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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... 23 - MASCOT

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1 - Happy Holidays  2:26

 

It is true that in Disneyland, every day is a holiday, but when the calendar strikes those actual times of year, the park becomes all the more festive. In 1958, Disneyland Records produced an album featuring the Mouseketeers with songs to celebrate every holiday. The title song from this classic record serves as the perfect kick-off to this chapter.
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2 - Every Day's A Holiday in Disneyland USA  3:09

 

In 1962, Walt Disney presented a special holiday time episode of his Wonderful World of Color TV series, highlighting the unique holiday celebrations held at Disneyland throughout the year. Opening the program was a song composed by Disney legends Richard and Robert Sherman, reminding us that in Disneyland, every day is a holiday.
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23 - HAPPY 4TH OF JULY HEADER
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3 - Disneyland Celebrates America  46:59

 

Walt Disney was a proud countryman and felt that knowing the history of this nation was vital to every citizen. In fact, he wanted his park to celebrate the "hard facts that have created America." One might even say that in Disneyland, every day is the Forth of July. Throughout the park many attractions evoke true patriotism and the spirit of America.
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4 - The Kids of the Kingdom - Bicentennial Medley  18:25

 

The Kids of the Kingdom were centrally featured as part of the many special festivities held throughout Disneyland during the 1976 American bicentennial. Every day they kicked off America on Parade with a live performance down Main Street USA, and starred in the all new "Lady America" musical revue on the Tomorrowland stage.
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5 - America on Parade - Bicentennial Medley  8:35

 

Another major event during Disneyland's Bicentennial celebration was one of the most extravagant parades Disneyland has ever presented. With a soundtrack including many All-American anthems, lavish floats and colorfully costumed characters, this patriotic procession celebrated the spirit of '76 and retold the story of America's historic past.
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6 - America on Parade - The Sadie Mae  29:12

 

America on Parade also featured the musical sounds of the Sadie Mae, a fully restored antique carousel band organ. It was shipped from its Missouri home to a sound studio in Nashville, where the entire soundtrack was recorded. The music was then enhanced with electronic synthesized elements, but heard here is the original unaltered version.
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7 - The Disneyland Band - Patriotic Medley  12:30

 

What could be more patriotic than a traditional marching band? And the world famous Disneyland Band may be the most patriotic of them all. In addition to their regular repertoire of popular Disney tunes, they always include the show stopping marches of John Phillip Sousa and other well-recognized All-American classics.
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8 - The Dapper Dans - Patriotic Medley  6:15

 

The Dapper Dans are a major part of any Disneyland holiday. Throughout the year they will often don special outfits to reflect the current holiday. This naturally includes their special red white and blue look for the 4th of July. Their repertoire during this time of year includes many patriotic anthems, performed in pitch-perfect four part harmony.
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9 - Yankee Doodle Dandy  5:28

 

Over the years, this classic patriotic anthem by George M. Cohen has become a sort-of unofficial theme song for Main Street USA. Not only is it featured as part of the area background music, but on any given day, one might expect to hear either the Dapper Dans or the Coke Corner ragtime pianist perform this catchy All-American tune.
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10 - The Voices of Liberty  15:11

 

The Voices of Liberty is an amazing acapella choir that has been performing live inside the lobby rotunda at Epcot Center's American Adventure pavilion since the Florida attraction first opened in 1982. From 2012-2013, this patriotic ensemble began daily performances at the Opera House in Disneyland for a special limited time engagement.
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11 - U.S. Military Bands - Fourth of July Concert  46:58

 

Honoring those who serve in the armed forces, Disneyland has traditionally welcomed military bands and chorale groups to perform in the park during its annual 4th of July festivities, hosting such groups as The 3rd Marine Aircraft Band, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus and The United States Air Force Band.
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12 - Main Street Electrical Parade - To Honor America  2:25

 

The conclusion to the Main Street Electrical Parade has always been a very patriotic finale. On the final float, an illuminated banner reads "To Honor America" followed by an enormous American flag towered over by a large golden eagle. In synthesized sound guests hear Yankee Doodle, Stars and Stripes Forever, and other patriotic standards.
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13 - A Patriotic Grand Finale  6:34

