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's Little Man of Disneyland  7:00

This rare storyteller album was released during the construction of Disneyland, and could very well be the very first commercially released recording about the park ever produced. It was released by Golden Records in conjunction with an illustrated Little Golden Book which could be followed along as you listened to the record.



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2 - Disneyland Theme / When You Wish Upon a Star  3:17

This rare Little Golden Record contained two songs, including When You Wish Upon a Star and the main title theme from the Disneyland TV series, which premiered on ABC in the fall of 1954. Before Disney's in-house record label was formed in 1955, Golden Records was one of the primary producers of Walt Disney record albums.



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COMING SOON   3 - Your Trip to Disneyland on Records  0:00

This rare recording was part of an unusual set of short playing cardboard picture discs positioned within an accordion booklet alongside a colorful souvenir map of the park. Released shortly after the 1955 opening of Disneyland, it provided children with a wistful tour of Disneyland, land by land, with Tinkerbell, Mickey, Donald and Goofy.



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-Walt Disney's Song Parade -

This 1957 children's album, produced by Golden Records, was a musical tour of Disneyland highlighted through many popular songs from Walt Disney's classic films. It also included an original theme song for each of Disneyland's four original lands. The record was narrated by Jiminy Cricket, and the music was directed by none other than Mitch Miller, later known for his "Sing-Along with Mitch" series of albums.  


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4 - Walt Disney's Song Parade - Side A   19:29


The Second Star to the Right  •  Frontierland  •  Johnny Appleseed  • Pecos Bill

Wringle Wrangle  •  Ballad of John Colter  • Johnny Tremain  •  The Liberty Tree

 Adventureland  •  Thumper's Song  •  Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah  • The  Laughing Place   •  Perri



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5 - Walt Disney's Song Parade - Side B   21:16


Fantasyland  •  Cinderella Work Song  •  A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes  • Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Alice in Wonderland  •  I'm Late  •  Unbirthday Song  •  How D'ye Do and Shake Hands  •  Peter Pan

You Can Fly!  •  The Second Star to the Right   •  Following the Leader  •  Tomorrowland



25 - 6A

- A Day at Disneyland with Jiminy Cricket -

The Disney Studio's in-house record label was formed the same year that Disneyland the park premiered, and was named Disneyland Records to tie in with the company's latest entertainment offering, a name it retained for decades. One of the earliest releases was a tour of Disneyland through music, hosted by Walt Disney. A few years later it was re-released with additional narrative by Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket. 


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6 - A Day at Disneyland - A Horse Car Ride Down Main Street USA   5:06



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7 - A Day at Disneyland - A Boat Ride Through Adventureland   5:32



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8 - A Day at Disneyland - Exploring Frontierland   5:56



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9 - A Day at Disneyland - A Space Ship Visit to Tomorrowland  6:20



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10 - A Day at Disneyland - Fun in Fantasyland   5:36



25 - 11A

- You Too Can Be The Life of the Party -

 One of the earliest albums ever released on the new Disneyland Records label was this collection of vintage Gay Nineties sing-along favorites, recorded from the antique upright player piano that once was located at Disneyland's Wurlitzer Music Store on Main Street USA. The album proved so successful that a follow-up volume was soon released, containing even more favorite turn-of-the-century tunes.


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11 - You Too Can Be The Life of the Party: Vol. 1 - Side A   15:32


Wedding Bells are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine  •  Wait 'Til the Sun Shines Nellie  •  The Sidewalks of New York

Cuddle Up a Little Closer  •  Just One Girl  •  Annie Rooney  •  In the Good Old Summertime  •  Bicycle Built for Two

Two Little Girls in Blue  •  After the Ball  •  How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm  •  Beautiful California



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12 - You Too Can Be The Life of the Party: Vol. 1 - Side B   16:42


 I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad  •  Sweet Rosie O'Grady  •  The Band Played On

The Bowery  •  In My Merry Oldsmobile  •  In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree  •  Sweet Adeline

In the Evening By the Moonlight  •  California Here I Come  •  Mama's Baby Boy



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13 -You Too Can Be The Life of the Party: Vol. 2 - Side A   19:45


Old Piano Roll Blues  •  I Found Out the Meaning of Heaven  •  On the Sunny Side of the Street  •  Beer Barrel Polka

For Me and My Gal  • You Tell Me Your Dream  •  Alice Blue Gown  •  Peg O' My Heart  •  Who



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14 -You Too Can Be The Life of the Party: Vol. 2 - Side B   19:37


Footloose  •  Paper Doll  •  I Cried for You  •  Glad Rag Doll  •  Let the Rest of the World Go By

Dradanella  •  I'm Always Chasing Rainbows  •  As Time Goes By  •  Three O'Clock in the Morning



25 - 15A

- Disneyland Band Concert -

 This amazing time capsule was recorded live, in Disneyland, upon its very infancy. Under the direction of band leader extraordinaire, Vesey Walker, the album contains several of the Disneyland Band's most requested arrangements, including memorable Disney tunes, early 20th century standards, and popular marches. Main Street's Keystone Cops saxophone quartet also made a special guest appearance. 


