Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy 8th Anniversary to Disney’s California Adventure!

Happy 8th Anniversary (Tomorrow) to Disney’s California Adventure! Let’s celebrate with a bunch of paper stuff from the opening days of the “Second Gate”.

Up first, this is the cover to a lavishly done 28 page, full size and full color brochure that was created for the opening of “The Great California Adventure”. If only the park came out as well as this brochure! Check back tomorrow for the entire brochure, it’s amazing in its detail, quality and wishful thinking.

A commemorative medallion was produced for the Grand Opening on February 8, 2001.

The medallion wants to be released from its plastic prison.

The Medallion came in this fancy envelope.

While we're on commemoratives, here’s the Commemorative Cast Member Issue of cast preview gate flyer for February 6 - 8, 2001. This art work is interesting, the park must have been finished enough to get a photo of the front for this flyer. It seems like they are trying to invoke some of that “Disneyland Concept Art” magic, sorry, it didn’t work.

And now the rest of the brochure. It’s funny, with the changes that have already occurred and the upcoming changes, this is quickly becoming a vintage flyer.

And finally, this giveaway card tells an interesting fortune:  “Our Ride To The Future Has Begun!” translates to “Sorry, Not a Winner”...

See you tomorrow on Bonus Sunday.


TokyoMagic! said...

I would rather have the old parking lot back!

Major Pepperidge said...

Never seen that booklet before ("The Great California Adventure"), looking forward to seeing the whole thing tomorrow!

Expectations were so high for DCA (I know I was pretty excited about it), maybe no park could have met them. But they clearly cheaped out. It's only natural to think of what might have been...