Friday, September 07, 2012

Souvenir Friday- Tour Guide Ephemera

A collection of tour guide ephemera from the early 1970s. The brochure was used to sell the tour to visiting guests. Some interesting images are used to promote the tour, a 2.5 hour visit to various sites and attractions in Disneyland. The brochure does not list Bear Country so I believe this was done in 1970 or 1971.

A collection of guide tags. Based upon the written information, I believe these were the ones used by the guides and attached to the riding crop. I would like confirmation that the numbers written on the tags are number of adults and number of children. My favorite tag is the orange one with I am from Boo-Hoo.

Final image is the ticket that the tour guide would give to the ride operators when they boarded their party on to the specific ride. This is a way to account for attendance for the rides.


K. Martinez said...

These are really cool! I never went on the tour as I always assumed it was for those who had never been. Anyone go on a tour in the 70s/80s?

BTW, I'm unable to open (enlarge) any of the images

Matterhorn1959 said...

I have fixed the large images, dropped one of those pesky " in the html.

K. Martinez said...

Thank you!

Ben Myers said...

There's also a black guided tour tag, in addition to the six you have in your picture. Seven colors, one for each day of the week, I have long suspected. You can generally date tour guide photos by the nametag they wear. From 62 up to late 1965 they had a white, oblong diamond-shaped tag with red letters. Then early 1966 until 72 or so they got a white thin oval nametag, with gold foil castle and border and red letters. 73-74 they got a red thin oval, with white letters and a black castle and border(comnpared to the rest of the Disneyland cast at this time that got a white oval, with black castle and red letters). From 1975 onward they wore the same nametag as the general Cast.

One of a Kind Shop said...

Could either Matterhorn or Ben post a picture showing an example of the red oval nametag? I have looked and looked, and I have never been able to find ANY photos or samples of the red nametag (other than that set of 4 replica pins with Walt's name on them).