Welcome to Souvenir Saturday! Now that I’ve expanded my storage space for the blog, we shouldn’t have any further interruptions.
Dell’s GIANT Comics – “Walt Disney’s Donald Duck in Disneyland”. Dated 1955, the content is defiantly pre-opening as some of the artwork doesn’t match the actual park.
The Front and back covers are stunning. This type of artwork really catches my eye, I could gaze at it all day long.
The back cover is even better than the front. I like the way they moved stuff around so everything fits in the scene.
Inside the front cover Donald points out some of the “wonderful things to see and do at Disneyland”. (4) Rocket Pylon – TWA not signed on yet? (9) Mad Tea Party Ride – I guess there not “cups” yet? (15) South Sea Island Village – Adventureland? (16) Log Fort and Block Houses – What Block Houses?
The comic book starts of with the whole gang showing up at the main gate because Mr. Disney thought they should have a “special preview before the park officially opens”.
After they separate at the hub, they visit each land. Most of the stories digress into typical Dell comics stuff and the stories don’t really talk about Disneyland.
In Adventureland Donald Tells Daisy a story of when he went to Africa and of course Daisy doesn’t listen because she is so into the ride!
Tomorrowland takes Mickey, his nephew Morty, Niece Ferdie and Gyro Gearloose to the moon, with trouble from Pete and Skrugg!
Frontierland tells the tale of Davy Crockett and Georgie Russell, not much Disneyland in this section.
The Fantasyland section if full of the Disneyland attractions in that land and is a blast to read. Check back tomorrow on Bonus Sunday for the entire Fantasyland section.
As the day ends the gang meets up again at the hub. Uncle Scrooge missed all the fun, but read on and you’ll see he still had a great time!
My favorite panel from the comic book.