Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome to Disneyland - 1963

Welcome to Disneyland in 1963! We’ve got two super ’63 items in today’s post.

This “Welcome to Disneyland” brochure came in a few different varieties, I’ve got a blue one (’62?) somewhere. Fun drawings on the front and that’s a pretty big flying saucer there in Tomorrowland.

Don’t those Main Street exhibits look neat? Are there interior photos of the Yale & Towne shop out there?

Daveland has an amazing animated version of this map on his website (link) I can watch that thing all day.

Here's a classic issue of Vacationland Summer 1963. Its 24 pages are jam packed with great articles. Ambassador of Happiness; Disneyland’s Summer Spectacular; Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room; What’s New in “Fun” with the Movieland Wax Museum; A to Z at Disneyland; Dateline Disneyland and more!

The non-color paper hasn’t held up so well over the years, but the color paper is looking great, I love that original artwork.

Look who I found! Andre Tahon with Papotin’s Revue (link). Yes more fun with the quizzical, mop-haired marionette named Papotin. And for Major, Mr. Tahon prefers to call his puppets “marottes”. Personally I think Andre’s puppets belong in the Trilogy of Terror.

From Disneyland to Zanzibar” sounds like a great movie title.

Come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.

Come back tomorrow for a mini trip report. Please tell me this just happened and it's already fixed [hide small children] (link).


Matt said...

The logo type for Disneyland on this Welcome to Disneyland has always been my favorite.

Major Pepperidge said...

It's been so long since I've looked at my Vacationlands that this is like seeing them for the first time again. Love that Tiki Room artwork. And doesn't Papotin look like some of the more toylike dolls in "It's a Small World"?

TokyoMagic! said...

Ahhhhh! Your Trilogy of Terror link scared me! Poor Karen Black, I wonder if she has nightmares from working with that thing?

That piece of the castle bridge looks dreadful. It sure does look like it just fell. The question long will it remain that way?