Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Alice In Wonderland Ticket Booth 1966

Today's post for Major Pepperidges blog Gorillas Don't Blog is of the Alice In Wonderland ride showcasing the Caterpillar ride vehicle and in the background can be seen the ticket booth. Here is the front of the ticket booth with the window closed with a similar sign to the Storybook Land Canal Boats. Notice that this ride was also a D ticket at the time.

Also shown is the top of the Mushroom themed ticket booth with the great Alice In Wonderland posters on top. The story is the Alice ride posters without the Fantasyland tag on the bottom were screened for the top of the booth and since only two were used at a time, they are the more common version. Once again this scenic element still exists as a beacon for the ride, but has been moved to make it more prominent in the new Fantasyland of 1983.

One other interesting fact is that the ride has always been late, not opening with the rest of Fantasyland until 1958 and then during the rehab of Fantasyland it opened a year after the other dark rides in 1984. Maybe the White Rabbit should have been the project manager?

6 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, you have pictures of *everything*! Pretty cool. For a while I held out for a copy of the Alice poster with "Fantasyland" at the bottom, but have only seen one example (in a Howard Lowery auction). Hey, what's the deal with the shoes on top of the mushroom (you can only see them from the ride)?

Disneyland Hippo said...

did you put this up just for me how come you write to other people but not about my comments!!! lm

Amazon Belle said...

I remember reading a Disneyland Line article in the mid 80’s showing pictures of these old ticket booths (Storybook land, Alice in Wonderland & Casey Jr.) with the new description, "Now they hold sweaters and coats." Great photos! Keep them coming

Hi Major Pepperidge! To answer your question, the shoes belong to the caterpillar from the film.

Anonymous said...

you used to see the shoes on the mushroom from the SKYWAY!!-Mike (WEDWAY)

Anonymous said...

can you imagine me a six year old seeing the big golden book then going on the ride in 1962----what a fun trip............

joan said...

id love pictures of the upside down room..very trippy