 

Traditionally, at the conclusion of the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks display, a stirring encore set to the tune of patriotic songs served as the show's grand finale. This All-American conclusion was included year round, but on the 4th of July, the segment was extended with additional fireworks and music, making it more grandiose than usual.
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14 - Celebrate the Spirit - Disney's All-Star 4th of July  5:45

 

Throughout the 80's and 90's, Disney presented an annual 4th of July television special. Originally the program was exclusive to Walt Disney World, but over time the broadcast was expanded to also include Disneyland. The grand finale fireworks featured vocal artist Sandi Patty performing a crowd stirring assortment of patriotic anthems.
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15 - Celebrate America - Preshow Area Music  11:47

 

Proceeding Disneyland's special 4th of July fireworks presentation, crowds begin to gather around Sleeping Beauty Castle to grab a prime location for what is one of the park's most impressive pyrotechnical displays held throughout the year. As guests wait for the start of the show, they are entertained by uplifting songs of the patriotic variety.
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16 - Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky  14:08

 

Disneyland is a place that honors the patriotic heritage of America every day. Perhaps this is why so many are drawn here for their annual Independence day celebrations, making this one of the busiest days of the entire year, and Disneyland's Fourth of July fireworks spectacular is one of the largest displays in the entire country.
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23 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN HEADER
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17 - Halloween Time at Disneyland  0:32

 

Nowadays, Halloween has begun to rival the Christmas season as the most popular time of the year to visit Disneyland. People love the seasonal decorations, tasty snack offerings, exclusive merchandise and the opportunity to meet Disney villains who lurk about the park. There is also a special ticketed after hours event held on selected nights.
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18 - Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House  14:49

 

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion exterior was completed in 1963, but lay dormant for six years. In 1964, a Disneyland Record inspired by the anticipated attraction featured a series of macabre scenario s told though the extensive library of Disney Studio sound effects. This album quickly became a must-have for at home Halloween festivities.
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19 - Grim Grinning Ghosts  38:47

 

Although Halloween was not generally celebrated in Disneyland until the 1990's, since 1969 a distinctively Halloween-esque attraction has been enjoyed by parks guests all year round, namely, The Haunted Mansion. The theme music from this frightfully fun adventure is now one of the most universally recognized songs from a Disney attraction.
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20 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Music Box - Area Background Music  7:43

 

From late September through January, Disneyland's ghostly manor gets even more spirited than usual, as the classic Haunted Mansion attraction is transformed into a nightmare before Christmas. The exterior of the mansion is adorned in holiday lights, and an eerie Christmas music box can be heard around the mansion grounds.
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21 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Scarols - Area Background Music  17:44

 

For the first year of Haunted Mansion Holiday, the music heard in the outdoor queue was a collection of classic Christmas carols, performed in true Halloween fashion. For guests to sing-along with the new spooky lyrics written for these songs, several of the lampposts were adorned with oversized scrolls containing corresponding sheet music.
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22 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Scream-Along  3:09

 

Interestingly, the debut season of the Haunted Mansion Holiday seemed to emphasize guest participation not only throughout the queue area with a sing-along, but also upon entering the attraction's stretching portrait gallery with a "scream-along." The ghost host provided instructions on how and when to let out your most frightening scream.
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23 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Season One  16:19

 

For the holiday season, Jack Skellington and the many colorful characters featured in Tim Burton's, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" miraculously transform every room throughout the Haunted Mansion with a myriad of macabre holiday decorations, and as a finale, the musical graveyard is covered in a dusting of ghostly white snow.
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24 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Jack's Back!  1:00

 

Each September since 2001, the Haunted Mansion has closed for approximately two weeks for is annual transformation back into "Haunted Mansion Holiday." The yearly return of this fan favorite is highly anticipated by many Southern California residents, and is heavily promoted on local television and radio stations throughout the region.
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25 - Haunted Mansion Holiday  16:25

