Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grad Nite - 1965

Grad Nite Party at Disneyland 1965! Without a doubt the very best year for Disneyland! Of course to be honest, I am very biased since I was born in 1965. Heck, I wasn't even at Disneyland until 1968, so my statement is very subjective…

Disneyland came up with a great logo for its ten year anniversary or “Tencennial”. Did you know “Tencennial” isn’t even a real word? At least spell check doesn’t like it and Merriam-Webster has never heard of it. I always assumed (mistake) that is was a real word, just like “supercalifragilisticexpealidous

June 17, 1965 – 11:00pm till 5:00am. If you didn’t win the 1964 Mustang on yesterdays post, now is your chance to win a 1965 Mustang! That’s a Grand prize indeed.





1965 has the same rules as “Grad Nite ‘64”, with marijuana still not making the “not allowed” list.






From June of 1965, this is the cover to a special newspaper souvenir supplement that was produced for the “Tencennial”. This is a gorgeous 24 page ALL COLOR newspaper supplement. It’s held up pretty well over the years, the paper is a little yellow, but the photos still look great. Many of these photos appear to be "new" for the '65 Celebration. As Walt says this is a "birthday card" in reverse, a thank you to us. This is really a special treat if you have not seen this item.







Here are three pages from the 1965 Tencennial Supplement. Check back on Bonus Sunday for the entire 24 page scan; don’t miss it, it’s fantastic!






See you in 1966 (or tomorrow)...

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Great stuff as always! That 10th anniversary newpaper insert is great, with so many photos that are different from the usual company photos.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Man am I looking forward to seeing the whole insert. The preview is fantastic enough already.

Progressland said...

I graduated in '64 so I'm not eligible to get tickets for '65. I'll just meet you guys inside. I think I'll be able to just crawl in on the monorail beam!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Major, you are right about the photos not being the usual stuff, I wonder why we didn't see them re-used more? Maybe because the park was about to change a lot...

Viewliner, you will love it, I do!

Progressland; watch out up there, I hear there isn't much clearance!