Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Disneyland Brochure - 1968

You may recognize this type of brochure from a previous post (link). The previous posts brochures were dated 1976 and 1979, today’s is dated 1968. Where these handed out along with (or in place of) the INA guide books? 1968 only had two INA guide books, Summer and Fall/Winter, maybe this was done for the Spring of 1968?

The Bell System also featured “the futuristic Picture-phone where you can see the person you are calling”. I’ve heard about this before, it must not have stayed long? Who did you talk too and look at?

Hey, I never noticed the Columbia had a “B” ticket attraction – Columbia Museum (Winter Only) "B” - I wonder how long they did that???


TokyoMagic! said...

Was the Columbia museum only a "B" ticket because the ship was docked at Fowler's Harbor and did not sail in the Winter season?

Major Pepperidge said...

I thought that the Disneyland RR was generally an E ticket too, but obviously not. Look at how tiny New Orleans Square is, pre-Haunted Mansion!

outsidetheberm said...

The Columbia Museum was a nice quiet spot for imaginative kids to spent some time and pretend they 'owned' the entire ship. Crowds were typically very light - and it was just a 'B' coupon! Seems like it was operated this way for quite a few winters.

Anonymous said...


i remember that too. it seems like for several years in a row, the Columbia did not move. maybe late 60's to early 70's, i know it spanned several visits for me and we went at least once a year.

i went in as the museum, but thats all i remember.

i wonder if there were mechanical problems, or not enough demand for two big ship rides?

Anonymous said...

The brochure you identify as 1968 is actually earlier. The Picturephone mentioned in the brochures was an ATT&T video link to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. I remember as a 13-year-old watching someone who was pulled from the guests in Tomorrowland courtyard to climb an outdoor stage which was covered to speak to a guest who was also chosen at the New York World's Fair. That would date the brochure sometine in either in 1964 or 1965.