Thursday, December 11, 2008

Operation Desert Shield Family Holiday Party - December 11, 1990

Operation Desert Shield Family Holiday Party December 11, 1990. I am hoping these were free to all the men and women who served in Operation Desert Shield, no price listed leads me to believe these were complementary.

By 1990 the “Your Souvenir Guides” seem to be published only twice a year, with no “Season” listed on the front. This is the cover to the second edition for 1990 (printed 6/90). That looks like a weird and creepy parade.

Nice colorful map, ah the “Main Entrance Mall” in the north end of the parking lot.  After waiting 45 minutes for a parking lot tram to get out of the Disneyland when it closed last night (more on that in an upcoming post) I really miss this area and the old parking lot!!! 

“The Disney Afternoon Premiers this Fall”. “Healthier Food Alternatives” some of these sound delicious. I want the teriyaki chicken at the Tahitian Terrace.

Check back on Bonus Sunday for the entire 1990 Guide.


Major Pepperidge said...

I agree, I hope that every serviceperson was able to go to Disneyland for free!

Wheeee, I think I hear a trip report a-comin'!

Wishbook said...

Major Pepperidge:

I was able to go to Disneyland for free. :D Here is a link to my ticket, too!

Dependents also got a reduced price ticket. Here's what my (then) wife's ticket looked like for the same visit:

Matt said...

I miss the old parking lot too but, why would you have waited 45 minutes? If I wait 10 minutes I say forget it and walk back, regardless of how sore my feet are. Then again I have zero patience :-)

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Major; Trip report this Saturday..

Nice to know these were free!!! Neato Tickets Wishbook, your amazing images are endless :-)

Matt: I would have walked if I could have, but by the end of a long day & fun filled day I was carrying my 5 year old while his teenage brother claimed to be unable to walk another step! However, there was no excuse for the delay. The parking people were like a sports team that lost its mojo! The masses of humanity at closing time seemed to overwhelm them. Plus they opened up the "north" side of the tram loading area, which is odd since I rarely see it used and it wasn't THAT crowded. The parking guys did not seem capable of running both sides, yet they were doing it and ugly crowds ensued...

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One of Many said...

That was my favorite parade (besides the Electrical Parade.) It had these huge balloon floats and was loosely based on the idea of Mardis Gras, only it was called Party Gras. They even threw beads to the crowds.

Thanks for all the great posts!