Friday, October 06, 2006

Souvenir Friday- Tour Guide guide and Tour Guide Doll

Today's souvenirs are two fold. The first is the Disneyland University created guide for Tour Guides. This is the manual I have been taking quotes from every day. It is a fascinating look at what tour guides were exepected to do, to look like and everything else when representing Disneyland.

The second item is a doll that was sold at Disneyland in the mid 1960s. I have seen a brunette, redhead and blonde hair versions of these dolls. I love the hang tag with the Disneyland Tour Guide badge and that the uniform is an accurate representation. I am sure many girls loved these dolls, but I wonder how many guys purchased this doll?

7 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Great item (looks like you found it in great condition too)! I don't even want to think about men buying this doll (unless they were buing them for their daughters, wives or girlfriends!!

perkypickle said...

i'd bet they'd sell a bunch if they made 'em life size...wink, wink...

wait...that's sick. scratch that last comment.

DC88SPACELINER75 said...

in the mid 1990's Mattel was going to do a series of DL/WDW cast member dolls and one of them was a DL Tour Guide-others included a Jungle Cruise male skipper, female Haunted Mansion and Small World....and some others I can't recall --one of them was odd like a Fire Engine driver or something-Anyway, Pam Haines who's now at WDI was at DL costumong then and she worked with mattel to make sure the costumes were pretty accurate-someone on ebay earlier this year was selling some of the prototpes--DL costuming still has a set last I knew.

Ward Jenkins said...

Oh, that tour guide pamphlet is too much. I love it!

WDI33 said...

As an former Tour Guide, I would LOVE to see the inside pages of the guide! Would it be possible for you to scan the interiour pages? It would be greatly appreciated from this former Plaid!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

i have one of these tour guides but can find no information online about it. this was the first website i came across that mentioned it.

Anonymous said...

I was the original owner of this doll. I sold it to you on ebay. I'm so glad it has such a good home. Luckily, I never played with it, because as a little girl I didn't like the outfit she wore (it wasn't pink). Your blog is delightful! It brings back many happy memories.