Thursday, September 16, 2010

Disneyland - That Empty Place Behind the Matterhorn

It is one of those places within the Park (and there aren't many) where things get a little drab.
Ho hum.
Not much happening.

Yes, I am speaking of the walkway directly south of the Matterhorn.
Tucked between the back side of what used to be the Circle Vision theater, and is now Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, is a little stretch of nothingness.
To your left (as your approach the Submarine Lagoon from Main Street) rises the Matterhorn, with its wrought iron fence and various flora. The Monorail track runs through here on its final leg into the Tomorrowland station.
To your right...
...a wall.
And some tables that seem to have lost their way (they appear to have a distant connection to the Tomorrowland Terrace).

There is just not much happening here.
Not sure what they could do to spruce it up.
A mural maybe?
Mary Blair, wherefore art thou?
Some benches?
A character greet location? (I know, Tinkerbell's "Pixie Hollow" is but a stone's throw away).
A Swiss Chalet alpine painting?

From the time Walt decided to build a mountain on an old hill in this spot, the area between the back side of Tomorrowland and the southern base of the Matterhorn has always been kind of a "limbo."
Not quite Fantasy, not yet Tomorrow.
It is a thoroughfare.
A place to pass through.
A corridor.

It is a fairly nice spot, though.
Usually shaded.
Consistently breezy.
I really haven't the foggiest idea what I'd put there, but it seems to beg for something more than presently exists.

I'll leave the floor open for comments, suggestions, observations, etc.
Subjects like this can get all four (4) of our readers into such a froth that their simultaneous postings almost crash the primitive server here at "Jungle is 101."

Something's going on up ahead!
Oooh! It looks VERY dangerous!
Lets get CLOSER!