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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... 16 - MASCOT

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16 - TITLE CARD
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1 - The New Tomorrowland - Introduction  00:55

 

By the mid 1960's, the future had already caught up with Walt Disney's original vision for the world of tomorrow, and so a new Tomorrowland premiered at Disneyland in 1967. This new Tomorrowland included such innovative new attractions as General Electric's Carousel of Progress, Adventure Through Inner Space and the Wedway PeopleMover.
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2 - WED Imagineering - The New Tomorrowland  02:28

 

Through trial and error and years of experience, the Imagineers at WED Enterprises had developed many innovations in theme design since they had initially designed and built the original Tomorrowland in the mid 1950's. Utilizing all these lessons, Tomorrowland 1967 became an amazing showcase of new concepts in city planning and development.
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3 - New Tomorrowland Grand Opening  01:27

 

The new Tomorrowland opened on July 2nd 1967. After a grand opening ceremony and the redelivering of Tomorrowland's original 1955 dedication, many new attractions officially debuted, including Adventures Through Inner Space, America the Beautiful, Carousel of Progress, Flight to the Moon, Rocket Jets and the Wedway PeopleMover.
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4 - Tour of the New Tomorrowland - A World on the Move  09:43

 

In 1968, Disney's primetime anthology program, "The Wonderful World of Color," presented a special episode to update America on the exciting new additions made to Disneyland in 1967, entitled "From Pirates of the Caribbean to the World of Tomorrow." Viewers took a tour of the new Tomorrowland riding aboard the Wedway PeopleMover.
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- A New Tomorrow - Corporate Sponsorships -

 

Taking a lesson from his recent involvement in the New York World's Fair, Walt Disney turned to corporate America to enter into mutually beneficial sponsorship deals for the various new additions planned for Tomorrowland 1967. Many of these sponsors, such as Monsanto and AT&T, had been present in Tomorrowland since the 1950's. Others, such as Goodyear and General Electric were, new sponsors for an all-new tomorrow.
 
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5 - The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company  01:34
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6 - General Electric  05:14
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7 - The Monsanto Company  00:58
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8 - Bell System - The AT&T Company  03:23
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9 - McDonnell Douglas  06:20
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10 - The Coca-Cola Company  02:52
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- The Goodyear PeopleMover -

 

Tomorrowland 1967 introduced a revolutionary new concept in mass transportation, the Wedway PeopleMover. These four car transporters never stopped moving, even as passengers boarded and deboarded from a moving platform. Passengers were carried through Tomorrowland's many show buildings followed by a scenic tour of the Autopia freeway and submarine lagoon, providing a preview of all the surrounding attractions.
 
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11 - The Goodyear PeopleMover - Introduction  01:00
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12 - PeopleMover Loading Platform - Go Go Goodyear  04:06
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13 - The Goodyear PeopleMover  07:58
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14 - Goodyear PeopleMover 1960's - Area Background Music  04:40
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15 - Rocket Jets - Flight Deck Announcement  00:35

 

The original Astro-Jets received a major upgrade in 1967 for the new Tomorrowland. The redesigned, "Rocket Jets," were inspired by the streamlined aesthetic of NASA's Apollo space program. Now positioned atop the Wedway PeopleMover station, rocket passengers were elevated three stories high to the loading platform via gantry lift.
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16 - Corridor of Murals - Communication  10:41

 

The iconic tile murals flanking the entrance to the new Tomorrowland were designed by Disney Legend, Mary Blair. She began working at the Walt Disney Studio in the 1940's as a color stylist and layout artist. She left Disney in 1953 to pursue a freelance career, but was beckoned back to Disney during the development of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair.
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17 - Corridor of Murals - Energy  11:13

 

If the themed corridor murals added to Tomorrowland in 1967 remind you of a certain other attraction located in Fantasyland, it is likely because the artist behind them was also the artist behind the bold graphic aesthetic of It's a Small World, Mary Blair. Her murals depicted the spirit of youth, conveying an optimistic vision for our future.
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- Adventure Through Inner Space -

 

Adventure Through Inner Space was a mind expanding adventure into the microscopic world of atoms and molecules. Explorers rode atommobiles into the mighty microscope where they were reduced down to the size of a single atom, entering a miraculous world found within a single snowflake crystal. Guiding you through this fabulous journey were the thoughts and expressions of veteran Disney voice over artist Paul Frees.
 
