Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Views of Frontierland

Following on from Sunday's post, we're all aboard the Mark Twain Steamboat, heading around the Rivers of Thunder Mesa - or, affectionately known as, the Rivers of the West.

The riverboats travel around the rivers anticlockwise, with Big Thunder Mountain remaining on our left-hand sides. I spoke about how interesting the riverboats themselves were in this earlier post, and briefly mentioned how unique Big Thunder Mountain is in Parc Disneyland, and I will come back to this soon.

At the moment, let's enjoy some of the views of Thunder Mesa that we can enjoy from this beautiful turn of the century mode of transport.

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This picture shows the infamous Lucky Nugget Saloon, a rib, chicken and beef restaurant with your hostess Diamond Lil. When it opened, the Saloon originally provided an evening show - possibly similar to that style of the original Disneyland' Golden Horseshoe shows - but nowadays it is the host to a 'eat and greet' with some of your favourite Disney characters.

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3 comments:

George Taylor said...

Great shots!

Cory Gross said...

Oh the (very brief) memories. Unfortunately, I LOVE the riverboats but wasn't able to see Frontierland from that vantage point.

Packaging USA said...

Frontierland is one of the "themed lands" at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. Themed to the American west in the 1800s, Frontierlands are home to cowboys and pioneers, saloons, red rock buttes and gold rushes. Every instance of Frontierland has a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and a stretch of riverfront. Other attractions sometimes found in this land include Splash Mountain, the Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, and a steam-powered riverboat.