This 1972 postcard shows off the Vacation Kingdom’s icon…. but also how the original foliage of Adventureland was situated so as to allow for the Jungle Cruise’s landmarks to form part of the Magic Kingdom skyline. From the Seven Seas Lagoon, Adventureland’s verdant swaths of trees and plants were kept low, so as to reveal the tops of the Cambodian Ruins. The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse also defines the backdrop of lush and iconic sights, originally providing guests a birds eye view of not only the immediate localities of Adventureland, but across the lagoon to the Polynesian as well.
In the bottom right of this postcard, one can also spy the Skyway making its way from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland, and a small brown (probably discolored from the age of this scan) dome that appears to be the Crystal Palace.
Today, this view is lost, and the skyline of the Magic Kingdom is only defined by the tallest of structures. The three mountains enjoy prominent positions, but if one knows where to look, the very top of the Sunshine Tree Pavilion can be see, along with parts of New Fantasyland, peaking out, from around Cinderella’s Castle.