Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Fling at Disneyland

05.16.11 - Annette Funicello, the Elliott Brothers... During the 1960s, teens flocked to Disneyland to see these bands, and many more, at the Spring Fling.

The grand prize at the 1962 Spring Fling is this 1962 MG Midget courtesy of the British Motor Corp.
Spring Fling at Disneyland has been announced as a special party Saturday night, April 14, to set off the beginning of Spring Vacation with dancing throughout the Park and hundreds of special prizes topped by a brand new MG Midget sport car.

Party time is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets for the Spring Fling at Disneyland include admission to the Park, admission to any attraction as many times as desired, dancing to four bands in four locations, and a chance to win a wide array of exciting prizes.

For dancing and listening, the Elliott Brothers and their big band will swing at the Plaza Gardens; the Young Men from New Orleans will be at their old stand on the decks of the Mark Twain Riverboat; the Space Men will appear at the Space Bar in Tomorrowland; and the Barry Dane group will play in the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland.

Grand prize is a brand new sport car, the MG Midget, through the courtesy of British Motor Corp., Ltd., world's largest producer of sports cars.

Among the hundreds of other prizes will be trips to San Francisco via Western Airline Fan Jet, Tanner Gray Line Tours, sport clothes, special dinners, and tickets to future special shows at Disneyland.

Advance sale tickets, priced at $4 each, are available April 9 through April 13, at Music City in Hollywood, Lakewood, and downtown; at Desmonds in Pasadena, Crenshaw and Fashion Square; and the Disneyland box office all day and evening April 14, at $4.40 each.

Disneyland's regular daytime schedule on April 14 will terminate at 7 p.m. The Park will then close for one hour and reopen at 8 p.m. for Spring Fling at Disneyland. Tickets to Spring Fling will not be honored until 8 p.m.

From the 1962 First Spring Fling Press Release

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