Starting when Disneyland opened in 1955, the huge theme park used a ticketing system, starting with A, B & C ticket tiers. Disneyland’s long-running five-ticket system — A, B, C, D & E — came into place in June 1959.
The most popular and/or newest rides were found on the E ticket, and you worked up the alphabet to the attractions less in demand. Basically, each ticket book had one fantastic ticket, a few good tickets, and on down the line. Let’s just say that a lot of people went home with some extra A tickets. (On that note, the tickets below come from several different years, and are not part of a single set.)
The coupon concept was phased out entirely by June of 1982, in favor of the current all-access-style pass.
Disneyland tickets: A adult admission – Good for choice of one (blue)
Main Street: Fire engine – Horse-drawn street cars – Horseless carriages – Main Street Cinema – Omnibus
Fantasyland: King Arthur Carrousel – Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Disneyland tickets: B coupon adult admission (25c – red)
Main Street: Main Street Cinema
Fantasyland: Alice in Wonderland, Casey Jr Circus Train, Motor Boat Cruise
Disneyland Ticket Books are a most convenient way to enjoy the Magic Kingdom. Both the Big 10 and Deluxe 15 Ticket Books include admission to Disney- land and a selection of rides and attractions on an A, B, C, D and E ticket basis.
THE BIG 10 Ticket Book includes Admission to the Park and a selection of attractions as shown below:
1-A, 1-B, 2-Cs, 3-Ds, 3-Es
THE DELUXE 15 Ticket Book includes Admission to the Park and a selection of attractions as shown below
1-A, 2-Bs, 3-Cs, 4-Ds, 5-Es
If you have already purchased a General Admission ticket, you may buy the Big 10 or Deluxe 15 Ticket Book without the admission ticket at any Central Ticket Booth inside the Park. Without the special Main Gate admission, the Big 10 Ticket Book is $3, and the Deluxe 15 Ticket Book is $4.00 for adults. Refer to the area maps for locations.
The popular Guided Tour is especially recommended for “first time visitors.” Visitors are taken on an exciting tour of Disneyland by a charming Guide who tells the fascinating story of the Magic Kingdom’s history and growth. The Guided Tour includes admission to Disneyland and a selection of six of the Park’s popular attractions.
If you have already purchased a General Admission ticket, you may buy a Guided Tour ticket at the ticket booth adjacent to “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.” Tour tickets, minus Main Gate admission, are $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children.
A regular Disneyland ticket book (from 1967 or later)
Welcome to Disneyland USA
We hope that your visit with us today will be a happy and memorable experience for you and your family. This ticket book is your passport to many wonderful adventures in the Magic Kingdom. May your day at Disneyland be a pleasant one. Return and visit us again soon. – WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS
A Disneyland “Starlite” nighttime ticket book – only can be used after 6pm (from 1966 or earlier)
We hope that your visit with us tonight will be a happy and memorable experience for you. This ticket book is your passport to many wonderful adventures in the Magic Kingdom. May your “Starlite” at Disneyland be a pleasant one. Return and visit us again soon. – WALT DISNEY
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