Disneyland Main-Gate Map (1958)

This 1958 Disneyland main-gate map features a different style and color-scheme than the iterations of the previous two years. The identifying year and copyright information for Walt Disney Production (minus the s) can be found on both the front panel, as well as the interior map section, with a printing date of 6-1-58.

The front cover is void of a Disney character for the first time. Panel One instead shows five symbols, each representing one of the park’s lands, along with the standard “Welcome to Disneyland” headline and a revised paragraph of introductory text.

All of us at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom hope that your visit today will be a happy and memorable experience for you and your family. Your enjoyment of this and future visits is the first consideration of all Disneylanders. We always welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way.

 

The Disneyland Staff

The inside panels of the quad-fold brochure hold a less-detailed, but more refined (in terms of artwork) map titled, “Disneyland’s Five Lands. Furthermore, the the old lettered map-key has been replaced with updated descriptions of each land. The excerpt from Walt’s dedication speech remains.

DISNEYLAND: TO ALL WHO COME TO THIS HAPPY PLACE…Welcome

 

Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

 

Walt Disney

 

(Inscribed on Disneyland’s opening day, July 17, 1955, on the official dedication plaque located at the flagpole in Town Square, Main St.)

 

ADVENTURELAND, a cruise down mysterious tropic rivers, where adventure lurks around every bend

 

MAIN STREET is America at the turn of the century, at the dawn of a new era.

 

FANTASYLAND, the world of imagination, hopes and dreams, dedicated to the young-in-heart.

 

FRONTIERLAND is the colorful drama of Frontier America in the days of the covered wagon and the stage coach.

 

TOMORROWLAND, the Atomic Age of the future portraying the challenge of outer space.

The final three panels include information on personal services for visitors, an overview of the park’s available food options, a newly-added section on the park’s latest attraction offerings, and finally, a complete listing of the park’s no-admission shows and exhibits, categorized by location.

Additions to the list of personal services, not mentioned in the former main-gate map, include the Baby Station, Ken-L-Land, and Bekins Locker Service, while the sections on Public Telephones and the Disneyland Hotel have been removed. The wording of the other sections has been updated, as well.

PUBLIC FACILITIES:

 

Information:

General Information about Disneyland may be obtained at the City Hall on Main St. or from any Security Officer. Information about public transportation schedules and other Southern California attractions is available at North America Company’s Carefree Corner on Main St.

 

Baby Station:

Pablum Baby Foods provides free disposable diapers and foods for infants on E. Plaza St. Facilities are also available for preparing formulas and warming bottles. Baby sitting is not available.

 

Ken-L-Land:

Located outside the Main Entrance, offering airy, individual enclosures for dogs and cats. Cost of 25 cents includes choice of Ken-L-Ration pet food “dinner.”

 

Lost Children:

Facilities for care of children separated from their parents are maintained at the end of E. Plaza St. Report to the matron in charge.

 

First Aid:

Registered Nurses are on duty in Disneyland’s First Aid Center at the end of E. Plaza St. Doctor and ambulance are available for emergencies.

 

Rest Rooms:

Marked in each land. Main Street, next to City Hall and at West end of Center St.; Tomorrowland, near the Astrojet and Viewliner attractions, and south of TWA’S Rocket to the Moon; Fantasyland, across from the Dumbo ride; Frontierland, between entrances to Frontierland and Adventureland, to your left as you enter Frontierland, or to your right as you enter Adventureland. Also adjacent to the Frontierland Railroad Station.

 

Mail and Postage Stamps:

Stamps are available from dispensing machines in each of the lands. Mail boxes for letters and postcards are located throughout Disneyland.

 

Banking Service:

Bank of America maintains service at its Town Square location every day Disneyland is open, including Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Bekins Locker Service:

Facilities for checking baggage in Town Square, next to the Fire Station.

The list of food offerings includes some slight name revisions, two additions, one deletion, and a reclassification from the previous map (1957).

