Friday, February 18, 2011

"B" Ticket to Ride

From the “this just in” department here is a seriously Vintage Disneyland Ticket. From late 1955 to early 1956 the first batch of lettered tickets used the word “Ride” under the letter. This would change in early 1956 and be replaced with “Coupon” (link) which would remain on the tickets until the end of letter tickets in 1982. The Freight Train was worth 10¢ more than the other rides, even the Phantom Boats?

Vintage Globe Paper, say “ahhhhh” with me.

A buck fifty bought some amazing memories for some lucky youngster. Do you think that’s a replica of Walt’s real signature? Looking at this spring 1995 Sketches article (link) it does look like Walt’s signature.

May your visit be a happy one! All tickets in this book void after December 31, 1956.

Take another ticket to ride, I dare you (link).


Connie Moreno said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Cool post.

Mark Taft said...


theelfqueen said...

These are so cool! Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Interesting that the signature that matches the best is one from 1937!

Man, I sure would love to have one of those 1955 books - complete with admission, of course.

Major Pepperidge said...

By the way, somewhere out there, I've seen a photo of the Carpenters playing at Disneyland.

TokyoMagic! said...

What the.....????? I clicked on that link and watched The Carpenters sing "Ticket To Ride" and after that there was a "suggestion" to watch them sing "Please, Mr. Postman" which was filmed in 1975 AT DISNEYLAND!!!! I never knew about this! Did you know about this????? For part of the video, they're riding in a Nature's Wonderland Mine Train and at the very end of the video, the train is entering the Cascade Peak tunnel! I love the Carpenters and I love DL....what a great find!

I wonder if that's when the photo that Major Pepperidge is talking about was taken?