Monday, January 7, 2008

Coming Soon: 1966!







Man, this brochure was a bitch to scan. It's full of weird folds and is kinda two-sided and designed to be read from the front and the back.

This brochure features all the World's Fair attractions that made it to Disneyland, although without that caveman seen behind Walt...him and his whole family never made it out of New York. The flyer optimistically predicts that Pirates of the Caribbean would open that year, but it did not, and Walt Disney therefore died before he could personally see the opening of perhaps the greatest Disney theme park ride ever. Sad.

4 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Great flier and one of my favorites!

Progressland said...

I'm picturing myself in City Hall circa July 17, 1966... "What do you mean the Pirates of the Caribbean isn't open? I have this flier here and I came all the way from Iowa! This is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth!!"

Julie Corr said...

fabulous site - I'm loving all these old brochures and pics. Thanks from Australia!

jedblau said...

Wow...I have a reader in Australia! Where do you live? I've spent a lot of time on the Gold Coast.