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HAPPY VALENTINES

February 23, 2018

 

Song of the Day: "Sailin" 1980

from the "Popeye" original soundtrack

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SONG OF THE DAY LOGO VALENTINES

 

 

 

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I am honored to be a part of this podcast as a regular featured guest. On each episode I will present a piece of rare Disney music and discuss its historical context in a special segment called "Disney Music Archives"

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1 - Disney Love Songs Medle1:17:21

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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2 - The Love Songs of Main Stree17:09

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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3 - 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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4 - Snow White's Wishing Wel2:19

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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5 - 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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6 - True Love Week - Royal Romance  23:59

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

 

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7 - 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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8 - 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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9 - Donald Novis - Irish Tenor Medle6:17

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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10 - 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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11 - The Disneyland Band - Luck o'the Irish Medley  3:40

 The diverse repetoire 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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12 - 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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13 - Coke Corner - An Old Irish Sing-Along  12:30

At the turn of the 20th century, Irish songs were all the rage back  here in the States. Many a Tin Pan Ally tunesmith composed popular songs about Rosie O'Grady and Mamie O'Rourke. So it is only fitting that at Coke Corner, the Dapper Dans and the Ragtime pianist often include these well known Irish songs in their musical program.

 

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14 - 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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15 - 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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16 - 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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17 - Spring Flin1:04

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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18 - 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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19 - 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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20 - Funny Little Bunnies  3:51

The original song from Walt Disney's 1934 Easter themed Slly 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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21 - Big Thunder Ranch - Springtime Roundup Hoedow9:31

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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22 - Disneyland Spring Fling - The Bunny Ho2:56

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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23 - Disneyland Celebrates America  46:59

Walt Disney was a proud countryman and felt that knowing the hisory 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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24 - 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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25 - America on Parade - Bicentennial Medley  8:35

Another major event during Disneyland's Bicentennial celebration was a full-scale parade honoring the spirit of America. In addition to lavish floats and costumed characters tracing the history of the United States, this patriotic procession included music performed by the Sadie Mae, an authentic turn of the 20th century band organ.

 

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26 - The Disneyland Band - Patriotic Medle12:30

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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27 - 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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28 - 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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29 - 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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30 - Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sk14:08

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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31 - Halloween Time at Disneylan0:32

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 lerk about the park. There is also a special ticketed after hours event held on selected nights.

 

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32 - 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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33 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Music Box - Area Background Musi7:43

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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34 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Scarols - Area Background Musi17:44

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 lamposts were adorned with oversized scrolls containing corresponding sheet music.

 

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35 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Season On16:19

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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36 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Jack's Back1:00

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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37 - 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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38 - 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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39 - The French Market - Holiday Area Background Musi54:09

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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40 - Main Street Pumpkin Festiva10:15

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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41 - 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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42 - 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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43 - 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, the would perform a few spooky selections, including "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

 

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44Halloween 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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45 - 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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46 - 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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47 - 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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48 - Pioneer Mercantile - Halloween Sing-Alon21:29

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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49 - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat PartyArea 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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50 - Mickey's Toontown - Halloween Area Background Musi43:01

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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51 - 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 cavlacade 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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52 - Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party - Riverfront Musi37:41

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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53The Cadaver Dans  11:06

From September through October, the Dapper Dans will often take on the grusome 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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54 - 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 frightning 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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55 - Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy - Area Sounds  2:14

After dark, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy takes on an even more frighting 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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56 - Monsters University Halloween Dance Part1:10:27

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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57 - Ride of the Headless Horsema5:08

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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58 - Frightly Fun Parad9:50

In 2016, Disneyland debuted a 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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59 - Halloween Screams: A Villainous Surprise in the Skie14:03

Beginning in 2009, a special Halloween and Disney villainthemed fireworks display has been held nightly throughout October. It has also been held in conjuction 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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60 - 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 rogues gallery of famous Disney Villains make one final appearance to close out the evening's festivities with a special musical ceremony.

 

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61 - 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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62 - 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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63 - Give a Day, Get a Disney Day - Thanksgiving Parade  2:03

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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64 - 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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65 - 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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66 - 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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67 - 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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68 - 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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69 - 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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70 - 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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71 - 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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72 - 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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73 - Tournament of Roses Parade  18:04

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. Walt Disney himself was the parade Grand Marshall in 1966, and Mickey Mouse received the same honor in 2005 as part of Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration.

 

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1 - The Holidays at Disneyland  0:56

During the wonderful holiday season, the Happiest Place on Earth is happier than ever. Every year from late November to early January the entire park is transformed into a glittering wonderland of merry Christmas magic, with beautiful holiday decorations, spectacular parades, stage shows, live performers and special seasonal attractions.

