Monday, August 30, 2010

Magic Kingdom Club Membership Card - 1970

Taking yet another look at the Magic Kingdom Club, this time we’ve got a membership card from 1970. This chapter was for the U.S. Naval Air Station at Los Alamitos, I like the Stars on each side.

From the last page of the Spring 1970 edition of Disney News, there’s the same membership card there on the left with all kinds of details on how the club functions. Someone from 1970 was not impressed with the discount, having written “It will take $23.50 just to go to (Disneyland)” Their math tells me the family had six people; Two adults, one junior and three children.

The cover photo to the Spring 1970 edition of Disney News was reused in a guide book for Spring 1972 which I have yet to post.

Disneyland’s new Ambassador looks like a young Barbara Walters (that would be back in 1886).

Feed the Guests 500,000 pounds of hamburger!!!! It’s always fun when they “add up the annual numbers” at Disneyland. Did they really used to have waitress service at the Tomorrowland Terrace? 100,000 gallons of ice cream, sounds like my annual intake.

From the “How the others see us department” here’s a great article that is a repost from Westways Magazine 1969 (Hey, I don’t have that one!). This article takes a look at how your perspective changes when you visit Disneyland all by yourself, something that I can completely relate to.

This is an excellent “Disneyland” focused issue of the Disney News; some issues get thin on the park, not this one. A fun look at the real Tom Sawyers Island and the simple fun it proved for millions of young boys and girls.

A post from a couple weeks ago (link) featured this orphaned Disneyland Calendar and advertisement on the back. Well, as it happens it’s the back page to this issue of the Disney News! They have been separated in my collection for years, now they are finally back together.

And "just cause I like it" , the return address section from the mail-in subscription renewal form.


Major Pepperidge said...

Looks like a great issue of Disney News; the Tom Sawyer Island article is fun, and the "A Day In The City with Jack Smith" is great too... I remember enjoying Jack's column in the LA Times when I was a teenager.

TokyoMagic! said...

How does a family of six....or even four, afford to go to DL now?

Anonymous said...

I'll be listing this issue on ebay today.