ADDITIONS:

Malt Shop (Frontierland)

Nesbitt Orange Drink Center (Tom Sawyer Island)

SUBTRACTIONS:

Maxwell House – Main Street

RECLASSIFICATIONS:

Puffin Bakery – Main Street

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

 

A wide variety of appetizing food and refreshments – with prices ranging from modest to moderate – is available for your enjoyment at Disneyland. Below is a complete list of dining facilities for your selection.

 

LIGHT FOOD AND SNACKS

 

Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen (Frontierland)

Carnation Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street)

Casa de Fritos (Mexican Food) (Frontierland)

Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship (Fantasyland)

Food Centers (Fantasyland)

Oaks Tavern (Frontierland)

Pepsi Cola’s Golden Horseshoe (Frontierland)

Plaza Gardens (At the Plaza)

Silver Banjo Barbeque (Frontierland)

Space Bar (Tomorrowland)

Yacht Bar (Tomorrowland)

 

REFRESHMENTS

 

Dairy Bar (Tomorrowland)

Cantina (Adventureland)

Coca Cola Refreshment Corner (Main Street)

Malt Shop (Frontierland)

Puffin Bakery (Main Street)

Refreshment Centers (Frontierland, Railroad Station, Adventureland, Fantasyland

Welch Grape Juice Arbor (Fantasyland)

Nesbitt Orange Drink Center (Tom Sawyer Island)

 

COMPLETE MEALS

 

Red Wagon Restaurant (Main St. at the Plaza)

The Pavillion (cafeteria style) (Main St. at the Plaza)

Chicken Plantation (Frontierland)

Gourmet Restaurants (Disneyland Hotel)

The “New Attractions” section (unique to this version of the map), which replaces the 1957 version’s land descriptions, discusses the park’s three latest additions.

When Disneyland opened, Walt Disney promised that it would “never be completed, but will continue to grow, to add new things, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Each year since opening in July, 1955, Disneyland has added new and unique attractions for the enjoyment of its guests. There are now 45 exciting adventures inside Disneyland. The latest additions are:

 

THE GRAND CANYON. Viewed from the trains of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad (including the new Excursion Train). It is the longest Diorama in the world.

 

THE “COLUMBIA.” A three-masted, fully rigged 1790 sailing vessel on the Frontierland river.

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Through the Rabbit Hole are the happy, nonsensical adventures from this famous story. Located in Fantasyland.

There are no additions to the list of show and exhibit offering, but two deletions: the American Dairy Association’s exhibit and the American Motors Circarama from Tomorrowland. Also, the wording in various attraction descriptions has been revised.

FRONTIERLAND

 

Pepsi Cola Golden Horseshoe Revue—40-minute old-west stage show, featuring comedy, singing and dancing.

 

MAIN STREET

 

Wurlitzer Music Hall—daily organ concerts and display of pianos and organs.

Upjohn Pharmacy—A detailed, accurate re-creation of a 1900 “drug store.”

Swift’s Market House—The old-fashioned General Store of Grandfather’s day.

Eastman Kodak—Display of both early and modern photographic equipment.

North America Companies—Complete Tourist Information and Registration Center at “Carefree Corner.”

Yale & Towne—A complete display of the locksmith’s art, from the oldest to the newest.

 

TOMORROWLAND

 

Monsanto’s House of the Future—“Years ahead” home showing the uses of plastics in home construction and appliances.

Kaiser Aluminum—Today’s and Tomorrow’s uses of this vital metal, presented in an entertaining exhibit.

Crane Company—“Fun with Water” and the Bathroom of the Future.

Richfield Diorama—“The Story of Oil” in a Technicolor motion picture.

Dutch Boy—The Color Gallery of paints.

Monsanto Hall of Chemistry—Exhibit of chemistry’s contributions to tomorrow’s life.

The 1958 Disneyland main-gate map marks the opening of three new attractions that remain popular fixtures of the park to this day, making it a highly-sought-after piece of ephemera from the park’s third full year of operation.

VALUE: The 1958 version, though a little more scarce than some versions, is relatively common on the market. Still, as an early park collectible, it consistently garners around $20.

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