Welcome to Bonus Sunday. Today’s we’ve got a Vacationland from the Summer of 1973. Usually Bonus Sunday features something from a post that occurred during the week, this Sunday is just something I selected because I like it. Sort of a “Bloggers Cut” Bonus Sunday.
The cover features the new and exiting Main Street Electrical Parade, a very similar design can be found on the cover of the Summer 1973 Disneyland Guide Book (link).
Be sure to download the entire issue, there’s great articles on; The New Walt Disney Story, “Electrical Lights – Magical Nights”, "Le Gourmet" in New Orleans Square and more.
Vacationland Summer 1973 – 47mb
Nice centerfold, super early 70’s colors. I didn’t crop the top off, that's the way it was.
The aroma of a sizzling teriyaki steak, boy does Disneyland need that now. Bring back the Tahitian Terrance, its a lot easier than bringing back Adventure Thru Inner Space (I want that back too!).
The Mark Twain, looking good, you’ll have to download the entire issue to read the rest of this article.
I find this next part fascinating. These “Vacationlands” were for visitors to Southern California and apparently Disney did not feel threatened by other area parks and attractions. In fact, Disney seemed to embrace them. It was pretty shrewd actually; you know these other parks paid top dollar to advertise in Disneyland’s magazine.
Here are eleven Southern California attractions that advertise in this issue. I've been to nine of them, I never saw the Japanese Village or the Alligator Farm. How many have you been to?
See you tomorrow on Magazine Monday where A.E.N. will be happy to greet you.