 

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2 - Holiday Time in Disneyland - Walt Meets Santa  1:43

On the 1962 Christmas episode of Walt Disney's weekly television program, Walt presented a festive look at Disneyland's during the holidays. The show began with the Charles Dickens carolers singing beneath a magical California snowfall, and a chance meeting occurred between the top two candidates for every child's favorite person.

 

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3 - A Christmas Adventure in Disneyland - Tree Medle10:31

In 1958, a special long-playing album was produced by Disneyland Records, taking listeners on a tour of Disneyland during a magical Christmas Eve. Several original songs were composed for the album including one to represent a storybook tree in Fantasyland, a jungle tree in Adventureland and a futuristic tree in Tomorrowland.

 

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4 - The Holiday Bow19:13

From the very first Disneyland Christmas in 1955, the park has offered special live entertainment. The Holiday Bowl featured Charles Dickens style carolers as well as a full scale choir performing traditional holiday favorites. This presentation would later evolve into the Candlelight Processional, which is presented annually to this day.

 

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5 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two - Jingle Bell2:59

In a 1950 TV special entitled "One Hour in Wonderland," viewers entered the Disney animation department to see a group of artists hard at work. When the coast was clear, they broke out their instruments and performed a Dixieland version of Jingle Bells. This was the Firehouse 5 Plus 2, who in later years would become Disneyland regulars.

 

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6 - Parade of Many Lands  3:27

Disneyland's first parade with a Christmas specific theme premiered in 1957, returning annually until the mid 60's. It featured a multitude of civic organizations representing cultures from around the world, each wearing traditional costumes, displaying native dance and exhibiting how countries around the world celebrate the holiday season.

 

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7 - Babes in Toyland Exhibit  7:10

Disneyland is well known today for its amazing holiday themed attraction overlays, but the first limited time holiday themed attraction came decades earlier. Within the Main Street opera house, a special exhibit allowed guests to visit the actual movie sets used during the production of Walt Disney's 1961 musical fantasy... "Babes in Toyland."

 

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8 - March of the Toys Parad5:53

In December of 1960, Walt Disney presented a special parade which ran every day during the holiday season, utilizing many of the large-scale toy props designed for the then in production live-action musical, "Babes in Toyland." This parade also saw the debut of  now iconic marching toy soldiers, which remain a holiday tradition to this day.

 

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9 - March of the Toys Parade - Toy Train Choir  3:14

A highly memorable float from the March of the Toys Parade was a giant wooden choir pulled by a toy train. Resonating from the float was audio taken from a 1957 Disneyland record called "Walt Disney's Christmas Concert" which featured an "all-mouse" chorus through a recording technique that would later be utilized by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

 

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10 - Silent Night - The Disneyland Boys Choi2:26

In conjunction with the world premiere of the new It's a Small World attraction at the 1964 New York World's Fair, Disneyland Records released an album featuring an all boys choir singing traditional songs and hymns from around the world. One of these, representing Germany, was the time honored Christmas standard, Silent Night.

 

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11 - Matterhorn Mountain - Christmas Sta3:02

For over a decade, Disneyland's Matterhorn was decorated for the holiday season with an enormous rotating star placed upon its snowy summit. At night, electric bulbs would illuminate the star and the face of the mountain would glow in shades of green projected onto the structure by nearby spot lights, taking on the look of a giant Christmas tree.

 

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12 - Fantasy on Parade - Promotional Radio Spot3:05

Fantasy on Parade premiered in 1965 and served as Disneyland's annual Christmas parade until 1976, returning in 1980 and running again until 1985. During the filming of  the live-action Disney comedy, "Blackbeard's Ghost," stars Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones and Peter Ustinov recorded a series of radio ads to promote this special event.

 

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13 - Fantasy on Parade - Premiere Seaso13:57

Unlike Disneyland's previous Christmas parades, Fantasy on Parade was conceived of as a show on parade, with several units pausing along the route to perform dances and routines for its spectators. It featured characters and scenes from Walt Disney's library of memorable film classics, culminating in a fanciful Christmas themed grand finale.

 

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14 - Fantasy on Parade - 1973 Seaso3:56

The Christmas segment of Fantasy on Parade featured many memorable and unusual moments, including the march of the toy soldiers, a dance routine with anthropomorphic Christmas trees, an assemblage of jolly snowmen, and a silly team of prancing reindeer. This all led up to the final float featuring old Saint Nick aboard his Christmas sleigh.

 

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15 - Fantasy on Parade - Silly Reindeer  6:04

The seemingly dim-witted prancing reindeer from Fantasy on Parade are remembered fondly by many. Cross-eyed, large wagging tongues protruding from their mouths, tiny antlers above a tiny tuft of brown hair, and cartoonishly oversized bows tied around their collars, this wacky team of Santa's helpers "sleighed" them in the aisles.

