Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall is More FUN at Disneyland - 1970

Here's a fun Disneyland flyer for Magic Kingdom Club members.  When I look at this artwork it emotes 1970, I don't even need to look at the "9/70" date code, that family on the Trolley is 1970.

Get your FREE Magic Kingdom Club Card at your personnel or recreation office.  Brer Bear is holding a Club Card just like this one from an previous post (link).

Friday, August 23, 2013

Grad Nite 1964 - The Program

Yes this blog still lives! I'm staying with my excuse that the dog ate my homework. I got the dog a stronger leash so more posts soon.

Today we're going to Grad Nite at Disneyland - 1964!  This wonderful souvenir program scan was sent to the blog by reader "Don", thank you Don!  You sent a great item!

Is your High School on the list? Mine wasn't built yet...

The Elliott Brothers Orchestra played, they are my favorite "Disneyland" band, go ahead, listen...

You can hear the entire Elliott Brothers album here (link).

A Hootenanny, I know Jason would dig that.  What great names, The Space Men, The Astronauts, Mad Mountain Ramblers!

A brand new Mustang.  I bet the door lock grommets rattled, they all did!

Nice luminescent look...


From a previous post, the Ticket and Photo Card.

----- Originally posted June 17, 2008 (link - includes 1965 Tencennial Supplement in color) ----

And here is what you could have won, a brand new 1964 ½ Mustang. The Mustang was introduced mid-year on April 17, 1964. Ford considered it a “1965” model, but there were subtle difference between it and the “True 1965” models that were built after that first summer. Isn't she pretty?

The evolution of the first Mustang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Magic Kingdom Club Special Guest Pass - May 16, 1965

Here's a fun sticker, its a Disneyland Special Guest Pass from May 16, 1965.  This was for the 8th Anniversary Party of the Magic Kingdom Club. Of course it's Non-Transferable.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer at Disneyland, It's Totally Hot - 1986

Summer is almost here at Disneyland and for 1986 It's Total Hot!  See Minnie's new parade "Totally Minnie", Dance at Videopolis!, Enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade and "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks.  1986 sure seems like a long time ago...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Family Fun Party at Disneyland - May 31, 1978

Its time for a Family Fun Party at Disneyland, May 31, 1978! This is a Private Party, the "General Public" will not be admitted.

Awesome art work!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

VIP Party at Disneyland - April 25, 1982

(Pretend today is April 25th...)  31 Years ago you could attend a VIP Party at Disneyland, April 25, 1982 Noon to 10PM.   This is not to be confused with a "Private" party since the "General Public Will Be Admitted" rats!

Monday, May 6, 2013

This is California - 1957

Welcome back to my blog, its been a little quiet lately, "all work and no play", bla, bla, bla.

Today we've neat old book from 1957, "This is California".  Karl Obert is the photographer and there are some fine (black and white only) photographs in this book. 

Where was this taken from?

Fairytale Castle... Are those the infamous "Midget Horses"?

Looks like a good size audience for the Flight Circle.

Some love for Knott's Berry Farm.

This must be the "Pike" with that freakish Hi Ride crane thing from hell.


So that's what MacArthur Park was intended to be like.

This spot has changed very little since 1957.

This last one here is for my friend Major.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cleo Moore at Disneyland - June 28, 1956

Who can forget blonde bombshell Cleo Moore? Here she is at Disneyland in June of 1956 with a bunch of coaches that are do doing there every best not to look at... the camera. For some reason a '56 Coupe de Ville just came to mind.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tommy Walker's Reply - 1960

Here'a an interesting group of paper items from Disneyland's early days. This first item is undated and possibly unrelated to the other items but lets pretend they all belong together.  Tommy Walker himself may have signed the original that was used to make the stamp of his signature that's seen on this letter.  The letter head appears to have been beheaded. 

This sheet is pure gold to vintage ticket people like myself.  The Mine Train is the only attraction to move up a ticket.

There's got to be someone out there that would find these two pages as pure gold, who could he be?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Teen Magazine - April 1972 - Guide to Walt Disney World

Welcome to Magazine Monday.  Its been a while since we've had a Walt Disney World related magazine and this 16 page Walt Disney World article will help make up for lost time.  From April 1972, this issue of Teen Magazine has an extensive look at Walt Disney World through the eyes of a teenager. 

I'm not even sure who this pretty young lady is, but boy can see write a diary! This article is long and ends with a fascinating detailed look at the employees (cast members?) of a very young Walt Disney World.  The 16 page article is presented below in order, complete with WDW tie-in advertisements.

Kurt Russell looks too cool for words..

Wow, what a setup indeed!

Kurt gets around...



Kurt just loves the ladies...

I miss the early 1970's.

Awesome artwork for your pets.

Some pretty faces...

Great information on the early WDW employees.

The article ends with this page about a contest to win a trip to where else but Walt Disney World! Only three days? I guess there was only one park back then so you only needed three days.

Now for some classic advertisements.  I used to love that powdered breakfast.

Weird early 70's art that always gave me the creeps (and it still does...).

I'm thinking she looked nicer before the Yardley...

OK, I'm not sure whats going on here, but the smile on the dudes face seems self explanatory...

I still have my Toot-A-Loop radio (in white) and it still works great.

More early 70's creepy artwork, what were they thinking?