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  • [Other] Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

    Amazing great Historic section of the Friday, July 15th, 1955 Long Beach Independent-Press=Telegram Newspaper, 16 pages long.

    1955 July 15 Independent Press Telegram Disneyland Paleo Future

    Much of the section is ads from original sponsors and companies involved in building Disneyland.

    If you love Disneyland History, this is a must read. Also lots of photos from 1955.
    Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

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    Nice find, awesome post!

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      Thanks Darkbeer, I know how much you love searching those libraries! Great find!
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        I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces (and the cost was 25 cents a day) when it opened. That is more than the current Parking Structure.....

        Also on Page 16, loved the directions to get to Disneyland from San Diego.
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          [QUOTE=Darkbeer;1055686932]I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces QUOTE]

          A fact I am sadly aware of. Alas, the 'hundred acre parking lot...'
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            Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

            Nice find Darkbeer! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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              amazing how it was only $1 admission for adults in addition to attraction tickets.

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                Thanks for the interesting read. :thumbup:
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                  Thats a great link! 100 acres of parking, 60 acres of park. Its cool to read articles written which were in some cases speculation as to how popular the park would be and turned out to be so true. I especially find it interesting that food was a major player in the overall experience, at least it was promoted as such and yet today the food at the park seems to be mostly utilitarian - certainly not really for our dining pleasure.

                  Great posting!
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                    Wow, I want to go to that park! All the great dining and authentic locations and antiques! Fully automated dining in Tomorrowland and the only ODV carts were on Main Street and actual antiques from the period!

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                      Very cool information in there. Thanks for posting DB!

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                        Awesome find Darkbeer, cool pics. from '55, and it was cool to see all the sponsors

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                          You found a real gem. Thanks for sharing it Darkbeer. Enjoyed meeting you at the park Sunday.


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                            Re: Amazing 1955 Historical Newspaper Section in regards to Disneyland's opening

                            Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing!

                            Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                            I loved the fact that Disneyland had over 12,000 Parking spaces (and the cost was 25 cents a day) when it opened. That is more than the current Parking Structure.....

                            "Honey, where did we park, again?"

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                              Thanks for that great find, Darkbeer! Man...those people really knew how to advertise back then, didn't they?

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                                Wow, cool! And how amazing it is that the current structure, one of the largest in the US, has less spaces than the parking lot did. Anyone know how many the structure holds?

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                                  DB thank you... it names the original boats among other things!
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                                    A great find. You can really deconstruct that article to show the time period.
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                                      Truly remarkable. Thank you so much for sharing!

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                                        Just so many things to pick up on, in this wonderful find, DB!

                                        This is the first time I've ever seen anything about a service station, at the hotel! How long did it last?

                                        Richfield, in the late 60's as I recall, became part of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).

                                        How I miss the Pirate Ship restaurant - and as I recall, dining in 1986 wasn't quite the way they envisioned it.

                                        One of my earliest, happiest memories of Disneyland - eating pancakes from Aunt Jemima's pancake house.

                                        Wonderful work, David.
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