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15 - Disneyland Band Concert - Side A   15:49


Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah  •  Hi Diddle Dee Dee  • Whistle While You Work  •  Heigh Ho  •  Clarinet Polka

The Band Played On  •  In the Good Old Summertime  •  While Strolling Though the Park  •  Tum Dum Tee Dee

Pink  Elephants on Parade  •  Siren of the Nile  •  The Everglades March  •  Dusty Trombone  •  Jing-A-Ling



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16 - Disneyland Band Concert - Side B   16:22


Bonnie Blue Gal  •  Commin' Thru the Rye  •  The Robert E. Lee  •  Cruisin' Down the River  •  Here Comes the Showboat

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree  • Whoop-Ta-Doodle-Day (Mickey Mousekepolka)  •  The Ballad of Davy Crockett

Moonlight Bay  • Wait 'Till the Sun Shines Nellie  •  Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet  •  Main Street March



25 - 17A

- Echoes of Disneyland -

 Dee Fisher was a true staple at Disneyland during its first fifteen years in operation, as manager of Disneyland's Wurlitzer music store at the corner of Town Square and Main Street USA. On many a quiet evening he would fill the air with the haunting yet subdued tones of his electric organ in a twightlight concert of familiar Disney tunes. After many guest requests, he recorded this album for Disneyland records in 1957.


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17 - Echoes of Disneyland - Side A   14:44


Second Star to the Right  •  Little April Shower  •  A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Blue Shadows on the Trail  •  Bella Notte  •  La-La-Lu  •  Someday My Prince Will Come



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18 - Echoes of Disneyland - Side B   14:39


When You Wish Upon a Star  •  Two Silhouettes  •  Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)

One Song  •  Alice in Wonderland  •  Love is a Song



25 - 19A

- Meet Me Down on Main Street -

In 1957, Disneyland Records produced this fantastic album featuring the Mellomen Quartet singing a dozen barbershop ballads inspired by Main Street USA. This group also provided many vocal performances for both Walt Disney films and attractions in the years proceeding this album and in the decades to come. The bass singer with the group was none other than Disney recording legend, Thurl Ravenscroft.


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19 - Meet Me Down on Main Street - Side A   14:31


Meet Me Down on Main Street  •  Beautiful Dreamer  •  Way Down Yonder in the Corn Field

Nellie Bly  •  The Old Oaken Bucket  •  De Camptown Races



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20 - Meet Me Down on Main Street - Side B   15:10


Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming  •  I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad

Sweet Genevieve  •  Sweet Adeline  •  Seeing Nellie Home  •  In the Evening By the Moonlight



25 - 21A

- Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Review -

 Recorded live at the world-famous Golden Horseshoe, this 1957 album featured all the regular cast, Betty Taylor, Donald Novis and Wally Boag, as well as two Disneyland guest acts, the Dixieland Strawhatters and the Mellomen quartet. Many memorable moments from the live stage show were featured, including Betty Taylor's rendition of "Bill Bailey", Wally Boag's traveling salesman routine and the Pecos Bill finale.


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21 - Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Review - Side A   16:29


Hello Everybody  •  A Lady Has to Mind Her P's and Q's  •  Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

Fidgety Feet  •  Dear Old Donegal  •  Leprechaun's Lullaby



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22 - Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Review - Side B   14:56


Beautiful Dreamer  •  Wally Boag's Fun and Hi Jinks

Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming  •  Finale:  Pecos Bill



25 - 23A

- Date Nite at Disneyland with the Elliot Bros. Orchestra -

 The Elliot Brothers were Disneyland's in-house dance band throughout the 1950's and 60's. They began performing in the park in 1956, when the Plaza Gardens bandstand first opened. This 1957 album highlights one of their typical Date Nite perfomance as it would have been heard live in the park back in its early years, and includes many of the Elliot's most requested numbers, including their wild take on the La Raspa.


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23 - Date Nite at Disneyland with the Elliot Bros. Orchestra - Side A   19:19


Let's Dance at Disneyland  •  Night Train  •  Shake Rattle and Roll  •  September Song

Deep Purple  •  At Last  •  You're Driving Me Crazy  •  Perdido



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24 - Date Nite at Disneyland with the Elliot Bros. Orchestra - Side B   18:31


Laura  •  Harlem Nocturne  •  A Foggy Day in Londontown  •  Wait Till You See Her  •  Whiffenpoof Song

Billy Boy Hop  •  Mexican Hoe-Down (La Raspa)  •  That's All  •  Goodnight Sweetheart



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25 - A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland  22:55

This classic Disneyland Record  was originally released in 1958. The story follows two children, Jane and John, who dream they visit Disneyland on Christmas Eve. There they encounter Mr. Toad who zooms them all through the park aboard his antique motor car, while running into the wicked old hag from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.



