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TITLE P - 50resented here, for your enjoyment, is a magical and musical virtual audio tour of the Happiest Place on Earth, both past and present. From this comprehensive collection of rare audio recordings, the stay at home listener is granted their very own 'E' Ticket to adventures that recreate the ambiance and simulate the you-are-there sensation of an actual trip to the park. Just close your eyes and let your mind run free. It won't be hard to imagine you are really inside the Magic Kingdom for an exciting day at Disneyland, the place where dreams really do come true...
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1 - Walt Disney Takes You to New Orleans Square  3:28

Walt Disney invites guests to one of the Magic Kingdom's most charming and elegant destinations. Among its twisting back alleyways and shady courtyards, with it's many distinctive wrought iron balconies, are quaint little gift boutiques, romantic street cafés and wandering sidewalk Dixieland musicians playing New Orleans style  jazz.

 

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2 - New Orleans Square Attraction Preview - Jack Wagner  4:30

Premiering in 1966, New Orleans Square was the first new land to be added to the Magic Kingdom since the park originally opened in 1955. Jack Wagner provides us with an orientation of the many attractions found within this land, including two of Disneyland's very best...  Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.

 

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3 - Swanee River - New Orleans Square Medley  5:26

Walt Disney made no secret about his love of Dixieland music, and from Disneyland's very beginnings, the sweet sound of New Orleans jazz could be enjoyed throughout the park. One song in particular, Swanee River, has become a sort-of unofficial theme song for New Orleans Square, having been performed by dozens of musical groups.

 

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4 - The Disney Gallery - Original Area Background Music  24:35

The second story floors of several New Orleans Square buildings were originally intended to be used as a luxurious residence for Walt Disney and his family. The area remained unfinished and unoccupied for many years, but in 1987 a new staircase was constructed and a gallery area was opened to guests, showcasing the art of Disneyland.

 

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5 - The Disney Gallery - Area Background Music (Part One)  24:15

The original area music heard throughout the showrooms of the Disney Gallery was a collection of contemporary easy listening renditions of familiar Disney songs. It was replaced in 1994 with a more appropriately themed classical interpretation of Disney theme songs, each performed in a pseudo-baroque style complete with harpsichord.

 

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6 - The Disney Gallery - Area Background Music (Part Two)  24:52

The original Disney Gallery in New Orleans Square closed in 2007, and has since been converted into the luxurious Disney Dream Suite. Following a special promotion held in 2007-2008, where each day lucky guests were selected at randomto stay overnight, the facility has since been occupied mainly by Disney executives and VIP guests.

 

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7 - Club 33 - Area Background Music  42:52

Located at 33 Royal Street, on the second floors of New Orleans Square, Club 33 is one of Disneyland's best-kept secrets. This exclusive private club is open to members only, and has a 14 year waiting list. Some of the furnishings include actual props used in classic Walt Disney films, such as Mary Poppins and the Happiest Millionaire.

 

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8 - Club 33 Dining Room - Atmosphere Music  25:21

There are two dining areas within Club 33. The more rustic of these is often referred to as the trophy room, having once contained African masks, mounted moose heads and other such hunting trophies. The larger and more luxurious main dining room is the showplace of Club 33, adorned in ornate furnishings and other five-star finery.

 

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9 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Introduction  1:00

Pirates of the Caribbean premiered at Disneyland in 1967, and remains the crowning jewel of all Disney theme park attractions to this day. This exciting journey into the legendary days of hidden treasure and swashbuckling buccaneers is one Walt Disney's greatest achievements and is a true living legacy of the master showman.

 

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10 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Overture  3:07

The theme song heard throughout Pirates of the Caribbean,"Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate's Life for Me,"  is one of the most instantly recognizable pieces of music ever written for a Disney attraction. It was written by former Disney animator turned script writer Xavier Antencio, who also wrote the theme music for the Haunted Mansion.

 

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11 - The Blue Bayou  2:47

The Blue Bayou is perhaps Disneyland's most elegant dining location, simulating the romance and beauty of a southern swampland in the glow of twilight. Here guests dine under the moon and stars while boats carrying Pirates of the Caribbean passengers peacefully glide by, just before charting their course to a rollicking adventure.

 

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12 - Pirates of the Caribbean  16:18

An ominous skull warns passengers of danger ahead as they plunge down a waterfall and into the mysterious dark caves of a hidden treasure. Then the crew of a pirate galleon does battle with a Spanish fortress as passengers sail through a Caribbean seaside village raided by a jolly band of fun-loving, swashbuckling buccaneers.

