Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bonus Sunday

Welcome to Bonus Sunday, here's a super issue of Vacationland from the Spring of 1976.





Download the entire issue here: **** Vacationland Spring 1976 - 112mb ****


A few highlights....


















8 comments:

unitedstyle said...

Great download. I was just telling my wife about Sambo's restaurants. I think they were already gone by the time she came to the States.

The ticket prices are killing me!

Christina Schendel was a total babe!

Connie Moreno said...

Awww, I miss the Mile Long Bar!

janet said...

Awesome download.

I would like to see the Walt Disney Story exhibit - oh wait - I did. But that was a really long time ago.

I remember Sambo's, too. They changed them all to Baker's Square.

Katella Gate said...

I miss the Mile Long Bar too! I thought it was very funny, but I recall it was one of the first things they got rid of. Anybody know why?

Progressland said...

Disneyland Line (6/17/1976): One of the few "original" Bear Country people left is CINDY STEVENS, a Culinary Hostess in the Mile Long Bar since its opening in 1972. Cindy comments that many amusing incidents have occurred in her location which involve the counter's mirrored sides, designed to create the illusion of depth. She recalls one episode in which a far-sighted older gentleman kept bumping into his reflection on the wall, and repeatedly apologized to the "other man" for his clumsiness!

TokyoMagic! said...

I also miss the Mile Long Bar! Why couldn't they have left it alone, darn it! Wasn't it enough to destroy the arcade and fill it with more merchandise? During my last trip to Tokyo Disneyland I was very disappointed to see that they had also taken out their Mile Long Bar. Sigh! Does anyone know if WDW had/has one?

Major Pepperidge said...

Great stuff. Sambo's, why did they have to call it that?! I used to like going there with my grandparents. My grandpa recommended dipping my french fries into A-1 steak sauce, and I liked it a lot!

Katella Gate said...

Major: the story goes that the name "Sambo" Restaurant was taken from the owner's names SAM Battistone Sr and Newell BOhnett and that only later did they promote the link with an old Victorian children's story about a TAMIL INDIAN's trouble with tigers. The story is not pejorative, and has nothing to do with black people.

Somewhere in the 60s "Sambo" became used as a racial slur, and that was the beginning of the end for the brand.