Sunday, July 17, 2011
A Ticket Book To Ride For Disneyland's Anniversary
July 17, 1955 was Disneyland's Opening Day—and to celebrate that significant date on its anniversary, here's a glimpse of a Disneyland Ticket Book I am lucky enough to own. Aside from being nearly intact—only the B Ticket is missing—this wonderful piece of Disneyland history also includes a "welcome" message from Walt Disney. The Ticket Book, issued sometime between 1959 and 1966, was a practical item but in those days Walt and his Park never missed an opportunity to make guests feel more welcome and to make a better show—this warm and classy "welcome" is an awesome example of showmanship. Enjoy this bit of unpretentious and highly effective bit of welcome to Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. Click on the image of the front or the back of the book for a larger view.