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Disney Vertigo: 1967

Disney Vertigo: 1967

Disneyland about 1967. The "vomit cups," as I recall them. Here are my indefatigable mom, still alive and kicking, my little brother and moi. These were the days of the ticket books. The letter coded rides! From what someone told me, it is now nearly $80 to be admitted to Disneyland. Kinda makes me NOT want to go. This was one of a series of my dad's crystal clear 35mm slides. Dad was a fine amateur photographer. He just had a nice touch! Of course, depending on where he sent his film to be developed, results could vary. Here's a link from a popular Disneyland site showing how the ride has changed over the years. View full size.

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Now that revisits my childhood much as any thing I've seen yet! I was looking for myself in the photo! Thanks!!


Teacups Farked.

Quality shot

Razor sharp, grain-free focus, and beautiful bright colors. Mvsman, your dad did a great job, and chose a quality film processor on this roll!


If you're over 40, never go on a ride like this with your kids--you'll embarrass them.

I Was There

This does bring back memories. I worked at this exact time as a ride operator on this ride as well as the adjacent Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. The two rides were under the same foreman, so the crews would tend to shift back and forth. Mr. Toad was more fun to operate because when we got bored we could mess with the car spacing and, once in a while, stand inside and jump on the back of a car mid-ride, just to give the riders an extra thrill. Obviously, none of this was Disney-approved procedure.


I went on that ride around 1958 or so with my Mom and brother. My brother took great delight in getting it spinning at top speed. I did not toss my cookies, but staggered off the ride looking green!

Teacups and Tuna

At the right, the late, lamented Captain Hook's Pirate Ship, home of the Chicken of the Sea restaurant. I wonder how many, having just devoured a tuna sandwich or two, went directly on the teacup ride, to their eventual regret.

A Big Strong Friend

...taking charge of the wheel; his drunkenness didn't affect him, but mine did me. Later, I saw him walking around inside Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Ahhh, Grad Night.

Well Named

The woman wearing yellow in the upper left cup looks like she agrees with your name for the ride!

Nice touch is right!

Yes, the vomit cup ride at Disneyland (among other places). I never went on any of them because I knew it was just asking for being nauseous the rest of the day!

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