25 - 26A

- Bernie Bernard & His Orchestra at the Disneyland Hotel -

 The Disneyland Hotel's Magnolia Room hosted the Bernie Bernard Orchestra for several of its annual New Year's Eve dance parties beginning in the 1950's. This rare album was recorded live at one such event in the early 1960's. The talented ensemble was featured regularly on a local Los Angeles radio program and provided the musical entertainment for many formal affairs attended by Hollywood celebrities.


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26 - Bernie Bernard & His Orchestra at the Disneyland Hotel - Side A   14:26


Begin the Beguine  •  North Flower  •  It Was a Very Good Year

When Your Lover is Gone  •  Vamos  •  How Am I to Know



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27 - Bernie Bernard & His Orchestra at the Disneyland Hotel - Side B   15:54


She's Just My Size  •  Charade  •  Where or When / There's a Small Hotel / The Lady is a Tramp

Anniversary Waltz / I Could Have Danced All Night  •  Party Pooper



25 - 28A

- Songs of the Sea: The Norman Luboff Choir -

The 1950's saw a trend of chart-topping records featuring large choral groups singing popular musical arangements, including the Norman Luboff Choir. This 1956 album, featuring traditional nautical folk music, would later be utilized as fitting background music for Disneyland's Sailing Ship Columbia. Another Disneyland connection to this album was featured performer, and frequent Disney vocal artist, Thurl Ravenscroft.


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28 - Songs of the Sea: The Norman Luboff Choir - Side A   19:43


Homeward Bound  •  One More Day  •  Shenandoah  •  Rio Grande

Rollin' Home  •  Blow the Man Down  •  Goodbye, My Lover



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29 - Songs of the Sea: The Norman Luboff Choir  - Side B   20:10


A-Roving  •  Lowlands  •  Clear the Track  •  The Dark-Eyed Sailor

The Boston Come All Ye  •  Goodbye, Fare Ye Well  •  Eternal Father



25 - 30A

- A Musical Mural: America the Beautiful -

For the 1958 Brussells World's fair, Walt Disney produced a special 360 degree film offering a panoramic tour across the United States. When the Fair ended the film was presented in Disneyland at the Circarama theater in Tomorrowland. Music inspired by the original soundtrack, including stirring ballads and classic folk songs, were recorded by the Disneyland Records chorus and released on vinyl.


25 - 30B

30 - A Musical Mural: America the Beautiful - Side A   16:51


 America the Beautiful  •  Home on the Range  •  Oklahoma!

On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away  •  Dixie    My Old Kentucky Home




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31 - A Musical Mural: America the Beautiful - Side B   16:54


 Battle Hymn of the Republic  •  When it's Springtime in the Rockies    Sidewalks of New York

Shenendoah    Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean  •  God Bless America



25 - 32A

- Fred Burri: Swiss Folkmusic and Yodeling -

 Disneyland's very own Swiss Yodeler, Fred Burri, recorded this album of traditional Swiss folk songs just as they were performed live in the park. His authentic music was the finishing touch to the Alpine theme of the Matterhorn, and he quickly became a favorite among park guests. Selections from this album can still be heard in the park today as background music for the Matterhorn Bobsleds queue area.


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32 - Fred Burri: Swiss Folkmusic and Yodeling - Side A   17:02


 Alpaufzug / Luzärner Chilby  •  S'Milchmälchterli  •  Mis Schwyzerörgeli  •  Im Brockehus

Fischer Walzer  •  Im Chuchichäschtli  •  Und Ich Ha Kei



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33 - Fred Burri: Swiss Folkmusic and Yodeling - Side B   18:55


 Matterhorn Jodler  •  Am Trachtefescht  •  Obwaldner Natur-Jodel  •  Es Meitschybei

Schi Scha Schätzeli  •  Im Wiichäller  •  Im Frutig-Tal



25 - 34A

- Rides, Rapes & Rescues: Themes from the Great Silent Films -

 This tongue-and-cheek retrospective of musical styles from the silent film era, released in 1961, was orchestrated by none other than Spike Jones, under the pseudonym of Hangnails Hennessey and Wingy Brubeck. The album contained mostly original music harkening back to the days of early cinema. Four songs from this album would be licensed by Disney for use as the background music for the Main Street Cinema.


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34 - Rides, Rapes & Rescues: Themes from the Great Silent Films - Side A   16:16



Keystone Kapers (or Custard's Last Stand)  •  Silents Please  •  Lips That Touch Liquior (Shall Never Touch Mine)

A Mustache, a Derby, a Cane and a Cop  •  Theda Barracuda Meets Rudolph Vaselino  •  The Great Train Robbery



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35 - Rides, Rapes & Rescues: Themes from the Great Silent Films - Side B   16:51


 Madame Fifi's Can-Can (or Derrière De Ma Tante)  •  Beautiful Bathing Beauties (or Twelve Tails of the South Pacific)

The Winning of the West  •  Curses! If Jack Dalton Were Only Here  •  The Cotton-Pickin' Peasant Overture

The Stars and Stripes Flicker Finale



25 - 36A

- The Strawhatters -

 The Strawhatters were Disneyland's own in-house Dixieland band, who performed in the park daily for many years. They were also a featured act in the annual Dixieland in Disneyland music festival throughout the 1960's. Their regular venue was a wrought iron bandstand positioned along the shores of the Rivers of America. In 1961 they recorded two albums containing several of their most popular arrangements.


