Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trip Report

Time for another Trip Report. This was an excellent visit and the park was mysteriously devoid of guests!!!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why children love Sears & Disneyland - 1962

Why children love Sears - and Sears loves children. This disembodied advertisement is from an unknown magazine and it not dated. The 1962 Rambler ad on the back of one of the pages does give a clue that its from 1961 or 1962.

This Sears exclusive Disneyland layout cost only $9.98. Yes it's woefully out of scale and not even that accurate, but its cool and I would have played it to death. All the clothes pictured are also from Sears.

Excellent Pepsi Cola ad.

That red Rambler wagon is cute! Neato Lounge-tilt seats!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

At the park

No post today because - I'M AT THE PARK!!!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Well used Disneyland Press Photo's

Here’s a couple of very well used Disneyland Press Photo’s. First up Mickey and friends are getting excited about football! Check out that LA Rams Sign!

The back is way more interesting than the front. This photo appears to have been taken in November 1970 and was then re-used several times, the last time on October 1990! It looks like they cropped it down more and more each time!

Mickey and the band, complete with white uniformed band leader.

The stamp at the bottom is a copyright for 1968, looks like it was used in 1972 and then again in 1990! Do you think anyone in 1990 realized that photo was almost 20 years old?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Disneyland '77 - United Airlines Brochure

Planning a trip to Disneyland? If your trip is in 1977, this brochure from United Airlines should come in handy.

Rent a Pinto! The exploding gas tank is an extra cost item.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Disneyland Snapshot - August 1955

Here's a neat look at a corner of Town Square when its was just a baby in August 1955.

Zooming in you can't see much of that sign, but I can see the Mark Twain and a dancing lady!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Magic Kingdom Club Ticket Book - October 1961

Taking yet another look into the Magic Kingdom Club collection, today we've got a complete and unused ticket book from October 1961. This ticket book is 49 years old yet looks as new as the day it was printed, someone must have kept this one locked up in a safe (oh wait, that's me!)

The Monorail still circles Tomorrowland and Flying Saucers have landed!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Family Fun Party - October 19, 1980

Its October 19, 1980 and Mickey is ready to celebrate "Our special party", in fact its a Family Fun Party! The lucky holder of this ticket gets unlimited use of all attractions (except shooting galleries).

Free Parking! Do you think Mickey really towed your car away (in violation of AMC 14.32.220) if you left it in the lot one hour after closing?

Since we're in 1980, lets take a look at a super Disney News from the Fall of 1980. The cover alone is all I need for this issue to be a keeper, what a great shot of one of my favorite attractions.

An amazing four page article on America Sings, boy do I miss this show, the music, the theater...

"Walt Disney's Greatest Dream" and you're not looking at it....

Nice three page article on the "Two Castles". Hey, some of these old Disney News issues were pretty good!

Yet another nice Disneyland article.

Planning a trip? This page is sure clean and tight, I wonder if computers were used for the layout by 1980?

Now there's two movies I see almost every day on cable.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dynamite goes to Disney World - August 1975

Welcome to Magazine Monday – Walt Disney World Edition. Who else vividly recall’s Scholastic’s Dynamite Magazine? To me this was the only decent publication from Scholastic’s wide range of snooze-control choices. Dynamite was published from 1974 thru 1992, this early issue from August 1975 is #14.

Let me know if you seeing anything interesting that I didn’t include in this post.

Considering that Dynamite Magazine generally had a artsy-funky-crunchy-granola mood mixed with innocent (not so funny) humor, this four page Disney World article is pretty good.

This style of “art” for kids always struck me as odd, even as a kid. It’s as if the adults assumed the kids were on acid. Where’s the Green Meanie?

The only thing that seems accurate about this survey is that Skippy is on the bottom of the list, JIF of course should be #1

Whoa more Licorice Pizza artwork, I’m getting a weird mid-70’s groove on.

What in the world is going on here? Count Chocula meets Wolf Man Jack! This explains all those weird dreams I had in the 5th grade.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bonus Sunday

From Friday's "1960" post, here is the entire issue of Vacationland for Spring 1960.

Download here: Vacationland Spring 1960 - 70mb