This 1961 Disneyland main-gate map, which is basically a replica of the 1960 version in terms of style and coloring, documents the changes that have come to the Magic Kingdom over the past thirteen months since last printing.
The identifying year and copyright information for Walt Disney Productions can be found on the back panel with a printing date of 7-61. The front cover again features five cartoon figures, each dressed in representative garb of the various lands of the park. The “Welcome to Disneyland” headline is retained, as is the paragraph of introductory text (save the dash which formerly prefaced The Disneyland Staff).
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. For an introduction to the Magic Kingdom, we suggest that you take a few moments now to look over this folder. As you explore Disneyland keep it handy for reference. The information it contains has been prepared to help make your visit as pleasant an experience as possible.
HAVE A HAPPY DAY!
The Disneyland Staff
The inside panels of the tri-fold brochure hold the same map, except for the addition of the Disneyland Monorail, Disneyland Hotel, and Flying Saucers attraction, and the deletion of the Disneyland Grand Canyon text from a portion of the railroad route. This year’s list of park attractions, categorized by land, sees the singular addition of the famed Flying Saucers in Tomorrowland.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM:
MAP OF DISNEYLAND USA
ADVENTURELAND: Rivers of the World Jungle Boat Cruise
FANTASYLAND: King Arthur Carrousel; Sleeping Beauty Castle; Midget Autopia; Mickey Mouse Club Theatre; Casey Jr. Circus Train; Dumbo Flying Elephants; Mad Tea Party; Peter Pan Flight; Storybook Land Canal Boats; Motor Boat Cruise; Alice in Wonderland; Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride; Snow White’s Adventures; Skyway to Tomorrowland; Fantasyland Autopia; Matterhorn Boblseds
MAIN STREET: Main Street Horse Cars; Main Street Cinema; Horse-Drawn Surreys; Fire Engines; Horseless Carriages; Omnibus; Shooting Gallery-Main Street; SF & D Excursion Train; SF & D Passenger Train; SF & D Freight Train
TOMORROWLAND: Art of Animation; 20,000 Leagues Exhibit; Tomorrowland Autopia; Skyway to Fantasyland; Astrojet; Submarine Voyage; Monorail Trains; Moon Rocket; Flying Saucers
FRONTIERLAND: Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland; Indian War Canoes; Mike Fink Keel Boats; Shooting Gallery-Frontierland; Tom Sawyer Island Rafts; Columbia; The Mark Twain; Pack Mules through Nature’s Wonderland
The final two panels of the brochure include a listing of the park’s no-admission shows and exhibits, information on personal services for visitors, and a brief overview of the park’s available food options.
There is one deletion to the list of free shows and exhibits: Crane Company in Tomorrowland. Otherwise, the section remains identical to the previous year’s listings.
SPECIAL SHOWS AND EXHIBITS
Your Disneyland admission includes…access to the four “lands” and Main Street and the many shows and exhibits sponsored by nationally famous companies and presented free of charge within these areas.
On MAIN STREET you’ll find these fascinating permanent exhibits:
Eastman Kodak—Display of photographic equipment and free photo information.
North America Companies—Complete Tourist Information and Registration Center at “Carefree Corner.”
Upjohn Pharmacy—A detailed and accurate re-creation of an 1890 era “drug store.”
Swift’s Market House—The General Store of Grandfather’s day, complete to package goods and party line wall telephones.
Wurlitzer Music Hall—Display of pianos and organs and daily organ concerts.
Yale & Towne—An informative display of the locksmith’s art, from earliest times to the present.
In FRONTIERLAND be sure to see:
Pepsi Cola Golden Horseshoe Revue—A way-out-west variety show with comedy, singing and dancing.
In TOMORROWLAND look for:
Monsanto’s House of the Future—“Years ahead” home shows the uses of plastics in the home of the future.
Bell Telephone System—“America the Beautiful” shown in the unique Circarama film process, and the story of communications.
Dutch Boy—The Color Gallery of paints.
Monsanto Hall of Chemistry—Exhibit shows chemistry’s contributions to tomorrow’s life.
The list of personal services remains unchanged.
TO MAKE YOUR VISIT MORE ENJOYABLE:
You may obtain general information about Disneyland at City Hall on Main Street or from any Disneyland Security Officer. Information about public transportation schedules and other Southern California points of interest is available at North America Companies Carefree Corner on Main Street.
Pablum Baby Foods provides free disposable diapers and foods for infants on East Plaza Street. Facilities are also available for preparing formula and warming bottles. Baby sitting is NOT available.
Stollers and Wheel Chairs:
Strollers and wheel chairs are available at a nominal rental for the day, at the east side of Town Square near the Main Entrance.
Located to the right of and outside the Main Entrance. You may leave your pet in an airy, individual enclosure at a cost of 25 cents for the day. The charge includes a choice of Ken-L-Ration pet food “dinner.”
Facilities for the care of children separated from their parents are maintained at the end of East Plaza Street. The matron in charge will assist you.
Registered Nurses are on duty in the First Aid Center, adjacent to the Lost Children’s facility, end of East Plaza Street. Doctor and ambulance are available in emergencies.
Postage Stamps and Mail Service:
Stamps are available in vending machines located in each of the lands. Mail boxes for cards and letters are located throughout Disneyland. There is NO United States Post Office station located within Disneyland.
Located in each of the lands. Ask a Disneyland employee for the location of the one nearby.
Bank of America provides service at its Town Square location every day Disneyland is open, including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Facilities for checking baggage in Town Square, next to the Fire Station.
Located in each of the lands. Any employee will direct you to the nearest one.
The list of food offerings includes a single addition and retains the location-key, as used in the 1960 version: (1) Main Street (2) Adventureland (3) Frontierland (4) Fantasyland (5) Tomorrowland.
Sunkist Citrus House (1)
Your Guide to Food and Refreshments at Disneyland:
You will find every type of food service available within the Park or at the Disneyland Hotel, opposite the Main Auto Exit. Here is a complete listing of these facilities for your information and guidance:
LIGHT FOOD AND SNACKS
Carnation Ice Cream Parlor (1)
Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship (4)
Food Centers (4)
Hill Bros. Coffee House and Garden (1)
Oaks Tavern (3)
Pepsi Cola’s Golden Horseshoe (3)
Plaza Gardens (1)
Silver Banjo Barbecue (3)
Space Bar (5)
Yacht Bar (5)
Coca Cola Refreshment Corner (1)
Malt Shop (3)
Nesbitt Orange Drink Center (3)
Welch Grape Juice Arbor (4)
Sunkist Citrus House (1)
Red Wagon Inn (Restaurant) (1)
The Pavillion (Cafeteria Style) (1)
Chicken Plantation (3)
Gourmet Restaurants, Disneyland Hotel
Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen (3)
Casa de Fritos (5)
This main-gate map retains the 60s look and style, while documenting the continuing evolution of an early Disneyland, making it a highly-sought-after piece of ephemera from the park’s seventh year of operation.
VALUE: The 1961 map is a fairly common version, appearing regularly on the market. Still, as an early park collectible, it consistently garners around $20.