Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ticket Prices Skyrocket!

This first image is from a semi-scratched faded batch of images from May 1960. Despite that, it's still a great image of the entrance area to the park. Not only can see you the turnstiles, but you can plainly see the admission prices for the park:

Flash forward 8 years later to January 1968, and just look at how the prices have SKYROCKETED! Can you believe a personal guided tour through Disneyland has gone up $2.50? Who in their right mind would pay a total of $6.50 for a guided tour of Disneyland. Just shocking. Absolutely shocking.

I'll just bet this group of rabble-rousers were protesting the prices and getting ready to take this poor Tour Guide as a hostage!

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Thufer said...

That is one 'nasty' looking group holding that poor lady hostage. While we may understand the cause and condone the anger at such price gouging; we must remain calm and not become violent. I mean jeez, not like it's oh what $20.00 to enter the park now is it.

Major Pepperidge said...

Posters, look at all those posters in the last shot!

Connie Moreno said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Love it!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Great post! I'll take a Deluxe 15 book, heck I'll take a ton of them!!!

If somehow you could purchase say one hundred (100) Deluxe 15 books in 1968 at 1968 prices the total would be $550. Each 1968 Complete book today will fetch approx $150 on eBay, so for your $550 investment (in 1968) you could get $15,500 today!

JG said...

That last group is definitely the forerunners of Occupy Disneyland.