Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Eve Party at Disneyland - December 31, 1971

****** Originally posted December 30, 2009 ******

Help ring in 1972 with “New Year’s Eve at Disneyland”, Friday Night, December 31, 1971. That’s some interesting artwork on this ticket; those little dancing people art great! 8:30 PM to 2:30 AM – nice! Guest Bands, “Surprise Midnite Spectacular” what was that? At $9.00 this ticket was higher than any “ticket books” of the time, but these are for UNLIMITED USE of all attractions (except shooting galleries).

Since we’re in 1972, let’s visit the “Jones” family on a June 1972 visit to Disneyland. First up the obligatory castle shot, those ladies have at least 25 pounds of purse each and I think the eldest son is holding a ticket book!

This one is labeled “Disneyland” in case you weren’t sure where this was.

Here we find the motley crew in front of the fairly new Haunted Mansion. I am really digging these clothes.

How about some Vintage Tomorrowland? Why did the “Jones” family bring along Mrs. Martin their school teacher? Multiple "ticket book in hand" sightings – Purple dress lady is smoking and holding, talented babe. I miss the Bell Logo’s on the entrance facade.

A nice clear shot of the Adventure Thru Inner Space sign and how cool is that proud dad smoking his pipe with his shades on? Memo to the smallest son, Lost in Space wants its shirt back. Middle kid; gets some shades like your dad, you’re always squinting!

Purple dress lady must be mom? I remember those benches along the lagoon, what color and version monorail is that? Vintage fence alert!

And lastly a ho-hum photo of the Mine Train, the family looks happy, obviously not knowing the attraction would close in four short years.


TokyoMagic! said...

Hmmm, so who did NOT go on the Mine Train so that they could snap that photo of the family. I think it was Mrs. Martin, the school teacher. Purple dress lady is too groovy for words! Are those knee-high boots she's wearing? And I think she is using a stun gun on that small child in the Tomorrowland entrance pic....note the contorted expression on his face. Either that or she is just holding a camera.....the exact same camera that I had as a kid (and I still have it!) Great set of seventies pics today, VDT!

Major Pepperidge said...

These snapshots are awesome... there is something nostalgic about those square prints with the dates on the side.