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P resented here, for your enjoyment, is a magical and musical virtual Audio tour of the Happiest Place on Earth, both past and present. From this comprehensive collection of rare Audio recordings, the stay at home listener is granted their very own 'E' Ticket to adventures that recreate the ambiance and simulate the you-are-there sensation of an actual trip to the park. Just close your eyes and let your mind run free. It won't be hard to imagine you are really inside the Magic Kingdom for an exciting day at Disneyland, the place where dreams really do come true... 23 - MASCOT

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1 - Happy Holidays  2:26

 

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

 

In 1962, Walt Disney presented a special holiday time episode of his Wonderful World of Color TV series, highlighting the unique holiday celebrations held at Disneyland throughout the year. Opening the program was a song composed by Disney legends Richard and Robert Sherman, reminding us that in Disneyland, every day is a holiday.
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3 - Halloween Time at Disneyland  0:32

 

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

 

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion exterior was completed in 1963, but lay dormant for six years. In 1964, a Disneyland Record inspired by the anticipated attraction featured a series of macabre scenario s told though the extensive library of Disney Studio sound effects. This album quickly became a must-have for at home Halloween festivities.
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5 - 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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6 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Music Box - Area Background Music  7:43

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Each September since 2001, the Haunted Mansion has closed for approximately two weeks for is annual transformation back into "Haunted Mansion Holiday." The yearly return of this fan favorite is highly anticipated by many Southern California residents, and is heavily promoted on local television and radio stations throughout the region.
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11 - 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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12 - 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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13 - 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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14 - Main Street Pumpkin Festival  10:15

 

Disneyland has been celebrating Halloween in a major way for many years now, and like the Christmas season, Main Street is the most decked out of all the areas in the park. Over 300 Jack-O-Lanterns are displayed up and down the boulevard, and for several years a special ceremony took place to crown the queen of the Pumpkin Festival.
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15 - 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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16 - 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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17 - Billy Hill and the Haunted Hillbillies  4:05

 

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

 

At the Big Thunder Ranch main stage, a special kid-friendly magic show was presented during the Halloween Carnival events. A master of prestidigitation would first charm the audience with traditional card tricks, then would impress them by levitating his assistant, and for the grand finale, he would make Mickey Mouse magically appear.
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19 - 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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20 - 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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21 - 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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22 - Pioneer Mercantile - Halloween Sing-Along  21:29

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Disneyland often closes out its special events with what is commonly referred to as a "Kiss Goodnight." At the conclusion of every Trick-or-Treat Party, at the base of the Disneyland Railroad station, a rogue's gallery of famous Disney Villains makes one final appearance to close out the evening's festivities with a special musical ceremony.
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36 - 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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37 - 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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38 - Give a Day, Get a Disney Day - Thanksgiving Parade  2:02

 

In 2009 Disneyland sponsored a community outreach program encouraging people to volunteer their time at a pre-approved local organization. In turn they would receive a free one day passport to Disneyland. On Thanksgiving Day of that year, many of these volunteers were invited to march down Main Street in recognition of the spirit of giving.
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39 - 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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40 - 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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41 - America Sings - Auld Lang Syne  5:08

 

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

 

In 1986, the Country Bear Jamboree underwent a holiday makeover, resulting in an all new Christmas time show featuring the lovable all-bear cast. The comical highlight was the appearance of Big Al, dressed as the Baby New Year, complete with an over-sized diaper, party hat and sash, reflecting on his unlucky New Year's Eve rendezvous.
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43 - 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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44 - 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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45 - 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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46 - 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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47 - Tournament of Roses Parade Walt Disney Grand Marshal  1:05

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Main Street USA is where the majority of Disneyland's Valentine's Day activities take place. Town Square is decorated with Valentine hearts and color coordinated red, pink and white flower beds, the gift shops offer exclusive holiday themed merchandise, and sweets for sweethearts can be found at the Candy Palace and Jolly Holiday Bakery.
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53 - 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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54 - Snow White's Wishing Well  2:19

 

Beneath the shadow of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the small grotto where Snow White's Wishing Well is located is often regarded as the most romantic spot in all of Disneyland. No wonder that many thousands of wedding proposals have been made here, and on Valentine's Day, couples can be spotted in this area, taking in the tranquil atmosphere.
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55 - 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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56 - True Love Week- Royal Romance  23:59

 

A new tradition that began as part of Disneyland's "Limited Time Magic" promotion in 2013 was a special meet and greet opportunity with many of Disney's most romantic royal couples. Hand in hand, both the Disney princes and their maiden's faire can be found wandering throughout the park during the entire week of Valentine's Day.
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57 - 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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58 - 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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59 - The Little Man of Disneyland  7:01

 

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

 

Donald Novis had lent his singing talents to many of Disney's early Silly Symphony cartoons, as well as the classic animated feature, "Bambi." From 1955-1964 he became known as the Golden Horseshoe Revue's "silver toned tenor." A highlight of each show was his rendition of "Leprechaun's Lullaby" and other favorite old Irish tunes.
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61 - 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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62 - The Disneyland Band - Luck o' the Irish Medley  3:40

 

The diverse repertoire of the Disneyland Band has often included traditional marches from the Emerald Isle, and in the late 1960's, one might have even heard a distinctively Irish influenced Disney song written by the Sherman Brothers called, "I'll Always Be Irish," originally from the 1967 live-action musical, "The Happiest Millionaire."
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63 - 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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64 - The Dapper Dans - Irish Sing-Along  11:13

 

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

 

The musical sounds of the Old Emerald Isle are often heard at Main Street's Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner. Here a ragtime pianist is featured throughout the day to tickle the ivories as guests enjoy the passing scene. As St. Patty's Day draws near, Irish folk songs become the most requested, and the cheerful rhythm maker is always happy to oblige.
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66 - 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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67 - 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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68 - 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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69 - Spring Fling  1:04