 

Following its overwhelming success, the Haunted Mansion Holiday returned for a second season in 2002. For this incarnation, a new musical soundtrack was composed by John Debney based on the score by Danny Elfman, the original composer from the 1993 motion picture, and this version of the soundtrack has been used every year since.
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26 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Breakdown Spiels  1:02

 

No one can ever replace the amazing vocal performance of the legendary Paul Frees, but voice-over actor extraordinaire, Corey Burton, does a remarkable job at capturing the proper spirit and inflection of the original ghost host. As in the original attraction, guests hear this otherworldly narrative throughout their supernatural journey.
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27 - The French Market - Holiday Area Background Music  54:09

 

From early fall and through the entire holiday season, the French Market restaurant is the official greeting area for Jack Skellington. To provide the proper atmosphere, music from several Danny Elfman motion picture scores is used, including Edward Scissorhands, the Nightmare Before Christmas and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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28 - Main Street Pumpkin Festival  10:15

 

Disneyland has been celebrating Halloween in a major way for many years now, and like the Christmas season, Main Street is the most decked out of all the areas in the park. Over 300 Jack-O-Lanterns are displayed up and down the boulevard, and for several years a special ceremony took place to crown the queen of the Pumpkin Festival.
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29 - Big Thunder Ranch - Woody's Halloween Roundup  23:52

 

For many years during the fall months, a Halloween festival was held at Big Thunder Ranch. Later this event centered around the characters Woody and Jessie from Pixar's "Toy Story" films. Here one would find live entertainment, pumpkin carving, character meet and greet opportunities and other activities geared toward younger guests.
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30 - Big Thunder Ranch - Halloween Carnival  40:01

 

For its final three seasons, Big Thunder Ranch set the stage for an even more elaborate fall holiday celebration. In addition to pumpkin carving, there were carnival games, a live magic show, Disney characters dressed in their Halloween attire and at the Magic Cauldron Sideshow, favorite Disney villains would make a magical appearance.
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31 - Billy Hill and the Haunted Hillbillies  4:05

 

Beginning in 2012, Disneyland's popular bluegrass band, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies would perform at the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Carnival, under the moniker Billy Hill and the Haunted Hillbillies. In addition to songs from their regular repertoire, they would perform a few spooky selections, including "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
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32 - Halloween Carnival Magic Show  9:55

 

At the Big Thunder Ranch main stage, a special kid-friendly magic show was presented during the Halloween Carnival events. A master of prestidigitation would first charm the audience with traditional card tricks, then would impress them by levitating his assistant, and for the grand finale, he would make Mickey Mouse magically appear.
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33 - The Magic Cauldron - Conjure a Villain  2:51

 

A very popular attraction at the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Carnival was located inside a colorful sideshow tent containing a mysterious bubbling cauldron. A guest was selected from the audience to wave a magic wand over the cauldron, casting a spell to bring forth one of five famous Disney Villains who appeared before your very eyes.
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34 - Ghost Riders in the Sky  12:51

 

Stan Jones wrote this famous cowboy ballad in 1948, just eight years before going to work at the Disney Studio as both a songwriter and actor. For years, this spooky song has also been heard throughout Disneyland, having been featured in The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown and in the area music along the Frontierland promenade.
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35 - The Halloween Tree  2:27

 

Every fall since 2007, a specially designated oak tree located along the Frontierland promenade has been festively decorated with small pumpkin ornaments and hundreds of orange pin lights. This is in tribute to acclaimed author, and personal friend to Walt Disney, Ray Bradbury, recalling his popular children's novel, "The Halloween Tree."
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36 - Pioneer Mercantile - Halloween Sing-Along  21:29

 

On the back wall of Frontierland's Pioneer Mercantile is a stretched rawhide screen where scenes from "Old Yeller" and "Pocahontas" are projected on a constant loop. During the Halloween season, the normal film clips are replaced with a repeat showing of the 1998 Disney Sing-Along Songs video, "Happy Haunting Party at Disneyland."
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37 - Villain's Victory Party  6:30

