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P resented 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... 26 - MASCOT - 195

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1 - Disneyland Television Show - Theme Song  1:46

 

 

Walt Disney was the first major film producer in Hollywood to venture into the medium of television. He not only saw it as the perfect vehicle to promote his latest film projects, but more importantly, he keenly understood its far reaching power to communicate to a wide American audience his new concept in family entertainment called Disneyland.
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- Disneyland Episode One - The Disneyland Story -
Walt Disney's weekly program, better known today as The Wonderful World of Disney, was originally also called... "Disneyland," and on this program Walt would provide a preview of what his future park would soon become. Each week, the rotating platform of the show would present an episode tied to one of the four original themed lands that would also be found in Disneyland. Frontierland featured the dramatic stories of Davy Crockett and other legendary heroes of the west. Adventureland featured Walt Disney's True-Life Adventure films. Tomorrowland featured in depth documentaries about science and space travel, and Fantasyland, the land most emotionally connected to Walt, featured memorable moments from his animated film classics. On the first episode of this series, Walt shared with audiences his "Disneyland Story." Through models, concept art and vivid description, he unveiled his plans for a family park, where parents and children could have fun together. In one of the most effective and influential advertising campaigns in history, the name, "Disneyland," was on the tip of every tongue across America, months before the park would open.
 
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2 - Disneyland TV Series - Main Title  1:34
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3 - And Now Your Host, Walt Disney  0:05
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4 - The Disneyland Story  4:11
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5 - An Introduction to Davy Crockett  2:26
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- And Now... A Word from Our Sponsors -
Early television programs generally would have only a single sponsor, or a series of rotating weekly sponsors, who not only produced all of the commercial content for their sponsored shows, but would have the final say in the creative direction of the programs they oversaw. However, the unique nature of Walt Disney's reputation as an entertainment mogul allowed him an unprecedented amount of creative freedom in the direction of his namesake programming. His sponsors understood that their role was to bow out, and let the master create his magic as only he knew how. In turn, Walt would offer the talents of his artistic staff to assist in the production of the commercials that would accompany his programming. This resulted in some of the most visually appealing ads from the days of early TV. It wasn't long before advertising executives came a-knocking on the Disney studio door, and staff animators were often assigned an uncredited role in creating animated commercials for various products throughout the 1950's. Usually, these ads would not include Disney characters or any references to the Disney organization at all. However, many corporations not only wanted the skills of the Disney artists, but also the Walt Disney reputation behind their products. Below are some early examples of television ads that either directly sponsored Disney programming, or were independent ads that used promotional tie-ins to Disneyland or Disney characters to help promote their own products. In addition to announcer Dick Wesson, the official voice of the Disneyland television show, voices familiar to fans of classic Disney animation can also be heard in these classic commercials, including Jimmy MacDonald, Cliff Edwards, Sterling Holloway, Clarence "Ducky" Nash, Bill Thompson, Katherine Beaumont and Paul Frees.
 
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6 - American Motors Commercials  11:07
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7 - Peter Pan Peanut Butter Commercials  5:42
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8 - Jiminy Cricket - Baker's Instant Commercial  1:00
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9 - Cheerios Commercials/Disneyland Giveaway  2:49
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10 - Hudson Motors/Disneyland Giveaway  2:51
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11 - Alice in Wonderland Jello Commercials  1:55
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12 - Aunt Jemima Pancakes Commercial  0:59
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13 - Walt Disney's Magazine Commercial  0:55
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14 - A Disneyland Progress Report  15:04

 

A few months after the premiere of the Disneyland show, Walt gave audiences his first update on the construction progress of the soon to be Disneyland park. On-site footage was shown in fast motion, through the use of time lapse photography. Walt showed his sense of humor, describing everything in modern slang to the beat of a jazzy tune.
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15 - The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland  24:02

 