 

A special ticketed promotion, that became a very popular annual event, was the "Spring Fling," held during spring break from 1962 through the mid 70's. There was unlimited use of all attractions as guests danced to popular bands throughout the park. A special drawing was also held, and one lucky guest would drive away in a brand new car.
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70 - 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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71 - 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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72 - Springtime in Disneyland  39:47

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

In 2013, a special Easter time Spring Fling event took place on Main Street as part of Disneyland's, "Limited Time Magic," special promotion. Several times daily, a colorful float containing a menagerie of famous Disney cartoon rabbits would roll out onto Town Square. Guest were then encouraged, en masse, to participate in the Bunny Hop.
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76 - Disneyland Celebrates America  46:59

 

Walt Disney was a proud countryman and felt that knowing the history of this nation was vital to every citizen. In fact, he wanted his park to celebrate the "hard facts that have created America." One might even say that in Disneyland, every day is the Fourth of July. Throughout the park many attractions evoke true patriotism and the spirit of America.
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77 - 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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78 - America on Parade - Bicentennial Medley  8:35

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Dapper Dans are a major part of any Disneyland holiday. Throughout the year they will often don special outfits to reflect the current holiday. This naturally includes their special red white and blue look for the 4th of July. Their repertoire during this time of year includes many patriotic anthems, performed in pitch-perfect four part harmony.
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82 - 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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83 - 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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84 - U.S. Military Bands - Fourth of July Concert  46:58

 

Honoring those who serve in the armed forces, Disneyland has traditionally welcomed military bands and chorale groups to perform in the park during its annual 4th of July festivities, hosting such groups as The 3rd Marine Aircraft Band, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus and The United States Air Force Band.
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85 - 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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86 - A Patriotic Grand Finale  6:34

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Disneyland is a place that honors the patriotic heritage of America every day. Perhaps this is why so many are drawn here for their annual Independence day celebrations, making this one of the busiest days of the entire year, and Disneyland's Fourth of July fireworks spectacular is one of the largest displays in the entire country.
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90 - Dia De Reyes - The Mariachi Divas  29:24

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As part of Disney Parks 2009 "Year of Celebration" the song "Celebrate You" from the 2009 Corbin Bleu album, "Speed of Light" was chosen as the official theme song. It was used in numerous television ads, live park events and parades throughout the year, and has since remained a recognizable park theme song in the years that have followed.
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1 - Main Street March - The Disneyland Band  1:48

 

Heard here is the original Disneyland Band conducted by Vessy Walker. This march was composed especially for Main Street USA back in the 1950's. It was first heard on the 1954 broadcast of the Disneyland TV series as Walt showed a scale model of Main Street. The Band would often play it live in the park as well during the earlier years.
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2 - Disneyland Grand Opening Parade - National Emblem March  2:54

 

Disneyland's very first parade was held on opening day, July 17th 1955. At the head of the procession was the United States Marine Corp Band, who played the familiar "National Emblem March" as they made their way down Main Street. They were then followed by many costumed representatives from of each of the four lands in the park.
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3 - The Firehouse 5 Plus 2 - Main Street Parade  9:43

 

One of the first musical groups to perform in a Disneyland parade, which in the beginning only had live music, was a group of Dixielanders known as the Firehouse 5 Plus 2. This talented troupe was comprised of members from Walt Disney's animation staff, and were favorite parade guest stars from opening day, well into the 1970's.
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4 - The Disneyland Circus Calliope  2:03

 

A genuine 1907, steam-powered, 20 whistle circus calliope, was personally purchased by Walt Disney for use in Disneyland, and was fully restored for its first appearance in the 1955 Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade. It would also appear in the 1960 feature film, "Toby Tyler," and is often used for parades and special events to this day.
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5 - Automobile Club 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 the annual Easter Parade tradition.
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6 - Christmas in Many Lands Parade  15:06

 

Beginning in 1957, an annual parade was held during the Christmas season, featuring the dances, costumes, music and customs of many foreign nations. Dozens of civic organizations were invited to participate, many traveling to Disneyland from their home countries. International sections were also featured in many other early parades.
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7 - Zorro Days Parade  5:28

 

Zorro was a highly rated weekly TV show produced by the Disney Studio for prime-time television in the 1950's. During the run of this popular program the actual stars of the show, including the masked avenger himself, portrayed by Guy Williams, made special guest appearances in Disneyland which always included a parade down Main Street.
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8 - Disneyland '59 - Gala Day Parade  6:17

 

To herald in a major expansion Disneyland in 1959, a lavish parade was presented for live TV. In addition to a land by land tribute, and a parade of many lands segment, three special floats represented the new attractions that were officially dedicated that day, including the Monorail System, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage.
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9 - Mickey at the Movies Parade - Disneyland Parade Anthem  3:43

 

Disneyland's first regularly scheduled daily parade was known as the "Mickey at the Movie's Parade," which included a colorful cavalcade of Disney characters from Walt Disney's film classics. For the first time, the parade was led off by The Big Bass Drum, which would become a Disneyland parade tradition in the years to follow.
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10 - Parade of the Toys  3:58

 

During the 1960 Christmas season, Disneyland would present its very first regularly scheduled holiday parade, featuring many of the giant toy props that had been created for the upcoming theatrical release of "Babes in Toyland," which was still in production. This was also the first appearance by Disneyland's iconic marching wooden soldiers.
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11 - Anaheim High School Marching Band  7:31

 

Yet another parade tradition began by Walt Disney was the inclusion of many local high school marching bands. Naturally, one of the most frequent participants in these events was the local Anaheim High School, but over time these invitations would extend well beyond Southern California to include bands from all over the United States.
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12 - Fantasy on Parade - Introduction  3:03

 