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36 - The Strawhatters: Dixieland in Disneyland   12:29



Fidgety Feet  •  Muskrat Ramble    At the Jazz Ball Band

Mississippi Mud



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37 - Cotton Pickin' with the Straw Hatters - Side A   19:13



At the Jazz Band Ball  •  Tin Roof Blues    South Rampart Street Parade

What's the Use    Nobody's Sweetheart  •  Tiger Rag



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38 - Cotton Pickin' with the Straw Hatters - Side B   19:34


Clarinet Marmalade    New Orleans  •  Royal Garden Blues

Washington and Lee Swing    When Your Lover Has Gone  •  When the Saints Go Marching In



25 - 39A

- The Firehouse Five Plus Two at Disneyland -

 It was only fitting that the Firehouse Five Plus Two would eventually record a live album inside Disneyland, because each of its members were also on the Walt Disney animation staff. This classic LP was recorded on the very stage of the famed Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland, and was the popular Dixieland group's only truly live record. Here we listen in on one of their typically rambunctious  jam sessions.


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39 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two at Disneyland - Side A   19:54


 Anvil Stomp  •  Muskrat Ramble

You've Gotta See Mama Ev'ry Night or You Can't See Mama At All  •  Lassus Trombone



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40 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two at Disneyland - Side B   20:57


Coney Island Washboard  •  Ja-Da

Baby Won't You Please Come Home  •  Tiger Rag



25 - 41A

- The Dukes at Disneyland -

 The mid 20th century brought about a huge Dixieland revival in America, and dozens of new musical groups sprang up, selling millions of albums. One of the premiere acts in this wave of jazz revival were the Dukes of Dixieland. They were also regular invited performers in Disneyland, participating in the annual Dixieland in Disneyland festival throughout the 1960's. This album was recorded live in the park at the 1962 event.


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41 - The Dukes at Disneyland - Side A   19:43


The Original Dixieland One Step  •  Wolverine Blues

Royal Garden Blues



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42 - The Dukes at Disneyland - Side B   17:49


When the Saints Go Marching In  •  Canal Street Blues

New Orleans Ceremony (Oh Didn't He Ramble)



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43 - Mr. Piano Man / He's My Ideal  3:44

Annette Funicello recorded a chart-topping studio version of the song Mr. Piano Man which was originally featured in a 1962 episode of the Wonderful World of Color that highlighted Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue. Also heard here is the very rare flip side of this album. Both songs were written by the Sherman Brothers.



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NEW  44 - Dance Annette / Around the World  4:16

Another 1962 episode of the Wonderful World of Color that featured Annette was entitled Disneyland After Dark. In a segment filmed at the Tomorrowland bandstand, Annette and special guest Bobby Rydell performed two of their recent hit songs. Heard here are the original studio recordings of these popular tunes.



25 - 45A

- High and Dry with the Yachtsmen -

As part of the folk music revival in popular music, vocal groups such as the Lettermen and the Kingston Trio were topping the charts in the early 1960's. Riding on this wave, Disneyland set the stage for a similar group known as the Yachtsmen, who regularly performed at a special nautically themed bandstand near the Submarine Voyage in Tomorrowland. They also recorded this studio album for Buena Vista Records.


25 - 45B

45 - High and Dry with the Yachtsmen - Side A   13:42


High and Dry  •  Cindy  •  MacPherson's Lament

Erie Canal  •  John Riley  •  Those Green Eyes



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46 - High and Dry with the Yachtsmen - Side B   13:28


Let Me Fly  •  Sinner Man  •  East Virginia

Fast Freight  •  Durante Jail  •  Darlin' Cory



25 - 47A

- Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii -

 Composer and music director George Bruns was Walt Disney's personal go-to man to provide many of the orchestral scores for his classic theatrical releases and television specials throughout the 1950's and 60's. In the early 1960's, riding the wave of exotica pop culture, he released this album of Hawaiian themed arrangements, many of which would also be used as background music for Disneyland's Adventureland.


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47 - Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii - Side A   17:04


South Sea Island Magic  •  Hawiian Paradise  •  Moonlight and Shadows

To You, Sweetheart, Aloha  •  Paradise Isle  •  Song of Old Hawaii



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48 - Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii - Side B   18:59


Blue Hawaii  •  Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii  •  Sweet Leilani

Aloha Nui Hawaii  •  My Tane  •  Ka Pua  (The Flower)



25 - 49A

- The Famous Ward Gospel Singers -

The Clara Ward Gospel Singers, who were regular guest performers in Disneyland throughout the 1960's, recorded this live concert album at the Golden Horseshoe stage in 1963. The album appropriately opened with one of their signature numbers, "Down By the Riverside" which they would record again in the 1970's for the animatronic musical attraction, America Sings, in Tomorrowland's carousel theater.