 

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13 -Pirates of the Caribbean - Stuffed Pirate  1:01

In the 90's, what increasingly became a more controversial bit of dialogue delivered by one of the Disneyland pirates was replaced with a new, and more "politically correct"  version. Now instead of a monologue concerning his appetite for a young maiden who is hiding from his threatening advances, he instead discusses his appetite for food.

 

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14 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Arsenal Scene  1:04

A fully recorded scene originally intended for the arsenal room at the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean was never used, as it was decided to have the pirates continue singing "Yo Ho! Yo Ho!"  in order to keep up with the jovial spirit found thoughout the rest of attraction. Heard here is the soundtrack for that scene as it was originally planned.

 

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15 - Pirates of the Caribbean - The Television Tour  8:03

In 1968, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color presented television audiences with an extensive look into Disneyland's all-new 'E' ticket pirate adventure. The complete attraction was presented as a ride-through experience. In addition to the original soundtrack, additional music was composed exclusively for the televised version.

 

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16 - Pieces-of-Eight, Pirate Arcade - Area Background Music  2:08

At the exit to the Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, guests pass through a gift shop containing pirate themed souvenirs such as toy rifles, Jolly Roger flags, and various items adorned with skull and cross bones insignia. There is also a machine that presses pennies into doubloons and a mechanical soothsayer known as Fortune Red.

 

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17 - Port Royal Curios and Curiosities - Area Background Music  20:02

A popular activity for New Orleans Square guests is browsing through its many quaint little gift shops. The first store guests often encounter is a pirate themed mercantile named for the notorious port of call in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Many veteran guests may remember when this was the One-Of-A-Kind antique shop.

 

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18 - The Bootstrappers - Pirate Band  21:11

The success of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise has sparked a new popularity for all things pirate related, bringing many new themed elements back to Disneyland, including a motley band of musical buccaneers often seen wandering the streets of New Orleans Square, or performing across the river on Tom Sawyer's Island.

 

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19 - The Jambalaya Jazz Band  8:00

In New Orleans Square, the sight and sound of marching jazz musicians is an every day occurrence, and guests are always encouraged to join the parade. A favorite of these wandering troupes is the Jambalaya Jazz Band. These energetic performers are often joined by a vivacious character known as Queenie who dances alongside them.

 

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20 - New Orleans Square Waterfront - Area Background Music  24:30

New Orleans Square rests along the banks of Disneyland's romantic Rivers of America. Along the waterfront the air is filled with the syncopated rhythms of New Orleans style Dixieland jazz. Here guests pause and watch the activity along this bustling riverbed as the graceful Mark Twain and Sailing Ship Columbia peacefully glide by.

 

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21 - The Dukes of Dixieland  4:05

Through the years, Disneyland 's New Orleans Square has hosted some of the greatest Dixieland jazz musicians of all time. A crowd favorite was always the Dukes of Dixieland. They often participated in the Dixieland at Disneyland festival held every year throughout the 1960's, and made several other guests appearances year-round.

 

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22 - The Original Dixieland Jazz Minors  21:10

Many musical acts have come and gone at Disneyland over the years. From the late 70's to early 80's a troupe of college age musicians called the Jazz Minors performed in New Orleans Square every summer. This rambunctious bunch of boys exuded energy that was infectious among guests, specializing in Roaring 20's style Dixieland.

 

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23 - The Reynolds Brothers - Rhythm Rascals  25:35

The two brothers who formed this group in the 1990's, had earlier appeared in seperate parks on seperate coasts, one as a member of the Banjo Kings in Walt Disney World and the other as a Main Street Maniac  in Disneyland. After a brief stint in New Orleans Square, they moved to Disney's California Adventure, where they can be seen today.

 

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24 - The Bayou Brass  9:08

The Bayou Brass first appeared in Disneyland in the late 90's. An unusual act for 19th century themed New Orleans Square, they were more reminicent of the contemporary groups that frequent the venues of the Cresent City in the 21st century, fusing together traditional jazz styles with a spectrum of modern day musical influences.

 

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25 - The Royal Street Bachelors  17:46

The Royal Street Bachelors are thee New Orleans Square staple jazz ensemble, having performed their daily sidewalk concerts here since 1966. Although all the founding members have long since retired, the group and its definitive New Orleans Square sound continues to this day as one of Disneyland's longest standing traditions.

 

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26 - French Quarter Window Chatter - Tootie and the Old Lady  3:05

New Orleans Square has several quiet courtyard areas off the beaten path of the park's normal hustle and bustle. Coming from the upper floor windows guests may overhear some of the residents of the Big Easy in several comical scenarios, including the sounds of an elderly southern lady, her destructive feline and a wisecracking mockingbird.