Only days before the grand opening of Disneyland, an episode of Disneyland the show featured a special "Pre-Opening Report." This brought audiences behind the scenes for a look at the creative development and construction of the park, and an exclusive sneak peak of a nearly completed Disneyland as it awaited it very first visitors.
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- Dateline Disneyland - July 17, 1955 -
The grand opening ceremonies of Disneyland were broadcast on live television, bringing all the exciting coverage to the over ninety million viewers that tuned in to watch what was being called the, "eighth wonder of the world," as it was unveiled before their very eyes. The program was hosted by popular television personality Art Linkletter, actor Robert Cummings and a pre-presidential Ronald Reagan. Walt Disney commemorated the opening of each land by reading a few words of dedication. Guests also witnessed the very first parade down Main Street USA, the christening of the Mark Twain Steamboat and its maiden voyage around the Rivers of America, several live musical performances including appearances by Davy Crockett, the Mouseketeers, and the famous Firehouse Five Plus Two, the ceremonial releasing of doves as harbingers of peace for Tomorrowland, plus the lowering of the Sleeping Beauty Castle drawbridge as hundreds of excited youngsters raced into the magical realm of Fantasyland for the very first time.
 
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16 - Station Identification - Dateline Disneyland Announcement  1:10
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17 - Dateline Disneyland Opening Introduction - Art Linkletter  5:32
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18 - Disneyland Dedication  1:40
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19 - Opening Day Parade  4:03
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20 - Frontierland Dedication - Old Betsy with Davy Crockett  6:04
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21 - Mark Twain Dedication & The Firehouse Five Plus Two  4:11
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22 - Tomorrowland Dedication  2:41
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23 - Fantasyland Dedication - Welcome to King Arthur's Court  5:01
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24 - Operation: Disneyland  9:44

 

The Dateline Disneyland broadcast was an unprecedented technical feat, bringing audiences all the unfolding action with the use of 29 cameras, 26 more than had ever been used before for a live telecast. This documentary was produced to highlight the many fascinating behind-the-scenes efforts that went into this production.
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- The Mickey Mouse Club -
The ground breaking daily children's TV series, The Mickey Mouse Club, premiered on ABC only months after Disneyland first opened. In fact, the first ever national television appearance of the Mouseketeers was during the live Dateline Disneyland park dedication telecast, when they performed a medley of songs written for the show in front of the Mickey Mouse theater in Fantasyland. From that point forward, the Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeers shared a close affiliation with Disneyland. When the show premiered the following October, each day of the week had its own special theme, and Tuesday was always "Guest Star Day." One of the earliest featured guests was comedian Wally Boag, who demonstrated how to make balloon animals just as he did so daily as one of the live performers at the Golden Horseshoe Review in Disneyland. A specially composed balloon song was also performed by Boag and the Mouseketeers. Another guest act on the Mickey Mouse Club was the famous Firehouse Five Plus Two, who were also frequent performers in Disneyland. They would make a surprise appearance on Anything can Happen Day, joining Mouseketeer Cubby O'Brien on drums. A few days a week, the show also featured a newsreel segment, modeled after the newsreels commonly seen in movie theaters at that time. Very often, these news items involved the various activities centered around the Magic Kingdom. A few years later, the fourth season premiere episode of the Disneyland television series featured all the stars of the Mickey Mouse Club in a special prime time appearance. They performed a musical tribute to favorite past moments from the Disneyland series, including songs from the varied themed lands featured in both Disneyland the park, and on Disneyland the show.
 
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25 - Mickey Mouse Club March  4:51
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26 - Mickey Mouse Theatre - Mouseketeer Debut Performance  2:24
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27 - Mickey Mouse Club Newsreels: Dateline Disneyland  5:44
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28 - Guest Star Day: Wally Boag  7:55
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29 - Anything Can Happen Day: The Firehouse Five Plus Two  11:05
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30 - Jimmie Dodd - Disneyland TV Commercial  0:58
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31 - Disneyland Fourth Anniversary Show  4:02
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- A Trip Through Adventureland -
One of the most popular and talked about features of the new Disneyland Park was the jungle river boat ride in Adventureland. During the opening day telecast, time ran short, and audiences received but a brief glimpse of this exciting attraction. To remedy this, Walt Disney presented an in-depth look at the development, design and construction of the Jungle Cruise during a special segment produced for his weekly TV series. Walt first walked audiences through the many unique obstacles faced by his Imaginearing team, including the development of the amazingly lifelike mechanical figures used in the attraction, and the inventive landscaping techniques devised to create a man-made jungle. Audiences were then brought on a camera's eye tour though the bustling Adventureland marketplace and invited to climb aboard a jungle river launch for a reenacted ride, through the entire attraction, as if they were experiencing it in person.
 
