Friday, March 26, 2010

Disneyland Hotel Confirmation of Reservation - Fall 1966

In 2010 when you book a hotel room you receive an "Email Confirmation", but in 1966 you received this hand typed "Confirmation of Reservation" on fancy safety paper. Dated September 6, 1966, this Confirmation of Reservation from Admiral Travel Service of Philadelphia was for the Disneyland Hotel - October 18 through 21, 1966. Looks like Mr. & Mrs. Cambell picked the "European" plan and also took the "Richardo" plan with two twin beds!

Admiral Travel Service, Inc. had the coolest phone number EVER: PEnnypacker 5-9500

In your Disneyland Hotel room of October 1966 you would likely find this issue of Vacationland from the Fall of 1966. This is the last issue of this size until 1970. The next three years of issues would grow taller by just over an inch, causing havoc for us collectors!

This issue is also significant because it is the last issue with Walt Disney as the "Honorary Edit-in-Chief", Disneyland and Vacationland would never be the same again.

Since this is such a special issue I'll just leave you with the customary sugar sack on a fountain advertisement, come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.


Major Pepperidge said...

I kind of wish we still did phone numbers like that! The Cambells are certainly enjoying a nice long stay, they might get 2 full days and perhaps even a half day when they arrive.

outsidetheberm said...

PEnnypacker 5 - that is unique! As a boy, and long before the singing group, our prefix in Orange County was JAckson 5. Easy to remember now.

Eric said...

Love the room reservation, "... with two twin beds."