 

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16 - Carousel of Progress - Mid Century Christmas  31:09

The final act of Carousel of Progress has traditionally been set on Christmas Eve. The original show featured father and mother in their 1960's living room surrounded by gift wrapped packages and a Christmas tree. Mother contemplates how the holidays are far less hectic these days, thanks to the conveniences brought forth by modern innovation.

 

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17 - The Kids of the Kingdo- Christmas Medley  59:59

Riding the late 1960's wave in popularity of such choral groups as Up With People and The Ray Conniff Singers, The Kids of the Kingdom were known as "Disneyland's very own singing sensations."  During the holiday season, their normal pop music repertoire took on a more festive flair with a special concert featuring favorite Christmas songs.

 

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18 - Christmas in Disneyland Television Special  22:15

This 1976 TV special, filmed on location in Disneyland, starred Sandy Duncan as a bubbly tour guide, Glen Campbell as a jack of all trades, and Art Carney as a scrooge-like curmudgeon who soon discovers the magic of Christmas. Memorable highlights include a holiday version of America Sings and a magical Main Street USA snowfall.

 

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19 - A Disney Christmas Gift - Christmas Morning  1:59

At the opening of a special 1982 Christmas episode of the Walt Disney prime time TV series, a musical montage featured the many festive holiday decorations and enchanting window displays found throughout Disneyland's Main Street USA. The original song, "Christmas Morning," was performed by Disneyland's very own Kids of the Kingdom.

 

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20 - Christmas in Disneyland - Jack Wagner  2:07

Jack Wagner was not only the "official voice" of Disneyland throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, but it can also be said he was the official voice of Christmas in Disneyland, as it was his distinctive announcements that served as the introduction to many live events, special stage shows and parades held throughout the park during the holiday season.

 

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Many residents of sunny southern California long to find their own winter wonderland amidst a very non wintry Christmas season. Disneyland promotes itself as the perfect way to fill that void. With every land adorned in splendiferous holiday decor, and every corner of the park filled with the joyous music of the season, there is little wonder why many consider this their favorite time of the year to visit the Happiest Place on Earth.

 

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21 - Christmas 1984 - TV Commercial    0:32

 

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22 - Christmas 1988 - Very Merry TV Commercial   0:31

 

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23 - Christmas 1992 - Very Merry TV Commercial   0:32

 

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24 - Christmas 1997 - Special Offer Promotion   1:02

 

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25 - It's a Small World Holiday - TV Commercial   1:05

 

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26 - Christmas 2006 - Year of a Million Dreams   1:20

 

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27 - The Magic of Christmas in Disneyland  21:03

This direct-to-video presentation was available exclusively at Disneyland, beginning in 1992, as a special take home souvenir. The video showed Mickey and the whole gang experiencing all the fun and festivities found throughout the park during the Christmas season, in a wonderland of holiday decor, live entertainment and a Very Merry parade.

 

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28 - Mickey Mouse Holiday Phone Greeting  1:11

What more magical a gift can one receive than a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth? As a special service for those who book vacations at the Disneyland resort, families get a surprise Christmas morning phone call by the main mouse himself. After a cheerful holiday greeting, Mickey informs everyone that they are going to Disneyland!

 

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29 - Are You Ready For Christmas - Neil Patrick Harri3:38

Beginning  in 1983, the Disney Company has telecast an annual Christmas morning special highlighting the Christmas parades at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. For the 2013 presentation, master of ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with an original song asking the musical question... "Are You Ready for Christmas?"

 

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30 - Esplanade - Christmas Area Background Music  32:36

From the very moment you arrive, the music of the holiday season can be heard not only inside the theme parks, but nearly everywhere throughout the entire Disneyland resort. This includes the Downtown Disney district and esplanade area just outside the main gate entrances to both the original Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure.

 

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- Main Street USA Holiday Area Background Music -

The most festive of all the themed lands in Disneyland during the Christmas season is undeniably Main Street USA. The mistletoe and holly adornment of this turn of the 20th century boulevard can't help but remind visitors of a Currier and Ives picture postcard, and to further set the mood, the cheery music of the holiday season fills the air. Here is the original 1972 holiday area loop, and the versions from both Paris and Tokyo.

