Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Exclusive Passport to Disneyland - 1977

Available January 5 thru May 31, 1977 it’s the Magic Kingdom Club Exclusive Passport to Disneyland. This little flyer is the exact same size as the actual passport itself.

Admission and UNLIMITED use of all 54 Disneyland attractions (no Shooting Gallery exemption?). Is Space Mountain in that count of 54? It opened May 27, 1977 so you could still use these passports for its first few days.

There’s that pesky “except shooting galleries” notice, darn them!

This used April 8, 1977 ticket is proof that the “sting thru a paper hole” thing wasn’t such a good idea.

Here are a couple of unused (most likely samples) passports with low-low serials numbers, shamelessly re-broadcast from a previous post (link).

The size of these early passports still amazes me, they’re huge! By 1982 they had shrunk down to a more reasonable size.

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Disneyland might just be getting some much needed new and exciting things, like a new E-Ticket attraction, or two! And maybe, just maybe, something new on the PeopleMover track! Check out the article at Miceage (link).

From the article: “And yes, that was E Ticket attractions, plural. Just before the holiday season, John Lasseter took a walking tour of some of the top sites under consideration for these new expansions. John is now famous for being like a kid in a candy store on his regular Disneyland visits, and he was interested in all of the backstage areas to be seen on his recent Expansion Plan tour. The tour prominently included the current Festival Arena area, the northern edges of the Rivers of America, and the adjacent Circle D ranch that is backstage just beyond the berm, as well as the Tomorrowland areas in and around Innoventions.” WOW!


Major Pepperidge said...

I didn't want to go to that shooting gallery anyway!

I saw that Miceage article, and it definitely sounds exciting. How about a Remy the Rat attraction? "Remy's Sewer Slalom". What we really need is another Pooh attraction, or something with princesses. An "Apple Dumpling Gang" ride!

I have ideas.

Katella Gate said...

How about something educational "Old Yeller, Rabies, and YOU." - an omnimover attraction told with music by the Sherman Brothers and narrated by Jimminy Cricket.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I like those ideas Major, how about "Bed Knobs & Broomsticks - The Ride" imagine the possibilities... The Angela Lansbury AA would be reason enough to see it!

TokyoMagic! said...

Why have they not come up with a Beauty and the Beast attraction? Can you imagine going through the castle with all the objects talking? I wish they would do something different for WDW instead of giving them the same Little Mermaid ride that we are getting. That would give me a reason to go back there, but if they are just going to have the exact same need to go back! I like the way they took the Indy ride vehicles and track layout and turned it into a dinosaur ride for Animal Kingdom. They need to to that more often instead of cranking out clones.