Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tokyo Disneyland

Today lets take a small detour from the "B" ticket series, a detour all the way to Japan!

Tokyo Disneyland (TDL) has always intrigued me. I hear it is exceptionally clean and well maintained. It opened April 15th, 1983 and was the first Disney park build outside the United States. Oddly, The Oriental Land Company owns the property and they license the theme from the Walt Disney Company.

While I understand TDL is very much like the original Disneyland it does have some substantial differences. The oddest difference to me is the entrance. Main Street is completely enclosed, which helps for bad weather, but it looks rather strange.




The entire area is called "World Bazaar" and it is indeed Bazaar inside:



Ok, now to my Ticket related part of this post. From the opening in 1983 thru at least 1999 TDL sold tickets the old fashion way, in ticket books!! I know in 2006 they no longer had them, but when they stopped I don't know. If anyone knows exactly when the ticket book sales stopped, please let me know.

This TDL ticket book is really fun to look at. I do not know the year, as they do not have a date code like the old Disneyland Tickets. It is missing the "E" ticket (of course!) but the book is still rare. I have only seen these on EBay a couple of times. I like how they called it the "Big 10" ticket book, just like the old days at Disneyland Anaheim! Nice art work of the park




The back is kind of plain, but lots of fun smiles from the Disney crew!


And just because we are in the middle of the "B" ticket series, here is the "B" ticket from TDL! Notice it's "Westernland". I guess there is no literal translation of "Frontierland" so they choose something that better describes the "land".

Next post, we return to the "B" Ticket - Part 3 the late 1960's...




2 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Cool stuff! Thanks.

Final Fantasy XIV Gil said...

And just because we are in the center of the "B" solution sequence, here is the "B" solution from TDL! Observe it's "Westernland". I think there is no actual interpretation of "Frontierland" so they select something that better explains the "land".
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