April 7, 2008

The Wild West Lives Again

Love these old souvenir books! This great little map is from my 1957 Disneyland guide. Doesn't this Frontierland look like Davy Crockett's (or wannabe Davy Crockett's) dream?

One aspect I really enjoyed about the younger years of the park is that Disney allowed you to create your own adventures. Sure, stories were told- and often times they were of a company film- but especially in Frontierland, we were encouraged to exercise our own imagination a bit. There we could explore caves, an old fort, the Indian village, or even an entire western landscape by mule or train. Paddling a canoe or taking a cruise on an old steamwheeler took us places where we didn't know what lay ahead. Great fun!

Anyway, the graphics on this map are great. I'll be posting more of this souvenir book in weeks to come. Enjoy!

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

1 comment:

Issac and Kristi said...

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