Saturday, June 7, 2008

Photos from George Short, Part 13: Cascade Peak, 1962

Because we all loved Cascade Peak, I would have posted these sooner, but they needed the green channel tweaked. The shots all come from a 1962 trip on the Columbia sailing ship. George obviously found the different viewpoints of the mountain worthy enough to snap several photos!

The deteriorated condition of the mountain warranted its 1998 removal. Walt, however, found such features to be a good value. In the 1975 book given to Club 55 members, Roy Brehm remembers Walt talking to him about water animation being the cheapest thing to build and operate in the Park and pointed to the several waterfalls of Skull Rock as an example. Cascade Peak fit the bill, as did the waters flowing from under Tom and Huck's Treehouse on Tom Sawyer Island (the "headwaters" of the Rivers of America), Schweitzer Falls, the Matterhorn waterfalls, and the Submarine Voyage waterfalls disguising the cavern entrance. What other water animation did Disneyland have during Walt's time?


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great post, perfect for our warm weather today! I say " Rainbow Caverns" plenty of moving water in there!

Futurama said...

Don't forget the House of the Future/Alpine Gardens and the Jungle Cruise (Schweitzer falls-double cost effective because of the front and back and of course the elephant bathing pool.

Matterhorn1959 said...

How about the Swiss Family Treehouse?