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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Disneyland Train Stations Part 4


Before you get to the Frontierland Station, you pass a nice little set-up that hasn't changed much over the years. This suggests Mardi Gras floats, thus making you think of New Orleans!

As the train was pulling into the station, I leaned back and took this picture of the buildings that are behind the train.

I love this little building...isn't this one that Ward Kimball had
in his back yard??

We're getting closer!

And closer!

Here's a shot looking back where I came from...the "hotel" building.

This speaker sure looks old...could it be from 1955?

From my seat on the train, I take a shot of the station sign...

Here's the other sign...

And yet another sign. I know, it's not the Frontierland Station but you sign geeks out there need something to look at, right?

Looking out over New Orleans Square...

I rode the train all the way around AGAIN...and here is another view of the waiting area.

And...here is a good close-up of the mock station.

Then I rode all the way around one more time to get this shot!

I hope you enjoyed this look at the Frontierland Station.
Now what am I gonna shoot???


Major Pepperidge said...

Great stuff Connie! I believe that the station that you asked about is based on Ward Kimball's Grizzly Flats station, which was originally a set from "So Dear To My Heart. Ward had to put a lot of money and work into it to make it a real building, and Walt asked for it back when Disneyland was being constructed. Ward said no! Can you imagine saying "no" to Walt Disney?

Thufer said...

Perhaps the best stop along the tracks....NOS / Frontierland. I have always loved the 'denseness' back there as you disembark the train. The smells hang in the air; there is usually a slight cool breeze and shade on warm summer days.

Davelandweb said...

I do love that stop! Thanks for the great photos...and the ones for the signage geeks like me!