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32 - Building a Jungle  8:28
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33 - Adventureland's Jungle River Ride  10:24
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34 - What's My Line? Mystery Guest: Walt Disney  9:06

 

One year after Disneyland opened, Walt went on a brief tour to help promote his daughter's biographical article "My Dad, Walt Disney," which was being featured in the Saturday Evening Post. While in Manhattan, he appeared on the popular panel game show, "What's My Line?" as the celebrity mystery guest of the week.
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35 - Disneyland The Park & Pecos Bill  24:51

 

In 1957, Walt Disney presented a special episode of his weekly series bringing his audience to Disneyland the Park for a whirlwind tour of all its lands and attractions. This was followed up by the "Pecos Bill" segment from the 1948 animated feature "Melody Time." Heard here is the Disneyland portion of this program, in its entirety.
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36 - Zorro Main Title  1:32

 

In 1957 Walt Disney presented an original series for ABC prime time television starring Guy Williams as Zorro, the masked avenger of Spanish Colonial California. This smash hit made Williams an instant celebrity, and it was not long before he began making personal appearances in Disneyland Park during its special Zorro Days events.
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37 - An Adventure in the Magic Kingdom  45:57

 

In a 1958 episode of the Walt Disney anthology series, audiences were brought on an extensive tour of the Magic Kingdom as invited guests to the annual Disney Studio party hosted at Disneyland for employees and their families. For this special show, Walt turned over the hosting reins to Tinkerbell, who served as a temporary hostess.
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38 - An Adventure in Art: Silhouettes  1:30

 

A 1958 Disneyland episode was devoted to many aspects of fine art as implemented by the working artists at the Disney Studio. One segment presented the background story on the art of Silhouette making which included a brief visit to the Silhouette Studio on Main Street USA in Disneyland to watch artists at work creating hand cut souvenirs.
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39 - Main Title: Walt Disney Presents  0:42

 

In the fall of 1958, in order to distinguish Disneyland the place from Disneyland the television show, Walt's weekly series was renamed "Walt Disney Presents." However, the basic format of the program remained virtually unchanged. For the revised series, a new and more expeditious opening title sequence was produced.
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- Kodak Presents - Disneyland '59 -
In the Summer of 1959, Walt Disney would unveil three major new additions in Disneyland, the Submarine Voyage Through Liquid Space, the Disneyland Alweg Monorail System and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. For this occasion, a special live telecast was presented by Eastman Kodak showcasing the dedication ceremonies for each of these exciting new 'E' Ticket attractions. Art Linkletter returned to host what was promoted as the "second opening of Disneyland." The ceremonies kicked off with a gala parade featuring with a tribute to the cultures of many nations, followed by segments representing each of the themed realms in Disneyland and a special float for each of the park's big new attractions. The procession reached its pinnacle as a colossal marching band exhibiting exactly seventy-six trombones made its way down Main Street. The music man himself, Broadway composer, Meredith Wilson, was given the thrill of his life by being invited to lead the band in a live performance of the very song he was famous for. After the flag ship Nautilus was officially christened, a mermaid ballet ushered in the opening of the Disneyland submarine fleet. Also in attendance was our then sitting vice president Richard Nixon, who joined Walt to officially cut the ribbon for the new Disneyland Mark I Monorail. The Matterhorn's grand unveiling was commemorated with traditional Alpine horns and Swiss yodelers, expert mountain climbers, a performance by Olympic figure skating champion Ronnie Robertson and a live musical production number that combined a lively Swiss polka with a traditional American square dance, because this was a Swiss mountain built on American soil.
 
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40 - Disneyland '59 - Introduction  4:45
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41 - Disneyland '59 - Gala Day Parade  6:17
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42 - Meredith Wilson - Seventy-Six Trombones  2:13
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43 - Disneyland '59 - Kodak Commercials  6:35
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44 - Disneyland '59 - Submarine Voyage Dedication  10:35
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45 - Disneyland Monorail Dedication - The Monorail Song  7:15
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46 - Matterhorn Dedication - Climb the Mountain  8:45
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47 - Disneyland '59 - Closing Ceremony  4:14
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- Disneyland '61 -
For the summer of 1961, several new additions had opened in Disneyland, including Snow White's Wishing Well, the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland and the Disneyland Monorail's extended line to the Disneyland Hotel, so Walt felt it timely to once again bring TV audiences on tour of his park. This episode of the weekly Disney program would not only be the last time the Magic Kingdom would be featured on black and white television, but it also featured two original songs written by the Sherman Brothers, marking the very first time, of many, this song writing duo would write songs for Disneyland. As a sort-of ride along musical tour, the song "All Aboard the Mine Train" was written for the all-new Nature's Wonderland expansion of the train ride in Frontierland, and at the end of the program, the title song "Disneyland '61" was heard as guests took a whirlwind tour of the park aboard the newly extended Monorail.
 
