Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summertime Reruns

Hey there faithful readers, this isn't much of a post, but thought I'd let you know I've updated a couple of posts.

My popular Magic Wold Brochure post has been updated with firsthand accounts from reader's comments. Thanks again to everyone who has left comments.

My much less popular Old Chicago Brochure post has been updated with a full scene from Brian De Palma's The Fury (1978) which was shot at Old Chicago.

The pic above is an ad for the 1991 NBC Saturday Morning lineup which was basically the last year NBC ran cartoons. I never watched the Chip and Pepper show, but I always assumed they were a couple of LA radio jocks who got a show because some desperate TV executive thought they'd relate to the young viewers. The real story according to the Wiki is surprising, but not too much different than what I thought.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Walt Disney World Bicentennial Brochure

Just in time for Independence Day I bring you the Walt Disney World Bicentennial Brochure.

The year was 1976, and every day at WDW was like the Fourth of July with their very patriotic and lavish "America On Parade" parade.

I don't know if you noticed, but back in 1976 Disney was still on the ticket system. A 2 day ticket book for one adult cost $15 in 1976. Today just parking your car at Disney costs about this much!

BONUS STUFF: Hey look, it's an official "America On Parade" drinking mug. It still has its price tag, and cost $1.25 back in the day. I wonder how much it would go for on Ebay?

Hey look again, it's the official guide to Walt Disney World from 1976. It's compliments of a company called GAF - whatever that was...

This guide is about 30 pages long. So I'm not planning to scan it for this blog any time soon.


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