Friday, September 30, 2011

Souvenir Friday- 1970 Summer Wallet Fact Card and 1970-71 Calendar

Two items handed out to Cast Members in 1970. First up is a wallet fact card that a Cast Member could carry and answer questions guests may have had. Some interesting information about the restaurants, attractions and ticket prices. Published by the University of Disneyland.

Next up is a wallet calendar for December 1970 to April 1971. More interesting information on parades and private parties. Unfortunately the private parties are not identified as the company or association.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Autopia circa 1970s.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

World's Fair Wednesday- More Artist Views

Two more artist renderings of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. First up is a view of the Sears, Roebuck Building. At this time, Sears was still the largest retail store in the United States and the World.

Next up is a night view of another large industrial company and their building. the General Motors building. This time it is night with the nice Aurora Borealis effect in the sky.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jungle River Cruise- August 4, 1956

Final two pictures from this trip are kind of ho-hum, but I will present them anyway to complete the series. First up is a blurry image of the alligator seen during the Jungle River Cruise.

Next up is a photograph of the Hippo's conspiring to charge the Jungle Launches.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Things From the Gate- Second 1976 Advertising Brochure

From late in 1976, the second Disneyland advertising brochure of the year. This brochure removes the America On Parade references. Of course, the ticket prices also changed. This brochures is date coded 8/76.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fantasyland August 4, 1956

Two nice views of Fantasyland. First up is a somewhat long view of Casey Junior. I am wondering what is in the foreground...the fences are nice though.

Next up is a great close view of Dumbo. I like the cast member standing and taking the tickets.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Train and Train Station August 4, 1956

Two views from the family who visited the park in August 4, 1956. First up is a view of the EP Ripley and train combine at the Main Street station. Quite a nice angle to see of the train and cars.

Next up is the obligatory image in front of the Main Street Station. For the poster fanatics, check out the rare three panel Frontierland poster.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Disneyland at Night Magazine Cover

A nice cover featuring Disneyland at night from one of the myriad of magazines inserted into Sunday newspaper. This example is from March 27, 1960 and is the American Weekly and was inserted into the San Diego Evening Tribune. The cover features a great image of the Sleeping Beauty Castle on the front cover and a short article on Disneyland at Night. There is no other Disneyland story in the rest of the magazine.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autopia- August 4, 1956

Two views of the car line up at the Autopia load area. Based upon the number of employees, the ride did not make very much money in the early years. Still, I like the composition of the first photo with the cars and the buckets from the Skyway.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World's Fair Wednesday- More 1933 Chicago Artist Renderings

Three more artist rendering images for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. First up is a view of the Streets of Paris Village filled with restaurants and night clubs.

Next up is a view of the Walgreen building with the ice cream fountain and rotating tower.

Final image for today is an early version of the Sinclair dinosaurs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tomorrowland August 4, 1956

Two nice images from the same family that photographed the horses on Main Street. First up is a neat kind of abstract image of the speeding rockets on the Astro Jets. Note the boy is posing in front of the ride.

Next up is a fantastic shot of the TWA Rocket to the Moon. This is taken from an interesting location with the queue in the foreground, great Exit signs and quite a crowd in Tomorrowland.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Things From the Gate- 1976 Disneyland Advertising Brochure

These brochures can have very subtle changes. Collecting all of them is an obsession of mine. This brochure dates from 1976 and has some minor changes from the previously posted 1975 brochure. The first change is the removal of the 1975 logo on the front reading 20 Years of Happiness Come Live It Again. The other change is the date code on the back (3/76.) Surprisingly enough, the ticket prices did not change.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Horses on Main Street August 1956

This family really enjoyed the horses found on Main Street. The first three feature the Horse Drawn Trolley with the horse wearing a sun hat. The boy in the family is wearing his Chuck Taylor shoes.

Last image is of the Horse Drawn Fire Engine.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jungle Cruise Montage

An early type of Photoshop in which Disneyland publicity has cut out the image of the trapped safari and placed it in front of a photograph of a Jungle Cruise launch. This publicity photograph was published to promote the new additions to the Jungle Cruise in 1964.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Souvenir Friday- Disneyland Opening Day Information for Lessees

A couple of documents that the first lessees received in regards to the opening day at Disneyland. First up is a sheet detailing the information on the expectations for each store on opening day, including marking merchandise, trash, janitorial service and the plan for the Opening Day telecast.

The next document is the order of the Opening Day parade. Some fantastic information for those who like such details. Did you know the Indian Chief in the parade was Chief Flying Hoof riding his horse named Firewater? Or that the Orange Empire Council Boy Scout Order of Arrow scouts were part of the parade?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Criss-Cross In Tomorrowland

Disneyland's speedy monorail whisks silently over the Submarine Lagoon in Tomorrowland. Below, the submarine Skipjack begins a journey through liquid space to view the wonders of the deep. In the background are the skyway cable cars and rocket to the Moon, just a few of Disneyland's world famous adventures. (Caption attached to the reverse of the photograph.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

World's Fair Wednesdays- 1933 Chicago World's Fair Illustration

More images of the various art moderne and streamline moderne buildings for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. First up is the Hall of Science with lots of vehicles around the building.

Next image is soaring Federal and States Building.

The Hall of Religion is a bit more traditional.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crash Corrigan's Movie Ranch

Four snapshots of a family of two boys visiting Crash Corrigan and his movie ranch located in Simi Valley outside of Los Angeles. One of the neat attractions at the park was Crash himself was present on weekends. First up are two images of Tom and Crash.

Tom's brother Mike was a little more practical and had Crash autograph his brochure.

Last image appears to be a hanging party at the hanging tree.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Things From the Gate- 1975 Disneyland Brochure

Sorry for the delay, a little issue with my photograph loading program. Today's (late) post is the 1975 Disneyland advertising brochure. The brochure is totally redesigned with new images, cover and even a folding pattern.