Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sears Family Fun Party - February 26, 1977

Warm up the time machine and set it for February 26, 1977 because we are going to "A Private Party at Disneyland"! Yes it's the Sears Family Fun Party - Saturday Nite 8:30pm to 1:30am!

What, you don't work at Sears? Well it just so happens I did! Yup, Sears was my first real job, employee number 2519 (why do I still remember that?) Anyway, we'll pretend you're part of my family and therefore part of the Sears Family, so you can come along.






Free Parking too! I'll drive my 67' Olds Toronado, it seats six no problem!





I am sure you are wondering what I did at Sears? (probably not, but I'm gonna tell ya anyway). I was hired at the "Customer Convenience Center" but I quickly got promoted to work the Ticketron Machine. That was a blast, and it made me suddenly VERY popular in High School (psssst, need Journey or Styx Tickets?).

I still have a couple of "Voids" I saved. These are from when you loaded the tickets backwards or misaligned them. Snow Summit all day for $6.50! Ah the Laserium for $3.50. Starship, hey I went that one!




And for some reason (my ticket obsession started earlier than I thought?) I saved a big stack of these "Blanks" from June of 1980...




And from my donated copies of a ticket binder that I believe still remains at Disneyland, here is a printed Ticketron Disneyland ticket from December 31, 1981.






It's 1:30am, the party is over..... I'll drive home, the Toronado rides nice so sit back and take a nap...

4 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

That Ticketron Logo was the coolest. Nice tix VDT. Thanks

Progressland said...

When you told us to check back on Wednesday for part 2 of the SF&DLRR tickets because of a private party, I thought that meant you were ATTENDING a private party at Disneyland! It looks like you didn't even go to the Sears party--were you privileging the ticket's integrity over the party?!

Major Pepperidge said...

I thought I was INVITED to a private party. I stood there with my hat in my hand, feeling like a fool!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Thanks Viewliner, I used to love that logo, I think that’s why I kept the blanks!

Progressland, I went to two Sears Party's and I kept nothing, not a map, not even a parking ticket. My youth was a blur at times... I got this little ticket off EBay :-)

Major, you were invited, were the dylithum crystals up to full power in your time machine, I'd didn't see you there...