Well, it's the 27th of May....and exactly 34 years ago today, Space Mountain officially opened at Disneyland. Last year I posted a couple newspaper articles about the opening, as well as my story about the very first time that I rode Space Mountain. To see that post, click here. Below, are a couple more vintage newspaper clippings. Once again, I have saved these since childhood.
Also on the 27th of May, but one year later (1978), The New Matterhorn opened at Disneyland. Here's an ad from the L.A. Times dated just one day after the official opening. This particular version of the New Matterhorn advertisement used red ink for the Abominable Snowman's eye's. It was much rarer to see colored ink used in newspapers back then....the exception of course, would have been the Sunday Comics section. I wonder how much more Disney had to pay to have the red added?
On the reverse side of this ad, there happens to be an advertisement for Knott's Berry Farm's Montezooma's Revenge, which opened that same year.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone! Be safe!
Mark Twain, June 1963
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