Today In Disney History ~ October 11th

Today In Disney History ~ October 11th


Rainbow Caverns Mine Train opened in 1956 and was part of the Living Desert. Guests would ride miniature though scenes of desert. While riding they would see cacti, the Balancing Rock and the Rainbow Caverns.  This ride was replaced by the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland. The new ride was designed by Marc Davis, and incorporated the Living Desert and Rainbow Caverns in the design. Nature’s Wonderland was closed so that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad could be built.

YouTube User Maustrum has old 8mm footage of the Train that we thought you might enjoy.

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Video posted by YouTube poster Maustrum

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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