 

In 2010, a special Disneyland promotion offered a chance to vote for your favorite Disney villain, and a trivia contest with a chance to win a free trip to Disneyland for a special Halloween event. To announce the victorious villain, a live show was staged on Tom Sawyer Island, awarding the dubious honor to the mistress of all evil, Malicefent.
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38 - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party - Area Background Music  56:14

 

Since 2010, in the weeks leading up to Halloween, a very popular special ticketed after hours party has been held in Disneyland on selected nights. These events include an array of spooktacular entertainment offerings including trick-or treating, character greetings, live musical performances, a special parade and fireworks display.
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39 - Mickey's Toontown - Halloween Area Background Music  43:01

 

Each of Disneyland's themed lands have special entertainment offerings during Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party. In Mickey's Toontown, a collection of spooky songs set the mood as guest have the opportunity to meet Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy Pluto, and other popular Disney friends, each dressed in their Halloween costumes.
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40 - Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade  8:19

 

Guests at Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party are encouraged to wear costumes, and as a special offering during the evenings festivities, Mickey and friends arrive on Main Street in a colorful cavalcade wearing their own Halloween appropriate attire. The focus of these special events is on the not so scary, family friendly side of Halloween.
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41 - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party - Riverfront Music  37:41

 

During Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party, The Rivers of America are covered with an eerie layer of ghostly fog, and the Frontierland landing is transformed into a special photo taking location called Pirate Wharf. Here guests can say cheese with favorite Disney pirates including Captain Hook and the one and only Captain Jack Sparrow.
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42 - The Cadaver Dans  11:06

 

From September through October, the Dapper Dans will often take on the gruesome persona of the Cadaver Dans. Dressed in grave digger attire, with pale make-up and dark eyes, they sing a collection of songs appropriate for All Hallows Eve, and during special events they perform moonlight concerts along the Rivers of America.
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43 - Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy  2:57

 

In 2007, Space Mountain in Hong Kong Disneyland received a Halloween make-over. Through special lighting, music and projections, the attraction was transformed into a frightening new adventure featuring a menacing extra-terrestrial phantom. The same experience premiered in California in 2009, and has returned every year since.
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44 - Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy - Area Sounds  2:14

 

After dark, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy takes on an even more frightening ambiance. The Space Mountain exterior is eerily illuminated in alternating shades of blue and green as the intimidating sounds of a looming intergalactic space creature, backed by a series of otherworldly monotones, can be heard throughout the surrounding area.
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45 - Monsters University Halloween Dance Party  1:10:27

 

In 2013, yet another entertainment offering became part of the Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party. At the Tomorrowland Terrace stage guests were invited to join Mike, Sulley and the Monsters University cheerleaders for a family-friendly frat party. Between shows, a live DJ played favorite pop tunes as the cheerleaders danced among the guest.
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46 - Ride of the Headless Horseman  5:08

 

A tradition that began in Walt Disney World finally made its way to Disneyland in 2016. Before the start of the new Frightfully Fun Parade, with a flaming Jack-O-Lantern in hand, the legendary Headless Horseman from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" gallops up and down Main Street in search of a new head. Maybe he will choose yours!
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47 - Frightly Fun Parade  9:50

 

In 2016, Disneyland debuted an all-new Halloween parade. This offering exclusively for Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party guests contains elements from earlier parades at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, with characters from the "Nightmare Before Christmas," followed by a Haunted Mansion segment and a salute to Disney villains.
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48 - Halloween Screams: A Villainous Surprise in the Skies  14:03

 

Beginning in 2009, a special Halloween and Disney villain themed fireworks display has been held nightly throughout October. It has also been held in conjunction with the after hours Halloween events since 2010. The show is hosted by Jack Skellington himself, and the music is adapted from several well-known Disney films and attractions.
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49 - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party - Villain's Farewell  3:07

 

