Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! I recently scanned a bunch of old Disneyland ephemera, including the items in today's post - it gave me the perfect excuse to acknowledge the mushiest day of the year.
There it is, a small flyer advertising a "Valentine Party" in 1968. The theme song to "Love American Style" is running on a loop through my brain (though that show would not debut until 1969)! Dig those groovy kids. When I dance, I pretty much stand just like that guy is standing, and then I snap my fingers a lot.
Interestingly, I have two different flyers with identical covers!
Here's the inner spread of one version. You can't have a party without music, and Disneyland provided plenty of it.
The back of that flyer made sure that you were aware of so many other thrilling events - why, you could come to Disneyland twice a year and not be bored!
Here's the inner spread of the second version; this one was (presumably) mailed to Magic Kingdom Club members. Five dollars per person... who am I, John D. Rockefeller? No, really, who am I?
I'm sending in this order form, and I won't forget my self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
I even have the ticket stub, in glorious 1960's red and pink; it's funny how a color combination can evoke an era so vividly. Psychedelic!