Friday, July 10, 2009

More Vintage Disneyland Parking Tickets

A loyal blog reader sent in today’s wonderful scans, a big thanks up front, these are rare items indeed. This orange ticket has an ultra low number and is reported to be from opening day.






The ticket above came from a woman who was a square dancer on opening day. Her name badge from that day is below. Progressland, can you run “Vera Klawitter” through your Disneyland database and let us know if you come up with anything interesting. By the way, check out Progressland's blog (link) 82-83 Peterpan & Mr. Toad demo pics, WOW!






Another early ticket with the serial number 9751. Opening day? How many cars did the original lot hold? Was it full opening day?






Here’s a fun and historic letter. Dated July 5, 1955, this letter from the Red Wagon Company invited some lucky son-of-a-guns to the July 17, 1955Invitational Press Preview” at Disneyland. In addition to all meat products in Disneyland being provided by Swift, they also provided Brookfield butter & cheese, and “Vigoro” will be used on shrubs and lawn.





If you haven’t seen Kevin Kidney's amazing post about the Swift Market House “Birthday Cake Room” (link) make sure you check it out, very cool stuff! Check back tomorrow for current photos of the "Birthday Cake Room" along with a small trip report.

7 comments:

Progressland said...

The only information I have on Vera Klawitter is from a July 10, 2009 Vintage Disneyland Tickets blog posting, which says she was a square dancer on Opening Day.

;)

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, a genuine Myrt Westering autograph!

Progressland said...

Myrt Westering, on the other hand, is in the thesaurus.

Progressland said...

And now that I'm home, some information on Myrt:

Premiere Souvenir Edition Newspaper Insert (7/15/1955): Manager of the Swift Market House exhibit. A native of Edgar, Nebraska, he was manager of the Swift & Co. soap department until assigned to the Disneyland project by O. E. Jones, executive vice president.

Major Pepperidge said...

Jason, is there anything you don't know?

Progressland said...

Yes. :) If I knew everything, the thesaurus would be an enormous waste of time!

Joe said...

Myrt is my Great Uncle...