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49 - The Famous Ward Gospel Singers - Side A   20:34



Down By the Riverside  •  Something's Got a Hold of Me  •  Never Grow Old

Dry Bones  •  I'm Getting Nearer  •  Shadrack



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50 - The Famous Ward Gospel Singers - Side B   17:56


Deep Down in My Heart  •  He's Got the Whole World in His Hands  •  Keep You Hand on the Plow

Daniel Saw the Stone  •  We're Marchin' to Zion  •  Come On in This House



25 - 51A

- Sweet Emma at Disneyland -

Direct from New Orleans, Dixieland Jazz pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and company, were personally invited by Walt Disney to appear at the Golden Horseshoe stage for the fourth annual Dixieland in Disneyland music festival of 1964, and it was "standing room only" to see and hear these legendary entertainers. Forever capturing the event on vinyl, this live concert album was recorded during their command performance.


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51 - Sweet Emma at Disneyland - Side A   12:38


All the Wrongs You Did to Me  •  Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

It's a Long Way to Tipperary  • By and By



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52 - Sweet Emma at Disneyland - Side B   11:45


A Closer Walk With Thee  •  Grow Too Old to Dream

Just a Little While to Stay Here  •  Eyes of Texas (I've Been Working on the Railroad)



25 - 53A

- It's a Small World: 18 Favorite Folk Songs -

The Disneyland Boys Chior was a  full-scale choral ensemble reminiscent of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They recorded this album of popular folk songs from around the world for Disneyland records in 1964, coinciding with the premiere of the new It's a Small World attraction at the New York World's Fair. The album also opened and closed with the very first album released version of the popular Small World theme.


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53 - It's a Small World: 18 Favorite Folk Songs - Side A   16:10


  It's a Small World  •  Oranges and Lemons  •  Ash Grove  •  Coming Through the Rye  •  Frere Jacques

Aloutte  •  Santa Lucia  •  Funiculi Funiculi  •  The Cuckoo  •  The Children's Prayer  •  Silent Night



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54 - It's a Small World: 18 Favorite Folk Songs - Side B   12:45


Paddy Wack  •  Kookaburra  •  Sukiyaki  •  Meadowlands  •  Arirang

Cielito Lindo  •  Aloha Oe  •  Home on the Range  •  It's a Small World



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55 - It's a Small World: Souvenir Album  23:57

An original soundtrack long playing album featuring a narrated tour of It's a Small World was released in 1964 during its original run at the New York World's Fair. The narrative is provided by Winston Hibler, who many will  instantly recognize as the same voice-over narrator of the Walt Disney True-Life Adventure films.



25 - 56A

- Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Souvenir Album -

 The entire soundtrack from the groundbreaking Audio-Animatronic presentation of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, originally created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, was released on a long playing record that same year. Veteran Disney vocal artist Paul Frees served as narrator, and actor Royal Dano was the voice of Lincoln. The album also included extra scenes that were not included in the theatrical version.


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56 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Souvenir Album - Side A   21:59


Illinois  •  Lincoln/Douglas Debate  •  Lincoln's Autobiography  •  Lincoln's Farewell Address

Selection from Edward Everett's Speech at Gettysburg  •  Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address



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57 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Souvenir Album - Side B   13:01


Letter to Fanny McCullough  •  Finale to Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Preamble to the Constitution  •  Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln  •  Battle Hymn of the Republic



25 - 58A

- Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House -

 Perhaps the most anticipated Disneyland attraction of all time, the Haunted Mansion would not open until 1969, even though the actual facade was erected back in 1962. In 1964 a special sound effects record was released by Disneyland Records, inspired by the project still in development. It became one of the best selling albums ever produced by the studio. Many of the sound effects can be heard throughout Disneyland to this day.


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58 - Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House - Side A   14:49


The Haunted House  •  The Very Long Fuse  •  The Dogs  •  Timber  •  Your Pet Cat  •  Shipwreck

The Unsafe Bridge  •  Chinese Water Torture  •  The Birds  •  The Martian Monsters



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59 - Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House - Side B   9:45


Screams & Groans  •  Thunder, Lightning & Rain  •  Cat Fight  •  Dogs  •  A Collection of Creaks 

Fuses & Explosions  •  A Collection of Crashes  •  Birds  •  Drips & Splashes  •  Things in Space



25 - 60A

- March Along with Mary Poppins -

 The UCLA Marching Band recorded this 1965 Disneyland Record  for other selected collegiate marching bands who would be auditioning to perform in Disneyland. The album served as a demonstration for these university musicians to learn specialized Disney orchestrations primarily from the film Mary Poppins. Selections from the album would also later be used as area music for the Disneyland main entrance.


