Vintage Disneyland Gate Brochures

By Keith Mahne

Wouldn’t it be fun if we were able to travel back in time and spend a day at Disneyland? Although that capability isn’t yet available to us optimists, we do have the ability to see what the day to day activities were like at Disneyland by taking a look at the Park’s old main gate brochures. Given to guests as they entered the park, these handy flyers were packed with all the current festivities and attractions. They also provided which type of ticket (A,B,C,D or E) each attraction required. Today, let’s have a look at some of these wonderful brochures from 1968, 1976, and 1979 to really get a sense of what Disneyland had to offer its guests all those years ago. Continue after the page break for a nostalgic look into Disneyland’s past…

(Click on each brochure to enlarge the photo.)

Let’s begin by having a look inside this fantastic Disneyland brochure from Spring of 1968…


Did you see what was in Tomorrowland? Bell System’s futuristic Picture-phone exhibit! It was the Skype of 1968! That’s pretty cool technology for back then and more on that to come in a future article…

Next, we travel to Disneyland during the Summer of 1976! Notice that the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland is still chugging along, but will soon close for good a few months later on January 2, 1977…

Lastly, take a look at this brown beauty from Winter of 1979. In it you’ll see a great little Space Mountain advertisement. Big Thunder Mountain isn’t ready just yet as its got about 7 months before it becomes the “wildest ride in the wilderness!”…

Did you see anything in these great brochures of old Disneyland that stood out to you? If so, be sure to let us know in the comments! I swear I could look at these for hours! 

Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four.

Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true every day.


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