Thursday, September 14, 2006

Waiting for Pirates To Open...

Here's a pic of the entrance to the highly anticipated,
Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in late 1966.

Disneyland was careful to start a building's exterior
construction first on new attractions. This way there wouldn't be huge plywood walls ruining the atmosphere
in areas of the park. Also, this heightened the anticipation for visiting guests so they would return.

That would be a nice feature today...

Here's a neat Main Gate flyer for Pirates soon after opening day.

Amazing, the great effort Disneyland went to in advertising new attractions once you were already in the park.

In its slimplicity, this rare flyer must have been incredibly effective in 1967. It still is today...even without Jack Sparrow!


Blogger Major Pepperidge said...

Pirates of the Caribbean is a RIDE too??

11:02 AM  
Blogger Sharon Spotbottom said...

i heart they added jack sparrow to the pirate ride in LA.

12:12 PM  
Blogger thepicklebarrel said...


you wisenheimer, you!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Great piece. I have a really cool publicity kit for the Pirates Are Coming to have manufacturers start making Pirates themed merchandise!

5:51 PM  

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