Here's a link to the 1976 edition of the standard operating procedures for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean.
My favorite Disney-geek reading is the old operating-procedure manuals for the rides. These docs are all one-of-a-kind Rube Goldberg machines, intended to be operated by large crews of semi-skilled, lightly trained individuals who spend 8-12 hours per day loading the richest children on Earth into modified threshing machines. Therefore, the manuals tend to be wonderfully lucid and down-to-earth, the Hemingway of documentation.
(via The Disney Blog)
Update: Here's the Haunted Mansion manual from 1975 -- thanks, Tom!
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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