The first Fantasy on Parade was held during the 1965 Christmas season and became a long standing holiday time tradition for decades to come. The parade always featured dozens upon dozens of classic Disney characters, and concluded with the march of the toy soldiers from Babes in Toyland, followed by Santa Claus and his jolly reindeer.
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13 - Fantasy on Parade  13:57

 

Fantasy On Parade was showcased on TV, in its entirety, on a 1966 episode of the Wonderful World of Color entitled, "Disneyland Around the Seasons." At this time, the music heard during the actual parade was all performed live, but for the special TV broadcast, a fully orchestrated musical score provided the accompaniment.
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14 - Tournament of Roses Parade Walt Disney Grand Marshal  1:05

 

Disneyland has had a long relationship with the famous Tournament of Roses Parade. Its first float entry was in 1955, announcing the upcoming opening of Disneyland the following summer. Walt Disney himself appeared as the Grand Marshal for the 1966 proceedings, and in his honor the theme of that year's parade was "It's a Small World."
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15 - Small World Opening Day Parade  7:40

 

To usher in the premiere of It's a Small World in Disneyland, a gala parade was held in 1966. It included echoes of parades past by yet again inviting local civic organizations to share the customs of their native lands through costume dance and procession. The event culminated in a special opening day ceremony at the Small World waterways.
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16 - St. 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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17 - The Love Bug Parade  1:54

 

In 1969, a special parade was held to promote the hit new Disney live-action comedy "The Love Bug." Anyone who wanted to participate was invited to decorate their own Volkswagen Beetle for entry in a contest for most original design. The parade proved so popular that it returned in 1974 to promote the film's sequel... Herbie Rides Again.
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18 - The Kids of the Kingdom - I Love a Parade  2:50

 

The young singing troupe, known as the Kids of the Kingdom, were featured in many parades over the years, often providing vocals for various prerecorded soundtracks. For their album produced for Buena Vista Records, they recorded many songs they often performed live in the park, including the definitive parade anthem, I Love a Parade.
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19 - The Disneyland Band - Main Street Marching Medley  3:26

 

The Disneyland Band has been marching all over Disneyland since the very day it first opened in 1955, and the electric thrill of seeing them promenade down Main Street USA has most certainly not diminished over time. Often, Mickey Mouse himself will lead the procession as excited on-lookers have to fight not to crack a wide-eyed grin.
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20 - Baroque Hoedown  1:07:24

 

The familiar theme from the Main Street Electrical Parade was originally produced for the 1966 album, "The In Sound From Way Out!" created by revolutionary synthesizer composers Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley. This song is now recognized as a true Disney classic, and many talented artists have recorded fantastic cover versions.
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21 - Main Street Electrical Parade - Premiere Season  8:30

 

The premiere season of the Main Street Electrical Parade did include the familiar train followed by a big bass drum; however, many of the scenes we know and love today were not yet a part of the experience. Most of the floats were flat and one-dimensional and the now iconic Pete's Dragon was originally a more traditional Chinese dragon.
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22 - Fantasy on Parade - Walt Disney Productions 50th Anniversary  45:45

 

The annual Fantasy on Parade remained a holiday tradition throughout the 1970's as new scenes were added every year. In 1973 the parade was led off by a special float honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Productions and included characters from the latest animated feature, "Robin Hood," with Prince John's royal procession.
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23 - The Mike Curb Congregation - The Best of Disney  7:06

 

In the mid seventies, popular singing group the Mike Curb Congregation released a hit record covering the Mickey Mouse Club March with a contemporary beat, followed by an entire album of Disney songs. To stay current, Disneyland adapted their music for use in many of its character parades throughout the 1970's.
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24 - Mickey's Character Parade  4:19

 

The much publicized splendor of a Disneyland parade gave guests an expectation that one would be presented on the day of their visit, be it any day throughout the year. This gave rise to the afternoon Character Parade, which involved prerecorded music, simple albeit colorfully decorated floats, and dozens of costumed Disney characters.
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25 - The Kids of the Kingdom - America on Parade Medley  8:05

 

The ever popular Kids of the Kingdom were the lead act to Disneyland's bicentennial extravaganza, America on Parade. On a pre-show float decorated with stars and stripes they performed two songs as they traveled down Main Street, a new song by the Sherman Brothers called "The Glorious Fourth, and a Broadway showtune called "Freedom."
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26 - America on Parade  35:00

 

America on Parade is one Disneyland's most fondly remembered parades of all time. This bicentennial extravaganza was also one of the most elaborate parades that Disney has ever staged. Each float represented an important event in American history, and was surrounded by hundreds of stylized costumed figures with giant-sized heads.
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27 - The Sadie Mae  29:12

 

America on Parade also featured the musical sounds of the Sadie Mae, a fully restored antique carousel band organ. It was shipped from its Missouri home to a sound studio in Nashville, where the entire soundtrack was recorded. The music was then enhanced with electronic synthesized elements, but heard here is the original unaltered version.
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28 - Pooh for President Parade  3:00

 

America's favorite bear first tossed his hat into the presidential ring in 1968, and ran again for the following two elections. For his 1972 campaign, a special parade was held in Disneyland, featuring Pooh and all his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. The parade returned again in 1976, with a catchy new campaign song by Larry Groce.
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29 - Festival Japan Parade  7:09

 

Special weekend events were often presented during Disneyland's off season to attract guests to the park with limited time, unique, entertainment offerings. Festival Japan was one of many annual events started in the 1970's, celebrating the culture of other world nations, each with historical and demographic ties to Southern California.
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30 - Festival Mexico Parade  7:20

 

Festival Mexico was another annual event, held during Disneyland's off season, which celebrated both the culture of another nation and the diversity of Southern California. Each of these festivals included traditional folk music, arts and crafts displays with native artisans, and naturally, everything culminated in a special parade.
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31 - Main Street Electrical Parade - Commercials  2:29

 

