Monday, December 22, 2008

Today at Disneyland featuring the "New' Very Merry Christmas Parade

Today at Disneyland, December 21st thru 25th, 1987. Featuring the "New' Very Merry Christmas Parade. They must have tried to spruce up the "Merry" parade, since "Fantasy on Parade" took its place for the previous 5 or 6 years. I wonder what made it "new"?

The parking lot layout looks more confusing on this map than I remember it. An annual pass for $140 for 365 days! The seasonal pass seems like a great deal too at only $75.00.

The "New" Disney Gallery.... I hear the "New-New" Disney Gallery will be located in the bank (AP center) on main street. I guess that's a good fit, I hope there is more space than the current bank/AP center interior shows, maybe they can use some of the upstairs, that would be awesome!

The park was bursting at the seams with entertainment.

Were these the only places to eat listed on the back? I wonder why these were chosen, maybe they needs some extra traffic?


Major Pepperidge said...

I can't believe that those were the only restaurants available. Nothing in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, or Adventureland? There would be a lot of hungry people walking around. It would be like those cartoons where they look at another person and they turn into a giant ham!

Katella Gate said...

I always thought this period (late 80's) marks the spot where commercial art touched bottom, and I'm sorry that Disneyland didn't see it.

The cover shows aggressive colors that fight, lack of any kind of stylization in design, and irrelevant geometric "decoration" - that's all bad enough but that's not all.

The cherry on the cheesecake is the dead-looking characters on the cover. These aren't drawings of Mickey and Minnie, they are drawings of costumes (art twice removed from life).