• Royal Donald Duck Banner

    This outstanding Velvet banner cost only ¥800 in 1987 and is a very rare collectors item. At that time TDL’s merchandise was the best of all the parks. As you can see this is a great example of their creativity. There were two others produced one featuring a blue velvet Mini Mouse and the other was a red […]

  • Disneyland Aerial View 1987

    This is a great aerial view of Disneyland from 1987. Click on it to make it bigger. In this photo you can clearly see Splash Mountain’s construction site. You can also see the new Big Thunder Ranch area between Big Thunder and the Disneyland Railroad. There is an enormous queue line at Star Tours. The Red and Blue […]

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    Star Tours Bumper Sticker

    This is the first Star Tours merchandise item I ever bought. I actually bought 5 of them! Two for my two cars, two for friends, and this one for my collection. This was during the three day long, 24 hour a day Grand Opening party that ran from January 9th to the 11th, 1987.  The lines were so long! It reminded […]

  • Royal Mickey Mouse Banner

    This outstanding Velvet banner cost only ¥550 in 1987. At that time TDL’s merchandise was the best of all the parks. As you can see this is a great example of their creativity. There were two others produced featuring a blue velvet Mini Mouse and a green velvet Donald Duck dressed as an Admiral. Tweet

  • TDL 5 Year Plaque

    This 6 1/2″ diameter, five year commemorative wooden plaque cost ¥550 in 1987.  Mickey is wearing his all-American-stars n’ stripes 4th of July outfit. I guess his other outfits were at the dry cleaners! Tweet

  • Boat Testing

    In the winter of 1987 Pirates went down for an extensive show and ride system rehab. Here is a boatload of “volunteers” testing to see how much water a guest can soak up. Tweet

  • Mark V Orange Delivered

    This is the first of 5 orange cars to be delivered in the summer of 1987. Great view of the retracted drive wheel. you can also see the 2 escape hatches on the roof. Photo taken from the top of the monorail and train maintenance building. “It’s a Small World” show building is on the […]