Disneyland often closes out its special events with what is commonly referred to as a "Kiss Goodnight." At the conclusion of every Trick-or-Treat Party, at the base of the Disneyland Railroad station, a rogue's gallery of famous Disney Villains makes one final appearance to close out the evening's festivities with a special musical ceremony.
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23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING HEADER
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50 - Over the River and Through the Woods  2:10

 

Disneyland's 1975-1976 bicentennial America on Parade included scenes depicting many important moments in American history. This included a section devoted to the first Thanksgiving, complete with Pilgrims, Native Americans and a giant turkey float, all set to an upbeat band organ rendition of "Over the River and Through the Woods."
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51 - Presidential Turkey Pardon Ceremony  5:31

 

It's become an American tradition for the sitting U.S. president to grant a presidential "pardon" to one lucky turkey each year at Thanksgiving time. From 2005 until 2009, following this official ceremony held in the White House rose garden, the fortunate foul was flown directly to Disneyland to participate in the Thanksgiving Day parade.
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52 - Give a Day, Get a Disney Day - Thanksgiving Parade  2:02

 

In 2009 Disneyland sponsored a community outreach program encouraging people to volunteer their time at a pre-approved local organization. In turn they would receive a free one day passport to Disneyland. On Thanksgiving Day of that year, many of these volunteers were invited to march down Main Street in recognition of the spirit of giving.
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53 - The Happiest Turkeys on Earth  1:44

 

From 2005 through 2009, the day following an official ceremony in Washington DC, the pardoned presidential turkey would appear in Disneyland's Thanksgiving Day parade as a special Grand Marshal. They would then live out the rest of their days at the Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, promoted as "The Happiest Turkeys on Earth."
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54 - Disneyland Hotel - Thanksgiving Banquet  28:04

 

For many years, the Disneyland Hotel's banquet hall has hosted a Thanksgiving Day all-you-can-eat feast with all the trimmings. There is also live entertainment, and between helpings, at the nearby "Pilgrim's Post," dinner guests can meet up with their favorite Disney characters. Reservations are required but the event is open to all.
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23 - HAPPY NEW YEAR HEADER
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55 - America Sings - Auld Lang Syne  5:08

 

The carousel theater show, America Sings, featured a celebration of over 200 years of American song, performed by a cast of dozens of anthropomorphic Audio-Animatronic animals, and hosted by Sam the Eagle and Ollie the owl, with a recurring cameo by a comical weasel. The show concluded with a wistful rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
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56 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Another New Year  1:05

 

In 1986, the Country Bear Jamboree underwent a holiday makeover, resulting in an all new Christmas time show featuring the lovable all-bear cast. The comical highlight was the appearance of Big Al, dressed as the Baby New Year, complete with an over-sized diaper, party hat and sash, reflecting on his unlucky New Year's Eve rendezvous.
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57 - New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Hotel  11:06

 

The Disneyland Hotel has hosted many private New Year's Eve celebrations in years past, and these events most definitely would have involved live dance music provided by a full-scale Big Band orchestra. The Bernie Bernard Orchestra was in attendance at many of these December 31st events in the early 1960's, even recording a live album.
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58 - New Year's Eve In Disneyland  19:47

 

For many decades, Disneyland has been one of the most popular places in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. Even though it is perhaps the most crowded evening of the entire year, the festive party atmosphere and non stop live entertainment around every corner of the park makes it a truly magical time to be at the Happiest Place on Earth.
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59 - Ring in the New Year - Countdown & Fireworks Spectacular  6:35

 

Every December 31st, Disneyland hosts a spectacular ceremony to ring in the New Year. Just before midnight, Mickey and the gang present a countdown ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and tens of thousands of cheering guests gather to sing "Auld Lang Syne," kicking off Disneyland's largest fireworks display of the year.
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60 - Ring in the New Year - Castle Dance Party  3:49:04

 

Throughout the evening in Central Plaza, at the forecourt of Sleeping Beauty Castle, it has become a recent New Year's Eve tradition to have a live DJ spin the latest dance tunes from the past year, along with some classic favorites from years past. Following the official midnight countdown, the party continues well into the morning hours.
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61 - Tournament of Roses Parade Walt Disney Grand Marshal  1:05