 

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31 - Main Street Holiday Area Music - Disneyland 1972   1:00:29

 

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32 - Main Street Holiday Area Music - Disneyland Paris  1:00:54

 

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33 - World Bazaar Holiday Area Music - TokyDisneyland   1:01:33

 

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34 - Emporium Windows - Mickey's Christmas Carol Display  4:16

The elaborate window displays up and down Main Street are always a feast for the eyes, and this is especially true during the holidays. Within the windows of the Main Street Emporium are three-dimensional miniature vignettes displaying scenes from classic Disney animated films including the holiday classic "Mickey's Christmas Carol."

 

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35 - Main Street Candle Shop  35:34

Decades before The Yankee Candle could be found in nearly every shopping mall across the United States, and scented candles were a item commonly found at any drug store, Disneyland had a very unique shop for its time, featuring candles of every shape, size, scent and color. This was an especially popular gift giving stop during the holidays.

 

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36 - Penny Arcade Orchestrion - Holiday Medle35:52

A Main Street must-do during Christmastime is the Candy Palace, where guests encounter a wonderland of tempting holiday treats freshly made on site daily. Adding to the atmosphere is the distinctive sound of the antique Welte orchestrion band organ at the adjacent Penny Arcade, which plays a selection of recognizable holiday carols

 

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COMING SOON  37 - The Disneyland Band - Christmas Concert  0:00

The Disneyland Band has been a central element of the Disneyland's holiday festivities since the 1950's. Throughout the year, this troupe of outstanding musicians marches down Main Street to perform daily afternoon concerts in Town Square, but in December their normal musical repertoire is replaced by recognizable songs of the season.

 

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38 - Charles Dickens Christmas Caroler7:52

One of  the longest standing traditions in Disneyland is the annual return of the Charles Dickens Christmas Carolers, who have been appearing on Main Street since the park's first holiday season in December of 1955. This acapella troupe perform a collection of  favorite holiday carols while donning merry old London 19th century winter attire.

 

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39 - The Dickens Yuletide Band  10:24

After mid-day, members of the Disneyland Band will break up into smaller groups that can be found throughout the park. During the holidays, one of these smaller groups is known as the Dickens Yuletide Band. This all brass troupe can be found up and down Main Street, dressed in Dickensian costumes, and performing traditional carols.

 

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40 - The Holiday Bras15:10

During peak attendance periods, a high energy marching band performs throughout Disneyland, comprised of talented young student musicians from universities around the United States. These internship participants are a crowd favorite especially during the holiday season, with their lively impromptu concerts of Christmas favorites.

 

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COMING SOON  41 - Saxophone Quintet - Holiday Medle0:00

Live music is in abundance all year long in Disneyland, but whenever December rolls around, the entertainment offerings take on the true spirit of the season. The regularly featured Main Street musicians, including the Sax Quintet, continue to perform during the holidays, but their normal music set is replaced by a set of holiday standards.

 

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42 - The Dapper Dans - Holiday Medley  4:34

The Main Street Dapper Dans forgo their normal program of gay nineties standards during the holiday season, and instead sing a selection of favorite Christmas Carols. They provide the perfect ambient soundtrack as guests take in festive atmosphere of the Currier and Ives postcard setting of Disneyland's turn of the 20th century avenue.

 

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COMING SOON  43 - Coke Corner Pianist - Holiday Medley  0:00

Coke Corner is a bustling fast food eatery at the end of Main Street, which specializes in hot dogs and soft drinks. To provide entertainment, a ragtime pianist plays upbeat, old timey tunes. Of course when the holiday season rolls around, the songs shift to the holiday time variety, but the musical styling retains the distinctive sound of ragtime.

 

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COMING SOON  44 - Plaza Gardens - Big Band Christmas  0:00

In the evening, guests at Plaza Gardens were invited to take to the dance floor and trip the light fantastic to the swinging sounds of a big band orchestra. During the Christmas season, these bands would help spread the holiday cheer by incorporating swing time versions of popular holiday standards and traditional carols into in their music sets.

 

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45 - Very Merry Christmas Parade Jack Wagner Announcement  1:01

Fantasy on Parade was initially retired after the 1976 holiday season. The following year saw the premiere of the Very Merry Christmas Parade. This version ran through 1979. The following year saw the return of Fantasy on Parade which ran again until 1986. The Very Merry Parade returned the following year, and would retire in 1993.

 

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46 - Very Merry Christmas Parade Overtur 4:37

The Very Merry Christmas Parade was very similar in format to its predecessor. The majority of the parade involved scenes from classic Disney films, with a finale themed specifically to Christmas. One major difference was the inclusion of a special overture. This medley of  favorite Disney songs set the mood as the parade was about to begin.

 

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47 - Very Merry Christmas Parade  25:55

The Very Merry Christmas Parade opened with several parade units recalling scenes from classic Walt Disney films. Over the years, as new animated features hit theaters, these segments were updated to represent the latest releases. The Christmas segment was also expanded to include a Mrs. Claus's bakery, and Santa's toy factory segment.

