First, have you seen the new Monorail at Disneyland? I haven’t seen it in person yet, but check out this picture from “DarkBeer's Monday in the Park” article on Miceage (link). This is a BEAUTIFUL machine; I have read it's whisper quiet and looks stunning gliding around Tomorrowland.
In honor of the new Red Monorail, here is the complete Vacationland from the Fall of 1959. This issue is full of fun stuff; lots of neat ads and as page 15 says “Something for Everyone!”
Vacationland Fall 1959 (43mb)
Up next, from Knott’s Berry Farm it’s the Mott Miniature Collection complete guide. This was the coolest display Knott’s every had. My first memories of Knott’s are these Miniature Displays. I was so enthralled with this collection when I was a kid, all I wanted to do at Knott’s was just see these displays! My dad would patiently stay with me for hours while I checked out each and every one.
Most of the displays have funny names; “C.D. Boyd – Photographer”, “T.R. Ash – Second Hand Store”, “A. Bullina China Store” and many more.
The Mott Miniature Collection (80mb)
From what I have heard, the collection was broken up and auctioned off. I am not even sure if the building is still there, somehow I think it's gone too.
Interestingly, my strongest memory of the Mott’s display is not included in the 45 pages guide above, it’s the tiny TV! Just to show I’m not crazy, and Ken over at “Outside the Berm” knows I’m not crazy because HE HAS THE TV!!! Here is a neat old ticket for Mott’s showing the TV, not dated, mid 1960’s?
I search EBay all the time for “Vintage Disneyland Ticket” and I find all sorts of things with that search, but I have never found this, an actual Vintage Disneyland Ticket Booth????? (EBay Item number: 200218778523).
This looks like the real deal to me. Ok, first I am sure this will be priced so far over my head I wont even see it, but if somehow I could buy it, where would I put it? Living room? Den? ….
These are two pictures from the EBay auction. The auction states "one of six".
Tomorrow: Knott’s Berry Farm – The “D” Ticket - Part 1 of 1.