Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bonus Sunday

Welcome to Bonus Sunday, from Thursdays post here is the entire issue of Vacationland from the Fall of 1963.

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There are some great articles in this vintage issue.

Boy does this place look like it was neat.

Always nice to see a "new to me" Walt photo. (I want that flag)

I've got all of these except the "Stereo Showcase" reel!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Disneyland News - Boys Club Edition February 1970

In anticipation of Boys Clubs Days at Disneyland, this publication went out to all the club members in late January 1970. Exclusive ticket plans include Magi-Pak Ticket Books (links to previous Magi-Pak posts; Link-1, Link-2).

Lots of cool attractions for Boys Club Days.

Free parking!!

Here’s your order form, hurry, the deadline is February 18th. Go both days! Special Unlimited Free Play for one hour on Saturday and TWO hours on Sunday, nice!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

One lonely "E" Ticket - October 1963

This Disneyland ticket book from October 1963 has only one ticket left and it’s an “E” ticket – how could that have happened?

All five of Walt's realms are represented on this classic longer form “E” ticket. Ironically, 48 years later four of the realms still have the same attractions! If only they had kept Nature’s Wonderland.

It’s all good.

$3.95, that’s about the price of a Churro.

It’s been a while since we had a vintage Vacationland, here’s the cover to the Fall 1963 issue.

Even though the “River Belle” has been remodeled a few times it still looks pretty much the same today.

The entire show is presented in “Audio-Animatronics”.

Great early color photo of the interior – I want one of those chairs!

Yummy! Come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magic Kingdom Club Junior Ticket Book - February 1974

Taking yet another look at some Magic Kingdom Club goodies, here’s a fairly rare Junior Magic Kingdom Club ticket book from February 1974. This is the last issue of the larger style tickets (this ticket book is the size of a dollar bill) Summer 1974 would see the introduction of the smaller (and less exciting) ticket books that would remain until Spring 1982.

This particular ticket book is marked “Employee Discount Books” so technically this is no longer a Magic Kingdom Club book and was probably even cheaper that the club price of $4.75

Eleven Magic Key Coupons are included with the admission ticket. The “Junior” designation is no longer used at Disneyland, some ticket collector guy should know when they stopped using it???

Inner Space, Flight to the Moon and the People Mover make me dream for this Tomorrowland – American Sings grand opening is still a few months away.

Planning a trip to Disneyland in the first half of 1974? Here’s a calendar to help you plan your trip.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Disneyland's Magic Kingdom Club - 1961

Have you got your Magic Kingdom Club card for 1961? Pick one up here... OK, yes, that's a 1960 MKC card (link) I placed in the box, you'll need to call Miss Sue Clark at MA1-3659 for more 1961 membership cards.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Disneyland Pumbaa Parking Lot

This parking lot ticket is from that sad period when Disneyland was transforming its former parking lot in the Second Gate.

Is that the strawberry field?

Parking tickets from previous posts.

Pinocchio Parking Ticket

Lion King Parking Ticket

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Disneyland Junior Autopia

Please accept this less than stellar black & white photo of Junior Autopia while I recover from from being a little under the weather.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The American Magazine - August 1955

Welcome to Magazine Monday. For today’s Disneyland related magazine we are going way back to August 1955 and The American Magazine. The American Magazine was in its final year, it was published from 1906 and its last issue was displayed on newsstands in August 1956.

The Amazing Secret of Walt Disney is a very detailed look at man behind the new Disneyland. Have I seen that map somewhere before?

You won’t find a bunch of details about the new park or any photos of it other than the big map. What you will find is an extraordinarily detailed looked at the life of Walt Disney circa August 1955. Of all the magazine articles I’ve posted, this one and the Saturday Evening Post series (link) are the most revealing, lots of reading here, but its good stuff.

This printed text was extra light on this page, I tried to get as much detail as possible.

The art work on the fiction stories is absolutely stunning.

A thirteen year old builds his own Color TV – impressive. To bad there are only a handful of Color shows broadcast in 1955.

Nice choice of colors for this comic.

How about a few vintage advertisements? It’s Making ’55 Famous – For Fun! Indeed!

The Squirt Company, Sherman Oaks, California – wow, they weren't owned by some huge soda conglomerate?

Scotch tape, home repair and decoration! Hey, buy Scotch Tape and when a trip to Disneyland (link)!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New York World's Fair 1964-65 Discount Ticket Book

Is everyone ready to visit the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair? Let’s save some money and get one of these “discount books” sort of like an “Entertainment Book” for the World’s Fair.

Several of these tickets are “Mail Order Only” and require some work on your park, no emails accepted. You can save an entire 15¢ on Walt Disney’s “It’s a Small World”. I wonder if there was a song that goes with this attraction - Maybe Daveland knows? Here's one of the actual tickets from the attraction (link).

Mail your check or money order to Time Square New York and hope for the best. By the way, that little logo at the lower right is for Local One of the Amalgamated Lithographers Union, still in existence (link).

The A.M.F. Monorail looked scary and fun at the same time, 50¢ off, lets all go!

The Log Flume sounds neato, is 10 feet per second fast?

Your guess is a good as mine for the rest of these, I’m more impressed by the variety of “safety” papers that were used, but alas, no “Globe” paper.

All the backs of the non-mail in tickets look like this. I'm wondering how many places had signs up saying "We no longer accept Sav-Pak Book coupons"!