Sunday, July 19, 2009

Candy Box 
I'm dedicating this post to Vintage Disneyland Tickets, who recently shared photos of the original Fantasyland Central Ticket Booth on his wonderful blog.  

Since the 1970s, the little booth, vaguely resembling a medieval tournament tent, has been tucked into the back corner of Fantasyland.  But as early as 1959, the booth was right in the heart of everything.

When the Park ceased selling ticket books in the early 80s, the booth was transformed into a charming mini-mart for Kodak Film and information.

Still in use today (the gold-crowned peak was removed only a few months ago during a renovation), the little booth remains an eye-catching example of early Disney architecture.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Awesome post Kevin, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hey you save me the research. How cool is that! Looks like it was still a ticket booth when it was moved to its current location (Pre 1982?). Thanks again, great post!

Daveland said...

Cross-blogging; I love it! Thanks for the follow-up to Tim's great post!

Greg Maletic said...

Wow, I love this ticket booth.

Most Disney fans decry the "medieval tent" Fantasyland aesthetic as cheap, but done right, it's amazing.