Thursday, August 23, 2007

Exit Sign & Ticket Booth



First shot today shows the exit sign from July 1961. Moving onto the blue ribbon shot for today is this view of the Ticket Booth from January 1968. Whoever this photographer was, today I am their number one fan! And please, sign me up for a $6.50 guided tour!



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5 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

That is the best ticket office sign and image I have seen. Great look at the prices and what tickets were available. Thanks for sharing.

Major Pepperidge said...

Why would anybody buy a Big 10 ticket book when they can get a Deluxe 15 for only a buck more?? Even if you had a family of 6, that's six more bucks for 30 more rides...!

Anonymous said...

While a buck might not sound like much difference today, you might consider that that was a twenty percent increase in price (if my math is right). If ticket books were available today, the comparison might be $40.00 versus $50.00. That might feel like a big jump to a frugal family - even today. Just something to consider.

Lainey Schallock said...

Awesome blue ribbon photo there Dave. $6.50... ha. you can't even buy a coke in the park for that much now. Crazy. Also love the mainstreet comparisons on the previous post. you should do a whole before and after series. good stuff as always Dave.

Doug McEwan said...

I can't think of anyone who needs a guided tour less than you do.

In the 50s & 60s, my dad was always a member of "The Magic Kingdom Club," which was a members-only promotion through his job. When you took your Magic Kingdom Club card to the box office, you could get a "Golden 20" ticket book, not available to the general public. I don't remember what they cost, but it was only a dollar or two more than the 15. The best thing was, not only were there 20 tickets, but they were all "Golden Tickets" which means they were good for ANY ride. Basically, it meant you had 20 E tickets. It was great. And I never left with tickets still in the book.