Taking a much needed break from the Magic Kingdom, today lets journey back to Disneyland in September 1967.
This LIFE magazine article on the new Pirates of the Caribbean is about 6 months late and it’s located at the very end of the magazine. However, it’s a great article with some fun original pictures of the attraction.
The cover showcases’ the lead article. “The Intimate Recollections of Stalin’s Daughter”. To be honest I didn’t read it, it sounds dull and I’ll read just about anything.
It cost Disney eight million dollars to build this attraction and produced one million riders a month at 75¢ each, a pirates life indeed! That’s an average of 2,083 guests per hour, 16 hours a day for a 30 day month. Seems easy with a claimed capacity of 3,600 per hour, WOW!
“Shift your cargo and show your larboard side”. The Auctioneer still looks remarkably the same, even at the Magic Kingdom.
Interesting how the end of the article talks about reprogramming the computers if repeat guests get bored with the show. Does adding Johnny Deep and removing Black Beard count as “feeding a new plot into the computer”?
And now some classic full pages ads. Better Ideas for Ford in 1968. I guess 1967’s ideas we just "good". I want that Mustang with the 427, thanks…
A fish for the Mopar fans.
7up. Back when there was no Sierra Mist.
This isn’t an ad, it's part of an article on the Saturn 5 Rockets, beautiful machine, isn’t it?
And you just gotta love Avon men’s cologne. They all basically smelled the same but came in these unique shaped bottles. I bet there is an entire sub-culture on EBay for these things now!