 

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48 - A Christmas Fantasy Parad18:17

1994 saw the premiere of a new seasonal spectacular known as A Christmas Fantasy Parade. Unlike previous parades, this version has a holiday theme from beginning to end. Highlights include Santa's mail room, a winter wonderland, a gingerbread bakery, a royal Christmas ball, Santa's workshop, and the appearance of old Saint Nick.

 

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49 -Christmas Fantasy Parade - Character Greetings  7:54

While the various floats featured in A Christmas Fantasy have seen very few changes, different characters have represented these segments over time. For several seasons, Mickey and Minnie ice skated in the winter wonderland section. Goofy and son Max once rode atop the gingerbread house float, and Roger Rabbit led off the Toy section.

 

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50 - The Disneyland Hotel - Holiday Area Background Music  36:50

The spirit of the holiday season extends well outside the border of Disneyland park, and can be enjoyed throughout the entire resort. The original Disneyland Hotel is always beautifully decorated. Here guests can meet Santa and the Disney characters dressed in their special winter attire as the lovely musical sounds of Christmas fill the air.

 

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51 - Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar - Holiday Area Music  53:00

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel is the perfect place to lift your yuletide glass in celebration of the season, while enjoying the intoxicating rhythms of Christmas carols straight from the sandy beaches of Waikiki, from the exotic sounds of the Hawaiian islands, to the groovin' beats of classic 1960's surfer rock 'n roll.

 

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52 - The Jingle Cruise - Queue Area Background Musi42:23

For the first time, the classic Jungle Cruise became the 'Jingle' Cruise during the holiday celebration of 2013. Decorations were added to the dockside queue, each boat received a new holiday themed name, the skippers added Christmas  jokes to their spiel, and the queue area radio broadcast incorporated vintage Big Band Christmas music.

 

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53 - Swiss Family Tree House - Christmas Medle4:26

The Robinson family also celebrated the Christmas season at the Swiss Family Tree House in Adventureland. The main parlor was adorned in charming holiday decor, and the pipe organ would temporarily forego the usual Swisskapolka, and instead pipe out a medley of familiar holiday carols that naturally included... O Christmas Tree.

 

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54 - The Rivers of America - Holiday Area Background Music  35:38

The Rivers of America and New Orleans Square also has its own special holiday blend of festive holiday music, consisting of familiar yuletide favorites in the toe-tapping style of Dixieland jazz. The streets of New Orleans Square are completely decked out in colorful holiday decor, blended with noticeable Mardi Gras style embellishments.

 

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55 - The Blue Bayou - Holiday Area Background Musi39:30

The Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square also has a special holiday time program of background atmosphere music. All the songs are recordings by authentic New Orleans artists, including the Magnolia Jazz Band, the Dixie Ramblers, the New Birth Brass Band, James Andrews, Lars Edegran, Allen Toussaint and Aaron Neville.

 

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COMING SOON   56 - Bayou Brass Band - Holiday Medley  0:00

Live music is a predominant feature of New Orleans Square 365 days a year, but during the holidays, the unique sound of Dixieland jazz is perfectly blended with the sounds of the yuletide season. Heard here is a medley of recognizable Christmas songs performed by the Bayou Brass, a popular band that appeared in Disneyland for over a decade.

 

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COMING SOON  57 - Side Street Strutters - Holiday Medley  0:00

The Side Street Strutters have performed live in Disneyland since the early 1980's. They most often can be enjoyed at the bandstand located in the outdoor seating area of the French Market restaurant in New Orleans Square. During the holiday season they perform a selection of favorite Christmas classics in their distinctive Dixieland style.

 

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COMING SOON  58 - Jambalaya Jazz Band - Holiday Medley  0:00

The Jambalaya Jazz Band is an in-house musical act that appears daily in Disneyland year round. They perform their Dixieland rhythms throughout the back streets of New Orleans Square, along the banks of the Rivers of America, and at the French Market Bandstand. During Christmas their repertoire includes a selection of yuletide favorites.

 

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59 - Grim Grinning Ghosts - Christmas  1:27

Ever since the characters from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" have taken up annual residence in Disneyland throughout the months of October through December, the lines between the Halloween and Christmas festivities have become somewhat blurred, proven by this Christmas version of Grim Grinning Ghosts.

 

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60 - 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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Every holiday season, Jack Skellington and the many colorful characters featured in Tim Burton's, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" miraculously transform every room inside the Haunted Mansion with a myriad of macabre holiday decor, and the graveyard scene receives a magical dusting ghostly white snow. The mansion's exterior is adorned in holiday lights, and an eerie Christmas music can be heard throughout the grounds.

