Friday, February 6, 2009

Disneyland Stub Style Tickets Galore

Hopefully you like “Stub” style Disneyland tickets, because we've got lots of the little gems to gaze at today.

These scans come from a ticket binder that contained sample tickets and was once at Disneyland. It was used to determine what “old” tickets could be exchanged for the new “passports”. Most tickets, lettered or otherwise had (or have?) a point value, a certain number of points gets you a passport. We’ll examine the exchange process in a latter post.

I say this binder “was” at the park because I think these ultimately ended up being individually sold on eBay. In fact, I’m sure of because I bought one! See my post from January 2008 (link) my Skyway ticket is the exact same ticket as the one in the top right of the first scan page below, even the staple mark is in the correct spot.

Frontier Transportation” what the heck was that, everything seems to have it's own ticket? “Speed Boats” The Phantom Boats before or after they were “Phantom”?   Neat stuff!

Adventure Boat” Some of the names on these stub tickets don’t exactly match the letter tickets.

Thanks again to "you know who" for the binder scans, they are pure gold. (There's lots more!!)


The Viewliner Limited said...

What a great and historic look at DL on little paper tickets. Wondertful! Great stuff.

Major Pepperidge said...

What a great collection. I'd love to have more of these, but they just don't show up. Some that I find interesting: "Canal Boat" (pre-Storybook Land?). "Enchanted Tiki Room"... had no idea these tickets ever existed for that attraction! And "Frontier Transportation", could that have been a train ticket from Frontierland Station? Or for the old short-lived Buckboard? "Speed Boat", also very interesting!!

Matt said...

Ah yes, so nice to see my Tea Party tix with their brethren...would love to find an Alice...

keeline said...

Likely the "Frontier Transportation" covers the range of horse-drawn vehicles in Frontierland such as the buckboards, stagecoaches, conestoga wagons, and Yellowstone stages.

I would not be surprised to learn that you waited in one line and boarded whatever vehicle was next in line to span the Rainbow Desert in the pre-1960 Disneyland.

Of course these tickets were the ones sold in the booths scattered throughout the park. I have a couple photos of the Frontierland ticket booth (for obvious reasons) as well as a very short film clip with it in the background.

I recall someone telling me about a Disneyland scrapbook of sample tickets. These were important when the passports were added and people were encouraged to cash in their old unused tickets towards passports. The old Disneyana shop on Main Street apparently originally had some vintage materials for sale and likely some of the tickets came from these kinds of exchange programs.

James Keeline

Anonymous said...

if any one has these tickets for sale, I am interested email thank you.