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48 - Disneyland '61 - Introduction  2:50
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49 - All Aboard the Mine Train  3:30
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50 - Disneyland '61  5:02
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51 - Come Alive! The Pepsi Generation  1:00

 

Although today, you would never find a Pepsi on Disneyland property, as Coke has had an exclusive sponsorship with the Disney parks for decades, at one time Pepsi and Coke were both sold at the park. In the early 60's, this TV ad featured a young couple enjoying all the pleasures of the Magic Kingdom while stopping for a refreshing beverage.
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- Bell Telephone Hour: The Sounds of America -
On a special 1961 episode of NBC's "Bell Telephone Hour" audiences were invited to experience "The Sounds of America" as they could only be experienced at Disneyland. The program was filmed entirely on location over a period of many months on days when the park was closed or in the early morning hours before it was open to guests. This all musical, high production, hour long show featured several original songs and top notch choreography with professional dancers, and identical twins, Ruth and Jane Earl, Gene Nelson and Jacques D'Amboise, who was the principle dancer with the New York City Ballet. Many of Disneyland's regular roster of in-house live performers were also featured. The program opened with a train journey around the Magic Kingdom, with the Bell Telephone chorus performing the title song, "The Sounds of America," while making a brief stop on Main Street to hear some of its unique turn-of-the-century sounds. This was followed by a charming trip through Storybook Land, accompanied by a medley of favorite Disney songs, and concluded with a fantasy ballet staged in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The next stop was Frontierland, where audiences experienced the sounds of the old west. This was followed by a fast-paced dance routine performed inside the Golden Horseshoe, with the Earl Twins as dancehall sisters Bessie and Tessie, who were seduced by a cowboy Casanova to the tune of, "Frankie and Johnny." The next segment featured sounds along the Rivers of America followed by a whimsical ballad entitled, "An Island, a Treehouse and a Cave," heard as Tom Sawyer himself was seen exploring his namesake island. The program concluded with a show-stopping dance routine along Main Street USA, featuring the entire cast and a special guest appearance by Vesey Walker and the original Disneyland Band performing the song, "This Day is Your Day."
 
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52 - The Sounds of America / Main Street Montage  8:12
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53 - Fantasyland Montage / Sleeping Beauty Ballet  9:51
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54 - Frontierland Montage / Bessie & Tessie  11:43
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55 - River Montage / An Island, a Treehouse and a Cave  9:52
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56 - It's a Scandal to the Jay Birds / This Day is Your Day  8:10
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57 - Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color - Main Title  4:17

 

When Walt Disney's weekly program moved to the NBC network in the fall of 1961, it became one of the first regularly scheduled television series to be broadcast in full color. The name of the show was also changed to "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," and a colorful new theme song was written by the Sherman Brothers.
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58 - Disneyland Theme Music  22:03

 

Whenever Walt Disney took television audiences to Disneyland, these images were accompanied by a series of original compositions which thematically complimented the many magical aspects of his park. Many of these instrumental themes would be used time and time again, becoming familiar to TV viewers as the sound of Disneyland.
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- Disneyland After Dark -
For the first time that Walt Disney would showcase his park on color television, he invited audiences to experience a taste of his favorite time of day in Disneyland, after the sun goes down and the lights come on. Several notable guest stars would appear on this program performing in an array of musical styles at various venues located throughout the park. Teen idol and former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello appeared alongside pop-singer Bobby Rydell at the Tomorrowland bandstand for live performances of two of their popular recording hits. Aboard the Mark Twain Steamboat, legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong appeared with the Young Men from New Orleans and Monnete Moore for a good old-fashioned Dixieland jam session. At the Plaza Gardens stage, a very young barbershop quartet would make their televised debut performance. These were the Osmond brothers, whom Walt had personally discovered and made into a regular act in Disneyland before they would later launch their chart-topping record career. This was followed by a performance by Plaza Gardens regulars Tony Paris and the Elliot Brothers Orchestra.
 
