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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... 17 - MASCOT - 190

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1 - Tomorrowland Theme Song  02:33

 

Throughout the 70's and 80's, Tomorrowland saw many changes. Keeping up with the ever advancing march of time, all new attractions and major to minor refurbishments of existing attractions occurred regularly. For Disneyland's 25th anniversary in 1980, a special theme song was written, encapsulating the true spirit of this ever evolving land.
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2 - Tomorrowland Attraction Preview - Jack Wagner  03:13

 

Jack Wagner provides an insightful preview of Tomorrowland as it existed during the 1970's and 80's. This was a land full of rocket ships and submarines, monorail trains and sports cars, motorboats and atommobiles, skyway buckets and the PeopleMover transit system. There is little wonder why Tomorrowland was called "a world on the move."
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3 - The Magic of Tomorrowland  00:00

 

The Tomorrowland of the early 1970's was a truly magical place. Here was an optimistic vision of what the future held in store, filled with kinetic energy and excitement. As the land had just received a major refurbishment in 1967, at this time everything throughout this realm seemed like a true reflection of the now, and believable forecast of the yet to be.
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4 - A Dream Called Tomorrowland  00:00

 

Following mankind's ever advancing dreams of the future, Tomorrowland experienced many major updates throughout the 1970's. Guests soon ventured beyond a "Flight to the Moon," for a "Mission to Mars," and soon ventured far beyond the outer stratosphere of the known universe for an exciting 'E' ticket rocket ride through Space Mountain.
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5 - Tomorrowland Introduction - A Day at Disneyland  00:00

 

In 1982, Walt Disney Home Entertainment released a special tour of Disneyland exclusively for sale in the park as a take home souvenir, but soon was available for rental at video stores nationwide. It included a fascinating look at early 1980's Tomorrowland, including an Autopia ride with Goofy and a race through the cosmos of Space Mountain.
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- America Sings -

 

In 1973 Disneyland's Carousel of Progress packed up and moved to Walt Disney World. One year later, in time for the bicentennial, Tomorrowland's carousel theater presented an all-musical revue, celebrating over 200 years of American song. Sam the Eagle, voiced by Burl Ives, joined a colorful cast of over 100 animatronic animals for a tuneful tour of the old south, the wild west, the gay nineties and modern times.
 
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6 - America Sings Dedication Ceremony  00:00
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7 - America Sings Introduction  00:00
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8 - America Sings  18:50
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9 - America Sings Theater - Stars and Stripes Forever  02:32
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10 - America Sings Exit Music  00:00
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- The Songs America Sang -

 

The soundtrack of America Sings included the folk songs and pioneer ballads from America's historic past, the popular music from Tin Pan Alley written during America's move into the industrial age, and the contemporary sounds of the modern era. The musical program began with America's first "popular" song, "Yankee Doodle" and concluded 20 minutes later with Three Dog Night's 1970's pop hit, "Joy to the World."
 
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11 - The Old South  00:00
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12 - Out West  00:00
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13 - The Gay Nineties  00:00
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14 - Modern Times - The American Songbook  00:00
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15 - Modern Times - The Rock n' Roll Age  13:29
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16 - Modern Times - Rock n' Roll Instrumentals  00:00
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17 - America Sings - Barbershop Medley  00:00

 

A recurring element of America Sings was a barbershop quartet of musical geese which opened each act with a medley of recognizable tunes for each era of the carousel show. These geese are still present in Disneyland today. Many are found among the cast of Splash Mountain, and two are found as worker droids in the Star Tours queue.
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18 - America Sings - Down By the Riverside  02:56

 

The finale to Act One of America Sings was not only a rollicking homage to old time southern revival camp meetings, but was also a tip of the hat to Disneyland's recent past. As a frequent guest act, The Ward Gospel Singers rendition of "Down By the Riverside" had been an oft requested favorite of many Disneyland guests throughout the 1960's.
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19 - America Sings - Who Shot That Hole in My Sombrero?  02:25

 

There was a controversy concerning the song "Who Shot That Hole in My Sombrero?" as it was originally featured in America Sings, as its stereotyped depiction of Mexican Americans was considered distasteful. It was soon replaced with an alternate version. Heard here is the original featuring Rex Allen and its replacement. You be the judge.
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20 - America Sings - Betty Taylor Bill Bailey Medley  03:59

 

Walt Disney's favorite moment from the Golden Horseshoe Revue was Betty Taylor's stellar performance of "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home." It was ultimately a no-brainer that she would be asked to reprise her signature number for America Sings. Heard here are three versions of the song, spanning from the 1950's to the 1970's.
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21 - America Sings - Joy to the World (The Sound Castle)  00:00

