Rather than put this in the "Ask Lou..." section of the site, I am posting an email received from a reader and my response here:
I see that you have a picture of an old E ticket on youe site. It brings back a lot of memories !! My family and I first went to Disney in the summer of 1978 and again summer of 79. We just recently went in April 2004.
Could you please tell me what the A - D ticket rides were in the late seventies ? My sister and I are trying to figure it out from memory.
Regards, Todd S.
Thank you for your email.
I agree about the old ticket books being nostalgic. I actually have a few complete books, as well as a framed one on my wall, and an E-Ticket framed as well! My first visit was in 1971, just a month after WDW opened (although I don't remember, being only three at the time... but I have a picture of me on Main Street on the site).
If I recall correctly, the tickets during the late 70's were as follows:
A - Cinderella's Golden Carrousel, Main Street Cinema, Main Street Horse Cars, Main Street Horseless carriage-Jitney, Main Street Omnibus, Main Street Fire Engine
B - Dumbo, Mad Tea Party, Frontierland Shootin' Gallery, Mike Fink Keel Boats, Swiss Family Treehouse
C - WDW Railroad, Grand Prix Raceway, Peter Pans' Flight, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
D - Enchanted Tiki Birds, Tom Sawyer Island, Liberty Square Riverboats, Skyway (one way), WEDway PeopleMover (later became an E-Ticket), Mission to Mars, Star Jets
E - it's a small world, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Country Bear Jamboree, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Hall of Presidents, Space Mountain
Some attractions would also change periodically, and be "promoted" or "demoted" to a lower or higher level, such as the WEDWay PeopleMover, which went from a D to an E Ticket attraction, or the Main Street Cinema, which went from a B to an A attraction.