A recent addition to my collection is this nice ticket book from January 1962. The E, D and C tickets are in mint condition. It always amazes me how paper that is 47 years old can look so new.
In reverse order, let’s start with the Grand “E” ticket. I’m holding this ticket right now and I swear it looks and feels like it was printed yesterday. Globe safety paper was made to last. Flying Saucers!
Some of the attractions on the “D" ticket are just as good as an “E” in my opinion.
I wonder where the Tomorrowland Autopia was? It’s not listed on the attraction list either, closed for the winter maybe?
This “B” ticket is from June 1961, it’s close to the “B" ticket that’s missing from this book.
The “A” ticket has an odd stain, weird since none of the other tickets are stained?
Disney was a genius with these ticket books. You the customer felt you were getting a discount, in this case $1.75 less than the face value of the tickets and the admission ticket. Here’s the catch, it seems most people didn’t use all the tickets. They kept them for future visits never taken or scrap-booked them or just didn’t use them all (later to be sold on EBay to collectors for more than their face value!). I bet if you did the math, Walt came out on the Plus side.
“Babes in Toyland” listed on Main Street, I never noticed that before.
From the Winter of 1961-62, here’s a fantastic cover to the Vacationland. I like the ’60 Chevy station wagon almost as much as the Yellow and Red Monorails!!!
Check back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue, it’s packed full of fun stuff.