Friday, August 14, 2009

Guided Tour - Part 3 1984

It’s time for another look at a Disneyland Guided Tour ticket. Today’s Guided Tour ticket is from 1984, this Child ticket cost $5.50 and does not include park admission. Early Guided Tour tickets included Main Gate admission and a ticket or two for an attraction other than those on the tour.

See my previous Disneyland Guided Tours tickets posts here: (1958) - (1967) - (197?)





From the Summer of 1984, I believe this is the final edition of Vacationland. I’m not 100% certain this is the last issue, but I have not seen a newer edition. Happy 50th Donald!






How about a Guided Tour? I want one of those "Mickey Ear" tour tags! Notice the Child ticket in my post above from 1984 is $5.50 and the one in the magazine is $4.00, that’s because my ticket is not for Magic Kingdom Club members. Nice discount!






PSA joins Disney Family”. How many folks remember “American Journeys”, I sure do. Thinking back on this attraction, I don’t recall it ever being “empty” as in “Honey I have no Audience”. They should bring back Circle-Vision 360 and do it in 3-D or smell-o-vision or something cool. Boot out that Buzz Light-year thing, it belongs at over at DCA or give it to Six Flags, they'll take it.








A Wrather Property” for a few more years. The black & white artwork on this ad is great.






The artwork on this Marineland ad is weird and seems old by 1984, in fact, so did Marineland.






Universal Studios had some cool artwork too!





Come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.

8 comments:

Doug said...

That UNIVERSAL STUDIO TOUR ad was the kind of image that made me want to move to Hollywood when I was a kid. Of course, now that I'm here and working in "the biz" I realize that maybe the fantasy of it all was what was really special, because the reality is not so much...

Major Pepperidge said...

I never did know when "Vacationland" stopped being published. I still feel bad that I never saw the Spruce Moose when it was in Long Beach. The Marineland ad is illustrated in a style that was very familiar to me as a kid, it IS rather dark and dreary.

Wishbook said...

Hmmm...Seeing Brer Fox and Bear on the cover makes me wonder if they were already in the planning stages for Splash Mountain and planting subconscious seeds in readers' minds.

Progressland said...

I have a plaid tie just like the one in the advertisement!

Chris Jepsen said...

I was trying to figure out where they were holding Donald's party. I'm guessing the Plaza Pavillion.

rogerthat said...

Hi. I'm new to this blogging thing but am really enjoying all your vintage magazine and ticket images. Small request: A few months ago, on Oct 29th and Nov 2nd 2008, you uploaded some pages from the August 1955 edition of Modern Screen. Any chance of uploading the other pages of the James Dean feature (p75+)? Thanks :-)

TokyoMagic! said...

I just wish Buzz had more three- dimensional props and fewer painted "flats." Of course, I would trade Buzz for the original 1967 America the Beautiful in a heartbeat. I liked the music, the narration...pretty much everything about it better than American Journeys. I didn't like the way that every person shown onscreen in A.J. was a hired "extra." It was too forced and fake. America the Beautiful had real people in all the scenes. But I guess by the 1980's, they wouldn't have been able to get "real people" to ignore the cameras.

TokyoMagic! said...

Oh, and Chris Jepsen, Donald Duck's B-day party was held at the Space Place Restaurant (Mickey's B-day party had been held there the previous year.) There was also a special show for Donald's birthday that was performed at the Plaza Gardens..."Donald Duck's Dandy, Dazzlin' Dancin' Revue."