 

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27 - The Disneyland Railroad - New Orleans Square Station  1:55

The train depot that serves Frontierland and New Orleans Square is distinguished by its adjacent telegraph office, where the constant clicking of Morse code delivers the Disneyland 1955 opening day dedication. Since it was first delivered, the Disneyland trains have covered enough track to encircle the globe more than 150 times.

 

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28 - The French Market - Teddy Buckner and the Jazz All-Stars  3:17

The bandstand located within the outdoor patio area of the French Market restaurant in New Orleans Square has hosted dozens of famous jazz groups over the decades. For several years, this was the venue for world-renowned musician Teddy Buckner and his band of Jazz All-Stars who were a regularly featured act at this popular eatery.

 

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29 - The French Market - Side Street Strutters  17:02

The Side Street Strutters began performing regularly at Disneyland in the mid 1980's, and continue to make special guest appearances in the park to this day. Their usual venue is the bandstand at the French Market restaurant. Many of their recordings are also used as part of the background music heard around the New Orleans Square area.

 

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30 - The French Market - Area Background Music  25:04

The French Market restaurant in Disneyland is based on the New Orleans original  in the historic French Quarter. This large outdoor café offers delicious Creole dishes and southern fried soul food. When there are no live musicians performing, guest will instead hear a collection songs performed in the Cajun style of the Louisiana bayou.

 

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31 - Le Bat en Rouge - Area Background Music  13:08

Le Bat en Rouge was a popular shop where all manner of Gothic and occult themed paraphernalia could be found in abundance. The store also carried a large selection of items based on the Tim Burton musical fantasy, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," which was also the theme for the Christmas overlay of the nearby Haunted Mansion.

 

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32 - Le Bat en Rouge - Haunted Mansion Area Music  7:00

The cult following for Disney's Haunted Mansion has resulted in a growing demand for merchandise related to this attraction, and Le Bat en Rouge was once the best place in Disneyland to find it. The area music heard in this shop was a combination of the Haunted Mansion soundtrack and songs from "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

 

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33 - The Disneyland Band - Grim Grinning Ghosts  1:00

The Disneyland Band will often leave the confines of Main Street USA and wander throughout the park. Sometimes they will show up in some unusual places. In New Orleans Square they often pause in front of the Haunted Mansion to perform a ghostly funeral dirge, in the tradition of New Orleans funeral marches.

 

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34 - Haunted Mansion - Introduction  2:35

The Haunted Mansion is one of Disneyland's most popular 'E' Ticket experiences. Here, the emphasis is more on the light than the fright, and dark humor and comical puns are abound. Veteran Disney vocal artist Paul Frees provides a comical preview of the many unearthly delights that can be found throughout this famous attraction.

 

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35 - The Haunted Mansion  16:18

Disneyland's happy haunting ground is home to 999 spooky residents including a foreboding ghost host who guides "foolish mortals"  through the boundless realm of the supernatural. Here guests encounter dark and eerie hallways, a mysterious séance room with a floating crystal ball, a ghostly ballroom, and a muscal graveyard.

 

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36 - The Haunted Mansion - Madame Leota Séance Room  1:48

Madame Leota is the glowing head inside the crystal ball in the Haunted Mansion's séance room. She was voiced by Eleanor Audley, who also provided the voices of the wicked stepmother from Walt Disney's Cinderella and the evil fairy Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Imagineer Leota Toombs provided the face for the projected image.

 

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37 - The Haunted Mansion - Pipe Organ  3:31

World-renowned organist Gaylord Carter was commissioned by Disney to perform the otherworldly organ music heard within the Haunted Mansion's foyer and grand ballroom. The pipe organ that appears in the ballroom sequence is the very same one used in Disney's classic live-action adventure,"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

 

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38 - Grim Grinning Ghosts - Sing-Along  4:28

Many consider Haunted Mansion their all-time favorite Disneyland attraction, so it is no surprise that the theme song "Grim Grinning Ghosts," has been covered by many popular recording artists. Here are two very different interpretations of this familiar graveyard dirge, as performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, and by the Bare Naked Ladies.

 

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39 - Singing Busts - The Dapper Dans  1:26

In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures released a Haunted Mansion feature-length movie based on the Disneyland attraction.  Many characters from the attraction were highlighted, including the singing busts from the graveyard scene. Recruited to provide their voices for the film version were Disneyland's own Dapper Dans barbershop quartet.

 

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