Now that summer is officially upon us it’s time for “Disneyland by Starlite”. Not to be confused with “Summer Nightastic”, this event rocked Disneyland from June 22 thru June 28, 1969.
This promotion was to get more folks in the park at night for the extended summer hours. It is similar to an earlier promotion “Starlite Nights” (link). Having bang-up entertainment is one way to get people to come; Pat Boone, The Osmond Brothers (just 9 months before this), The Righteous Brothers, Roy Clark. These are pretty big names, who exactly is headlining the “Summer Nightastic”, that’s right, a flying elephant and a broken dragon.
To make things extra fun, the week ended with “Date Nite” (link). The Aggregation is the coolest name ever for a band! Check out all this entertainment that is in addition to the headliners, amazing. “The Banjo Kings on the Mark Twain” Nice! “And, many, many more”. What, there was even more entertainment than was listed?
Since were dancing the Nite away at Disneyland in the Summer of 1969, how about a peak at the Summer 1969 edition of Vacationland? Is the cover photo even a real photo? It looks so perfect.
In case the flyer above didn’t convince you to come see the summer Nites at Disneyland, maybe this article will. I really dig the art work for this article, it invokes something that just makes me smile ear to ear, like this does too (link).
How many times before this did Disneyland say the Haunted Mansion would be open soon? This time it was for real. I believe that’s the infamous hat-box ghost.
Come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire Summer 1969 Vacationland.