 

The rousing grand finale of America Sings was a cover version of the 1970 number one hit by Three Dog Night, "Joy to the World," recorded by an in-house Disneyland musical group known as The Sound Castle. They were chosen based on their live in park performances of this song which became a part of their regular repertoire.
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- The Tomorrowland Stage -

 

The large amphitheater, which originally premiered in 1967 as part of the new Tomorrowland, would feature Disneyland's first original musical stage show in 1970, "Show Me America." It was remodeled in 1972 for a series of weekly concerts featuring a "Top Ten of the Week" musical montage, followed by special guest performers. This led to several other concert series, while continuing to feature daytime stage shows.
 
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22 - Show Me America  05:28
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23 - Rock n' Roll Reunion  17:13
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24 - The Great American Music Machine  1:41:01
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25 - The Great Rock Circus  1:14:33
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26 - Lady America / Center City USA - The Kids of the Kingdom  17:22
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27 - Tomorrowland Safety Announcements - Jack Wagner  02:44

 

Jack Wagner, "the voice of Disneyland," could be heard all over 1970's Tomorrowland, providing safety announcements for many popular attractions including the Autopia, the PeopleMover, the Skyway to Fantasyland and the nearby Matterhorn Bobsleds. Many of these distinctive announcements are still heard throughout Tomorrowland today.
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28 - Wedway PeopleMover Loading Platform - Area Music  16:33

 

The distinctive music heard around the PeopleMover loading area, and while on-board the PeopleMover cars, was typical of contemporary "elevator music" often heard in supermarkets, shopping malls and airports throughout the 1970's, promoting the modern convenience a PeopleMover system would bring to your own home town.
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29 - The Wedway PeopleMover - Jack Wagner  00:00

 

The Wedway PeopleMover provided a fantastic sneak preview of all the Tomorrowland area, passing though its many shops and attractions, and gliding over its many scenic landscapes. This innovative concept in future mobility would also inspire a similar system, developed by Disney Imagineers, for the Houston Intercontinental Airport.
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30 - The Super Speed Tunnel  00:00

 

When the Carousel of Progress moved to Florida in 1973, its second floor scale model of Progress City that was once visible by PeopleMover, went with it. In its place were positioned a series of projection screens which wrapped around the PeopleMover cars. Moving images of various modes of transportation gave the illusion of super speed.
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31 - McDonnell Douglas Mission to Mars - Mission Control  00:00

 

When man actually did land on the moon with the historic Apollo Mission of 1969, Tomorrowland's venerable lunar expedition immediately became outdated. In 1975, adventures to an all new destination began, the mysterious red planet of Mars. Mr. Johnson and the mission control crew prepared guests for their space journey.
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32 - McDonnell Douglas Mission to Mars  13:37

 

The updated space flight to Mars contained new visual effects with revised on board narration, bringing guests on an exciting new mission to the red planet to view its unique landmarks. The show was based on both science fact and fantasy, with a new "hyper space jump" that allowed the spacecraft to travel enormous distances in seconds.
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33 - Disneyland Railroad - Tomorrowland Ticket Announcements  01:36

 

The preferred method of railroad travel in Disneyland is to board at the Tomorrowland station. This allows immediate access to its two exciting dioramas featuring the Grand Canyon and Primeval World. In the 1970's, guests could purchase their required 'D' coupon at the nearby central ticket booth located under the palm trees.
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34 - Disneyland Monorail System - Mark III  00:00

 

Disneyland's third generation monorail trains began their daily operations in 1969. The Mark III trains were larger, to accommodate more guests, and provided a much smoother ride that its earlier counterparts. Another new feature was an onboard sound system that allowed for a prerecorded narrative to point out all the sights along your journey.
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- Space Mountain -

 

Space Mountain was a planned phase two addition for the new Tomorrowland of 1967, but a full decade would pass before it finally premiered in 1977. Most agree that it is the most thrilling attraction in Disneyland. What sets it apart from the average coaster is the fact that this high-speed thrill ride is completely enclosed, racing passengers through the darkness of space on an amazing simulated rocket flight journey.
 