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60 - March Along with Mary Poppins - Side A   9:10


Chim Chim Cheree  •  The Life I Lead  •  Let's Go Fly a Kite  •  Sister Suffragette

Jolly Holiday  •  Step in Time  •  A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes



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61 - March Along with Mary Poppins - Side B   9:43


A Spoonful of Sugar  •  Fidelity Fiduciary Bank  •  Feed the Birds 

Supercalifragilesticexpialidocious  •  I Love to Laugh  •  The Work Song  •  Red White & Blue



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62 - A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood  4:04

This free promotional album was given out to Disneyland guests in 1965 as a tie-in to the 1965 theatrically released Walt Disney motion picture, "A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood."  Global Van Lines provided the moving trucks used in the film, and was also the Disneyland sponsor of the Town Square Lockers and Lost & Found.



25 - 63A

- Pirates of the Caribbean: Souvenir Album -

 The opening of Pirates of the Caribbean in 1967 would introduce a Disneyland record sold in music stores nationwide. It offered an alternative audio tour of the famous attraction, blending new narrative, sound effects and dialog recorded for the album, with additional sound effects dialog and music from the original soundtrack. Side B of the album featured a collection of sea chanties performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.


25 - 63B

63 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Souvenir Album - Side A   17:26


The Soundtrack of the Fabulous Adventure



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64 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Souvenir Album - Side B   9:54


A Life on the Ocean Waves  •  Asleep in the Deep  •  A Capital Ship

Shenandoah  •  Tarpaulin' Jacket



25 - 65A

- Pepsi Presents: New Year's Eve at Disneyland -

Pepsi-Cola sponsored a special radio broadcast for New Year's Eve 1967, prerecorded live at Disneyland, pressed on vinyl and sent to radio stations nationwide. It featured the ambient sounds of the park and many popular performers who regularly appeared in Disneyland at that time, including the Mustangs, the Main Streeters, Betty Taylor from the Golden Horseshoe Revue and the Firehouse Five Plus Two.


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65 - Pepsi Presents:  New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Side A   14:46


Happy New Year  •  Pepsi Cola Hits the Spot  •  The Varsity Drag

Sunny  •  Part of a Brand New Breed •  Keep on Groovin'



25 - 66

66 - Pepsi Presents:  New Year's Eve at Disneyland - Side B   14:54


The Isle of Capri  •  Hello Everybody  •  I Don't Care

A Taste that Beats the Others Cold  •  California Here I Come



25 - 67A

- Walt Disney's The Enchanted Tiki Room -

 The Enchanted Tiki Room's original soundtrack was released on vinyl in 1968. For the flip side of the album, Thurl Ravenscroft, recorded this reenactment of the world famous Jungle Cruise attraction. This Disney recording legend not only provided many of the now familiar voices featured in both Disney films and theme park attractions, but  also regularly lent his amazing vocal talents to many classic Disneyland Records.


25 - 67B

67 - Walt Disney's The Enchanted Tiki Room - Side A   17:31


The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room  •  Elfenchor from Die Rheinnixen

Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing  •  Hawaiian War Chant  •  Heigh-Ho



25 - 68

68 - Walt Disney's The Enchanted Tiki Room - Side B   9:21


The Adventurous Jungle Cruise (Adventureland Suite)



25 - 69

69 - There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow  6:01

The Sherman Brothers' optimistic theme song from Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress was released as a 45" single in 1968, shorty after its premiere at Disneyland's carousel theater as the centerpiece attraction of the all-new Tomorrowland. Side B included a medley of Disney favorites originally from the 1956 Disneyland Band Concert album.



25 - 70

70 - Monsanto Presents: Miracles from Molecules  5:20

Yet another optimistic Sherman Brothers' song released as a single was the catchy tune "Miracles from Molecules" from Tomorrowland's new Adventure Through Inner Space attraction, presented by Monsanto. Side A contained the original soundtrack version as it was heard in the park, while side B contained an upbeat jazzy lounge instrumental.



25 - 71A

- The Kids of the Kingdom -

 Hailed as "Disneyland's newest singing sensations," The Kids of the Kingdom were a group of talented young performers who first appeared in the park in 1967. Modeled after the popular Ray Conniff singers, they provided live contemporary entertainment for the newly refurbished Tomorrowland. The following year they produced their one and only studio album for Disney, singing many of their most requested songs.


25 - 71B

71 - The Kids of the Kingdom - Side A   18:19

California  •  You Never Had It So Good  •  What the World Needs Now  •  Say a Little Prayer

This Guy's In Love with You  •  Reach Out for Me  •  I Dig Rock 'N Roll Music  •  I Love a Parade



25 - 72

72 - The Kids of the Kingdom - Side B   16:46


The Bare Necessities  •  Thoroughly Modern Millie  •  The Look of Love  •  Message to Michael

Always Something There to Remind Me  •  Walk On By  •  Hallelujah Trail



25 - 73A

- The Disneyland Band -

 In 1968, the world-reknowned Disneyland Band recorded a studio album of upbeat musical arrangements including traditional marches, Broadway showtunes and Disney standards, composed by its newest musical director James Christensen. His unique style further defined the Disneyland Band's instantly recognizable sound, and many of his brilliant arrangements have remained in the band's repertoire to this day.


