Wednesday, August 20, 2008
1959 was an incredible year for Disneyland. In summer, The Matterhorn, the Submarine voyage, the Disneyland Alweg monorail system opened along with New Autopia freeways and the motorboat cruises. Wow! I don't think we will se again so many attractions opening at the same time - including two E-Tickets!
And guests who bought the souvenir book that year had the surprise to find inside a "special insert" 4 pages booklet describing with renderings the upcoming attractions. The good surprise is that many of them are rare WED Enterprises artwork!
You have the cover above, and the three other pages below, as usual, double-click on each to enjoy them in big size.
And when it was time to inaugurate all these wonders, Disneyland had one of the most incredible inauguration day ever! On this four parts video below, you will be able to see how amazing that day was. The amazing parade, the guests, and this not-to-be-missed hilarious moment during the opening ceremony of the monorail when the two daughters of Richard Nixon - Eisenhower vice-president at that time - are trying to cut the inaugural ribbon with scissors who refuse to cut!
Special insert "Disneyland summer 1959 booklet: copyright Disney Enterprises Inc
Youtube videos: copyright Disney