After a three-year hiatus during the run of the bicentennial "America on Parade," the Main Street Electrical Parade made its triumphant reappearance in 1977. In the nearly two decades that followed, its annual return at the start of each summer season became a highly anticipated event for Disneyland regulars and Southern California locals.
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32 - The Main Street Electrical Parade  32:57

 

The world famous Main Street Electrical Parade is an all-electric, fantasy festival of nighttime magic and imagination that has been illuminating audiences at Disney theme parks around the world since 1972. The iconic soundtrack is comprised entirely of electronically synthesized music, incorporating many familiar classic Disney songs.
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33 - Main Street Electrical Parade - Pete's Dragon Medley  3:37

 

In 1978, Walt Disney entertainment produced the Orange Bowl football halftime show. This "Spectacular of Lights" featured several floats from the Main Street Electrical Parade. Additional music was orchestrated just for the grand finale of this special event as the child star of "Pete's Dragon," Sean Marshall, rode atop his magical friend Elliot.
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34 - Main Street Electrical Parade - Return to Oz  2:02

 

Over the years the Main Street Electrical Parade would incorporate special floats that were used to promote the latest film offerings from Walt Disney Productions. The 1981 parade included a Fox and the Hound segment, and in 1985 there was a "Return to Oz" float with a new electronic arrangement of the original music from the film's score.
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35 - Mickey Mouse 50th Birthday Parade  3:39

 

One of Disneyland's most memorable parades was held in honor of Mickey's 50th birthday in 1978. It was the highlight of several special events held throughout the park celebrating the Main Mouse's big 5-0. It also began the tradition of staging parades to mark significant Disney milestones that continues to this day.
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36 - The Disneyland Parade Song  1:18

 

The memorable theme song originally featured in the Mickey Mouse 50th birthday parade truly did epitomize the spirit of a Disneyland parade, and so, with slightly altered lyrics it would outlive the run of the birthday parade. Over time it has become a sort-of theme song, often used to represent Disneyland parades for special promotions.
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37 - Dumbo Circus Parade  3:19

 

In 1979 Disneyland presented a colorful parade filled with the many memorable circus characters from Walt Disney's 1941 animated classic, Dumbo. The parade also featured live animals, silly clowns, acrobatic stunts and a special appearance by Dumbo, located atop a burning firehouse tower, poised to take flight with his magic feather.
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38 - Disneyland's 25th Anniversary Family Reunion Parade  40:33

 

Disneyland's 25th Birthday Parade mirrored the original 1955 opening day parade in that it also contained sections representing each of the park's themed lands. In addition to live music, several pre-recorded medleys accompanied the floats for each themed section, and tying it together was the original theme song... Disneyland is Your Land.
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39 - The All-American College Marching Band  21:13

 

Every summer Disneyland hosts a performing arts internship program, and undergrad students are given real-world experience as they perform in various venues throughout the park. A crowd favorite is the All-American College Marching Band. In addition to traditional marches, they perform popular songs in a range of musical styles.
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40 - It's a Small World Parade  14:14

 

Hearkening back to the earlier Christmas in Many Lands parades, in 1981 Disneyland presented yet another internationally themed daily procession down Main Street USA. Dancers as well as Disney characters were all dressed in costumes from countries around the world, and "It's a Small World" served as appropriate theme music.
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41 - Flights of Fantasy Parade  9:50

 

When Disneyland's all-new Fantasyland premiered in 1983, a special parade was held to commemorate the grand opening event. The procession was filled with colorful giant balloons, dozens of beloved Disney characters, and whimsical floats representing scenes straight out of the classic animated films represented in the new Fantasyland.
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42 - American Gazette Parade  16:41

 

The American Gazette Parade was a celebration of the ever-evolving musical genres and popular dance styles that spanned the decades of the 20th century. Setting this parade apart from all others produced during this time, the music was performed entirely live, calling on the talents of Disneyland's many in-house musical groups.
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43 - Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Parade  8:47

 

In 1984 Donald Duck celebrated his 50th birthday, and to commemorate this milestone event, a colorful new parade was held at Disneyland honoring everyone's favorite web footed friend. The parade's infectious theme song, "Happy, Happy Birthday to You," was originally featured on the popular 1983 Disneyland record album... Splashdance.
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44 - Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Parade  3:36

 

1985 marked the 30th anniversary year of Disneyland. In commemoration, a year-long celebration was held throughout the entire park. Every thirtieth guest was awarded a special prize from the Gift-Giver Extraordinaire located at the main entrance turnstile, and highlighting the entire event was a colorful parade down Main Street USA.
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45 - Disneyland's 30th Anniversary - Disney Family Cavalcade  5:05

 

As part of the 30th anniversary festivities, Disneyland held a special event in order to recognize the many thousands of workers who had brought magic to millions of visitors over the past three decades. Along with their families, all past and present cast members were invited to participate in a parade down Main Street.
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46 - 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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47 - Circus Fantasy - Come to the Circus Parade  2:37

 

In 1986 the tradition, splendor and color of an old-fashioned circus parade returned to Disneyland as part of a park wide special promotional event called Circus Fantasy. The parade included live animals including marching elephants with Minnie riding atop the lead pachyderm. Goofy played the strong man and Mickey the Ringmaster.
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48 - Totally Minnie Parade  3:27

 

Minnie was always more than happy to be Mickey's romantic sidekick, but in 1986 it was finally her turn to be in the spotlight. It was declared the "Year of Minnie," and a contemporary pop music album entitled, "Totally Minnie," was released on Disneyland Records. A special Minnie parade was also featured at Disneyland all year long.
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49 - The Disneyland State Fair - Come to the Fair Parade  10:00

 

In 1987, a special park wide promotional event took place called the Disneyland State Fair. Throughout the park venues were overlaid with traditional state fair exhibits and themed entertainment. A highlight was the State Fair Parade, which included dancing farm crops, Minnie's blue ribbon pies and barnyard animals.
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50 - Snow White's Golden Anniversary Celebration Parade  2:40

