Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Disneyland Complimentary Ticket - July 18, 1955

Time for a serious "Vintage Disneyland Ticket". The scan of this magical ticket was sent in from an avid Disneyland ticket collector friend of mine, thank you “SD”!

From July 18, 1955, that would be Disneyland’s “opening day” to some folk’s perception. It was the first day the park was open to the paying public. The holder of this ticket didn’t have to pay for any ride or amusements (no attractions yet). It’s not totally clear; did this ticket get you thru the front gate also? I’m thinking it did.

Time and date stamped on the back. Oh man, someone scribbled something in pencil all over the back! Do you suppose it genuine?


Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, I've never seen one of these before! Lots of people forget that the 18th was the opening day for just "regular" folks.

I'm no expert, but I've looked at a lot of Walt Disney autographs, and that one sure looks authentic to me!

Chris Merritt said...

Tim - consistently, you show us the most amazing paper items - thank you!

outsidetheberm said...

Time to contact Phil Sears or Dave Smith at the studio archives. Either one would give you the guidance you need.

- Looks like a great item.

Daveland said...

Cool piece - with or without the testimony of the experts!

TokyoMagic! said...

Woweeeee! It sure looks like the real deal!