Friday, July 25, 2014

Merry Christmas in July

Cast Christmas Party ticket
Let's celebrate Christmas in July!  Here is a ticket from the '2nd Annual Cast Christmas Party' from 1973.  It is hard to say whether or not the holder of ticket 01493 made it to the party or not.  The hole punch in Mickey's feet would say yes but the non-detached ticket stub would say no.  Either way, I'm sure it was a very merry & magical time.  Click here for more vintage cast member Christmas items.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Why Can't I Find Our Car?

Parking Ticket
Back in 1977, it cost 50 cents to park at Walt Disney World.  The front of the ticket had the traditional Big D/Globe Head logo and the early Bay Lake icon which can also be found on this early 1970's children's book.  If you forgot where you parked, the back of the ticket provided you with a handy map with each lot labeled with a character (sorry, Doc).  In 2011, the lots were renamed for Heroes and Villians and today it costs $17.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Congratulations, Germany!

Daisy Duck Happy Meal Toy, 1994
In honor of Germany's World Cup win today, here is Daisy Duck dressed in German attire.  This 3 1/2" tall plastic toy comes from a 1994 McDonald's Happy Meal, "Mickey and Friends EPCOT Center Adventure at Walt Disney World."  On her back is the EPCOT Center logo.  The bags also contained the flat Walt Disney World logo.  (I don't have one from Daisy but from a few of the other characters)  There were 8 characters total, each representing a different country from the World Showcase (with a minor variation for our Canadian friends).  You can see pictures of each of the characters, taken in their respective countries at the Main Street Gazette.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Nothing Says America Like....

Hall of Presidents postcard
Nothing says America more than the original Walt Disney World attraction, Hall of Presidents.  This early postcard shows the Presidential line-up as it was in 1971.  TRIVIA QUESTION: Richard Nixon was the 37th President but "...all 36 American chief executives appear on stage."  How is that possible?
For more patriotism and the previous Liberty Square postcard in this series, check out the Fife & Drum Corp.  Happy 4th!