Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Interior of the INA Carefree Corner, 1970


While the rest of the Disneyland guests visited the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Jungle Cruise, or the Submarine Voyage, sensible children always wanted to go to the INA Carefree Corner. Whoo hoo! "Dad, are you sure you are fully covered in case of a zombie attack?"

The Insurance Company of North America sponsored the Carefree Corner from 1956 until 1974. It was a "hospitality and guest information center", according to The Nickel Tour. There were also guest books (one for each state!) that you could sign. I believe that some of those guest books can be seen on the shelves behind the blonde. Maybe they had one BIG book for folks from other countries? I wonder if you ever received anything in the mail after signing the guest book. There are countless little INA Disneyland guidebooks out there, and a friend of mine has a first edition Disneyland map (1958) with an INA imprint.

Anyway, since this is an uncommon view, I thought that you might like to see it.

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great image. Love the interior shots. When INA started sponsoring the Carefree Corner there was a huge push and a lot of the agents were flown to Disneyland and had special nights. Besides the 1958 maps, there are a lot of animation cels out there with the INA Magic Nights advertising label.

Tangaroa said...

Arrrrgh! Where were you 5 months ago! I did a 4-page article on INA at Disneyland for the next issue of The "E" Ticket, which is at the printer right now.... Ahhh well...

perkypickle said...

whoa...nice one! now, did INA have the giant photo map or was that the Kodak shop?