


    First up, a murky shot of the Jungle Cruise boats departing off into the danger of the wild....


    The sacred elephant bathing pool


    The African savannah


    A simply gorgeous, sun-lit shot of Skull Rock with the tuna pirate ship lurking to the left...


    Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer's Island




    Demolition and clearing out is underway for Big Thunder Mountain, which won't open till 1979. I wonder if the pictured rock formations are still in the park, leftover from the Mine Train?


    Note the "McDonnell Douglas" sign to the left: did they sponsor Mission To Mars as well, or was this still Flight To The Moon?


    The Matterhorn is also being worked on. Could be this was the time when the "ice caves" interior was finished and Harold the Yeti took up residence...




    Constriction workers busy at their tasks on the icy slopes.


    On the right, the Circlevision theater and on the left, Inner Space still welcome guests as the PeopleMover glides along.


    Snow White and seven friends march towards Tomorrowland


    And to wrap up, a last look at Walt's window above the Fire Station....

    Thank you all for looking and hope you enjoyed!
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    I am not sick of these at all! This one is my favorite. I liked to eat at the table just to the left of the waterfalls in this picture . Thank for sharing
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    What a great time it was at the parks, full of new construction too, Space Mountain had just opened, Fantasyland and Thunder Mountain construction was underway...

    Great photos!

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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Please keep posting these slides. I love them. Reminds me of the Disneyland of my childhood.

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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    I had no idea the loading area of Matterhorn was modified from its original. It looks like more than just a refurbishment.

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    Thank you so much RegionsBeyond......these bring back so many wonderful memories
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Great thread, keep 'em coming!

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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Thank you!!! I love these.
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Amazing photos, it's so neat to be able to see what isn't there anymore, I can only imagine how incredible Disneyland was back then! Thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RegionsBeyond View Post




    Demolition and clearing out is underway for Big Thunder Mountain, which won't open till 1979. I wonder if the pictured rock formations are still in the park, leftover from the Mine Train?
    Rock formations around the Big Thunder Ranch are supposed to be remnants of Nature's Wonderland. Apparently, Imagineering left a lot more remnants than we all think of the old attraction laying around the Big Thunder area. I've heard of leftover animatronics Nature's Wonderland being buried under Big Thunder Ranch. Anyone else ever hear this?

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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RegionsBeyond View Post
    Demolition and clearing out is underway for Big Thunder Mountain, which won't open till 1979. I wonder if the pictured rock formations are still in the park, leftover from the Mine Train?

    Awesome picture!

    Yes, they are still there today! (Though the mechanical rocks for Balancing Rock Canyon would be removed and only the large, static buttes would remain)




    Quote Originally Posted by Koutesu View Post
    Rock formations around the Big Thunder Ranch are supposed to be remnants of Nature's Wonderland. Apparently, Imagineering left a lot more remnants than we all think of the old attraction laying around the Big Thunder area. I've heard of leftover animatronics Nature's Wonderland being buried under Big Thunder Ranch. Anyone else ever hear this?
    Yes, rumor goes that the AA's were so broken down they were just buried when the raised the round level for Big Thunder Ranch. Rumor has is that the old single sleds from the Matterhorn are there too...

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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    I am lovin' the slides! I'd love to see any more you might have if you happen to come across other ones.

    It's such a treat, especially since my parents never took any pictures on their trips way back when. What were they thinking?!
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    This is awesome.
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Very good visual aids, Nautilus, thank you! I believe I can add an image to that, then, taken by me on a recent trip....


    Visible in the back of this photo....


    And the recognizable arch formation, over by Big Thunder Ranch
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    Re: Slides: Disneyland Late 1970's

    Love the old slides. Thanks again for sharing.

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