Thursday, November 30, 2006

Your Guide to Disneyland Spring 1978

These guide books were sponsored by Kodak.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Disneyland Guide Fall-Winter 1972-73

This guidebook from 1972 was free to guests, courtesy of INA, Insurance Company of North America. INA once operated a welcome center on Main Street where park patrons could sign the Disneyland guest book and obtain information on the park (and of course, learn more about the insurance INA provided!).

Too bad Disneyland isn't this inexpensive today!

Great to look back and see what the A, B, C, D, and E's of Disneyland once were!
This sample of Tomorrowland is indicative of how each land is represented in the guide.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland 1958

Another guide book from my collection, this time from the year 1958. I'm not sure if it was a freebie or a purchase.

Back then, Disneyland was more open to showing "coming attractions." Several times they would advertise attractions that ultimately were never built, such as "Liberty Street" and "Adventures in Science."
Back cover.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Your Guide to Disneyland 1955

From my collection of Disneyland memorabilia.

Bank of America once operated a functioning branch on Main Street USA at Disneyland. This is a guide that the bank offered guests to the park in the opening year of 1955.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Newspaper Article

I was honored to be interviewed about my book by the Santa Maria Times.
Found HERE.