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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... 01 - MASCOT - 175

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1 - Welcome to Disneyland  10:51

 

For over six decades, this wondrous place called Disneyland has brought endless enjoyment, fascination, illumination and a lifetime of memories to millions of visitors from around the world. And now, you are invited to step into Walt Disney's kingdom of fantasy for your own magical Day at Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth.
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2 - Disneyland Introduction - Jack Wagner  9:15

 

Welcoming us to the Happiest Place on Earth is the familiar voice of Jack Wagner. Known by many as the, "Voice of Disneyland," Wagner's recorded announcements and safety spiels can be heard virtually everywhere in the park, and today he will serve as our friendly and informative tour guide throughout this magical Audio journey.
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3 - Disneyland Opening Day Dedication  0:59

 

On July 17th 1955, Disneyland opened its gates for the very first time. In a special grand opening ceremony held at the base of the flagpole in Town Square, Walt Disney first delivered these now famous words of dedication. These words were then placed on a bronze plaque which remains at the base of that flagpole to this very day.
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4 - Where It All Began - Walt Disney  1:02

 

When Walt Disney was interviewed for CBC television in 1963, he was asked to describe where the idea of Disneyland originated. He replied that it all began when his daughters were young, sitting at a bench next to a merry-go-round while eating peanuts. This has since become one of the most oft quoted remarks ever made by the master showman.
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5 - Griffith Park Carousel  0:00

 

The legendary carousel where Walt Disney took his daughters Sharon and Diane on Sunday outings still exists today, located at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Its original Stinson model 87 Wurlitzer band organ is still in operation, affording one the fantastic opportunity to hear the actual music that inspired the dream called Disneyland.
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6 - Disneyland - A Magical Musical Celebration  0:00

 

Disneyland has impacted popular culture on a global scale, including the unforgettable music from its world famous shows and attractions. Songs like "It's a Small World," In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, and "Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate's Life for Me," are among the many special elements that set Disney parks on a level of unmatched entertainment excellence.
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7 - Disneyland Theme  4:55

 

In 1954, Disney musical director Oliver Wallace composed a special instrumental theme just for Disneyland. Its purpose was to be utilized as underscore music whenever Walt Disney would showcase the Magic Kingdom to his weekly television audience. Special lyrics were also written for the theme and released as a Little Golden children's record.
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NEW  8 - Disneyland Song Parade  6:42

 

Disneyland Song Parade was a 1957 children's album produced by Golden Records. This musical tour of Disneyland was highlighted through many popular songs from Walt Disney's live-action and animated films. The format was divided into four segments that included an original theme song for each of Disneyland's four original lands.
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9 - The Disneyland Symphony  24:08

 

From the beginning, music has played a vital role in the Disneyland experience. Over the years, many great composers have written beautiful music inspired by the magic of the Happiest Place on Earth. In 1956 Disneyland Records released an instrumental tour of entire park, with original orchestrations representing each of its themed land.
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10 - Disneyland USA - A Musical Tour of the Magic Kingdom  41:31

 

In 1956, Walt Disney produced a comprehensive documentary, and travelogue, showcasing his all new park. This big budget featurette was presented nationally in theaters in full Technicolor and wide screen CinemaScope, and also included a lavish musical score composed by in-house Disney musical director Oliver Wallace.
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11 - The Disneyland Sound  0:00

 

Whenever Walt Disney took television audiences to Disneyland, these images were accompanied by a series of original compositions which thematically complimented the many magical aspects of his park. Many of these instrumental themes would be used time and time again, becoming familiar to TV viewers as the sound of Disneyland.
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12 - Take Me to Disneyland  2:40

 

This rare promotional recording from the early 1960's musically captures the public's love affair and immediate fascination with Disneyland, which became a true American icon of the mid 20th century, well illustrating the sense of fun and excitement that could be experienced during a Disneyland visit as it existed in its early days.
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NEW  13 - It Can Only Happen at Disneyland  1:50

 

Many an advertising jingle has been written for Disneyland over the past six decades. This song, from an ad campaign launched in the early 1980's, was meant to illustrate the special magic that is unique to Disneyland. It was used for both TV commercials and in special promotional films meant to attract new Magic Kingdom Vacation Club members.
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14 - Once Upon a Time in Anaheim  4:01

 

It is amazing to consider that only six decades ago the site where Disneyland now exists was little more than a rural orange grove, but through the ambition and imagination of master entertainer Walt Disney, the quiet little town of Anaheim would soon give rise to an amazing fantasy kingdom the likes of which the world had never seen before.
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15 - Disneyland is Your Land  3:29

