Throwback Thursday – Disney Style!

Magic Kingdom 1971

My mom & I in Magic Kingdom a long time ago!

Here’s a little “Throwback Thursday” Disney Style for your enjoyment today!

Back on October 1, 1971, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida opened with only 26 attractions. They were Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse, Sunshine Pavilion (now Enchanted Tiki Birds), Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel (now Prince Charming Regal Carrousel), Dumbo The Flying Elephant, Mad Tea Party, Mickey Mouse Revue, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, “it’s a small world”, Snow White’s Adventures, Diamond Horseshoe Revue, Frontier Shooting Gallery, Country Bear Jamboree, Mike Fink Keel Boats, Hall of Presidents, Haunted Mansion, Main Street Horseless Carriage, Jitney, Fire Truck, Horse-Drawn Streetcar, Omnibus, Main Street Cinema, Walt Disney World Railroad, Skyway, Tomorrowland Speedway and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The general admission cost was $3.50 for an adult, $2.50 for a junior (ages 12 to 17) and $1.50 for a child (ages 3 to 11). Your general admission ticket only got you in the park though. Back in those days, you had to buy tickets for the individual attractions. That is where the expression “E-Ticket” came from, for all of you young people out there! For around $4.00, you could purchase a 7 Adventure Book that gave you one A, one B, one C, two D and two E tickets.


Here’s how the attractions lined up back in 1971:


  • Diamond Horseshoe Revue

A Tickets

  • Horse-Drawn Streetcar
  • Omnibus
  • Jitney
  • Fire Engine
  • Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel
  • Main Street Horseless Carriage

B Tickets

  • Main Street Cinema
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Mike Fink Keel Boats
  • Frontier Shooting Gallery

C Tickets

  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Snow White’s Adventures
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

D Tickets

  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Skyway

E Tickets

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Sunshine Pavilion
  • Mickey Mouse Revue
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Haunted Mansion
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

It is amazing how much Walt Disney World has evolved through the years!

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Do you remember Disney World from long ago? Please leave a comment!

2 comments on “Throwback Thursday – Disney Style!

  1. We remember back then and having a Magic time watching our daughter having such amazing fun. No one knew at the time that those early experiences would plant seeds that would begin a lifetime of fun for us and Her family today. Looking forward to seeing some more “E” rides on our next trip and keeping up the traditions for Generations to come.

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