 

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62 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Scarols - Area Background Music   17:44

 

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63 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Season One   16:19

 

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66 - Frontierland - Holiday Area Background Music  36:01

The first several decades of Disneyland's holiday celebrations were mainly confined to Main Street, but beginning in the 1980's, the Christmas decor and music began to slowly expand over the entire park. Since the early 90's, Frontierland's promenade has had a special western themed holiday over lay, complete with cowboy style Christmas carols.

 

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67 - Big Thunder Ranch - Santa Claus Meet and Gree0:56

Guests have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus at Disneyland, and for many years he set up shop at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. Here he would welcome kids of all ages inside a cozy country farm house decorated especially for the occasion. At the nearby petting farm, a flock of reindeer were on hand to add to the festive atmosphere.

 

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68 - Big Thunder Ranch - Holiday Area Background Musi14:55

Big Thunder Ranch was once a favorite spot for holiday time fun. This replica of a 19th century farmstead was decked to the nines in charming home-crafted style decorations. The sound of cowboy variety Christmas  music filled the air., There were live stage shows, cookie decorating, craft making and even coloring activities for the little tykes.

 

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69 - Jingle Jangle Jamboree - Billy Hill & the Hillbillies  2:23

The main stage of the Big Thunder Ranch featured a rotating daily program of live musical performers throughout the holiday season. This country Christmas festival was known as the Jingle Jangle Jamboree, and the most popular act was Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, who always started their set with a bluegrass rendition of "Sleigh Ride."

 

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70 - Bear Country - Holiday Area Background Musi24:55

Perhaps the first section of the park to really get the full Christmas treatment, beyond Main Street USA, was Bear Country. This was mainly because Bear Country began hosting a special new holiday themed version of the Country Bear Jamboree in 1984. This rustic pinewood outpost was filled with holiday music and festive holly decor.

 

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71 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Promotional News Spot  3:04

Beginning with the Christmas season of 1984, the Country Bear Jamboree became the first attraction in Disneyland history to receive a complete holiday overlay. The entire animatronic cast was completely reprogrammed and re-costumed for a whole new show featuring a brand new soundtrack with both original and classic yuletide tunes.

 

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72 - Country Bear Christmas Specia16:11

For many a holiday season, Henry, Big Al, Teddy Barra, Liver Lips McGrowl, Trixie, Wendell, Bunny, Bubbles, Beulah, The Five Bear Rugs, Max, Melvin, Buff, and the complete cast of the Country Bear Jamboree put on a festive Christmastime revue, performing favorite yuletide songs in their signature down home country style.

 

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73 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Exi1:41

As guests exited the Country Bear Christmas show, Max the deer, Buff the buffalo, and Melvin the Moose provided a final farewell, wishing everyone a happy holiday season. These three were well decked for the holidays, with Christmas lights tangled up in Melvin's antlers, Max disguised as Rudolph and Max wearing a jolly red Santa hat.

 

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COMING SOON  74 - Liver Lips McGrowl - Elvis Christmas Medley 0:00

Liver Lips was always one of the most memorable members of the Country Bear cast, but he became even more unforgettable after he became an Elvis impersonator for the holiday time version of the show. The real Elvis Presley had a string of holiday hits in the 1950's, so what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a tribute to the king?

 

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COMING SOON  75 - Pooh Corner - Christmas Meet and Greet  0:00

Some of the most popular personalities at Disneyland during the holiday season are the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood, including a lovable bear named Pooh. At the Pooh Corner Meet and Greet located in Critter Country, one can expect to find these willy, nilly, silly old pals wearing their festive wintertime attire and always ready for pictures.

 

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76 - Mickey's Christmas Chalet - Area Background Musi27:08

One of the best reasons to visit Disneyland during Christmas is the wondrous array of specialty shops found throughout the park. Mickey's Christmas Chalet in Fantasyland's castle courtyard, once open year round, was the perfect place to find Disney themed tree ornaments and an endless selection of holiday decorations for your own home.

 

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77 - It's a Small World Holiday - Toy Clock Parade  1:48

The happiest cruise that ever sailed becomes jollier than ever during the holiday season. A sight to behold, the ornate turrets and towers of the Small World façade are lined with thousands of colorful twinkling Christmas lights, as the Small World clock musically keeps the time, performing the Parade of Wooden Soldiers every quarter hour.

 

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78 - It's a Small World Holida13:38

All the international children of It's a Small World join together in a medley of happy yuletide songs, each donning traditional Christmas costumes from around the world as every inch of this classic attraction is decked to the nines in festive holiday decorations, transforming this all-time favorite into the ultimate wintertime Christmas fantasy.

