Hey all! Hope you are well. I am so very excited to share this with you. I recently purchased a (one time) subscription box to receive a collection of memorabilia from opening day (July 17, 1955)of Disneyland. This is limited release as only 1200 were made and sent out. Below are the pictures and descriptions of what was included in the box. Quick note, all of the images are posted as individuals for the maximum quality and detail but this means a lot of scrolling; I figured detail was the most important. I hope you enjoy!
We were pleasantly surprised, upon opening the blue box, to find a little statuette of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! As you can see below it is a great bronze color and it is mounted on a piece of wood.
Last but certainly not least is the sleeve containing all kinds of treasures!
Below I will go through each item included in the sleeve individually:
A little fun fact I learned while at Disneyland. Someone got their hands one of these tickets and made copies and so thousands more made it into the opening day event than originally planned.
Just look at that list of restaurants! I find it interesting that there were both Coca Cola and Pepsi stands in the park. While some of these have changed, there are many that still remain today in the park in some form.
Take some time to read those descriptions. Very interesting and gives a great overview of the intentions and attractions in each land on opening day!
Well that is the whole deal. Big thanks to my wife for setting up the ersatz photo studio and taking the pictures! Couldn’t have done it with out her. Once I have more time I will probably go through and do scans of all of the paper items to hopefully have even better quality versions up. I hope you found something you enjoyed!