This original Disneyland adult Big 11 ticket book from 1980, remains completely intact (save the Main Gate Admission coupon), featuring all original A-E coupons.
The ticket has a listed purchase price of $8.50 and would have entitled its holder to eleven “adventures,” spread across thirty-eight different attractions, grouped in the following lettered categories (based on degree of thrill and popularity):
E COUPON (4 of 4 remaining)
Tomorrowland: MONORAIL to Disneyland Hotel & Return; SPACE MOUNTAIN – Roller Coaster Type of Attraction; SUBMARINE VOYAGE
Fantasyland: IT’S A SMALL WORLD; MATTERHORN BOBLSEDS
Frontierland: BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
Bear Country: COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE
New Orleans Square: HAUNTED MANSION; PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Adventureland: ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM; JUNGLE CRUISE
D COUPON (3 of 3 remaining)
Main Street: DISNEYLAND RR TRAINS thru Grand Canyon & Primeval World
Tomorrowland: AMERICA SINGS; DISNEYLAND RR TRAINS thru Grand Canyon & Primeval World; PEOPLEMOVER thru Superspeed Tunnel; ROCKET JETS; SKYWAY TO FANTASYLAND (ONE WAY)
Fantasyland: SKYWAY TO TOMORROWLAND (ONE WAY); STORYBOOK LAND CANAL BOATS
Frontierland: MARK TWAIN STEAMBOAT; RAFTS TO TOM SAWYER’S ISLAND (CLOSED AT DUSK)
New Orleans Square: DISNEYLAND RR TRAINS thru Grand Canyon & Primeval World
C COUPON (2 of 2 remaining)
Tomorrowland: ADVENTURE THROUGH INNER SPACE; AUTOPIA; MISSION TO MARS
Fantasyland: DUMBO FLYING ELEPHANTS; MAD TEA PARTY; MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE; PETER PAN’S FLIGHT; SNOW WHITE’S ADVENTURES (SCARY)
B COUPON (1 of 1 remaining)
Fantasyland: ALICE IN WONDERLAND; CASEY JR. CIRCUS TRAIN
Frontierland: SHOOTING GALLERY
Adventureland: SWISS FAMILY TREEHOUSE
A COUPON (1 of 1 remaining)
Main Street: HORSE DRAWN STREETCARS; MAIN STREET CINEMA; MAIN STREET VEHICLES
Fantasyland: KING ARTHUR CARROUSEL
The coupon ticket-book system, which was instituted shortly after the park’s opening in 1955, was completely phased out by the early 80s.
In addition to the lettered coupons (which traditionally held printed price values on each, but don’t on this 1980 edition), the “Welcome to Disneyland” cover (under the Main Gate Admission coupon) provides the following introductory text and description of the complimentary attraction, The Walt Disney Story.
Welcome to Disneyland
We hope your visit in the Happiest Place on Earth will be a happy and memorable experience. This ticket book includes coupon admission to many wonderful adventures. In add, Gulf presents
THE WALT DISNEY STORY
A free attraction where you may follow Walt Disney’s work thru film, awards and personal memorabilia, and also see the dramatic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Return and visit us again soon.
The back cover features a Disneyland logo that includes a silhouetted Sleeping Beauty Castle surrounded by the text, “The Happiest Place on Earth,” as well as the ticket book’s identification and pricing information, and Walt Disney Productions copyright. The interior includes the comprehensive list of park attractions and the Globe Ticket Company identifying information.
This example of a complete Disneyland ticket book, just two years before the system was obsolete, represents a memorable collectible from a bygone era in the company’s (as well as the theme-park industry’s) history.