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18 - Adventure Through Inner Space - Introduction  04:09
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19 - Adventure Through Inner Space - Demo Recordings  06:59
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20 - Mysteries of the Atom: Instrumental  05:03
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21 - Inner Space - Boarding Area Background Music  02:27
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22 - Inner Space - Boarding Area Com Chat  05:13
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23 - Adventure Through Inner Space  06:22
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24 - Adventures Through Inner Space - Paul Frees Narration  03:17
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25 - Inner Space Post Show - Miracles from Molecules  06:38

 

At the conclusion to their amazing journey through the inner space of a snowflake crystal, guests entered the Miracles from Molecules display area. The Sherman Brothers composed a catchy new theme song for this exhibit which served as a replacement for the Monsanto exhibit from the original Tomorrowland, known as the Hall of Chemistry.
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26 - Miracles from Molecules - A Musical Tribute  12:32

 

"Miracles from Molecules." was composed for Adventures Through Inner Space by the legendary songwriting team of Richard and Robert Sherman. It was written to express the Monsanto corporate philosophy, promoting the advancement of microbiological science to discover breakthroughs that could improve the lives of mankind.
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27 - America the Beautiful - Hall of State Flags  33:15

 

The entrance to the original Tomorrowland was flanked by two rows of flagpoles that displayed each official US state flag. In 1967 these flags were relocated to the lobby of the Circle-Vision theater. While waiting for the next showing of "America the Beautiful," a hostess would test the knowledge of guests in an amusing game of guess that flag.
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- America the Beautiful: Circle Vision 360 -

 

An updated and completely refilmed version of "America the Beautiful" premiered at the new Tomorrowland in 1967. It was shot using a newly developed 35mm film process coined, "Circle-Vision 360." This format produced a much sharper image and reduced the number of projection screens required down from fifteen to nine. The new featurette included a sweeping original musical score composed by the legendary Buddy Baker.
 
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28 - America the Beautiful Theater Load - Disneyland Hostess  01:30
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29 - America the Beautiful - Circle Vision 360  17:53
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30 - America the Beautiful - Musical Score  17:53
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31 - America the Beautiful - Dick Wesson Narration  09:43
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32 - Bell Telephone Exhibit - Check the Weather Around the World  05:00

 

Bell Pacific, the west coast subsidiary of AT&T, was the sponsor of Disneyland's CircleVision-360 presentation of "American the Beautiful." As guests exited the main theater they encountered a series of interactive exhibits promoting the future in communications, including this unique way to get the latest international forecast.
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33 - Bell Telephone Exhibit - Character Phones  05:30

 

Soon to replace the comparatively conventional Check the Weather exhibit at the AT&T sponsorship display lobby, was an even more popular interactive activity. Lined up against a light up display, a row of telephones allowed guests to listen to conversations with their favorite Disney characters, teaching lessons in basic phone etiquette.
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34 - Bell Telephone Exhibit - Hands-Free Family Phone Booths  09:48

 

One of the most popular exhibits inside the Bell Telephone Circle-Vision exit lobby were a row of very unique phone booths that many today may not realize just how innovative and revolutionary they were back in 1967. The idea of being able to use a telephone, hands free, seemed like the real future was finally here, and you could live it.
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35 - The Character Shop - Area Background Music  28:09

 

Within Tomorrowland's two main show buildings, decorated with colorful tile murals by Disney artisan Mary Blair, were many exhibits, shops and restaurants. The Character Shop was the largest souvenir spot in Disneyland outside of the Main Street Emporium. It featured a modern way to "window shop," with multiple rotating merchandise displays.
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36 - Edison Square - Carousel of Progress Early Demo  03:30

 

An area just off the Hub, located behind Tomorrowland and Main Street USA, was once the planned site for Edison Square. This cul-de-sac would have included a walking tour of American homes, tracing the history of electricity from the early 1900's to the present day. The project was put on hold, and eventually evolved into the Carousel of Progress.
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- Carousel of Progress - The New York World's Fair -

 

As far back as 1958, Walt Disney began to plan a new section in Disneyland called Edison Square, featuring a walk-through tour that would showcase the progress made possible though the use of electricity. When General Electric became sponsor or this attraction, it would evolve into an animatronic theatrical stage show to be presented at the 1964 New York World's Fair, featured among many other Disney designed exhibits.
 
