Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bonus Sunday

Welcome to a  foot-stompin’ knee-slappin’ rip-snortin’ Bonus Sunday! Up first is the complete issue of the Summer 1972 Vacationland Magazine.

Vacationland Summer 1972 – 44mb

There’s a nice two page article about “A World of Laughter”.

The “centerfold”: fun times in the early 70’s at Disneyland.

From page 18, Busch Gardens is getting a new five acre addition. I loved the “barrel-flume” thrill ride. Be sure and download the entire issue, there’s some other fun stuff in there too!

Now as an extra Bonus, here are some pages from the Spring 1972 Disney News magazine. These images were donated by Tokyo Magic over at Meet the World blog (link). What a great cover!

The Country Bear article is similar to the one in the Vacationland above. The text is almost verbatim. The photos are also almost exact. There’s just enough difference in layout and graphics to make sure they are not identical. The Disney News was for “Magic Kingdom Club” members.

Thanks Tokyo Magic!


Viewliner Ltd. said...

Thanks again for the great Sunday reading opportunity.

DIsney On Parole said...

Thanks VDT, The air conditioned theater on a hot summer day and then exiting into the Mile long bar for a refreshment... Those were the days!

Major Pepperidge said...

Cool, this is one that I don't have! Love the Busch Gardens article and aerial photo. I drive past the brewery all the time and it's hard to imagine that there used to be an amusement park there.

Terrance T said...

Excellent posting of the Summer '72 edition of DL Vacationland. I miss those Country Bears, especially Big Al. What was really amazing about this issue is the Summer '72 when they describe the Electrical Parade as the Main Street Electrical Pageant (?).