The ``E`` Ticket Magazine

The “E” Ticket was a fanzine devoted to the history of Disneyland and its attractions, especially the park as it existed during the lifetime of Walt Disney, publishing forty six issues between 1986 and 2009. It was edited and published by Disneyland fans Leon Janzen and Jack Janzen until Leon’s sudden death on September 9, 2003. The last issue published by the brothers was the Fall 2003 Issue, #40, on Adventure Thru Inner Space. Jack continued the magazine without his brother, beginning with #41 in October 2004. In the final issue, #46 (Summer 2009), Jack noted that making the magazine “Hasn’t been much fun without Leon”,[1] and he decided to end the magazine’s run.

Disney and animation historian Michael Barrier has cited it as “An extremely valuable record, one that can no longer be duplicated, given the deaths of most of the interview subjects.”[2]

The magazine (including all remaining back stock) was sold in 2009 to the Walt Disney Family Foundation to augment the historic resources of The Walt Disney Family Museum it established that year.[3] Back issues of “E” Ticket are sold at the Museum’s bookstore.[1]

The magazine was named after the E tickets that, before the move to flat-rate entry tickets, denoted the top rides in the park.


The ``E`` Ticket Magazine


The following is a list of the issues of the magazine and the attraction, land, or other cover story featured:

Also produced were three CD-ROM collections of back issues in digital format:

  • CD 1: Contains issues 1–8, along with the 1988 Annual and 1991 Annual issues.
  • CD 2: Contains issues 9–16.
  • CD 3: Contains issues 17–24.

About The “E” Ticket Magazine


If your interests include the history of Disneyland, Walt Disney’s first Magic Kingdom, this is the publication for you! A place where Senior Disney artists and Imagineers shares their personal experiences, artwork, and photographs. Read facts about and see photos of the first ImagineerWalt Disney. Each issue showcases a ride or attraction which is described and illustrated in loving detail. Additionally, The Disney Theme Parks are explored with maps, drawings, and rare photographs.

The “E” Ticket Magazine features interviews with the artists, Imagineers and other creative individuals who helped design and build Disneyland. Also contained in these issues are rare reviews of Disneyland and researched histories of the construction of favorite rides and attractions, some of which are now only memories.  Issues are packed with hard to find photographs, sometimes up to 50 in a single issue.

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The “E” Ticket Magazine began in 1986 by two brothers, Jack and Leon Janzen, who wanted to add something to the new hobby of collecting Disneyland souvenirs and memorabilia. Years passed and the small-time magazine flourished. Leon Janzen, eldest of the brothers, died suddenly in 2003, leaving brother Jack to continue. Well, it hasn’t been much fun without Leon, and it’s time for this ride to come to an end. As most of you already know, Issue #46 is our last.

Now for the Good News! The “E” Ticket Magazine will soon become part of the extraordinary effort of the Walt Disney Family Foundation to establish a museum commemorating Walt Disney the man. The “E” Ticket Magazine body of work of the last twenty-three years will be safe and accessible to fans of Walt Disney and the Disney Theme Parks for many years to come. We couldn’t be more pleased.

As our favorite ride at Disneyland would eventually come to a complete stop, The “E” Ticket Magazine has ended its 23-year run. Our great thanks to all of our devoted Readers for years of support and enthusiasm. The ‘E’ Ticket magazine presents favorite Disneyland and Disney World attractions using rare photos and artwork. Disney artists and Imagineers tell of rides now gone, sharing memories of Walt Disney. Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney, Theme Park, Imagineer, Imagineering, EPCOT, The ‘E’ Ticket

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