 

In 1987, the first ever full-length animated feature, Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", celebrated its 50th anniversary. During the year, a special cavalcade was presented featuring all of the beloved characters and memorable music from the classic film. Goofy would introduce the procession with a royal proclamation.
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51 - The Very Merry Christmas Parade  23:42

 

After a three year hiatus, the popular Fantasy on Parade would return to Disneyland for the 1980 holiday season, and like its predecessor, the parade included several scenes from classic Disney films. The parade remained much the same when it became the Very Merry Christmas Parade in 1987, but additional scenes were added over time.
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52 - Blast to the Past Parade  10:38

 

In 1988 Disneyland joined the "Back to the Future" craze with a special event held park-wide known as the Blast to the Past. A central element of this celebration of 1950's music and pop culture was a lively parade featuring a giant jukebox, drag racers and a far-out finale with Martian monsters and Mickey blasting off in a Rocket Ship.
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53 - Blast to the Past Parade - TV Land Medley  2:54

 

Perhaps the most nostalgic moment from season one of the Blast to the Past parade was a segment dedicated to classic 1950's TV, featuring a procession of performers dressed as classic characters from television shows of the past, including The Lone Ranger, The Three Stooges, Superman, the Mickey Mouse Club and I Love Lucy.
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54 - Blast to the Past Parade - Encore Season  13:35

 

After a successful first year, Blast to the Past would return for a second season in 1989. A brand new parade was presented with an upbeat new soundtrack that incorporated familiar songs from the musicals Grease and Hairspray along with classic tunes from the golden age of rock 'n roll. The parade ended with Goofy dressed as Elvis Presley.
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55 - Blast to the Past - The Main Street Hop  14:56

 

In addition to a traditional parade, the Blast to the Past event also hosted a '50's style sock hop street party. Twice daily, a series of jukebox shaped floats stopped along the center of Main Street as bobby sox girls in poodle skirts and guys in letterman sweaters danced along to many memorable tunes from the early days of Rock 'n' Roll.
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56 - The Main Street Parade  2:29

 

This short lived mini parade or cavalcade which paid tribute to Main Street USA featured the song, "I'm Walking Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA" and other 20th century musical standards. Disney characters were dressed in period costumes and Mickey tickled the ivories on a special piano fashioned with bicycle wheels.
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57 - Mickey's 60th Birthday Parade  11:01

 

In 1988, Mickey celebrated his 60th Birthday, and again, an elaborate procession was presented daily up and down Main Street, honoring the lovable mouse who started it all. The parade featured zany costumes and silly mice from around the world, traveling by train, boat, auto and airplane, to join the Big Cheese in his Disneyland celebration.
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58 - Mickey's 60th Birthday Bash  19:15

 

During Mickey's 60th Birthday event, between showings of the afternoon parade, a special birthday party was staged along Main Street USA twice every day. A large birthday cake topped by Mickey Mouse and filled with Mouseketeer costumed dancers would stop at several points along the parade route for a live 15 minute musical show.
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Disney frequently leads off its full-scale parades with what are often referred to as pre-parades. These are used to entertain guests while they wait for the main event, and often promote the studio's latest releases coming to theaters soon. For many, this would be their first introduction to the songs and characters from these future classics. For a time in the 80's, re-releases of classic animated features also had special pre-parades.
 
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59 - The Little Mermaid - Pre-Parade  2:38
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60 - The Jungle Book - Pre-Parade  2:56
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61 - Peter Pan - Pre-Parade  2:29
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62 - Ratatouille - Pre-Parade  3:27
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63 - Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Pre-Parade  2:20
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64 - Hooray for Disney Stars Parade  10:18

 

In 1989, Disneyland presented a special parade featuring the stars from its new lineup of popular animated TV series, including Ducktales, Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers and the Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Also included was movie producer Roger Rabbit and other Disney characters dressed in Hollywood grand premiere attire.
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Disneyland has had a long relationship with the famous Tournament of Roses Parade held in nearby Pasadena California every January, with its first float entry in 1955 announcing the impending premiere of Disneyland that following summer. 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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65 - Tournament of Roses Honor Band  6:02
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66 - Tournament of Roses - The Royal Court  3:16
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67 - Tournament of Roses - 35 Years of Magic  7:11
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68 - Tournament of Roses - Welcome to Toontown  4:19
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69 - Tournament of Roses - 40 Years of Adventure  4:28
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70 - Tournament of Roses - Welcome to Our Family  3:04
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71 - Tournament of Roses - 60 Years of Magic  3:26
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72 - Party Gras Parade  10:02

 

Disneyland's 35th anniversary was celebrated with a lavish parade recreating the fun and excitement of a South American carnival, where guests were encouraged to come out into the streets and dance along to the Latin beat. Other memorable features were the towering floats that carried inflated Disney characters measuring over 40 feet high.
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73 - Desert Storm Parade  1:52

 

Disneyland has always been considered one of the most patriotic places in the United States, and over the years it has often celebrated the brave men and woman who have served in the U.S. armed services. A special parade was held in 1991 when battlefront troops returned home from the Gulf War following the end of Operation Desert Storm.
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74 - Celebration USA Parade  7:49

 

By the early '90's, as the demand for daily parades grew, there arose a slight dilemma. Most of the parades at this time had been tied into special anniversary milestones, so when these anniversaries ended, temporary parades had to be quickly put together as inbetweeners. Celebration USA is a good example of one of these short lived parades.
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75 - Disney Afternoon Cavalcade  3:07

 

Coinciding with a 1991 promotional overlay located in northern Fantasyland, a small procession was presented several times daily, traveling down "Afternoon Avenue" and Main Street USA. The mini-parade featured everyone's favorite characters from Disney's Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Talespin and Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers.
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76 - The World According to Goofy Parade  9:51

