Let's go for a ride in Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach! Just enter through the brightly painted castle turret!
The coaches may be long gone, but yep....that turret is still standing today. This is the view from behind it. See the blue wooden railings on the other side? Those are the multicolored railings visible in the vintage postcard above.
There's those blue railings again. The Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach entrance is just out of view on the left. That tree trunk-shaped structure once served as the entrance to the Alice In Wonderland attraction. Hey, where are the caterpillar ride vehicles?
This attraction was actually a walk-thru.
And now you can just enter through one of the broken glass panels.
What a trip, huh? Maybe someone else should try to reopen this place? I read somewhere that local residents are still hoping that someone will do just that, but I don't know what that is based on exactly. Maybe the fact that someone was attempting to do it 10 years ago is giving them hope that someone else will come along?
Here's the location of these two attractions.
We'll end today with a close-up of Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach. Who's that riding on the back? Why it's Rainbow Man! Did I hear someone ask who the heck is Rainbow Man?
Well, here's a better photo of him posing along with the Lollipop Lady. It kind of sounds like a seventies variety TV show, "The Lollipop Lady & Rainbow Man"! Sort of like "The Pink Ladies and Jeff".....hey, whatever happened to that group anyway? I wonder if Rainbow Man ever stood in for Santa?
Carnation Plaza Gardens, 1959
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