 

This tribute to the Happiest Place on Earth was originally used to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Disneyland. Not only was it the main theme for the anniversary parade, but it was also featured in a live musical stage show featuring the Kids of the Kingdom. Following the events of that year, the song remained a beloved anthem.
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NEW  16 - If You Believe in Magic  4:31

 

Disneyland's year-long 50th anniversary festivities including the debut of a special new film called "Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years." As guests entered the main theater of the Disneyland Opera House, they heard this nostalgia laden original song, which could also be heard as underscore throughout the 22-minute presentation.
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NEW  17 - Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years - Musical Score  15:04

 

The memorable score from "Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years" was written and arranged by legendary film composer John Debney. His upbeat and whimsical musical interludes perfectly captured the magical spirit of the Happiest Place on Earth while imparting a nod to the past with several mid twentieth century references.
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- Disneyland in TV Land -

 

Walt Disney was the first major film producer in Hollywood to venture into the medium of television. He not only saw it as the perfect vehicle to promote his latest film projects, but he keenly understood its far reaching power to communicate to a wide American audience his new concept in family entertainment called Disneyland. Here are several   groundbreaking TV moments spotlighting The Happiest Place on Earth over the years.
 
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19 - The Disneyland Story   4:12
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NEW  21 - Disneyland Pre-Opening Report   24:04
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22 - Dateline Disneyland - Opening Day Live Broadcast   0:00
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NEW  23 - Disneyland, The Park   24:52
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NEW  24 - An Adventure in the Magic Kingdom   45:57
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25 - Kodak Presents Disneyland '59   0:00
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27 - Holiday Time in Disneyland – Every Day’s a Holiday   3:10
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29 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary   0:00
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30 - Disneyland Around the Seasons   0:00
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- Disneyland at the Movies -

 

Though more common to see Disneyland on the small screen, through the years there have been many theatrical releases starring the Magic Kingdom, beginning with the 1956 short, "Disneyland USA," a full Technicolor and Cinemascope tour of the entire park. Another big movie moment came in 1963, when Walt permitted an outside studio unprecedented access to his park to film the motion picture,"40 Pounds of Trouble."
 
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NEW  32 - A Gala Day at Disneyland   27:09
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NEW  33 - 40 Pounds of Trouble   14:17
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34 - From Dream to Reality - Walt Disney  2:20

 

In this rare recording from the mid 1960's, Walt Disney explains how Disneyland evolved from a dream into a reality. He briefly describes the design and development of the Magic Kingdom and then how it has grown over time, highlighting many of the new attractions added to the park since Disneyland originally opened in 1955.
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35 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet  0:00

 

On the occasion of Disneyland's 10th anniversary banquet, held at the Disneyland Hotel, Walt Disney was asked to say a few fitting remarks. Completely off the cuff, he famously informed his staff that if anyone was thinking of resting on their laurels, to... "Just forget it!" This was merely a beginning with much growth and major expansion yet to come.
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36 - Project Florida Prologue - Disneyland USA  5:09

 

It is undeniable that without Disneyland, there would never have been a Disney World. In 1966, only two months before Walt Disney's passing, he produced a short film to sell the public on his future plans for Florida. The first five minutes of this film explained why Disneyland was the "outstanding piece of urban design in the United States."
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37 - Vintage Disneyland Radio Ads  4:23

 

In order to attract Southern California residents, Disneyland began running ads on local radio stations in the 1950's. Voice over artist Dick Wesson, the announcer of the Disney TV series for over three decades, would often record these commercials, as well as local talent such as singer Kay Bell, who was a regular park guest performer.
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38 - Where the Santa Ana Fwy Meets Harbor Blvd  2:22

 

The success of Disneyland, in part, can be attributed to the 1950's expansion of the national highway system and the consequent rise of Southern California car culture. Disneyland's centralized location to one of the nations largest metropolitan areas, and convenient proximity to the freeway, made it an important part of that cultural shift.
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39 - Superstar Limo - Southern California Freeway Music  1:04:46

 

Appropriately located in a section of what was once Disneyland's 115 acre parking lot was a short lived attraction called Superstar Limo. This early Disney California Adventure dark ride was a celebration of Southern Californian pop culture, including the automobile boom of the 1950's and 60's, of which Disneyland played a central role.
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40 - Disneyland Heliport  2:57

 