 

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79 - It's a Small World - Holiday Projection Show  1:49

This special after hours presentation uses the façade of It's a Small World as a magical canvas. Several times nightly throughout the month of December, the surrounding lights are dimmed, and colorfully vivid imagery is projected directly onto the Small World structure in a highly kinetic display set to the enchanting music of the holiday season.

 

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80 - Mickey's Toontown - Holiday Area Background Music  34:30

For the holiday season, Toontown is fully decked out in bright primary colored decor. The area music consists of many recognizable Christmas songs performed in a brassy Big Band style to cohesively blend in with the land's 1930's and 40's era setting. A few special songs also feature Jiminy Cricket, Mickey Mouse and other Disney friends.

 

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81 - Mickey's Toontown - Christmas Meet and Greet  9:13

Toontown is always a great place to spot the Disney Characters on any given day of the year. In fact, Mickey Mouse is always available for photos, hugs and autographs inside his backyard movie barn, but as an added bonus, during the holidays the Disney gang dons their festive wintertime apparel for fun photo opportunities with a seasonal touch.

 

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82 - The Magic of Christma24:44

This live production featured the Kids of the Kingdom, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Uncle Scrooge in a musical celebration of the magic found during the yuletide season. The show premiered in 1983 at the Tomorrowland Space Stage, and moved to Videopolis in 1985 as the very first stage show to be presented in this new theater.

 

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83 - Mickey's Nutcracker - Videopolis Area Music  16:21

Disneyland's 1991 holiday time production of Mickey's Nutcracker was featured live on stage at the Videopolis theater in Fantasyland. As guests entered the theater to await the upcoming show, a festive medley of recognizable songs from the original Nutcracker ballet helped to properly set the mood for the upcoming musical adventure.

 

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84 - Mickey's Nutcracker  31:25

The story of Mickey's Nutcracker was loosely based on the original ballet. The first act takes place at Minnie's house on Christmas Eve. Here she is presented with a charming nutcracker that looks a lot like a mouse we all know and love. As the party ends, Mickey the nutcracker comes to life to take Minnie on a magical journey to his candy kingdom.

 

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85 - Mickey's Nutcracker - Musical Score  15:28

Mickey's Nutcracker was based on Tchaikovsky's classic nineteenth century Christmas ballet. This variation of the renowned musical score featured many recognizable themes from the original, but each movement was updated with lyrics and reorchestrated with toe-tapping modern dance rhythms, ranging from swing to bluegrass and even hip-hop.

 

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86 - Minnie's Christmas Part16:16

The Fantasyland theater was the venue for this colorful holiday musical presentation featuring favorite Disney characters. In the show, Minnie Mouse was getting her home ready for a Christmas party when Chip n' Dale arrived to help out with the decorating duties. They were soon followed by Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey dressed as Santa Claus.

 

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87 - Star Trader - Christmas Atmosphere Music  1:01:26

Disneyland's second largest souvenir shop is located in Tomorrowland. This one-stop shop for all your Star Wars and general Sci-Fi fandom needs is an incredibly popular gifting location during the holiday season. To set the mood, once can hear a selection of popular holiday tunes with a future-forward electronically synthesized edge.

 

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88 - Town Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremon9:16

Every year, an enormous Disneyland Christmas tree is positioned right in the very center of Town Square USA. Each evening at sundown, a festive countdown ceremony is held to officially light up the many thousands of colored lights that adorn this holiday tree, a truly enchanting sight that never fails to amaze the many bedazzled spectators.

 

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89 - Sleeping Beauty Castle - Winter Castle Lighting Ceremony  3:52

In recent years, a brand new tradition has begun at Disneyland during the holiday season, the nightly lighting ceremony of Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle. By day, the rooftops of this Disneyland icon are covered in a lovely dusting of white snow, and by night the entire castle is brightly illuminated with sparkling ice crystals.

 

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- Candlelight Processional -

Disneyland's annual Candlelight Processional debuted in 1958, and has since become one of the park's most highly anticipated events of the entire year. This time honored tradition begins with a procession down Main Street. Dozens of choral singers, each carrying a single candle gather at the train station in Town Square to form a living Christmas tree. A special celebrity guest then retells the glorious story of the nativity.

 

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COMING SOON   91 - Candlelight Processional 1976   0:00

 

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COMING SOON   92 - Candlelight Processional 1984 - Jack Wagner   0:00

 

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COMING SOON   93 - Candlelight Processional 1987 - Howard Keel   0:00

 

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COMING SOON   94 - Candlelight Processional 1997 - Louis Gossett Jr.   0:00

 

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COMING SOON   95 - Candlelight Processional 2000 - Phylicia Rashad   0:00

 

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97 - Believe in Holiday Magi13:24

While most of us associate fireworks with the Fourth of July, at Disneyland they are a year round occurrence. During the Christmas season a very special fireworks display combines the spirit of the yuletide season with the magic of the Magic Kingdom in a stunning pyrotechnical display of color, light, and memorable holiday music.

