Friday, August 8, 2008

Fort Wilderness Friday

Okay, so it's not really Fort Wilderness, but it sure looks like it, doesn't it? And no, it's not Fort Siemens although, from the photo above, it looks like the sign could read that way (a pioneer days Innoventions anybody?). It's actually Fort Sam Clemens (as in Samuel Clemens, who went by the pen name Mark Twain and wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). This fort can be found at Tokyo Disneyland on their Tom Sawyer Island....hence the name "Fort Sam Clemens".

The fort is very reminiscent of Disneyland's old Fort Wilderness. The two doorways on the left in the picture above are "peek-ins". The sign on the wall between them is a little difficult to make out, but it reads "REGIMENTAL HDQRS."

The scene inside is also very similar to the Regimental Headquarters scene of the original Fort Wilderness....minus the wax figures of Andrew Jackson, Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen. Maybe they stepped out for a snack at the Fort Sam Clemens Canteen.

Happy 8-8-08 everybody!

1 comment:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Fantastic pictures. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). The only thing I have in common with him is that I was also born on November 30th.

Seeing the Tokyo pics is a very cool thing. Love it!