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    Hi everyone. While eating my yearly bag of Fritos I was trying to describe to my sons the Casa de Fritos vending machine where the Frito Bandito slides a bag of Fritos down a chute for a nickel. The machine was there in the late 50's and the 60's. I remember it as a fairly young child (I embrace my ancient self!) Does anyone have a picture of the actual machine? I've seen pictures of the exterior of the building but would love to show my kids the actual machine. Thanks!

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    Sorry I don't have a photo, but I do have a Casa de Fritos story. One of our very dear friends spend two summers working at Casa de Fritos. The Frito dispensing machine was not very reliable and needed constant attention from the crew. Every so often it was necessary to deliver a swift kick to the machine to keep it going.
    Rick

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      i've seen a picture online before either on yesterland or mattherhorn###whatever his name is's webpage, i'll look around a little

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        I think there are a great many of us that would like to see a picture of that machine. My memories of it are fading. I wish you all the luck in the world on your quest!





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          Anyone have Bruce Gordon's excellent book "Disneyland: Now, Then, and Forever"? There's a shot in there. Mine's packed away for the time being and I can't get to it.
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            Re: Casa de Fritos photo?

            Originally posted by daddyb View Post
            Anyone have Bruce Gordon's excellent book "Disneyland: Now, Then, and Forever"? There's a shot in there. Mine's packed away for the time being and I can't get to it.
            I have it! I will try to scan it tomorrow after work, and, add it here.

            I remember that so well. I hadn't thought of it forever until I saw the Casa de Fritos on here. Memories!

            Here's one I found on Google images: http://davelandweb.com/frontierland/...dDot_N01cR.jpg

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              Re: Casa de Fritos photo?

              You can find quite a few "casa de fritos" restaurant pictures on the net (I think gorillasdontblog has quite a few), but one of the actual machine seems non-existent on the web.

              I have several pics from different sources of the area on my hard drive, even one of the matchbook they used to give out at the restaurant, but none of the machine outside.
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                I also have one of the matchbooks from a Yard sale I picked up. I have only seen a distant photo, no close up shots.
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                  Re: Casa de Fritos photo?

                  Here are a couple "Casa De Fritos" disneyana shots... sorry no Fritos Kid for ya...

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                  Matchbox:


                  I had a shot of the menu around somewhere, but I've lost it.
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                    I'm about the same age as the OP, momofmonsters. I don't directly recall the vending machine, but I do know that I asked my Mom to buy Fritos, because I'd see Sleeping Beauty's Castle with the words...as sold at Disneyland on the package in the market..and I'd be on Main Street, or at Casa De Fritos, in my mind.

                    OFF TOPIC: The poor excuse for a Mexican restaurant that occupies the same space now could not hold a candle to the quality of food at the original.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Casa de Fritos photo?

                      Originally posted by daddyb View Post
                      Here are a couple "Casa De Fritos" disneyana shots... sorry no Fritos Kid for ya...

                      Poster:



                      I had a shot of the menu around somewhere, but I've lost it.
                      DaddyB, you are AWESOME! I've never seen that poster in my whole life, and you know what a geek I am. WOW!

                      I've got the shot from Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever that Bruce Gordon (rest his soul) put together... (Sorry - I'm still trying to figure out how to add attachments)
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                        that's the shot i was thinking of, thakns for finding it

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                          Cool Cool Cool!! Thanks Neverlandtink for finding it for me and thanks to all for all the great information. Brought back many great memories!

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                            That is so cute!
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                            In twenty years from now
                            Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                            And I can tell you 'bout today
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                            I knew you'd feel the same things...


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                              Originally posted by momofmonsters View Post
                              Cool Cool Cool!! Thanks Neverlandtink for finding it for me and thanks to all for all the great information. Brought back many great memories!
                              You are very welcome! I'm sorry I couldn't get it to post in a normal format. If anyone wants to repost it, please go right ahead!

                              There's a really cute samba song that played along with the dispenser when you put your nickle in. The Frito Kid says "Hey Klondike! Send another bag of Fritos, the BEST corn chips!" or something like that. It was available for purchase a couple of years ago at the Disneyland Forever kiosks.

                              I love stuff like that.

                              Lannie

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