Helicopter service to and from LAX international airport and Disneyland was once provided by LA Airways. The landing pad was located outside the berm, adjacent to Tomorrowland, with a special side park entrance exclusively for helicopter passengers. The service moved to the Disneyland Hotel in 1960 then was retired in 1968.
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41 - Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System  2:03

 

The Disneyland Monorail premiered in the summer of 1959. Less than two years later the highway in the sky was extended beyond the park berm to transport guests to and from the Disneyland Hotel as a showcase of its practicality as a true transportation system. To this day, the Monorail continues its daily trips over the streets of Anaheim.
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42 - Mark III Disneyland-Alweg Monorail  2:43

 

Over the past 56 years there have been five generations of monorail trains to travel along the Disneyland beam ways. The original Mark I trains were replaced by much larger Mark II trains in 1961, when the line was extended to service the Disneyland Hotel. Then in 1969 the even larger five car Mark III monorail fleet premiered.
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43 - Music to Ride Monorails By  38:02

 

The dramatic sight and sound of streamlined Monorail trains, gliding along a sleek overhead beamway across the Disneyland Resort, romantically transports us back to the future forward optimism of the mid 20th century. Here is a collection of musical impressions from this era when a big, bright, beautiful tomorrow was in clear view.
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44 - Main Gate Ticket Booths - Original 1956 Announcement  2:19

 

When Disneyland first opened, general admission to the park was only $1.00 for adults and 50¢ for children. However, this did not include admission to any of the rides or attractions. Individual ride coupons had to be purchased separately, but for a better value, a book containing several coupons could be purchased at the main entrance.
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45 - Ticket Booth Attraction Announcements  3:08

 

When Disneyland accepted individual ride coupons, it was necessary to advertise the park's many attractions to entice the redemption of an admission ticket. Not only were colorful posters located throughout the park, but for a short time the main gate ticket booths had pre-recorded announcements promoting the latest 'E' ticket adventures.
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46 - The Disneyland Gazette  0:28

 

In the early years, Disneyland published its very own newspaper called the Disneyland Gazette. It was sold for 5¢ at both souvenir stands near the main gate, and by roving newsboys who appropriately cried out, "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" The articles included official press releases, as well as attraction listings and visitor information.
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47 - Holidayland  2:26

 

Holidayland is often referred to as the "lost" land of Disneyland. This 9-acre picnic and recreational facility for visiting civic groups and other organizations was open from 1957-1961, and was located just to the west of the main gate. It also included a playground, baseball field and a large circus tent for live shows and entertainment.
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48 - Ken-L-Land Pet Motel  1:04

 

Originally sponsored by Ken-L-Ration pet food, since 1958 Disneyland has offered a full service kennel facility for pets who travel with their owners. Although the average guest is of the feline or canine persuasion, nearly every type of exotic animal imaginable has stayed here, from monkeys to snakes, large spiders, and even a wild cheetah.
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49 - Kennel Club - Area Background Music  0:00

 

The Disneyland Kennel Club not only demonstrates Walt's love of animals, but also his devotion to providing the highest levels of guest service, being the first amenity of  its kind provided in an outdoor amusement setting. Following the mantra of "music hath charms to soothe the savage beast," calming easy listening music is piped throughout the facility.
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50 - Disneyland's Official Host - Mickey Mouse  2:06

 

Walt Disney once said, "I hope we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a Mouse." After becoming an international star of both the big and small screen, Mickey took on the biggest role of his entire show business career as official host of Disneyland, welcoming guests to the Happiest Place on Earth every day for over five decades.
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51 - Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner  0:00

 

From its inception, Walt Disney knew that imaginative landscaping would be a vital element in the design of his fantasy kingdom. To this day it remains a horticulturalists dream come true, being one of the most beautifully landscaped acreages in the world. This 1972 presentation describes this essential element of the Disneyland experience.
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52 - Disneyland Main Gate - Original Area Background Music  59:22

 

The original atmosphere music heard in Disneyland was mainly provided by live musicians throughout the park. Over time, Disneyland began to feature pre-recorded background music appropriate for its many themed areas. The music one would hear at the main entrance consisted of Disney standards and other childhood favorites.
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53 - Ticket Book Facts - Jack Wagner Announcements  1:14

 

Prior to 1982, almost every Disneyland attraction required an individual ride coupon for admission. These attractions were each given a letter grade from A-E, and the highest level attractions required an 'E' ticket. It soon became a common figure of speech, even outside of Disneyland, to refer to any exciting experience as an 'E' ticket ride.
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54 - Main Gate Ticket Booths - Rainy Day Announcements  1:14

