Friday, April 1, 2011

The "F" Ticket

In June of 1959 Disneyland added the “E” ticket to its lineup of letter attractions tickets. The “E Ticket” has since become part of the American Lexicon. What's not as well know is that in the spring of 1964 Walt was looking for ways to increase Disneyland’s ticket revenue, that World’s Fair thing was costing him a bundle.

As was customary, Walt left the details to his trusted employees and they came up the idea of “plusing” all the existing E-ticket attractions at once and moving them to a new “F” Ticket. Rumor has it Walt was not keen on the use of the letter “F” (as in failure or worse) and the idea was quickly scrapped. What you are looking at here is an extremely rare June 1964 limited test run of Disneyland’s only “F” ticket.




8 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

I want to know what was going on in Fantasyland at dusk....and was that an "Adults Only" event?

This was too funny! Happy April 1st, VDT!

Connie Moreno said...

I would have given ANYTHING to ride the subs to the hotel!!!!!!!!

Pegleg Pete said...

Don't give them any more ideas about plussing! I've heard they're seriously thinking of putting in an audio-animatronic of Jack Sparrow in 'Great Moments With Mr Lincoln' to pull in the kids!

Major Pepperidge said...

Hee hee! I'm trying to pick my favorite, and I can't make up my mind. Flying Saucers thru Grand Canyon Diorama is right up there, I'm trying to imagine what that would look like!

BRING BACK F TICKETS!

Mark said...

Okay, I fell for it until I started reading the stuff on the ticket.

Great job. :)

SundayNight said...

Classic. Subs to the hotel - what a wonderful idea!

Brother Bill said...

Hate to take the steam out of your April Fool's joke...but there actually WAS an "F" ticket in Disneyland's history! On the Disneyland 25th Anniversary special, host Danny Kaye gives child-actor Adam Rich an "F" ticket! Someone was even good enough to upload the whole special to You Tube. Click to the 1:53 mark on the video linked below to see it for your own eyes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k9GIvryBbk&feature=related

Cheers!
Brother Bill
www.the-haunted-closet.blogspot.com

rikp said...

Over at MiceChat someone found a poster on a construction wall by the new Star Wars Land (and railroad reroute) that says "Nature's Wonderland Via the Disneyland Railroad" which is very similar to "SF & D RR Trains Thru Nature's Wonderland" on your "F" ticket. If they're planning to add elements from Nature's Wonderland to the new RR route then you're very prophetic...

http://discuss.micechat.com/forum/disney-theme-park-news-and-discussion/disneyland-resort/8432714-possible-nature-s-wonderland-references-on-the-disneyland-railroad