Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas in Many Lands at Disneyland - December 17, 1961

****** Originally posted December 16, 2010 ******

Today we've got a fairly rare Disneyland gate flyer from December 17, 1961. This large and detailed flyer was for Disneyland's presentation of the “Christmas in Many Lands” parade.

A very cool stylized map with the brand new extended Monorail beam. The Christmas in Many Lands parade was quite the extravaganza

Where did they keep all these people, floats and stuff? “The Parade of Toys” parade featured Ed Wynn and Tommy Kirk riding in the fire engine!

Christmas in Many Lands was held on December 17th as was the Candlelight Procession, the “Living Christmas Tree” (what was that?) and Christmas Trees Around the World display (at the Pavilion?). Lots of special event dates, times and locations if Jason is still out there.

Disneyland’s “Toys on the March” was featured in the December 17, 1961 edition of the Los Angeles Examiner “Pictorial Living” insert.

Nice two page article about the parade with some great color photos.

For all of you hostesses who dream of enjoying your own parties as much as your guests, here are some great tips and recipes. Brandynog is simply “enhanced” eggnog, enhanced at 80 proof. I'm pouring a glass for the Major right now, anyone else?

The all new 1961 Thunderbird was indeed “Unique in all the world” – also a favorite prop of Rod Serling.


Major Pepperidge said...

Nice flyer! And I have never seen that L.A. Examiner cover before, awesome. Brandynog, huh? I will drink some while driving my '61 t-bird.

walterworld said...

I'm off to try that Brandynog recipe; I had no idea it was that easy!