 

Disneyland has had a long relationship with the famous Tournament of Roses Parade. It's first float entry was in 1955, announcing the upcoming opening of Disneyland the following summer. Walt Disney himself appeared as the Grand Marshal for the 1966 proceedings, and in his honor the theme of that year's parade was "It's a Small World."
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62 - Tournament of Roses Honor Band  6:02

 

The Tournament of Roses Honor Band consists of 230 of the very best college and high school student musicians throughout Pasadena and the surrounding communities. In addition to their participation in the Rose Parade dating back to 1930, every year they are also invited to perform in Disneyland for a special event known as Bandfest.
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63 - The Royal Court  3:16

 

A 100 year tradition, a beautiful young woman is selected from local collage students every year as the Rose Queen, representing the Tournament of Roses Parade, with the runner-ups forming her Royal Court. Disneyland has often hosted these pageant winners in a special pre-parade throughout late December and early January.
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64 - Disneyland at The Tournament of Roses Parade  18:04

 

Over the years, Disneyland has been featured in the Tournament of Roses in live presentations kicking off the start of the parade. Often this coincides with milestone anniversaries and special grand openings being celebrated that year. In 2005 Mickey Mouse served as Grand Marshal in honor of Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration.
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65 - Disney Love Songs Medley  1:17:21

 

Disneyland is not only the Happiest Place on Earth, but one of the most romantic as well. This is true all year round, but especially on Valentine's Day. There are special meet and greet opportunities, holiday sweet treats, date night dining, and throughout the resort guest will hear many of the classic love songs from the Disney song book.
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66 - The Love Songs of Main Street  17:09

 

Main Street USA is where the majority of Disneyland's Valentine's Day activities take place. Town Square is decorated with Valentine hearts and color coordinated red, pink and white flower beds, the gift shops offer exclusive holiday themed merchandise, and sweets for sweethearts can be found at the Candy Palace and Jolly Holiday Bakery.
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67 - The Dapper Dans - Valentine's Medley  10:19

 

The Dapper Dans will often seek out young and young at heart couples on Valentine's Day to provide them with a romantic musical serenade. Often they will croon a tune for the most adorable couple of them all, Mickey and Minnie, who can always be found in and around Town Square proper, dressed in their special outfits for the day.
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68 - Snow White's Wishing Well  2:19

 

Beneath the shadow of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the small grotto where Snow White's Wishing Well is located is often regarded as the most romantic spot in all of Disneyland. No wonder that many thousands of wedding proposals have been made here, and on Valentine's Day, couples can be spotted in this area, taking in the tranquil atmosphere.
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69 - Minnie's Toontown House  2:59

 

There's a cozy little cottage located in the very heart of Mickey's Toontown. From cute heart shaped windows to adorable pink and purple heart adorned furnishings, it feels like Valentine's Day every day of the year at Minnie's place. Her lovely flower garden is always decorated for the holiday and out back is another magical wishing well.
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70 - True Love Week- Royal Romance  23:59

 

A new tradition that began as part of Disneyland's "Limited Time Magic" promotion in 2013 was a special meet and greet opportunity with many of Disney's most romantic royal couples. Hand in hand, both the Disney princes and their maiden's faire can be found wandering throughout the park during the entire week of Valentine's Day.
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71 - Valentine's Day Date Night Dining  40:53

 

Couples visiting Disneyland on Valentine's Day can enjoy the park together throughout the day and top off their holiday with a romantic dinner in the evening. Every sit down restaurant located in the park and throughout the entire resort offers a special menu, and by popular demand, advanced reservations are always recommended.
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23 - HAPPY SAINT PATRICK DAY HEADER
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72 - Saint Patrick's Day Parade  17:22

 

Walt Disney often proudly proclaimed that he was part Irish, so it is surprising that it wasn't until 1968 that Disneyland held an official Saint Patrick's Day parade. Mickey led the march, followed by a procession of Irish folk groups direct from the Emerald Isle, Snow White and the Seven "Leprechauns" and the Three Little "Irish" Pigs.
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73 - The Little Man of Disneyland  7:01