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35 - Space Mountain Theme Song - Here's to the Future  04:00
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36 - Space Mountain Attraction Preview  04:05
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37 - Space Mountain Queue - Area Background Music  21:38
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38 - Space Mountain Commercial  00:00
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39 - Space Mountain Queue - Com Chat  00:00
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40 - Space Mountain - Outer Space Sound Effects  00:00
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- The Space Stage -

 

The iconic cone shaped structure housing Tomorrowland's new Space Mountain rocket adventure was located within a futuristic mall like complex called the Space Mountain Concourse. In addition to the thrill ride, the concourse also included a restaurant, an arcade and a brand new amphitheater called the Space Stage. Featured here were a series of musical stage shows and live concerts with A-list guest entertainers.
 
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41 - Space Age Disco Concert Series  1:19:43
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42 - Disneyland is Your Land  23:18
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43 - The Kids of the Kingdom - Disney Medley  21:35
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44 - Mickey Mouse Club Reunion  00:00
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45 - Show Biz Is  25:23
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46 - Halyx  12:58
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47 - The StarCade  00:00

 

What land of the future would be complete without an arcade? Tomorrowland's StarCade opened in 1977, right on the heels of the video game revolution of the 1980's. Originally it mainly featured mechanical amusements such as air hockey and pinball, but over time the real estate would be overtaken by a myriad of video game consoles.
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48 - The World of Tron - PeopleMover Queue Area Music  04:04

 

In 1982, the PeopleMover received an exciting new enhancement, bringing guests through the amazing world of Tron. As guests approached the loading ramp, they heard selections from the Tron musical score, featuring a unique mix of Moog synthesizers, GDS synthesizers, and pieces performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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49 - Wedway PeopleMover Thru the World of Tron  12:53

 

The PeopleMover underwent numerous changes over the years. When Space Mountain was added, a large portion of the track was rerouted in and around the new structure. The Progress City display changed to a Super Speed Tunnel and later became The World of Tron. In the late 80's the cars were repainted light grey for a more futuristic appearance.
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50 - Tron Speed Tunnels  00:00

 

In 1982, what was once known as the Super Speed Tunnel received a newly themed overlay. Within the second level of the carousel theater building, the PeopleMover cars passed through corridors surrounded by screens which projected computer generated imagery from Tron, giving the optical illusion of moving at tremendous speed.
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51 - The Premiere Shop - Area Background Music  03:45

 

Tomorrowland's two souvenir gift shops, The Character Shop and The Premiere Shop, both offered a selection of Disney themed merchandise amidst a future forward setting. Complementing this shopping experience was the same manner of contemporary easy listening music that was commonly heard in local shopping centers of the day.
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52 - The All-American College Band  00:00

 

Once a staple of Tomorrowland entertainment, Disneyland's All-American College Band was first formed in the 1970's, and carries on the tradition to this day as the "All-Star" college band. This unique work study internship is comprised of talented young music students brought together from colleges and universities nationwide.
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- Tomorrowland Terrace Bandstand -

 

The outdoor complex known as the Tomorrowland Terrace presented the latest sounds in pop music with a rotation of live dance bands. The unique bandstand would elevate from underground with the performers already in place. Here one could expect to see the very best in local talent including groovy Disco groups throughout the 70's, a Beach Boys cover band called Papa Doo Run Run, and the rockin' pop sounds of the 80's.
 
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53 - Friendship Train  17:05
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54 - Sunshine Balloon  12:47
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55 - Tabasco  16:02
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56 - Pizzazz  17:44
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57 - Papa Doo Run Run  38:18
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58 - Michael Iceberg and the Amazing Iceberg Machine  37:00
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59 - Krash  00:00
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60 - Airplay  00:00
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61 - Polo  14:31
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- World Premiere Circle Vision 360 -

 

Tomorrowland's original 360-degree presentation, "America the Beautiful," retired in 1984 when the Circle-Vision theater premiered an updated United States travelogue called, "American Journeys." It would later share a double bill with a Circle-Vision presentation originally produced for Epcot Center, the groundbreaking, "Wonders of China," a tour of a mysterious land as never before been seen by a western audience.
 
