Aug 25, 2011

DISNEYLAND Frontierland (A176)

Scenes from the View-Master packet The Wonderful World of Disneyland Frontierland (A176).


View-Master Frontierland (A176), Packet Cover

Packet cover



Booklet cover


From the 16-page booklet:

“Where Frontier America Lives Again”

DISNEYLAND is unique. In this Magic Kingdom, books of history and adventure come alive. In Disneyland, “tomorrow is today, and yesterday is forever. The visitor finds himself in another world or time—not looking on as a spectator, but taking an active part in the drama.

This is true whether he visits Main Street, U.S.A., to find himself in a small American town at the turn of the century; Adventureland, which re-creates the jungle lands of the world; New Orleans Square, in which he can find himself in the midst of a pirate raid; Frontierland, in the days of wilderness America; Fantasyland, where childhood stories live again; or Tomorrowland, where “tomorrow is today.”

This View-Master Guided Picture Tour is of Frontierland, which depicts the rugged frontier country of pioneer days in the United States. In it you are whisked back to the exciting scenes of the period between the 1790’s and the 1870’s. In Frontierland, “yesterday is forever.”

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Map of Frontierland

Frontierland re-creates the pioneer America of the period between 1790 and 1870. Here are adventures designed to give you the feeling of having “lived” for a short while during those days. In this exciting land you experience a river voyage on the majestic Mark Twain or the sailing vessel Columbia. Explore Nature’s Wonderland aboard the Western Mine Train or on the back of a sturdy mule. Enjoy the hilarious, foot-stomping Western hoedown, the Country Bear Jamboree.


Scene 1-3

The Sailing Ship “Columbia”

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Scene 1-3: The Sailing Ship Columbia

The “Columbia,” full-scale replica of 1787 ship


From the 16-page booklet:


To board the Columbia is to be impressed by her smallness and compactness. You wonder how a crew, confined in such tight quarters, could have succeeded in sailing around the world. Truly, in the words of the broadcast message that welcomes passengers aboard, “those were the days of wooden ships and iron men.”

Below decks (a sign over the hatchway warns, “Mind Thy Head,”) visitors may inspect the galley, or “kitchen” to landlubbers; the tiny bunks in which the officers slept; the scuttlebutt, or barrel of drinking water; and the captain’s cabin, the only roomy, comfortable place on the ship.


Scene 1-4

Tom Sawyer Raft Ride

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Scene 1-4: Tom Sawyer Raft Ride

Tom Sawyer Raft Ride takes visitors to island


From the 16-page booklet:


At the raft landing, log rafts cross the river constantly, loaded with visitors to and from Tom Sawyer Island—a long, narrow, tree-covered patch of wilderness in the middle of the river. There, youngsters of all ages find plenty of adventure. They can bounce across a gorge on a swaying suspension bridge; climb up into Tom and Huck’s Tree House; peer down into the scary bottomless pit in Injun Joe’s Cave; and explore Fort Wilderness, on the edge of hostile Indian territory.

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Tom and Huck's Tree House

Tom and Huck’s Tree House on Tom Sawyer Island, a favorite of everyone


View-Master Frontierland (A176), illustration of suspension bridge and floating bridge

As it circles Tom Sawyer Island, the Mark Twain passes two bridges that are popular with all ages: the suspension bridge and the floating bridge.


Scene 1-7

Country Bear Band

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Scene 1-7: Country Bear Band

The Country Bear Band performs for young and old


From the 16-page booklet:


It’s hoedown time, and the Country Bear Band swings out. The bears twang their “homemade” instruments, grin at the audience, and move their heads from side to side. In the background, two of the bears seem to be occupied with jogs—but not for the purpose of making music!

There are other treats in store, too—for instance, Gomer, the piano player, and Liverlips McGraw, the crooner.


Scene 3-4

Teetering Rocks

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Scene 3-4: Teetering Rocks

Teetering Rocks in the Living Desert


From the 16-page booklet:


Circling in a wide loop, the train now approaches the saguaro forest again. But first it must weave through a dangerous-looking group of rock formations. They are balanced rocks, such as you’ll find in the real deserts of the Southwest. Or are they balanced? These are known as the Teetering Rocks, and they lean out over the tracks at an alarming angle. Some of them actually teeter back and forth! We’ll be glad to get safely past.


Scene 3-6

Golden Horseshoe Saloon

View-Master Frontierland (A176), Scene 3-6: Golden Horseshoe Saloon

Cancan girls in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon


From the 16-page booklet:


Now we stroll down to the Golden Horseshoe for the climax of our Frontierland visit, the Golden Horseshoe Revue. This variety show, which has been running daily since Disneyland opened in 1955, is America’s longest running show and has broken all records in show business, with well over 20,000 performances.

We find a table and sit comfortably sipping our soft drinks. The curtains part and the Revue begins. We applaud the singing of the star of the show, Slue Foot Sue (Betty Taylor). We chuckle at the antics of comedian Wally Boag, with his balloon-blowing act and his roles as the Traveling Salesman and Pecos Bill. We enjoy the male singing stars, and we cheer as the Golden Horseshoe Girls, in their colorful costumes, climax the show with a rousing, enthusiastic, high-kicking cancan!

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