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59 - Disneyland After Dark - Introduction  0:25
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60 - Light-Up Time in Disneyland & Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks  3:20
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61 - Disneyland After Dark - The Dapper Dans  1:24
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62 - Tomorrowland Bandstand - Annette & Bobby Rydell  4:24
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63 - Here Comes the Old Mark Twain - Louis Armstrong  13:13
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64 - The Osmond Brothers Quartet  2:41
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65 - Plaza Gardens - Tony Paris & The Elliot Bros. Orchestra  5:55
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- The Golden Horseshoe Revue -
To commemorate the 10,000th performance of the famed Golden Horseshoe Revue in Frontierland, the entire live show was filmed for televised broadcast. The program featured the entire original company of the stage show including comedian Wally Boag in his traveling salesman routine, and singer Betty Taylor who performed her signature number, "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home." In addition to the regular cast, several guest stars were invited to perform, including veteran silly man Ed Wynn, and former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. Annette performed two novelty dance numbers for the show. The Buffalo Roundup was a silly Native American square dance with a comical costumed buffalo, and Mr. Piano Man was a lively western saloon number with a ragtime beat set to an original Sherman Brothers song. The program, just as the live show, concluded with a comical rendition of the lively Disney tune, "Pecos Bill." This was performed by Betty Taylor as Slue Foot Sue, and Wally Boag posing as the one and only Pecos Bill, and of course, the song ended with the Golden Horseshoe girls dancing the world famous Can-Can.
 
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66 - The Golden Horseshoe Revue - Introduction  0:14
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67 - Hello Everybody  2:37
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68 - Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home  1:44
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69 - The Buffalo Round-Up  1:28
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70 - Tea For Two  2:12
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71 - Hang a Lantern in Your Window / Mr. Piano Man  2:51
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72 - Pecos Bill  3:58
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- Holiday Time at Disneyland -
The 1962 holiday episode of the Wonderful World of Color showcased several of Disneyland's past dedication ceremonies and special holiday celebrations observed annually at the Magic Kingdom. The episode opened with a chance meeting between two of childhood's most beloved people on earth, Walt Disney and Santa Claus. This was followed by a three minute musical montage, giving a tour of the entire park, land by land, set to a new song written by Richard and Robert Sherman entitled "Every Day's a Holiday in Disneyland USA." Then a traditional Easter Parade was featured down Main Street USA followed by the hot air balloon launch of the La Coquette, which was the same balloon used in the blockbuster Hollywood epic "Around the World in 80 Days." After a look back a Disneyland '59's dedication ceremonies, the Fourth of July was then observed with an old-fashioned circus parade and the 1958 dedication ceremonies of the Sailing Ship Columbia in Frontierland. The final segments of the program included footage from Disneyland's two holiday parades, the Parade of Many Lands, featuring the holiday customs of nations around the world, and the Parade of the Toys, featuring the Disney characters as well as the march of the wooden soldiers and oversized toy props created for Walt Disney's new 1961 live-action musical Fantasy, Babes in Toyland. The program concluded with the Candlelight Processional and Living Christmas Tree ceremony.
 
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73 - Walt Disney Meets Santa Claus  1:49
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74 - Every Day's a Holiday in Disneyland USA  3:09
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75 - Easter Parade/La Coquette Balloon Launch  3:22
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76 - Fourth of July Parade/Columbia Dedication  7:57
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77 - Parade of the Toys/Christmas Around the World  8:57
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78 - The Candlelight Processional  4:42
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79 - Walt Disney CBC 1963 Interview  29:39

 