 

1992 marked the 60th birthday of Goofy, and it was finally his turn to have a special parade dedicated in his honor. Quite appropriately, the parade took on a comical tone, following the evolution of Goofy's ancestors from the Stone Age to the present, where a modern day Goofy ran as a candidate for president of Disneyland.
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77 - Aladdin's Royal Caravan  2:53

 

This popular parade was based on a scene straight out of the 1992 animated feature film, "Aladdin," in which the magic Genie organizes an over-the-top royal procession for Aladdin to impress the Princess Jasmine. Upon the success of this parade, a tradition began of producing parades to usher in their latest animated release.
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78 - Lion King Celebration Parade  9:32

 

This musical celebration brought to life all of the memorable scenes and characters from the 1994 Disney blockbuster film," The Lion King." The process of transforming what was originally an animated feature into a three-dimensional live performance would later inspire the production of a 1997 Tony award winning Broadway musical.
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79 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade  15:43

 

The annual Christmas Parade that is currently presented at Disneyland every year was first presented in December of 1994. Memorable moments from this most magical of all Disneyland parades include Mickey and Minnie on ice skates, the march of the wooden soldiers, the comical prancing reindeer and an encounter with jolly old Saint Nick.
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80 - Cruisin' the Kingdom Parade  2:49

 

Another short-lived, and yet quite popular in between parade, was the aptly named Cruisin' the Kingdom cavalcade. The procession featured an array of familiar Disney characters, each seated in their own souped-up and fully restored classic model hot rod, as they cruised their way up and down Matterhorn Way and Main Street USA.
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81 - Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade  3:10

 

Disney's 34th full-length animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, became the subject matter for a very popular live outdoor arena show presented in the northern end of Frontierland. To promote the show, several performers would be featured in a small cavalcade down Main Street, recreating the colorful Festival of Fools scene.
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82 - Hercules Victory Parade  8:17

 

This colorful and comical parade was based on the 1997 animated feature, "Hercules," and although it was set in ancient Greece, like the film, the parade featured all manner of modern day references and tongue-in-cheek humor. The musical score came directly from the film as well, featuring several uplifting Gospel inspired numbers.
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83 - Light Magic  19:32

 

A unique feature of Light Magic was that it was promoted as a "Streetacular." It was not so much a traditional parade as it was a mobile stage show. The procession would stop at four key viewing points along the parade route for a live dance performance with colorful pixies and assorted Disney characters, each dressed in their bedtime attire.
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84 - Mulan Parade  8:51

 

Inspired by the 1998 Disney animated feature, "Mulan," this parade took its thematic inspiration from the ancient traditions of China. In addition to the characters from the film, the procession also presented traditional Chinese dancers in authentic costumes, skilled tumblers and acrobats, colorful dragons, and marching Chinese warriors.
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85 - Rainy Day Cavalcade  8:53

 

To brighten the day of those visiting Disneyland during inclement weather, a convoy of Main Street vehicles is packed with colorful Disney friends for a special mini-parade. Since this practice began around the year 2000, various pieces of music, originally produced for other live events, have been borrowed for this small procession.
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86 - Parade of the Stars  4:19

 

This long running parade, celebrating many of Walt Disney's animated film classics, debuted in the year 2000 as the "45 Years of Magic Parade." When Disneyland's 45th anniversary year ended, by popular demand it was given an extended engagement, and continued for another four years under the name... Parade of the Stars.
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87 - Mickey's Shining Star Cavalcade  4:25

 

Because guests expect a parade every day they visit Disneyland, in 2004 a series of cavalcades, or mini parades, were presented on weekdays and in the off season as Disneyland slowly phased out its long running Parade of the Stars and preparations were underway for an all-new Parade in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary.
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88 - Mickey's Magic Kingdom Celebration  10:45

 

There were three interim cavalcades held during various periods throughout 2004. One of these was known as Mickey's Magic Kingdom Celebration, which was a musical tribute to the themed lands of Disneyland. A choreographed dance number, with the Disney characters, was performed at various points along the parade route.
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89 - Disneyland's 50th Anniversary - Parade of Dreams  23:11

 

2005 would mark the 50th magical year of Disneyland. In celebration of this milestone, an all new parade was staged featuring everyone's favorite Disney friends in a magical musical march down Main Street USA. The parade's lively and welcoming theme song was originally featured in the 2003 Disney animated feature film... "Brother Bear."
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90 - Year of a Million Dreams - Grand Marshal Cavalcade  2:38

 

Running from October 2007 through December 2008, Disneyland celebrated what was called "A Year of a Million Dreams," a promotional campaign granting park guests an array of prizes, from free vacations to overnight stays inside the park. Each day one lucky family was chosen to be honorary grand marshals in the Main Street parade.
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91 - Celebrate! A Street Party  18:03

 

In 2009 a new street show, honoring the personal celebrations of that day's Disneyland guests, was presented along the traditional parade route. The procession would pause at three prime viewing locations where an energetic dance show would ensue, encouraging spectators to dance and sing along to popular hits and Disney favorites.
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92 - 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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93 - Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade  8:19

 

This mini parade premiered in 2011 as one of the many entertainment offerings at the popular "Mickey's Halloween Party" after hours special ticketed events held from late September though October. Riding a colorful float down Main Street, Mickey and his friends would arrive wearing masquerade costumes to kick off the evenings festivities.
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94 - Frozen Pre-Parade  2:43

 

The overwhelming and unexpected box office success of Disney's 2013 animated feature "Frozen" sparked a high public demand to meet the new Princesses Anna and Elsa. In order to give all park guests a chance to see these popular new Disney stars, a special pre-parade became the prelude to the Soundsational Parade beginning in 2014.
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95 - Mickey's Soundsational Parade  24:54

 