25 - 73B


73 - The Disneyland Band - Side A   19:01


 A Wonderful Day Like Today  •  The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band

Mary Poppins Overture  •  Bravura  •  The Bear Necessities  •  I Wanna Be Like You

Colonel Hathi's March  •  When You Wish Upon a Star  •  Heigh Ho  •  Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah



25 - 74


74 - The Disneyland Band - Side B   17:42


Mickey Mouse March  •  Whistle While You Work  •  Professor Wonderful

A Spoonful of Sugar  •  Hello Dolly  •  March of the Cards  •  It's a Small World

Chicken Reel  •  I'll Always Be Irish  •  The Trolley Song  •  Stars and Stripes Forever



25 - 75

75 - The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion  23:53

Veteran vocal actor Thurl Ravenscroft served as a narrator for both this and the Pirates of the Caribbean album. His instantly recognizable deep baritone lends itself perfectly to these adventures. Childhood star and future Academy Award winning director Ronnie Howard also lent his vocal talents to the Haunted Mansion album.



25 - 76A

- Disneyland Storyteller Records -

For decades, Disneyland Records produced a popular series of  albums for children who could read along with a full-color illustrated book that followed a narrated story. These "little long-playing records" are most remembered for Tinker Bell's chimes, that rang whenever it was time to turn the page. Among the vast catalogue in this series were the following stories centered around three popular Disneyland attractions.


25 - 76B

76 - Walt Disney's It's a Small World:  Storyteller Record  4:54


25 - 77

77 - Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean:  Storyteller Record   5:06




25 - 78

78 - Walt Disney Presents The Haunted Mansion:  Storyteller Record   6:32




25 - 79

79 - It's a Small World - Popular Recordings  5:19

In 1971, the international anthem from the '64 World's Fair and 1966 Disneyland attraction became the official theme song of Walt Disney World. In celebration, a new recording performed by the Jack Coleman Singers was released on vinyl. Two years later the Mike Curb Congregation released their version, hitting the Billboard charts.



25 - 80

80 - Main Street Electrical Parade: Souvenir Album  8:30

This long-playing souvenir 45 picture disc was produced in the early 1970's for sale in Disneyland, and  featured the innovative, all electronically synthesized soundtrack of the new Main Street Electrical Parade. Today, this album serves as an interesting time capsule, capturing how the parade was heard during its earliest incarnation.



25 - 81A

- Country Bear Jamboree: Original Soundtrack -

By popular demand, the entire soundtrack from the hit Audio-Animatronic stage show, the Country Bear Jamboree, was released on vinyl in 1972, shortly following its premiere in Disneyland, bringing the comical antics of the lovable bears to a national audience. Rounding out the album, side B included the, toe-tapping, country flavored  background  area music that could be heard in Disneyland's all new themed land, Bear Country.   


25 - 81B



81 - Country Bear Jamboree: Original Soundtrack - Side A   15:30


Pianjo  •  Bear Band Seranande  •  Fractured Folk Song  •  My Woman Ain't Pretty  •  Mama, Don't Whip Little Buford

Tears Will be the Chaser for Your Wine  •  Pretty Little Devilish Mary  •  How Long Will My Baby Be Gone?

All the Guys that Turn Me On Turn Me Down   •   If You Can't Bite Don't Growl   •  Heart, We Did All that We Could

Blood on the Saddle   •   The Ballad of Davy Crockett   •   Old Slue Foot   •   Come Again


25 - 82


82 - Country Bear Jamboree: Original Soundtrack - Side B   13:32


Bile 'Em Cabbage Down  •  Polly Wolly Doodle  •  Wabash Cannonball

Bearless Love  •  Red River Valley  •  Bang! Goes Old Betsy



25 - 83A

- A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom -

In 1973 Disneyland Records released a limited edition souvenir picture disc containing performances by the many unique in-house musical acts who performed live at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom during its early days. The album is also closely associated with Disneyland, in that most of these performing groups could be enjoyed daily in both parks, having both an East coast and a West coast counterpart.


25 - 83B


83 - A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom - Side A   15:08


Hi to You/Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/Whistle While You Work  •  Coney Island Washboard  •  Minnie's Yoo Hoo!

