Friday, April 04, 2008

Souvenir Friday- Blue Bayou and Souvenir Slides

For today's post I am showing a couple of new finds and also the packaging of one set of souvenir slides.
First my new finds. Although both from the Blue Bayou, each came in separate groups. The first was purchased here in Denver and I was very excited (finding Disneyland stuff here is kind of tough!) This is a place mat from the first year of operation of the restaurant. Written on the place mat is "Blue Bayou Where we at Dinner in Disneyland 8/28/67." A very sedate place mat and one I have not seen before.

The second piece came with a 1968 map, a ticket book, some gate fliers and a menu from the Disneyland Hotel. I believe this is the third revision of the menu. I love the green coloring to the outside. Somewhere I have a first year menu and its cover is dark blue. (Sorry about the flash and the blurriness.)

And this is how the souvenir slides I have been showing are packaged. Quite an engineering feat with very thin aluminum holding it all together.

Have a happy Friday!


Major Pepperidge said...

The Blue Bayou, one of my favorite places! As a kid I thought that if I ever had millions of dollars, I would have a room in my mansion that was just like it, fireflies and everything. Who am I kidding, I would still like to do that!

outsidetheberm said...

Have not seen that place mat before. So simple and understated. Neat piece.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! So there were menu kypers from long ago, or else there wouldn't be al these "free range" menus floating around LOL!

Nice placemat and I think I have some Disneyland slides somewhere around here - your post reminded me of that!