Disneyland's newest daytime parade ranks as one of its all-time most popular. This energetic and colorful extravaganza showcases some of the greatest musical moments from Walt Disney's classic films, and features countless Disney characters, both old and new, in an eye-popping celebration of musical styles from around the world.
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96 - Paint the Night Parade  21:56

 

The first new nighttime light parade since Light Magic was retired in 1998 premiered as part of Disneyland's 60th anniversary festivities in the summer of 2015. Paint the Night was a Hong Kong Disneyland original with additional floats added for the Anaheim version. The parade's theme music was adapted from the Wreck-It-Ralph soundtrack.
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97 - Frightly Fun Parade  9:50

 

In 2016, Disneyland debuted an all-new Halloween parade. This offering exclusively for Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party guests contains elements from earlier parades at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, with characters from the "Nightmare Before Christmas," followed by a Haunted Mansion segment and a salute to Disney villains.
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98 - The Main Street Electrical Parade - 2017  21:14

 

Much to the delight of longtime regulars and Southern California locals, the original Main Street Electrical Parade made a triumphant return to Disneyland in 2017 as a special limited time engagement. This includes the updated soundtrack which was first featured at both Tokyo Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
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21 - 1
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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3 - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra  20:07
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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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21 - 12
12 - Woody Herman & His Orchestra  35:01
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13 - Legendary Jazz Singers in Disneyland  43:27
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14 - Cavalcade of Big Bands  1:05:44
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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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15 - Dixieland in Disneyland: Special Guest Stars  1:20:11
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21 - 16
16 - The Strawhatters  42:28
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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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20 - Teddy Buckner  50:20
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21 - The Albert McNeil Choir  40:39
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22 - The Dukes of Dixieland  56:52
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23 - Sweet Emma Barrett  51:27
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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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25 - Kay Bell & The Spacemen  9:17
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26 - The Astronauts  25:22
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27 - Tina & the Mustangs  9:52
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28 - Tanya & The Thunderbirds  4:50
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29 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Pop Pourri  43:45
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30 - The New Establishment  10:55
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31 - The Sound Castle Ltd.  7:53
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- Fantasyland Theatre -

 

The original Fantasyland included a large indoor theater where cartoons from Disney's classic film library were shown on a constant rotation. Often in the evenings, this stage would feature live music with top level performing artists. During the mid 60's, there were two weekly concerts presented here in an ongoing series. Humdinger presented the latest in pop sounds, and Humdinger capitalized on the current folk music revival.
 
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32 - Humdinger!  1:20:24
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33 - Hootenanny!  1:00:00
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- The Tomorrowland Stage -

 

In 1967, a large amphitheater premiered as a predominant feature of Disneyland's all new Tomorrowland. This venue soon began presenting nightly concerts featuring the very best in big name entertainment. In 1972 the stage was remodeled as part of a new concert series called The Great American Music Machine, featuring a "Top Ten of the Week" musical montage, exploding jukebox and special guest performer every night.
 
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34 - The Kids of the Kingdom  32:38
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35 - On Stage USA  1:10:09
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21 - 36
36 - Rock n' Roll Reunion  17:13
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37 - The Great American Music Machine  1:23:35
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38 - The Great Rock Circus  1:14:33
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- The Legends of Country in Disneyland -

 

In 1966, Disneyland began a weekly concert series called, Country Music Jubilee, a major showcase for some of the greatest stars in country music 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. Beginning in 1971, an annual after-hours party called, Country Music Spectacular, had country entertainment throughout the entire park.
 
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39 - Country Music Jubilee  1:48:48
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40 - Country Music Spectacular  1:03:37
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41 - Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass  34:19
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42 - More Legends of Country in Disneyland  1:09:27
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- Tomorrowland After Dark -

 

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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43 - Pizzazz  17:44
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44 - Grupo Tobasco (Krash)  16:02
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45 - Friendship Train  17:05
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46 - Sunshine Balloon  12:46
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47 - Papa Doo Run Run  38:17
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48 - The Space Stage - Space Age Disco Concert  1:47:50
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49 - Disneyland Disco Dance Party  1:51:39
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50 - The Space Stage - Meco  55:42
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51 - The Space Stage - Voyage  19:14
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52 - The Space Stage - Halyx  12:57
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53 - Michael Iceberg - The Amazing Iceberg Machine  37:00
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- Rollin' River Revue - Featured Performers -

 

Rollin' River Revue was a 1981 outdoor concert series presented on Tom Sawyer Island and viewed by guests positioned along the banks of the Rivers of America. Each weekly presentation had a special musical theme unique to that evening's performance. Week one was 60's surf music, followed by swing, country, jazz, latin, pop, and bluegrass. The show was then extended with a guest star each week throughout the rest of the summer.
 
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54 - Surfn' 60's Week  12:06
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55 - Swing Week  25:45
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56 - Country Week  20:00
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57 - Jazz Week  36:19
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58 - Latin Week  26:09
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59 - Pop Week  18:48
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60 - Bluegrass Week  17:51
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61 - Special Guest Stars  41:26
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- Big Bands in Disneyland - Summer Concert Series -

 

Disneyland had a long standing tradition of hosting world famous swing bands at the Plaza Gardens, and by the 1970's this evolved into an ongoing Summer concert series known as "Big Bands in Disneyland." Such greats as Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Les Brown and Lionel Hampton were invited to participate, and starting in 1984 a special Disney Channel TV series televised many of these fabulous live music events.
 
