Monday, March 13, 2017
I photographed and scanned a bunch of random Disneyland souvenirs and ephemera, and thought it would be fun to share an assortment today.
Let's start with this chunky brass sheriff's badge - this thing is nice and heavy, a quality piece of merchandise! Not to mention that possession of said item grants me the authority to enforce the law in all 50 States and all U.S. territories. I wish it was dated, but the small shield says "Walt Disney Productions", so it is at least pre-1986, though I suspect it is from the 1970's, if not the 1960's.
Now here's a piece of ephemera! It's an individually wrapped toothpick from the Red Wagon Inn or the Plantation House (both sponsored by Stouffers). I got this for next to nothing on eBay - maybe they are common, but I don't recall ever seeing another one.
And finally, here is a nice gate handout, dating from 1966 (when "It's a Small World" debuted). The "Primeval World" dinosaurs were added to the Disneyland Railroad on July 1st, 1966, so that narrows down the date even further.
Here's the inside - brown monochrome representations of two famous attraction posters, plus some fun text to get you all pumped up. Looks like they used a Haunted Mansion font ("Ravenscroft", though I suspect that it had a different name in 1966) for the word "Fantasyland".
And on the back, just look at all that quality entertainment, all included with your admission to the park!