Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2000 lbs of Percherons

In 1980 during, the 25th Anniversary Parade,
These Percherons were hired to pull a 1907
antique 20 pipe steam calliope for the finally of the parade.
These articles are from the Disney Times newspaper Oct 1979

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Disneyland's Pony Farm

Here's a couple articles on the ol' Pony Farm
This one from a Walt Disney Magazine:

and This from the Disneyland Line 12-9-1976

Saturday, June 27, 2009

29 Years Ago

The 25th was in full swing,
Here's what was happening in the park...

I posted this picture of the Disneyland Story Show,
back in April and May,
But I love the shot of the old Space Stage.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

My memories of Michael Jackson are from the late 70s and early 80s.
Michael used to come down to the park all the time, no one really bothered him,
he would just enjoy the park as a "normal" guest.
When he did get recognized, he would just pop backstage, till he crowd left,and sit and talk with the characters, either at the egg house break area or the Inn Between.
I remember one night we were all sitting at the Inn Between patio around 9pm
and here comes Michael... we chatted awhile and he really wanted to see the fireworks, but couldn't go back in the park. so we took him up to the stairwell landing off the back of Monsanto,
which was a great place to watch the fireworks.
He was just a shy guy back then...

This picture was taken from when he filmed the
Disneyland 25th T.V. special at the park,1980,

[You can see the Video clip over at our friend Anne's Blog
Thanks Anne for posting this]
Somewhere around 1983...
The whole Glove and Jacket thing started...
he never came to the park unless he was all "dressed up"!
He always drew a crowd and because of the scene this created,
ecurity had to ask him
to Call the park before he came down so they could be prepared...

Gone was shy Michael who would just visit backstage...

This picture was taken at Michael's home in the mid to late 80s
Snow White and the Dwarfs went to visit him...
Yesterday was a sad day filled with Memories...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett-Majors

What a day!

I posted this last week...
But it seamed fitting to see it again today!

Disneyland Parking lot Stickers

Before DCA, when the Main Parking was in front of the park.
Employees drove in through the Harbor House entrance
and parked on the Harbor side of the lot.
[thus the employee lot]
You had to have one of these on your rear view mirror
to Park thereNow after your shift was another story...
how many times did I loose my car and wonder the lot????

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disneyland Window Decal

Before Vinyl stickers,
Before Plastic Window Clings
There were these Disneyland Water Decals
You would soak them in water and then slide them
onto glass.
In the 70s, Cars everywhere had these decals in their back windows

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Main Street Electrical Parade

This is the invitation for the opening of
the "All New" MSEP 1977
The picture of the Train and Drum
is actually a slide!

Mark from wardrobe zipping up Barbie
This is the Fox puppet on the back of the
"Fox and the Hound" float 1981

Monday, June 22, 2009

Disney Matchbooks

Remember the days of the
Tobacco shop on Main Street.
I found these little jems in a box...
crazy the things I've kept!
O the days when people smoked in restaurants,
Stores and just standing on Main Street...

I will put the VDT warning here:
*Smoking Is Bad For YOU*
I say this as a cancer survivor and believe me

Years ago,
I liked to have these matchbooks around the house
... I don't dare put them out today!
Someone might use them! LOL

and I just heard today that the cost of a pack of
cigarettes is on the rise to between $6 and $10
depending where you live! WOW!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Disney Books

Golden Press
Here's another envelope from days gone by...
If you order from Golden Press you get a free Poster!

[Click on image]
These just take me back to when I was a kid...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Disney Main Gate Pass and Silver Pass

Yet we have New rules!
I found the letter that explains the new change:
[click on picture to enlarge]
I think our friend over at Vintage Disneyland Tickets
had the right Idea:
The change happened when the park
got rid of ride tickets altogether.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Disney Main Gate Pass 81'-84'

Now these are the years
that get tricky!

1981 & 82' were much that same as before
You could sign in you and 3 Guest
any day of the year and get FREE parking!
Also 1982 EPCOT is added.

THEN- 1983...

BIG CHANGE! and what a shock!
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
the new rules are: You and 3 Guest
"4 Times a YEAR
(that's 361 less the years before.)
Then in 1984
They changed the rules again
and they added "2" extra days.
Now you can sign in a total of "6" whole days during the year!
(84' was a leap year... so that's
362 less then then 2 years before!)
This was the time when the WD "Company "
became a "Corporation"
and started caring for the dollar more then the employee.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Disney Main Gate Pass

"Anyone want to go to the Park?"
That's what you'd hear daily up until the early 80s

These passes from 74-79
would get you and 3 other people into
Disneyland or Disney World
any day of the week!
Christmas-Easter-You name it!
No Black out dates for these little puppies!

(click on image to enlarge)

I sure miss those days

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Just for a Laugh

I had these 3 comics hanging in my locker at work for years...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disneyland Grad Nite "78

The late 70s...
It was a time of Disco, Angel Fight suits
and Gunny Sack Dresses

The hot rides were Space Mt. and
The Improved Matterhorn
complete with Abominable Snowman!

The Top songs that year were:
We are the Champions-Queen
Macho Man- Village People
Stayin Alive- The Bee Gees
Disco Inferno-The Trammps
Sometimes when we touch- Dan Hill
Slip Slidin' away-Paul Simon
Three Times a lady-The Commodores
Can't smile without you- Barry Manilow
and the BEST...
Last Dance- Donna Summer

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Disneyland Grad Nite '76

Our friend over at
has been posting really great stuff on Disneyland's
Grad Nights!
Here's another great year!

The Year was 1976 a time for Bicentennials
and High School Graduations!
$9.00! such a steal!

The Bands!
Miracles, Natalie Cole...

Two of my nephews graduate this week from High School.
and I'm so proud of them...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mary Poppins Song Books

After seeing the movie
"The Boys:The Sherman Brothers' Story"
I came across these two music books.
I love that one is "Music of Today"
and the other is only
"3-Chords and Easy piano"

These are the center of one book
"Practically Perfect" for Autographs!~

The Back of one of the books had this Great shot
I love the colors

If you haven't gotten to see it yet...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Remember When...

This little bit of trivia
was in the Disneyland Line
Years Ago...
Happy June Everyone!