 

This 1955 children's Golden Record featured a leprechaun named Patrick Begorra, who just so happened to live on the site where Disneyland was under construction. After studying the plans for the future park, the diminutive dweller gave his approval and set up residence in a hidden location, today this home can still be found in Adventureland.
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74 - Donald Novis - Irish Tenor Medley  6:17

 

Donald Novis had lent his singing talents to many of Disney's early Silly Symphony cartoons, as well as the classic animated feature, "Bambi." From 1955-1964 he became known as the Golden Horseshoe Revue's "silver toned tenor." A highlight of each show was his rendition of "Leprechaun's Lullaby" and other favorite old Irish tunes.
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75 - It's a Small World - Ireland  1:39

 

A bit o' the Irish can be found every day of the year in Disneyland inside the famous Fantasyland attraction, "It's a Small World." As guests float past several European landmarks they encounter a section devoted entirely to the Emerald Isle, with smiling leprechauns, wee folk dancing an Irish jig and a field full of giant shamrocks.
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76 - The Disneyland Band - Luck o' the Irish Medley  3:40

 

The diverse repertoire of the Disneyland Band has often included traditional marches from the Emerald Isle, and in the late 1960's, one might have even heard a distinctively Irish influenced Disney song written by the Sherman Brothers called, "I'll Always Be Irish," originally from the 1967 live-action musical, "The Happiest Millionaire."
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77 - The Irish Rovers  36:08

 

Formed in 1963, this popular Irish folk band made several 1960's guest appearances in Disneyland as part of the Hootenanny folk music festival. They would continue to make many in park appearances throughout the 70's, and as part of their regular Canadian television series, they included an episode taped on location at Disneyland.
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78 - The Dapper Dans - Irish Sing-Along  11:13

 

At the turn of the 20th century, Irish songs were all the rage back here in the States. Many a Tin Pan Ally tune-smith composed popular songs about Rosie O'Grady and Mamie O'Rourke. So it is only fitting that Disneyland's own barbershop balladeers, the Dapper Dans, often include these well known Irish songs in their musical program.
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79 - Coke Corner - Irish Ragtime Medley  5:21

 

The musical sounds of the Old Emerald Isle are often heard at Main Street's Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner. Here a ragtime pianist is featured throughout the day to tickle the ivories as guests enjoy the passing scene. As St. Patty's Day draws near, Irish folk songs become the most requested, and the cheerful rhythm maker is always happy to oblige.
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80 - Disneyland Easter Vacation Commercial  0:44

 

The popularity of the Mickey Mouse Club TV series resulted in many live Mouseketeer guest appearances in Disneyland. The cast would meet with fans, pose for photos, and sign autographs during special events and holiday weekends. This 1950's radio ad by Jimmie Dodd invited families to just such an event, held during Easter weekend.
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81 - Automobile Club Easter Parade  1:52

 

Throughout the 1950's, Walt Disney invited local antique automobile restoration club members to Disneyland to participate in processions down Main Street, sporting their vintage cars while dressed in period appropriate costumes. Due to their popularity, these events also became part of Disneyland's annual Easter Parade tradition.
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82 - Easter Parade - La Coquette Balloon Launch  3:22

 

An Easter event of some significance took place in 1962. Following an automobile club parade down Main Street, a famous hot air balloon was launched, La Coquette, the same balloon used in the blockbuster Hollywood epic "Around the World in 80 Days." These events were documented on film and broadcast on Walt Disney's weekly TV series.
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83 - Spring Fling  1:04

 

A special ticketed promotion, that became a very popular annual event, was the "Spring Fling," held during spring break from 1962 through the mid 70's. There was unlimited use of all attractions as guests danced to popular bands throughout the park. A special drawing was also held, and one lucky guest would drive away in a brand new car.
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84 - Thumper's Easter Egg Hunt  14:50

 