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37 - General Electric Progress Report  03:39
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38 - World's Fair - Carousel of Progress Promotional Film  13:18
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39 - New York World's Fair - Carousel of Progress Demo  26:12
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40 - Carousel of Progress - Visitor Comments  02:26
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41 - The Skydome Spectacular  08:00
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42 - Skydome Spectacular Instrumental Score  04:15
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43 - The Toucan and the Parrot  08:46
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44 - Medallion City - Music to Buy Toasters By  09:55
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45 - Progressland Mirror Maze  05:10
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46 - Carousel of Progress - General Electric Introduction  01:01

 

A highlight of the new Tomorrowland of 1967 was the Disneyland homecoming of the General Electric carousel theater show from the New York World's Fair. The Carousel of Progress was advertised as a four act play, featuring the most unusual stage actors you have ever come across, because they too were electrically powered modern wonders.
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47 - Carousel of Progress Loading Music  01:36

 

Disneyland's carousel building was located in the former footprint of the Space Bar eatery. This two story structure often caught the attention of passers by because the bottom half would rotate slightly every three minutes. Listening to an instrumental version of the carousel show's theme music, audiences entered this unusual theater.
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48 - General Electric's Carousel of Progress  19:32

 

The Carousel of Progress rotated audiences around a central core of scenes, each progressively showcasing the American home and an average American family during four different eras of the 20th century, including the early 1900's, the Roaring 20's, the Fabulous 40's, and the not too distant future as it was projected back in the 1960's.
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49 - Carousel of Progress - Progress City  06:16

 

At the conclusion of the carousel show, audiences were ushered to the second floor of the theater to view a model community known as Progress City. This elaborate miniature display was a blueprint for Walt Disney's proposed, experimental prototype community of tomorrow, or Epcot Center, planned for the future Walt Disney World in Florida.
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50 - EPCOT - Progress City Proposal Film  24:25

 

Shortly before Walt Disney's untimely passing in late 1966, he filmed this fascinating promotional film to entice American corporations to sign on as partners in his planned city of the future known as EPCOT. This would be the realization of the model Progress City being demonstrated to Disneyland guests inside the carousel theater building.
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51 - Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: A Musical Tribute  16:34

 

"There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," is considered by many theme park fans their favorite Disney attraction theme song of all time. The Sherman Brothers often called their song a love letter to Walt Disney. Its infectious message of hope, optimism, and a bright and beautiful future ahead, was a philosophy that Walt held near and dear.
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- Carousel of Progress Musical Score -

 

The optimistic theme song from Carousel of Progress, "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," was written by the legendary Sherman Brothers. It was heard throughout the entire attraction, and as the decades passed by from scene to scene, the music progressed as well, reflecting musical styles from the turn of the century to the mid century. These orchestrations were to the work of famed Disney composer Buddy Baker.
 
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52 - Progressland Spectacular  04:45
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53 - Kaleidoscopic Overture  03:19
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54 - Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - Carousel Instrumentals  03:06
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55 - There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - Talking Machine  00:57
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56 - There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - Dixieland  01:48
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57 - There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - Swing  01:12
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58 - Progressland March  03:15
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59 - Progress City - Instrumental  03:45
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- Walt Disney World's Carousel of Progress -

 

When Walt Disney World debuted in 1971, General Electric soon expressed interest in relocating the Carousel of Progress to the new Florida resort to spread their corporate message to a brand new audience. The show closed in Disneyland in 1973 and reopened in Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 1975. For the updated version a new theme song was written by the Sherman Brothers, expressing that the future is here now.
 
