A collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks. Also look for images and items I find interesting, amusing or both.
Friday, January 02, 2009
Souvenir Friday- Frontier City, USA Guidebook
Many different tourist attractions and theme parks opened soon after Disneyland and its success. Many were located on or near the fabled Route 66 road across America. One such theme park is Frontier City, USA located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The park opened in 1958 and is still operating. The Main streets have been maintained and several coasters and other rides have been added. The guidebook is from 1958 when the park opened. The main draw was the gunfight, but there was also a train ride and an autopia type ride using the German cars that were proposed for Disneyland. To attract visitors, there was a burning Conestoga wagon sign and the parking entrance is a log fort stockade. The design of the Guidebook appears to have been done in house by the park. The interior illustrations have a nice mid century modern look. The local ads and establishments are also fantastic, my favorite being the Ricksha drive in restaurant and gift shop.