One of the main reasons I collect Disneyland A thru E tickets is because as a kid (Ok, I'll get this out of the way, I was born in 1965) I rarely used regular A-E tickets. My dad worked for PHCC (Plumbing, Heating Cooling Contractors) and we would always go once a year on PHCC night. We would get a ticket with a tag on it or a cloth sticker to place on our shirts. It would let us have unlimited used of all attractions (except the shooting galleries of course).
It wasn't until I went with my best friend and his family in 1977 that I actually used the A-E tickets. Having to "ration" your day at Disneyland sure was a different experience than having unlimited fun! But you know what? There is something to be said for trying to "use up" all your tickets. On that 77 trip, I rode the motorboat cruise for the first time just so I could use all my "B" tickets.
First Special Event ticket for today is not really a special event ticket, but it is an unlimited attractions ticket, and its old and rare, so what the heck. From October 26, 1956 we have an "Special Adult Guest - Admit one". Presented to "CPO Charles J. Christel", compliments of The Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA! "Admission for one day to Disneyland and all its wonderful rides and attractions..." Can I use it to go back to 1956?????
Next from September 22, 1967 this was a cool Friday night "Private Party at Disneyland" for System Development Corporation. 8pm to 1am, was the park closed for everyone else? How fun would that be! You'll find me in Tomorrowland 67' all night!
This last one is interesting, 1st annual Private United Methodist Night, Friday, December 5th, 1986. What's interesting is this is an unused, voided, low serial number ticket. Was this a test ticket? Did they give these to the main gate ticket takers so they knew what to look for? Was this event cancelled? Anyone know? Back of the ticket includes free parking and lots of Lawyer talk.