Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Disneyland News Stand 1962

The Disneyland News Stand is the last stop prior to leaving the park. In the early years, the stand sold copies of the Disneyland News and souvenirs. By 1962 when this picture was taken, the Disneyland News had ceased publication and the news stand sold real newspapers alongside the souvenirs. The problem with selling real news is the bad news headlines, such as the one on the bottom newspaper that a freeway crash had killed two police officers. Reading that or a similar story is not a way to start a fun filled day at Disneyland. Now the stand is filled with souvenirs.

3 comments:

Progressland said...

Well, technically, by this point you hadn't left the world of today behind...! But it certainly could put a damper on things.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Well isn't that a fine "how do ya do". Can you imagine the headlines in later days "Man Crushed to Death on Disney's Thunder Mountain", "Disneyland's Columbia Bludgeons Tourist to Death". I can understand why they replaced the newspapers with souvenirs!

Major Pepperidge said...

"Newspaper Ruins Family Vacation"!!