Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Disneyland Stub Tickets to Ride

I’m in the mood for some Vintage Disneyland Stub Tickets. From the mythical “Ticket Binder” these three pages of “stub” tickets are a nice representation of the individual ride tickets that could be purchased (I think) at each attraction. As you can tell by some of the attractions, these are pretty old! I could look at these all days long.


Thufer said...

Those are just beautiful.

In the first batch: Speed Boat. Was this the famous 'Bat Boats' (aka Phantom Boats)?

In the second batch: Interesting that the Enchanted Tiki Room was more expensive than both the Matterhorn and Submarine ride.
WOW,Mickey Mouse Theater tickets.
Adventure Boat; is this the Jungle Cruise?
Another rare one, the 'Canal Boat' prior to Upgrade.

In the third batch: Are you kidding, that's a real Frontierland Depot ticket from when there were two separate options available on the SF&DL RR. (Green with envy)

What a wonderful post and a look back at the 'golden age' of the park. Thank you.

thepicklebarrel said...

we should drop those in a blender with vanilla ice cream and some carnation milk to make a ticket-booth-ticket-shake.

Connie Moreno said...

Thanks to you, I now have a bruise on my chin from where it hit the floor when my jaw dropped.

Major Pepperidge said...

I forget, what's the story about the bound book with all of these tickets??

I will give the current owner $25 CASH MONEY for it!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hey Thufer, great questions! The “Speed Boats” must be the Phantom Boats, Bob Gurr himself told me that the ticket guys never communicated well with the actual people that named the attractions.

The Tiki Room tickets were originally not sold as part of the ticket books and only sold at the attraction itself and they were sold by WED Enterprises, the original owner of the attraction. See my post from November 2007 here (link). I guess Walt felt he could charge a bit more for the experience. Adventure Boat – well it is a boat in Adventureland.

Picklebarrel, that actually would look pretty cool!

Hi Connie, I can stare at these all day…

Hi Major! The “ticket binder” was kept at the park to verify old tickets as part of the exchange program when they phased out the lettered tickets in 1982. The binder appears to also contain some older tickets that were probably kept as front office samples to verify old tickets that no one remembered.

These scans came to me via a former CM who dates the scans to the late 1990’s. At some point the binder got legs and walked out of Disneyland because I’ve seen at least one of the tickets on E-bay, maybe more!

I've got about 100 scanned pages from the Binder, expect to see more in the near future...

210Frwy said...

Sorry Major, I bid $30!

Major Pepperidge said...

Curse you, 210Frwy!

I was happy with my small collection of stub tickets until I realized how just how many I don't have (and will probably NEVER have). Now I am sad.

Oh man, the thought that somebody stole this... what a jerk!