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    Wink Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    I not only remember the ticket books, I have at least complete sets from both Disneyland and The Magic Kingdom (WDW). Did you know that they were interchangeable? You could indeed take tickets from Disneyland (where I worked and lived nearby) to WDW. I did this on my first WDW visit in 1978. As a cast member at Disneyland I got in free at The Magic Kingdom, but I did need tickets for the attractions. So, I bought them at Disneyland at a discount and used them in WDW!

    One thing I miss with the ticket books. It allowed seniors (my grandfather back then) to get in for just a nominal general admission price and enjoy the day with the grandkids as well as the many free shows, music and exhibits. I feel sorry for seniors now (my parents) who may want to go in to be with the rest of the family but it becomes a waste for them to pay for a full-fare pass (even at a senior discount). I think something should be done about this. I'm not sure what, but the current policy leaves the older folks out of the fun and enjoyment they could have. In some ways I really the ticket books!

    Any comments about that???

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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    Good article as always.
    A proofreading note: the attraction referred to twice as "Tom Swayer Island Rafts" appears to be misspelled in both instances.

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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by HighLeveller View Post
    A proofreading note: the attraction referred to twice as "Tom Swayer Island Rafts" appears to be misspelled in both instances.
    I guess I was thinking of the book Tom Swayer, written by Mrak Taiwn.

    Thank you for catching the typos. I just fixed them.
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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    50 years ago came the E Ti8cket Ride and a new phrase that now is commonly used to describe a wild ride or event. I still refer to things as being an E - Ticket.

    I have some of the tickets somewhere but one more move of furniture and who knows where they are but they do bring back memories.

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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTwain View Post
    Although some on MiceChat will disagree, I'm very glad for the "passport"-type main ticket we have today.
    I miss the relaxed pace of the pre-passport days......more sit down eateries and less ODV......more variety in the shops and less junk from China......a more kinetic Frontierland/Tomorrowland/Fantasyland and less shuttered attractions.

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    I am convinced that if Disneyland still had the A-E tickets there's no way a 4,000 person per hour attraction like the peoplemover gets axed.

    Even the Skyway, Motorboats and Keelboats still might be around
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    Wink Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    This brought back memories and some questions so I went to collection of old ticket books. The last one I have (year unknown) was the smaller size and cost $5.75 for admission and 13 adventures. It has 10 E ticket attractions (85c) and 4 of the E attractions had been downcraded to 70c D attractions. Changes occured often

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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    I miss the relaxed pace of the pre-passport days......more sit down eateries and less ODV......more variety in the shops and less junk from China......a more kinetic Frontierland/Tomorrowland/Fantasyland and less shuttered attractions.

    Also...

    I am convinced that if Disneyland still had the A-E tickets there's no way a 4,000 person per hour attraction like the peoplemover gets axed.

    Even the Skyway, Motorboats and Keelboats still might be around
    Amen.


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    Re: July 9, 2009: The Birth of the E Ticket

    As a kid, I can remember Momma grabbing up allof the unused tickets that were banded together from previous trips. We would try to save money by only buying a few D & E tickets and try to use up all of the A & B leftovers.
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