Commentator Fletcher Markle interviewed Walt Disney for Canadian TV in 1963. This historic and fascinating interview is often quoted and footage is often borrowed for use in various Disney documentaries, including Walt's famous explanation of how Disneyland got started, sitting on a bench, next to a merry-go-round, while eating peanuts.
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- Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair -
When the upcoming 1964 New York World's Fair was being developed; many large corporations approached Walt Disney to produce attractions for the fair. In total the Disney Studio produced four major exhibits, and many of these attractions would find a permanent home at Disneyland in the years that followed. The prehistoric animals originally created for the Ford Motor Company's "Magic Skyway" attraction would be utilized again for the Primeval World Diorama along the Disneyland Railroad. General Electric's "Carousel of Progress" would premiere in a newly remodeled Tomorrowland in 1967, and from the State of Illinois Pavilion, "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" would premiere at the Disneyland Opera House in 1965 in time for Disneyland's 10th anniversary, as the fair was still ongoing. What many considered to be the true highlight of the fair was, of course, Walt Disney's "It's a Small World," and this beloved attraction would come home to Disneyland in 1966. In 1964 Walt Disney brought his TV audiences on a behind-the-scenes tour of his studio to see the development of these many attractions. As a comical prologue, a musical history of fairs was presented through animation, vintage engravings and archival photographs. The program concluded with a ride-through tour of It's a Small World narrated by none other than Walt Disney himself.
 
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80 - The History of the Fair  6:10
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81 - World's Fair Silent Film Montage  2:20
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82 - World's Fair Attraction Preview  18:13
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83 - It's a Small World - A Guided Tour with Walt Disney  14:04
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- Disneyland 10th Anniversary -
When Disneyland celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 1965, Walt Disney presented a special episode of his weekly program to commemorate this milestone for the Magic Kingdom. A highlight of the program featured a colorful musical number with dozens of Disney characters, a dancing birthday cake, complete with dancing candles, and an appearance by Mary Poppins who flew in over Sleeping Beauty Castle on her magic umbrella. Together they kept time to a special anniversary song composed by the Sherman Brothers to augment the occasion. The episode also featured "Miss Tencennial" Julie Rheim, the first official Disneyland ambassador. She joined Walt for a rare backstage tour, meeting several legendary WED Imagineers, previewing all the many exciting projects that were then in development, including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, through concept art and detailed models.
 
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84 - Walt and Julie - A Tour of Imagineering  8:30
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85 - The Anniversary Song  7:39
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86 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary - Park Update  17:53
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87 - The Jack Benny Hour: Walt Disney  10:07

 

On a 1965 episode of the Jack Benny Hour, Walt Disney made a rare guest appearance in a comedy skit alongside the comedy legend. Jack Benny visited Walt Disney at his studio office, seeking complimentary tickets to Disneyland, while encountering a few of Walt's unusual pets. Then Benny spoofed Italian films by applying a Walt Disney approach.
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88 - Disneyland Around the Seasons  23:27

 

In this December 1966 broadcast, airing only days after his untimely passing, Walt presented several new attractions that recently made their Disneyland homecoming fresh from the World's Fair, including Small World, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and the Primeval World. Also highlighted was the all new land, New Orleans Square.
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- Disneyland on the Big Screen -
Although it was much more common to see Disneyland on the small screen, over the years there were many theatrical releases starring the Magic Kingdom. This began with the 1956 short, "Disneyland USA." This full-color, wide-screen tour of the entire park was part of Walt Disney's documentary series called "People and Places." Much of the footage from this featurette would be recycled time and time again for various television productions throughout the 50's and 60's. When Disneyland introduced its first 'E' ticket attractions to the park in 1959, the special "Gala Day" parade and grand opening ceremonies for the new Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage and Disneyland-Alweg Monorail were captured on film and released in theaters the following year. Then in 1963, Walt Disney permitted an outside studio unprecedented access to his park for the big budget motion picture,"40 Pounds of Trouble." The film starred Tony Curtis as a big time Las Vegas casino owner who reluctantly inherits an 8 year old little girl. Together with co-star Suzanne Pleshette, they satisfy the child's one desire to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, while risking capture from the law who is in hot on their tail, resulting in a hilarious chase sequence all over Disneyland. In 1969 a special short-subject tour of Disneyland was released in theaters nationwide. So many major new additions had been added to the park in just a few short years, from It's a Small World, to Tomorrowland and Pirates of the Caribbean, that it became necessary to reintroduce America to the Happiest Place on Earth.
 
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Special thanks to RocketRodsXPR for his many invaluable contributions to this page and to this site.
Special thanks to Scott Wolf at "WWW.MOUSECLUBHOUSE.COM" for providing audio for "The Sounds of America"
Special thanks to Todd Horan for providing the audio materials for "The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland"