Friday, May 29, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Tencenniel Program

Let's go back 50 years to when Disneyland was only 10 years old, to the birthday celebration known as Tencenniel. The press were invited to an event at the new Plaza Inn featuring a nice lunch and a presentation on the new attraction Great Moment's With Mr. Lincoln. The Tencenniel was the first Disneyland anniversary that featured a large push including specific merchandise and several events.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mike Fink's Landing

One of my favorite signs in the collection is this image of the Mike Fink Keel Boat landing sign. The sign features stills from the TV show featuring Mike Fink and Davey Crockett. The signboard includes a map of the route of the Keel Boat on the Rivers of America as well as a board for arrivals and departures. Enjoy this rare view of a unique sign board.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Frontierland Ticket Office Sign

A nice view of the Frontierland Ticket Booth listing the prices for the various attractions of the Rainbow Desert. Note that a majority of the Frontierland Rainbow Ridge attractions closed at dusk. I think riding on the Mine Train after dusk would have been a spectacular ride. Note that kids are 15 cents cheaper than adults.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Admission 10 Cents to See the Nautilus

A follow up picture to the May 7th post showing the entrance to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction. This image is a close up view of the circular sign for the price of admission. Note the riveted detailing of the wall and unfortunately the bin filled with cigarette butts.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Detail of the Tomorrowland Ticket Booth Signs

I posted images of the Tomorrowland Ticket Booth, but just noticed this shot. The image is a close up of the sign on top of the booth. What is great is that the little weather vane like sculpture is captured as well as some of the great Tomorrowland lights. Also note the atomic symbols on the sign.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Adventureland Picture Gun

One of two variations of packaging for this great and fun toy from the 1950s. The Adventureland Picture Gun features some entertaining images from the jungle and is filled with various wild animal images. This toy was sold not only at Disneyland but also was available at five and dime stores throughout the United States. The other variation is a green box that is more of a closed box. I believe the yellow one is the first version. A fun toy in a fun package.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jungle Cruise Ticket Booth- 50 Cents or One D Coupon

For Amazon Belle, the Jungle Cruise Ticket Booth. Cost for the ride in May of 1959 was 50 cents or one D Coupon (the highest coupon in the ticket booth at the time.) The theming fits the Adventureland setting with pole construction featuring aged wood and whitewashed window frames. An interesting note is that the ticket seller is female, even though they could not operate a Jungle Cruise boat. Since Amazon Belle was so excited (just like a kid the night before a Disneyland visit), I have posted both images. And to answer a question from Major Pepperidge, I believe the images were photographed by a member of the sign shop to document their work.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Back Side of the Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth

The open side of the Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth with the employee waiting for guests to purchase tickets for all the rides in Fantasyland. I still love the blue and white striped booth and the lovely yellow signs. Check out the background of Monstro and the Pirate Ship.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth

A nice view of the lovely striped ticket booth that served as the Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth. Note that guided tours are prominently displayed. I also like the Please Use Other Window for Tickets sign. Looks like a busy day at the park.

Monday, May 18, 2015

1960s Batmobile on the Street

Interrupting my posts on Disneyland to showcase another cultural icon of the 1960s, the Batmobile from the television show. The car was created by George Barris and was a featured "character" in the show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. During the run of the Batman TV show, the car toured the United States appearing at various events and car shows. I recently found two snapshots of the Batmobile driving the streets of Denver. Unfortunately they are a little blurry, being shot by a person riding in a car, but they are still really cool. The first shot shows the car accelerating through an intersection.

The second shows the car driving on the street with another car behind them. I believe both of them have some sort of celebrity as a passenger.

Friday, May 15, 2015

1980s Disneyland Jungle Cruise T Shirt

Coming from the more modern part of my collection is this fun t shirt showing the Jungle Cruise. The graphic is fun and reminds me of the Art Corner postcards with the attraction and characters in a fun gag.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Other Side of the Fantasyland Ticket Booth

A slightly different view of the Fantasyland ticket booth showing the final shield sign (this time for Guided Tours.) Also a slightly better view of the list of attractions and the ticket required. On the right hand side is a nicely painted trash can and in the background is the shield shaped sign featuring a bunch of grapes for the Welch juice bar.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fantasyland Ticket Booth By The Carousel

A very small ticket booth that sat in Fantasyland by King Arthur's Carousel. The theming of the booth fits into the Medieval Faire look of early Fantasyland. The giant shield shaped signs that feature the ticket books are cool as are the giant signs featuring the ticket "value" and listing of rides. The booth also was a good place to park a stroller.

Yesterday there was a question on how the ride operator knew the guest was on a round trip. The guest would be given this large ticket to give to the ride operator.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tomorrowland Skyway Ticket Booth

If you want a ride to Fantasyland, pull out your B coupon or one quarter. Or if you want a round trip, pull out 2 B tickets or you could pull out two quarters out of your pocket. I believe this price was per person, so a group ride would cost more than a solo ride. The ticket booth is not very themed or graphic as others, but still has nice lettering.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Space Station X-1 and the Space Man

The ticket booth for Space Station X-1 featuring admission for ten cents and one A Coupon. The great thing is that the Disneyland Space Man is taking a break reading some books in the ticket booth. I wonder if a guest came up to pay their dime, he would take the money or the A Coupon.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Disneyland Apron

The second apron style from the 1950s features graphics from all the lands in Disneyland. This is on a slightly tan almost twill fabric. Same as the last apron, this one is unused. The only land that is not represented is Main Street, with Frontierland featured twice with the Mark Twain being showcased in the center. Also Tinkerbell, the character for Disneyland, is also prominently featured.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for 10 Cents and One A Coupon

Everybody's favorite walk through attraction from the 1950s is the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The attraction only cost ten cents or one A Coupon. For the thin dime, visitor's saw the sets from the movie and the attack of the giant squid. Basically gone before I remember trips to Disneyland, this is one of several attractions I wish I could have seen.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Astro Jet 35 Cents or a C Coupon

The entrance booth to the Astro Jets attraction features quite a lot of verbiage for a fairly simple ride. My favorite is Only Two In A Jet. And remember to tear out the C coupon.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Close View of Tomorrowland Ticket Booth

A closer view of the Tomorrowland ticket booth as shown yesterday. A closer look at the ticket book sign with Guided Tours. The best thing is the patch worn on the shirt by the cast member in the ticket book. After the main photo is a close up of the patch, which reads Tomorrowland on top and the atomic symbol on the bottom.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Tomorrowland Ticket Booth

A definite atomic ticket booth for Tomorrowland. The red and blue signs and the sputnik themed sign on top are fantastic and really helps to give the design a sense of tomorrow as envisioned by the 1950s populace. Of course the ticket book geeks will like the pricing for the various books.

Friday, May 01, 2015

1950s Disneyland Apron

A common household item that every housewife owned in the 1950s was an apron. Used to protect clothing when cooking or cleaning. Many tourist sites sold aprons as a souvenir. Of course Disneyland sold several different aprons in the 1950s. This is a nice apron with graphics of the Main Street Train Station, a Stagecoach for Frontierland and the Jungle River Cruise in Adventureland. Most of the aprons I have found have been unused as I think kids would buy an apron for Mom and she never used it.