Maple Leaf Rag  •  A Spoonful of Sugar/Chim-Chim-Cheree/Supercalifragilesticexpialidocious

Swanee River   •   Liberty Tree/British Grenadiers   •   I Love a Parade



25 - 84


84 - A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom - Side B   15:10


Mickey Mouse March  •  How Great is the Pleasure/To Our Musical Club  •  Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work

Tennessee  •  Guadalajara  •  Adventureland Delight  •  It's a Small World



25 - 85A

- Walt Disney World: Adventureland Steel Band -

The 1973 debut of Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom brought with it a new themed area called Caribbean Plaza, and introduced a tradition of hosting live steel drum bands to entertian guests. By popular demand, Disneyland recieved its own steel drum troupe in Adventureland, and an album was soon released featuring music just as it could be heard in both the Florida and California parks.   


25 - 85B

85 - Walt Disney World: Adventureland Steel Band - Side A   18:21


Adventureland Jump  •  Killing Me Softly With His Song  •  Yellow Bird

Swan Lake  •  Tourist Take-Over  •  The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In



25 - 86

86 - Walt Disney World: Adventureland Steel Band - Side B   18:10


Guantanamera  •  Laura's Theme  •  Eres Tu/Touch the Wind

Jericho  •  Mr. Trinidad  •  It's a Small World



25 - 87A

- America Sings Souvenir Album-

In 1974, a special souvenir album was released featuring the entire original soundtrack from Disneyland's all-new carousel theater Audio-Animatronic stage show, America Sings, filled with favorite songs from America's musical past up to the modern day. Burl Ives provided the voice for master of ceremonies Sam the Eagle, so appropriately the flip side of this album featured a collection of songs performed by Ives in his charming style.   


25 - 87B

87 - America Sings: Original Soundtrack - Side A   21:18


Yankee Doodle  •  Pop Goes the Weasel  •  The Old South  •  Heading West

The Gay Nineties  •  Modern Times  •  Auld Lang Syne



25 - 88

88 - America Sings: Burl Ives Sings Children's Favorites - Side B   15:28


Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)  •  Mairzy Doats  •  The Whale  •  Swinging on a Star

The Ugly Bug Ball  •  A Spoonful of Sugar  •  Let's Go Fly a Kite



25 - 89

89 - Walt Disney Character Parade  3:58

The soundtrack to Disneyland's 1974 Character Parade was available for purchase in Disneyland as a take home souvenir. It was produced on very thin vinyl as a flexi-disc that could easily be mailed back home. The 45" one sided album contained the parade theme music and The Mike Curb Congregation's version of the Mickey Mouse March.



25 - 90

90 - Kids of the Kingdom Show Album  24:18

As Part of Disneyland's Bicentennial Celebration, the Kids of the Kingdom performed in a patriotic live stage show at the Tomorrowland theater. This rare album contains many musical highlights from this production including the songs: "The Glorious Fourth" and "Now is the Time" composed by the legendary Sherman Brothers.



25 - 91A

- A Musical Souvenir of America on Parade -

 The soundtrack to Disneyland's lavish Bicentennial parade was available on vinyl as a souvenir picture disc sold at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The unique score combined electronically synthesized music with the distinctive sounds of the Sadie Mae, an antique Wurlitzer band organ. Featured songs included many popular American favorites,  from folk songs, to Tin Pan Alley standards and patriotic marches.   


25 - 91B


91 - A Musical Souvenir of America on Parade - Side A   17:40


Yankee Doodle  •  Sailing, Sailing  •  Over the River and Through the Woods  •  Turkey in the Straw

Battle Hymn of the Republic  •  You're a Grand Old Flag  •  O Susannah   •   Swannee River

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee   •   Clementine   •   At a Georgia Camp  Meeting



25 - 92


92 - A Musical Souvenir of America on Parade - Side B   17:21


I've Been Working on the Railroad  •  In the Good Old Summertime  •  School Days  •  In My Merry Oldsmobile

Come Josephine In My Flying Machine  •  Take Me Out to the Ball Game  •  Animal Crackers in My Soup

Dearie  •  Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah  •  Stars and Stripes Forever  •  God Bless America



25 - 93

93 - The Official Album of Disneyland/Walt Disney World  31:16

The first "official" album for Disney theme park soundtracks was released on vinyl in 1980. It included the Main Street Electrical Parade, highlights from popular audio-animatronic stage shows, many well-known theme songs written for Disney rides and attractions, and performances by the park's regular rouster of live musicians..



25 - 94

94 - Disney's Music From the Park  48:27

This 1996 album featured an array of legendary recording stars including Patti Austin, The Pointer Sisters, Etta James, Tim Curry, The Barenaked Ladies, The Rembrandts, Richard Page, David Benoit,  Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-John, Take 6 and Brian McKnight, each performing a classic song from the Disney theme parks.


                                                           CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE CONTINUAL PLAY


The Disneyland Main Gate  •  Town Square  •  Main Street USA  •  Central Plaza

25 - ACCOLADES  Special thanks to Ben Myers for contributing the source material for "A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland"

  Special thanks to Foxx for contributing the source material for "Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii"

and to Foxx for contributing source material for "A Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom"

Special thanks to RocketRodsXPR for his many invaluable contributions to this page and to this site