Many thanks to Ken Eslick who toils away over at the Disneyland Postcard Reference Guide, collecting, cataloging, and preserving Disneyland’s history of postcards. This outing, we have a folder of 12 cards which showcases some of the special decor and attractions for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary.

There is more complete information on this folder at this link: Happiest Homecoming on Earth Collection

Perusing Ken’s site is a great way to spend an afternoon. You are likely to find images of some of your favorite rides, attractions, and parades from your childhood. And the most fun is finding cards of things you never knew existed in Disneyland!

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Disneyland’s anniversary wasn’t that long ago, but doesn’t it seem like a distant memory already? What do you remember about the 50th Anniversary celebration at Disneyland?

WE ALSO VISITED HONG KONG DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK.  CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT.

  • mratigan

    Thanks

  • Dustysage

    Oh how I miss Matt Ouimet, the former Disneyland President who rescued Disneyland from Paul Pressler and fixed the park just in time for the 50th. He really pulled off a miracle. Not only did the 50th drive massive attendance, it has continued to this day!

    The investment in park infrastructure, paint, and making things look nostalgic and good have fueled recod profits.

    It’s a lesson that some of Disney’s other resorts seem to ignore (Yes WDW and Disneyland Paris, I’m talking to you).

    Oh, and what happened to Matt Ouimet? He just took over the entire Cedar Fair company and is working on the Disneyland 50th style rebirth of Knott’s Berry Farm. That guy is my hero!

    • Geezer

      Amen Dusty,
      DL needs a President who appreciates the history and traditions of the park……not a generic, “one park” suit. Matt did a great job and I think Disney blew it by letting him leave. I also remember Walter Knotts park and I think Matts influence is filtering down to the good job that’s being done there.

  • keslick

    Thanks, Rick, for all your hard work 🙂

    DisneylandPostcards.net

  • Timekeeper

    Great Postcards! I sometimes miss the old photo mosaics scattered here and there in DL.

    Timekeeper