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62 - Bell Telephone Company - Reach Out and Touch Someone  00:00
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63 - American Journeys Commercial  00:00
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64 - American Journeys Promotional Package  00:00
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65 - Circle-Vision Theater - Area Background Music  04:09
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66 - All Because Man Wanted to Fly - PSA Circle-Vision Preshow  05:26
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67 - American Journeys - Theater Load Music  00:00
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68 - American Journeys  00:00
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69 - Dusty The Delta Air Lion - Delta Preshow  00:00
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70 - Wonders of China - Theater Load Music  00:00
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71 - Wonders of China - Circle-Vision 360  04:42
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72 - The Magic Eye Theater - Makin' Memories  07:56

 

Magic Journeys was yet another Disneyland import direct from the all new Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. This new 3-D attraction was sponsored by Eastman Kodak, and included an amusing preshow with a catchy Sherman Brothers tune that musically described how photography was and is a marvelous way of "Makin' Memories."
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73 - The Magic Eye Theater - Lobby Music  00:00

 

When Magic Journeys premiered at Disneyland, it was originally presented outdoors at the Space Stage amphitheater. In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of Captain EO, the theater underwent an extensive overhaul. It was given a new ceiling and walls, converting it into an indoor venue. It was thereafter known as the Magic Eye Theater.
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74 - The Magic Eye Theater - Magic Journeys  03:54

 

The Sherman Brothers had written many songs for Disney Parks over the years. For Epcot Center they returned to Disney to compose three new songs for the Imagination Pavilion. Similar in structure, instrumentation and theme, the title song for Magic Journeys was likely inspired by the Dusty Springfield hit, "Windmills of Your Mind."
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75 - Magic Journeys  00:00

 

The spectacular 3-D adventure, "Magic Journeys," utilized a technologically advanced filming process developed by the Disney Imagineers. Through brilliant imagery and a haunting musical score, it took audiences on a marvelous journey through the always fantastic, often terrifying, whimsical and wonderful world of childhood imagination.
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- Captain EO -

 

A new 3-D movie experience premiered in 1986 at the new Magic Eye Theater. From the creative forces of George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Michael Jackson, this eye-popping 3D science-fiction fantasy adventure followed the outer space exploits of Captain EO and his ragtag crew of comical space aliens on a mission to change the world, bringing their message of peace, love and music to a mysterious dark planet.
 
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76 - Captain EO Commercial  00:00
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77 - Captain EO - Press Promotion  00:00
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78 - Dateline Disneyland - Captain EO Premiere  00:00
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79 - Captain EO Grand Opening  05:53
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80 - Captain EO Lobby Music  00:00
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81 - Captain EO Preshow  15:56
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82 - Captain EO Theater Load  00:00
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83 - Captain EO  10:12
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- Star Tours -

 

The launching of a whole new era in theme park entertainment began in early 1987 with the premiere of Star Tours.Guests first entered a spaceport of the future with departing commercial flights to destinations in a far away galaxy. On the StarSpeeder 3000, a rookie pilot droid navigated a harrowing flight into deep space, encountering giant ice crystals and a war zone with blasting imperial fighters, before defeating the Death Star.
 
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84 - George Lucas' Star Tours TV Special - The C3PO Rap  01:07
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85 - Star Tours Grand Opening - Tomorrowland / Star Wars Theme  02:33
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86 - Cantina Band Saxophone Quartet  02:03
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87 - Star Tours Commercial  00:32
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88 - Star Tours  33:11
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89 - K-DROID Radio  03:41
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90 - Star Tours Musical Score  08:07
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91 - Tomorrowland 1988  00:00

 

By 1988, Tomorrowland had undergone major growth and expansion. Disneyland attendance exceeded expectations upon the addition of two all-new, state of the art 'E' Ticket adventures, "Captain EO" and "Star Tours." On the heels of this success, plans were already underway to continue the revitalization of Disneyland's land of the future.
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92 - Manheim Steamroller - Tomorrowland Area Background Music  00:00

 

From 1983-1989, Tomorrowland featured a background music loop with the new-age sounds of Grammy award winning Neo-classical synth band Mannheim Steamroller. Each selection was originally from their "Fresh Aire" series of albums. The identical loop was also used at Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland.
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93 - Disneyland Monorail System - Mark V  00:00

 

By the mid 80's the tried and true Mark III monorail trains began to show signs of age, so the new Mark V model began its roll out in 1985. Its new jet age aesthetic was based on the 1970's Walt Disney World design. As a testament to the efficiency of the Mark III, the 1968 chassis were still in peak operational order and only the cabins were replaced.
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94 - TranStar  00:00

 

The short lived musical act TranStar was a true reflection of 1980's pop culture. With colorfully costumed band members, keytar, electronic bass and synthesized drum gear in tow, a futuristic craft reminiscent of a Star Speeder 3000, rolled through Tomorrowland, stopping in front of the Mission to Mars building for impromptu performances.
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95 - Space Mountain Concourse - Area Background Music  16:29

 

