Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Main Gate Pass - 1962


How in the world did you get one of these? This pass lets you and a party of 3 through the Main Gate of Disneyland for the entire year of 1962! It even includes parking. This must have been the Ultra Premium Annual Pass of its day. I don't think you could buy these, in fact I would bet on it. Were these for "Special Guests" or Upper lever Disneyland employees? If anyone knows, please fill me in.

My Scan doesn't show it very well, but the paper has a machined / brushed metal look to it that shifts when you move it side to side. As with yesterday's Autopia License post, I'm am grateful I have this gem in mint unused condition, but I would also love to at least see one that's all filled in and was actually used.






Some rules on the back. No Special ticketed events. Not Transferable! Management reserves the right to cancel this pass without notice, so you better behave!



Since it's 1962 and this Main Gate Pass only lets you and your party of 3 through the Main Gate (and free parking), you and your party are on your own for the attractions that require individual lettered tickets for admission.

Somehow I would imagine whom ever got this nifty little Main Gate Pass above also had a bunch of these ticket books shown below in their pockets! This is a October 1962 Courtesy Guest Book with 5 Adventures in Disneyland. These books have no $ value's printed on them or on the tickets. These booklets did not include admission to the park.


And these tickets were Magic indeed. These beauties were good on any ride or attraction. I'd be sure to use them on "E" ticket rides, I can't imagine using one of these on the Omnibus, then again, yes I can....



And just because when I pressed the "preview" button I didn't see much color in this post, here is a very colorful postcard. I don't have a date, late 80's maybe? It has a code on the back 0100-11608, I have no idea what that means, but it's pretty....



After this post I am ready to use my Annual Pass! I think I might go Disneyland tomorrow!!!!

3 comments:

Disney35 said...

Hello To the Disney Tickets Blog. My name is Michael and I have been acast member at Disneyland for over 35 years now. In regard to the post of the gate pass I have a little information for you. This is indeed a very special pass. It was given to cast members after you had worked there for about a year as a permanent part time cast member. You could sign in just about every day you wanted to unlike todays` gate passes which would only allow you to sign in only four times per calender quarter or the Silver pass which has blockout days (Similar to an annual Pass but given to cast members with 15 years service.) Hope this helps.
Making Magic In Disneyland Since 1973
Michael

Davelandweb said...

Really digging the type treatment on the Main Gate Pass.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hi Michael,

I missed your post, thank you SO MUCH for the great Information!

Are you still working at Disneyland? 35 years?? I have soooo many questions...

If you get this, could you email me at: Vintagedisneylandtickets@gmail.com, I'd sure like to correspond with you!