Taking a break from Disneyland and Grad Nite’s, let’s head a couple gallons north and visit Magic Mountain. All of the items in today’s post came from the same person, the magazine it dated August / September 1971, I would guess all these items to be from 1971 or very near there.
Southern California Holiday, August / September 1971. I loved those huge books, it always reminded me Gumby “He can walk into any book with his pony pal pokey too”…
The Gold Rusher, shiny and new. This is still one of my favorite rides at Magic Mountain, the helix in this photo is still a “rush”.
Sign me up for Mel Torme! The park no longer looks anything like these photos; does anyone else out there remember when it looked like this? I do.
Here’s a super rare item. This menu from the Das Alpenhaus restaurant has got to be the first edition. They dropped the font that “Magic Mountain” is in pretty early on. Plus the prices are unreasonably cheap.
Beer!!!! Why isn’t this place still open??? That’s quite an extensive and impressive menu. I ate at the replacement to this restaurant a few years ago, kind of a moose lodge now. It was “ok”.
I bet the museum at the top of the sky tower doesn’t have one of these; maybe I need to check it out and donate it if they don’t have it.
A fun “mini” postcard souvenir book. You can still get this view of the fountain today, just pay no attention to the huge orange columns sprouting everywhere from Tatsu!
Wow, the Metro Monorail (Bring back the Metro!), El Bumbo and Eagle Flight heading into the El Dorado Station.
Come back Bonus Sunday for all the little postcards.