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“Dear Mr. Sawyer, you don’t know who I am but I know who you are and I know what you done. You had sex with my mother and then you stole my dad’s money all away. So he got angry and he killed my mother and then he killed himself, too. All I know is your name. But one of these days I’m going to find you and I’m going to give you this letter so you’ll remember what you done to me. You killed my parents, Mr. Sawyer.”
For anyone that knows me knows that I have always been weirdly obsessed with the tv show LOST ever since it aired in 2004 as I am sure many others are. Six years after the show ended I still enjoy re watching it and finding out information about it. I still can’t get over it being finished!
The other day I came across this map and I ended up looking at it for a good ten minutes and it is now my desktop screensaver.
Guests could fish off Tom Sawyer Island, along the eastern dock from June 1956 – August 1956. To find the fishing area, guests would cross the river on the rafts, and follow the walkway on the right side until they reached the mill. Today, this area is right below the raised stage for Fantasmic!.
Guests borrowed fishing poles from the shed along Huckleberry Finn’s Fishing Pier. They would cast a line into the River, hoping to hook one of Disneyland’s catfish! Once a fish caught the line, guests were encouraged to bring their fish to the River Belle Terrace, where it would be cleaned and chilled until park closing (or the guest was ready to go home). This unique attraction gave guests the chance to catch their dinner in the park!
Before long, this small attraction on Tom Sawyer Island became a huge problem across the entire park. Most guests didn’t bother to bring their fish to the River Belle Terrace, and instead decided to carry them around, or abandon them altogether in trash bins or lockers. It didn’t take long for a fishy smell to sweep across the park, and Disneyland finally scrapped the fishing altogether in just a matter of weeks.
Disney did not stock the whole river with fish for guests to hook. Instead, there was a small netted pond hidden within the larger river, which housed all of the fish.