Hello Adventurers! Trader Tommy here with an update on the new adventures available to anyone who dares! The Adventureland Trading Company is open for business at the Indiana Jones Outpost. Guests can go on several different quests to hunt for “juju”, which are little artifacts that they can collect and trade. Below is a quick rundown of the quests. Continue reading
Hello everyone! Tommy here again with a special trip report for you! Recently, our friends at Catalina Express and the Descanso Beach Club invited us over for the day to take a tour of Catalina Island. This laid-back retreat is just a few miles off the coast and can be seen on a clear day from some of our local beaches. There are several ways to get here from the Howard Johnson Anaheim, so make sure to speak to the front desk so they can help you plan your trip.
RETRO DISNEYLAND HISTORY
Did you know there used to be a helicopter service to Disneyland? From 1956 to 1972 there was a helicopter service between Disneyland and Los Angeles (and points in between). You could fly into LAX and then take a quick helicopter trip directly to Disneyland. Initially one would land near Tomorrowland and in later years in the front of the Disneyland Hotel.
Disneyland opened in 1955 and since opening day, each cast member has worn a name tag. Some without an actual name printed, but all wore a tag. Here’s a great set of photos taking you through the basic name tags of the past and present. They have certainly morphed, but more or less have kept the same familiar shape. Of course there are many, many themed badges for special events, birthdays, marketing messages, contractors, etc., but you can always tell a real cast member badge from the promotional varieties.
This metal tag was used from opening day in 1955 through the early 1960s. In the late 1950s if the full name was imprinted, it signified a salaried worker or area supervisor. These with the full name were not as common.