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62 - Big Bands in Disneyland  2:35
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63 - The Glenn Miller Orchestra Directed by Dick Gerhart  45:29
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NEW  64 - The Count Basie Orchestra Featuring Joe Williams  50:53
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NEW  65 - Woody Herman & The Young Thundering Herd  49:57
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NEW  66 - The Cab Calloway Orchestra  48:41
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NEW  67 - Bob Crosby & The Bobcats Featuring Kay Starr  50:32
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NEW  68 - The Ray McKinley Orchestra Featuring Ella Mae Morse  53:11
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NEW  69 - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Lee Castle & Helen Forrest  50:24
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NEW  70 - The Artie Shaw Orchestra with Dick Johnson & Artie Shaw  32:28
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NEW  71 - Lionel Hampton & His Big Band  50:19
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NEW  72 - Les Brown & His Band of Renown Featuring Jo Ann Greer  50:19
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NEW 73 - Tommy Dorsey Orch with Buddy Morrow & Connie Haines  50:36
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NEW  74 - Buddy Rich & The Buddy Rich Orchestra  49:28
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- More Legends of Jazz in Disneyland -

 

Had the short-lived Disney Channel TV series, "Big Bands in Disneyland," continued beyond its 12 episodes, there is no doubt that the following bands would have also been represented. Each of these great orchestras, headed by legendary band leaders, were regularly featured in the park throughout the 70's and 80's, when the musical program was as diverse as jazz itself, including swing, latin, modern, dixieland and polka.
 
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75 - Big Band Festival - Special Guest Stars  55:33
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76 - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra  27:19
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77 - Louie Bellson & The Big Band Explosion  58:51
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78 - Pete Fountain & His Orchestra  28:29
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79 - Maynard Ferguson  39:20
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80 - Mickey Finn's  32:03
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81 - Myron Floren & His Orchestra  29:44
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82 - Horace Heidt Jr. & His All-Star Big Band  27:19
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- Totally 80's After Dark -

 

The 80's was a totally awesome decade for Disneyland After Dark, when the line-up of musical performers read like a who's who of the music industry. Videopolis was the new hot spot for the MTV generation, a state-of-the art dance complex featuring live bands and TV monitors that displayed the latest music videos. Here high-energy dance parties were held nightly, and it soon became the center of the action for Grad Nite events.
 
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83 - Videopolis  6:11
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84 - Videopolis House Band - Polo  14:31
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85 - Live on Stage - All-Star Performances  1:35:28
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86 - Disneyland Grad Nite  4:02
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87 - 1980's Grad Nite Party Part 1 - 1980-1984  1:49:59
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88 - 1980's Grad Nite Party Part 2 - 1985-1989  2:11:17
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The tradition of Big Bands in Disneyland carried on throughout the 90's, and well into the new millennium, reinvigorated by a new wave in the popularity of swing dancing that was sweeping the nation. Soon the youngsters, often referred to as "Swing Kids," were outnumbering the oldsters. The final dance at Plaza Gardens was on April 30th 2012, as work began to transform the area into the new Fantasy Faire Village.
 
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91 - The Swing Kings  34:09
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92 - Doc Anello & The Swing Machine  39:37
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93 - Jump, Jive and Swing: Swingtown  39:43
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94 - Red & The Red Hots  1:08:22
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95 - Stompy Jones  58:34
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96 - Mickey's Mambo Club  1:04:25
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97 - Gary Tole & The Legends of Swing  47:19
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98 - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band  1:17:47
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99 - Royal Ball: The Wise Guys  38:37
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100 - Royal Ball: Swing Cats Big Band  1:28:31
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101 - Royal Ball: Tim Gill All-Stars  55:57
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Dancing at the elevating Tomorrowland Terrace bandstand is a long tradition that continues to this day. Although, musical styles have changed tremendously since this venue first opened in 1967, what has remained unchanged is its function as a showcase for local talent, with a rotating roster of regular performing musical groups, many of whom have gained a following among teen and young adult local guests.
 
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103 - Club Buzz - The Jakes  27:43
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104 - The Aquabats  47:08
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105 - Aly and AJ  47:34
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106 - Steve Rushton  16:32
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107 - Soto Band  49:43
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108 - Hard Day's Night  58:22
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109 - 80z All-Stars  47:54
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110 - Barrage  46:09
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111 - Stellar Show Band  42:42
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112 - The Suffragettes  23:38
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113 - Instant Replay  30:15
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114 - Suburban Legends  43:43
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115 - Scot Bruce  25:43
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116 - The Bolts  41:16
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117 - Tomasina  32:37
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118 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Dueling DJ's  1:04:15

 

In recent years, the focus on live local bands at the Tomorrowland Terrace has shifted more towards presenting rave like dance parties hosted my master mixologists. In the summer months, as well as for Grad Nite, New Year's Eve and other after hours special events, Disneyland hosts some of the most talented DJ's in Southern California.
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119 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Summer 2017  32:10

 

The nighttime entertainment at Tomorrowland Terrace went on a hiatus in 2015, but in the summer of 2017 the local bands made a highly anticipated comeback. Many fan favorites returned and ten new groups premiered, including Crimson Apple, Polyester Express, Undecided Future, Ride the Tide, Radio 70's and Grilled Cheese Soundwich.
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120 - Disneyland After Dark - Throwback Nite  18:40

 

In January of 2018, Disneyland began a new series of special after hours events called "Disneyland After Dark." Each of these events will have its own theme. The kick off was an evening of entertainment hearkening back to the parks nostalgic early years. There was a Polynesian troupe, a swing band, a riverboat crooner and a do-wop quartet.
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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 Medley  10:31

 

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 Bowl  19:13

 

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 Bells  2:59

 

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 Parade  5:53

 

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 Choir  2:26

 

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 Star  3:02

 

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 Spots  3:05

 

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 Season  13:57

 

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 Season  3:56

 

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 Kingdom - 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 Harris  3:38

 

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 - Tokyo Disneyland  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 an 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 Medley  35:52

 

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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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 march 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 Carolers  7:52

 

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 performs 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 Brass  15:10

 

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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41 - Saxophone Quintet - Holiday Medley  0:00

 

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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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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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 Overture  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 Parade  18:17

 

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 - A 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 Backgro