Sweeping instrumentals of the many songs written for the Epcot Center theme park in Florida served as a musical underscore for its futuristic pavilions. Much of this music would resurface in Disneyland, including instrumentals of beloved Tomorrowland theme songs of the past, as atmosphere music for the Space Mountain Concourse.
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- Discovery Bay -
In the 1970's, Imagineer extraordinaire Tony Baxter was charged with the task of revitalizing the Nature's Wonderland area in Frontierland. The project was divided into two phases. The first phase would see the removal of the Nature's Wonderland mine ride and the premiere of the Big Thunder Mountain runaway railroad thrill attraction. This new attraction had a much smaller footprint than it predecessor. Also, in the mid 60's, the Disneyland Railroad had been re-routed further north to accommodate the addition of It's a Small World. This would leave a large undeveloped area at the northern end of Frontierland, and the master plan was to fill this space with a brand new themed land to be called Discovery Bay. The inspiration for this area came from the Jules Verne and H.G. Wells science-fiction stories of the 19th century, and the entire area would exhibit a retro future look, an aesthetic that is often referred to today as "steampunk." Another inspiration for Discovery Bay came from two Walt Disney theatrical films, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Island at the Top of the World." In fact, the entire land was betting on the success of the 1974 release of "Island at the Top of the World." Unfortunately, the film was a major box office disappointment, placing the future of this land in peril and would eventually lead to its cancellation. But good ideas never die, and many of the themes and ideas developed for this never-built area would eventually be revamped for the Tomorrowland equivalent found in Disneyland Paris known as Discoveryland, and in attractions later developed for Tokyo DisneySea in Japan. The area once designated for Discovery Bay would later feature Big Thunder Ranch, and today is the home of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
 
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96 - Tony Baxter's Discovery Bay  00:00
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97 - Discovery Bay Preview Center  00:00
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98 - Discovery Bay Attraction Preview - Jack Wagner  00:00
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99 - Island at the Top of the World - Theatrical Trailer  00:00
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100 - Hyperion Airship - Island at the Top of the World Soundtrack  00:00
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101 - Nemo - The Ultimate Adventure  00:00
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102 - Captain Nemo's Grand Salon Restaurant  00:00
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103 - The Fireworks Factory  00:00
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104 - Lost River Delta - Primeval World Dinosaurs  00:00
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105 - Professor Marvel's Gallery of Illusion  00:00
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- Tomorrowland 2055 -
Tomorrowland presented Disney Imagineers with a unique problem. How do you keep the future from catching up to the present? To fight this ongoing battle the land received major overhauls in 1959, and again in 1967. By the late 1980's time had again turned the land of the future into a land filled with outdated projections. Imagineers were sent back to the drawing boards to come up with yet another new Tomorrowland concept, giving rise to what would become known as Tomorrowland 2055. This seemingly arbitrary year was chosen as 2055 would be the 100th anniversary of Disneyland. Rather than trying to project a factual future, to keep the area more timeless a new science-fiction approach took hold. The new land would become an intergalactic spaceport of the future, where aliens would comingle with humans. The entire area would be buzzing with kinetic activity. Dramatic neon lighting would illuminate the refurbished structures. Giant pulsating geodetic and crystal rock formations would be scattered throughout the grounds. New upper level walkways, bridges and catwalks would give guests access to new shopping and dining experiences. Many classic attractions would remain, while several exiting and innovative new attractions would debut. The carousel theater would become the venue for a musical show performed by an all-alien animatronic cast. The second floor of the carousel building would house a laser shooting dark ride based on Disney's 1979 film, "The Black Hole." Replacing Mission to Mars would be a frightening encounter with a space creature based on Fox Pictures' "Alien" franchise. The Circle Vision Theater would become a new time travel experience. And to tie it all together, a new nighttime light parade would replace the Main Street Electrical Parade. The procession would be led by a giant UFO that would fly over Disneyland ushering in a cavalcade of friendly beings from another world. Marching and hovering aboard spacecraft floating down Main Street USA, they would celebrate their arrival through music, projections, and pyrotechnical effects. Due to the financial losses incurred during the opening of Euro Disneyland in Paris, the project was put on hold, and Tomorrowland 2055 became yet another unrealized concept in the annals of the Tomorrowland That Never Was.
 
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106 - Tomorrowland 2055 Theme Music  00:00
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107 - The TimeKeeper  00:00
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108 - Alien Encounter  00:00
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109 - PT Quantum Presents - Plectu's Fantastic Intergalactic Revue  00:00
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110 - The Black Hole - Laser Blast Shooter Ride  00:00
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111 - The Great Animation Machine  00:00
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN CONTINUAL PLAY
 
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17 - ACCOLADES
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