Sunday, April 1, 2012

The "F" Ticket - Repost

Repost from last year while I get a whole weeks worth of new posts ready starting tomorrow.

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.


Major Pepperidge said...

Hey, something's not right!

jedblau said...

Are these really rare? I have four: pink, yellow, and two greens. I can sell you one of my green duplicates.

Thufer said...

:: snicker, snicker ::

TokyoMagic! said...

Did the Submarine to the hotel include live mermaids?

210Frwy said...

Man I sure miss those rides. I also miss:
Haunted Coke Corner
Main Street Parking Lot Trams
Golden Horseshoe Stroller Rental
Train Thru Walt’s Apartment
Phantom Boats to the Anaheim Convention Center.

Daveland said...

No collection would be complete with out the F Ticket!