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60 - The Best Time of Your Life  02:17
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61 - Carousel of Progress - Walt Disney World  20:51
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62 - Carousel of Progress Queue Area Video  08:07
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63 - Disney World: There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow  02:40
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64 - McDonnell Douglas Flight to the Moon - Mission Control  05:23

 

The original Rocket to the Moon may have lost its towering Moonliner rocket icon, but it gained a whole new Audio-Animatronic ground crew after its 1967 remodel. As space travelers awaited their rocket adventure, a hostess introduced them to Mr. Tom Morrow who demonstrated the operations at the Tomorrowland mission control center.
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65 - McDonnell Douglas Flight to the Moon  08:47

 

It is mind boggling when you realize that many of the predictions made at the Flight to the Moon attraction in 1967 Tomorrowland were fully realized just two years later when the famed Apollo 11 mission actually landed man on the moon, immediately turning the simulated space journey in Disneyland from a mere prediction to a fantastic reality.
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- Tomorrowland Terrace Bandstand -

 

Tomorrowland Terrace was an ultra-modern bandstand that elevated from below the ground. Here go-go dancers flanked the stage as young guests danced along to the latest sounds. Disneyland formed a recurring rotation of bubblegum style rock groups drawn from local talent, and during peak attendance periods the biggest names in contemporary music were invited to perform as part of the Pop Pourri concert series.
 
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66 - The Sound Castle Ltd.  14:49
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67 - The New Establishment  15:33
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68 - Better Half  18:48
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69 - Entertainment Committee  18:33
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70 - Cement Gravel and Rock Co.  17:01
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71 - Tomorrowland Terrace Bandstand: Pop Pourri  43:45
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- The Tomorrowland Stage -

 

This large amphitheater debuted as a predominant feature of the new Tomorrowland, and served as a venue for the new vocal group The Kids of the Kingdom. Concerts were presented here regularly, featuring the very best in big name entertainment. Disneyland guests watched prediction turn to reality on July 20th 1969, when news coverage of the Apollo 11 mission was broadcast live from a large TV monitor placed on this stage.
 
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72 - The Original Kids of the Kingdom  08:10
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73 - On Stage USA  1:10:09
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74 - Country Music Jubilee  1:48:48
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75 - Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Live Telecast  12:39
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- Ford Magic Skyway - The New York World's Fair -
An attraction that would have been a welcome addition to Disneyland's new Tomorrowland in both theme and message, but unfortunately would not fit in the updated land's available real estate, was The Magic Skyway. Out of the four pavilions Walt Disney and his designers created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, this would be the only one not to return home to Disneyland. Regardless, it would have a profound impact on the park in many ways. This unique attraction presented by the Ford Motor Company brought guests on an exciting journey into the past to experience the Primeval World, land of the dinosaurs, then journeying on to view the early cave dwelling beginnings of mankind. While the dinosaurs would travel back to Anaheim for a new feature along the Disneyland railroad, the many cavemen and women who inhabited this attraction would ironically be lost to history. However, something else that would return to Disneyland would be the all new ride technology itself. The innovative motorless propulsion system used to transport guests inside Ford convertibles, would be used to power the transportation hallmark of the all-new Tomorrowland, in the form of the Wedway PeopleMover. Another aspect of the Ford pavilion to have a profound effect on the future of Disneyland attraction design were the themed waiting areas found throughout the exhibit. From the International Gardens of miniature scenes from around the world, to an orchestra comprised of all automobile parts, keeping guests entertained while waiting in line would become the new standard in theme park design.
 
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76 - Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair - Ford Magic Skyway  10:19
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77 - Get the Feel of the Wheel  06:15
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78 - International Gardens  29:16
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79 - Auto Parts Harmonic  08:59
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80 - Ford Magic Skyway  19:13
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81 - Disneyland Showtime in The New Tomorrowland  15:26

 

This 1970, star-studded, music-filled episode of the Wonderful World of Disney prime-time TV series, featuring Kurt Russell, musical actress E.J. Peaker and the chart-topping Osmond Brothers singing group, included several scenes filmed on location right within the all-new Tomorrowland, including a live performance at the Tomorrowland stage.
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82 - The Disneyland Hotel - Blue Sky Lounge  31:20

 

The recently renovated Blue Sky Suite, once the personal penthouse apartment of the Disneyland Hotel's own Jack Wrather and Bonita Granville, is now space available for corporate meetings and special events. Its mid-century modern decor is complemented by Imagineering concept art reflecting Walt Disney's visions for a beautiful tomorrow.
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16 - ACCOLADES
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Special thanks to Ruthie Brown for providing the voice of the Disneyland Hostess for track 28.