 

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98 - Winter Castle Concert  28:18

Many of the local rock bands that have become regularly featured guest performers in Disneyland will entertain guests throughout December with the sounds of the season. These evening concerts are staged at both the Tomorrowland Terrace bandstand, as well as Disneyland's central hub area, in the forecourt of the illuminated holiday castle.

 

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99 - World of Color - Winter Dreams  31:02

Over at California Adventure, 2013 saw the premiere of a special holiday version of the World of Color nighttime spectacular. Olaf from Disney's blockbuster animated feature "Frozen" serves as host. The show features many holiday-themed scenes from classic Disney films, all set to a soundtrack of traditional songs of the Christmas season.

 

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1 - Carnation Plaza Gardens  4:01

For decades, at the end of Main Street off the central hub of Disneyland stood a colorful bandstand known as the Carnation Plaza Gardens. Since it premiered in 1956, it played host to some of the greatest Swing and Big Band orchestras of all time. In 1957 it would become the focal point venue of the highly successful Date Nite promotional events.

 

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2 - Date Nite with the Elliott Brothers - The Plaza Gardens  37:46

The Elliot Brothers Orchestra and singer Tony Paris were the original regulars at the Carnation Plaza Gardens bandstand, a popular night spot where guests were always encouraged to join in and dance. The repertoire of The Elliot Brothers included swing, rock n roll, and a lively rendition of the traditional Mexican dance: the La Raspa.

 

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- Tomorrowland Bandstand -

Another popular date nite dancing spot during Disneyland's first decade was the bandstand adjacent to the 20K Leagues Under the Sea exhibit in Tomorrowland. Many legendary Big Bands from the golden age of swing music made frequent guest appearances here, including the orchestras of such greats as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Les Brown, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and Duke Ellington.

 

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4 - Count Basie & His Orchestra   34:49

 

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5 - Les Brown & His Band of Renown   37:08

 

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6 - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   1:00:46

 

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7 - Tex Beneke with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires   30:24

 

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8 - Harry James & His Orchestra   40:14

 

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9 - The Wayne King Orchestra   31:48

 

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10 - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   47:53

 

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11 - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra   41:12

 

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12 - Woody Herman & His Orchestra   35:01

 

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13 - Legendary Jazz Singers in Disneyland    43:27

 

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- Dixieland in Disneyland -

A highly anticipated annual event held in Disneyland after dark throughout the 1960's was the Dixieland in Disneyland music festival located along the Rivers of America. In addition to fantastic guest stars such as Teddy Buckner, Louis Armstrong and the Dukes of Dixieland, there were regular acts including Disneyland's own Strawhatters, The Young Men from New Orleans and the famous Firehouse Five Plus Two.

 

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17 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two   1:00:28

 

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18 - Kid Ory & The Young Men from New Orleans  36:05

 

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19 - Louis Armstrong   58:54

 

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22 - The Dukes of Dixieland   56:52

 

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- Disneyland A-Go-Go -

From the mid to late 1960's, Disneyland  hosted a recurring rotation of bubblegum style rock n' roll groups, drawn from local talent. These groups performed nightly at both the Plaza Gardens and the Space Bar in Tomorrowland during peak seasons. Then in 1967, the Tomorrowland Terrace became the new hot spot for night time dancing, Here go-go dancers flanked the stage as young guests danced along to the latest in pop sounds.

 

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24 - The Space Bar - Annette and Bobby Rydell   4:14

 

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In 1966, Disneyland began a weekly concert series called the Country Music Jubilee, a major showcase for some of the greatest stars in the country music industry who were invited to perform a live program of down home music. It became a huge draw for local guests lasting well into the 1980's. Begining in 1971, an annual after-hours party called The Country Music Spectacular, had country entertainment throughout the entire park.

 

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33 - Country Music Spectacular   1:03:37

 

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Throughout the 1970's, on any given night in Tomorrowland, one could expect to see the very best in live entertainment. This included dance bands such as Papa Doo Run Run, an immensely popular Beach Boys cover band, and live concerts at the Space Stage. Of the featured performers here, perhaps the most unique was a group known as Halyx, a hard rock band inspired by the sci-fi look of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica.

 

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37 - Grupo Tobasco  (Krash)   16:02

 

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38 - Friendship Train   17:05

 

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39 - Sunshine Balloon   12:46

 

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