Included with the new DVD: Disneyland - The Secrets, Stories and Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth is a fantastic replica ticket book of the first 1959 "E" Ticket book. Get the DVD just for the ticket book! OK, yes, the DVD is amazing too, I've watched it twice already!
Here is the front of the 1959 Replica ticket book. It looks great!
Here is the view after you open the front, classic and very nice. The Welcome message is perfect, the purple-ish color is correct, sweet! The Globe paper is also perfect on these tickets, with the "D" yellow being particularly accurate.
This is the replica "B" ticket. The first thing I noticed is the serial number is in the wrong place, they got it right on the rest of them! Also, this is not the correct lineup for 6/59. This is more correct for early 1960 or a second run in late 1959, when the Horseless Carriages and Omnibus were moved to the "A".
From June 1959, this real ticket this is the first "B" from the ABCDE series.
Closeup of the date on my real 1959 book, 596-A= June 1959 - First Run:
Here's a run down of the other lettered tickets from the replica book. See Monday's post for a closeup of the 1959 "E" Replica.
The Globe paper is vivid and luscious on this "D" ticket replica, with the back having the correct Globe watermark bleed-thru that this color and some of the other would colors have. Lame legal warning on the back! I can see this on the admission ticket, but the lettered tickets?
This is the replica Back of the book. Very nice detail, I swear that little stain on the lower left was there when I opened it!
This is a real June 1964 back of the book, pretty close to the replica isn't it? Only a 50 cent increase in 5 years!
The only thing that is kind of a bummer is that the replica book only has 5 tickets in it, one of each letter. It is supposed to have 15! Oh well, I'll just have to get more!
Tomorrow, back to the "E" Ticket - Part 3 the late 60's!