Every time I go to Southern California, I always pass by a postcard rack at the John Wayne Airport with a number of Disney related postcards on it. I have walked by that rack at least twenty times and asked my self, “Do those cards really count?” I ask myself this question because the cards are mostly of Disney characters at the beach or some other Southern California landmark. On this last trip though, I finally broke down and bought a couple of cards, because while they were not necessarily “official” park cards…they did show images of Disneyland and California Adventure.
First up is this card with Tinkerbell over the Castle. It’s got a bunch on glittery stuff on it which gives it a little punch…but instead of saying “Disneyland” or something more related to the park, it says “California”. Interestingly, the castle appears to be in its winter decorations as snow is clearly visible on its towers. The back of the card does actually have a large “Disney Fairies” logo.
The second card features California adventure and says “Anaheim, California” on the front. It doesn’t have any Disney logo on the back…but the view of California Screamin’ taken at night is nicely done.
So…whether these “belong” in a Disney parks postcard collection is up for debate I suppose. After all, the cards in the Nickel Tour were all supposedly purchased at the park itself. But why argue? The pictures are nice and the cards are high quality…and they were only $0.89 each!!
I am past 1500 records in the checklist database now and up to NT1082 (Country Bear Jamboree). I’ll be working on getting more scans in once I get the text from all the cards in. Stay tuned!
Until next time…