Starting in the mid seventies and returning annually throughout the eighties, a special Easter time egg hunt took place in Disneyland. It was hosted by everyone's favorite Disney bunny, Thumper, from the animated feature "Bambi." Special prizes included a trip to Walt Disney World to the lucky guest who could first spot the golden prize egg.
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85 - Disneyland Easter Parade  6:28

 

Disneyland held its very first Easter parade in the spring of 1956. These holiday events continue as an annual tradition in Disney parks around the world to this day. For many years, beginning in the 1980's, the parade was broadcast on national TV each Easter Sunday, highlighting the parades in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
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86 - Springtime in Disneyland  39:47

 

Disneyland in the spring and during the Easter holiday is a delight for all who visit. Flower beds overflow with colorful tulips and other springtime flowers, the Disney characters appear in turn of the 20th century Easter parade attire, the Easter Bunny can be found for special photo opportunities and the air is filled with songs of spring.
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87 - Funny Little Bunnies  3:51

 

The original song from Walt Disney's 1934 Easter themed Silly Symphony cartoon, "Funny Little Bunnies," has been used as area music in Disneyland since the 1980's. In 1983, it was heard resonating from King Arthur's Carrousel in the New Fantasyland, and in 1993 it was included in the background area loop for Mickey's Toontown.
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88 - Big Thunder Ranch - Springtime Roundup Hoedown  9:31

 

Behind Big Thunder Mountain at the northern tip of Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch once played host to many holiday festivals, including a special Easter time event known as the Springtime Roundup Hoedown. There one would find colorful decorations, live music, egg decorating and meet and greet opportunities with famous Disney bunnies.
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89 - Disneyland Spring Fling - The Bunny Hop  2:56

 

In 2013, a special Easter time Spring Fling event took place on Main Street as part of Disneyland's, "Limited Time Magic," special promotion. Several times daily, a colorful float containing a menagerie of famous Disney cartoon rabbits would roll out onto Town Square. Guest were then encouraged, en masse, to participate in the Bunny Hop.
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90 - Dia De Reyes - The Mariachi Divas  29:24

 

Disneyland first observed Dia de Reyes (Three Kings Day) with a small display in Frontierland, but over time it grew in popularity, eventually moving to Big Thunder Ranch, with live performances by the Mariachi Divas. In 2014 the celebration moved again to California Adventure as part of the Viva Navidad! Christmas time event.
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91 - Happy Lunar New Year Celebration  4:38

 

Chinese New Year has been observed at Disney's California Adventure park for several years, but during a major refurbishment in 2012, the celebration was temporarily relocated to Disneyland and presented at the Small World Mall in Fantasyland, where guests could meet their favorite characters from the Disney animated film Mulan.
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92 - Opa! A Celebration of Greece  52:20

 

In 2013, as part of Disneyland's "Limited Time Magic," a special observance of Greek Independence Day was presented at Small World Mall in Fantasyland. In addition to lively music and dancing, guests could meet and greet with Mickey, dressed in a traditional Greek fustanella costume, and Hercules from the Disney animated film.
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93 - What Will You Celebrate? - 2009 Promotion  4:43

 

Disney parks have long been a place to celebrate not only the holidays on the calendar, but personal triumphs and victories, family reunions and life's important milestones. In recognition of the key role Disneyland plays in all these types of celebrations, in 2009 Disney launched a "Year of Celebration" promotion asking, "What will you celebrate?"
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94 - Celebrate! A Street Party  18:03

 

Honoring the personal celebrations of that day's guests, in 2009 an all new street show was presented along the traditional Disneyland parade route. The procession would pause at three prime viewing locations where an energetic dance routine would ensue, encouraging spectators to dance and sing along to popular hits and Disney favorites.
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95 - Celebrate You  12:55

 

As part of Disney Parks 2009 "Year of Celebration" the song "Celebrate You" from the 2009 Corbin Bleu album, "Speed of Light" was chosen as the official theme song. It was used in numerous television ads, live park events and parades throughout the year, and has since remained a recognizable park theme song in the years that have followed.
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