Sunday, May 05, 2013
Digging through one of my boxes of old Disneyland junk, I found a few vintage tickets that you might enjoy looking at.
Like this first one! It's unusual, a strip of four perforated tickets sold as a unit. At the top you have an admission ticket - kids could get in for a mere 75 cents! The 2nd ticket got you into "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln", while the 3rd ticket admitted you to "Adventure Thru Inner Space". My favorite! I personally don't think that low serial numbers have much significance, but some collectors do - and this one is #000010!
This "Special Child Guest" ticket seems to have included admission to the park AND to all the rides - much like the single day passes that guests can purchase today. The "To" and "From" aren't filled out, but I wonder if (for instance) a grandparent could buy one of these for their grandchild and give it as a gift? Perhaps the date was stamped on to the ticket when the recipient used it at the gate. By the way, $4 in 1957 is the equivalent of about $33 in today's currency.
I wish I knew what year this "Special Complimentary Main Gate Admission" was from. The 1950's? Even admission to the park (no ride tickets) would have been a great treat for me; I still remember my mom spontaneously driving us to the park one afternoon. She just bought admission tickets, and then we paid for a few individual rides (like the Disneyland Railroad at dusk). It was so great just being there, with the music and the train bells and the balloon vendors. It's one of my best childhood memories because it was so unexpected!