 

There is always sunshine in the Happiest Place on Earth, even on the cloudiest of days. While storm clouds chase away the casual tourists in droves, the locals know that rainy days at the very best time to visit the park. Attendance levels are at a sheer minimum, while almost all the attractions are able to remain in full operation.
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55 - Disneyland Closed Today - Main Gate Announcement  1:03

 

For decades Disneyland has been opened to guests 365 days a year. However, prior to the mid 1980's, the park would often be closed twice a week during the off season. Speakers located at the main entrance ticket booths played an announcement to advise visitors that the nearby Disneyland Hotel was open for their shopping convenience.
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56 - Disneyland Hotel Tram  1:43

 

When Disneyland opened in 1955, the huge 150 acre parking lot was among the largest in the entire world. To help transport guests from their vehicle to the main gate, a free tram was provided. When the Disneyland Hotel opened shortly thereafter, express tram service to and from the hotel was provided for both lodgers and visiting day guests.
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57 - Parking Lot Tram Loading Zone  3:26

 

Many regard the Disneyland parking lot tram as both the first and last ride of the day. Located near the park exit is a tram loading zone offering aid to guests with tired feet as they make the long trek back to their automobile following their full day of fun. For many years, the voice of Jack Wagner offered safety instructions on a repeating loop.
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58 - Main Gate Storage Lockers - Area Background Music  1:20:02

 

To maintain its reputation as the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland continually sets the industry standard in customer service, offering special amenities for the comfort and convenience of its guests. Located at the main gate are self service, coin-operated storage lockers, which can be rented for a modest fee to help ease a heavy load.
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59 - Main Gate Storage Locker Announcements  4:31

 

Guests from nearly every nation around the globe have made the pilgrimage to the Happiest Place on Earth. Many special services are offered to those guests who speak foreign languages. Recorded locker instructions at the main gate are provided in five different languages, English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.
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60 - Main Gate Newsstand  0:24

 

Eye-catching newsstands are conveniently located just beyond Disneyland's main gate turnstiles, adjacent to the main entrance portal. These one stop gift corners specialize in all manner of last minute sundries, collectable trinkets and souvenirs. This is also a great place to grab a free park guide map and entertainment schedule to help plan your day.
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61 - Main Gate Newsstand - Souvenirs Medley  0:00

 

From novelty hats to flag pendants, limited edition pins, plush animals, postcards, pencil sets, autograph books, watches, ceramic figurines, picture frames, t-shirts, coffee mugs, tree ornaments, park maps and pictorial guidebooks, Disneyland souvenirs provide the opportunity to take home tangible memories from The Happiest Place on Earth.
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62 - The Unlimited Passport  0:00

 

Over the years, Disneyland offered unlimited admission to attractions for special after hours events, but it wasn't until 1982 that the Unlimited Passport was offered 365 days a year. For a time, it was optional, with the ticketing system still available, but the new unlimited passport proved so popular that individual ride coupons were soon retired.
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63 - Main Gate Ticket Booth Announcements  1:16

 

For years, as guests approached Disneyland's Main Entrance, Jack Wagner, "The Voice of Disneyland," was heard describing the park's admission media, hours of operation, guided tour options and other special announcements, resonating from loud speakers located at the many colorful ticket booths aligned in from the main entrance turnstiles.
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- Kodak Super 8 Disneyland Home Movies -

 

Before home video, there were home movies. Beginning in 1974, Kodak offered Super 8mm souvenir films, sold at gift stands throughout the park. These were also available with recorded narrative and music for those with sound projectors. The eight minute travelogues highlighted Disneyland's many attractions and visual points of interest. New films would be released on a semi annual basis up until the early 1980's.
 
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65 - A Day at Disneyland - 1976   7:28
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66 - A Day at Disneyland - 1977   7:10
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67 - An Evening at Disneyland - 1977   6:24
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68 - A Day at Disneyland - 1979   7:46
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69 - Disneyland, From Dream to Reality - 1979   6:52
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71 - In Search of Excellence – Disney Cast Members  0:00

 

Every new employee at the Happiest Place on Earth must attend the Disney University. In a rigorous training program called "Traditions One" cast members are introduced to a unique philosophy known as the "Disney Way." Since 1955, the principles behind this proven business model have remained the key to Disney's theme park success.
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72 - The Disney Way - Disney University Cast Member Orientation  21:45

 

A prime objective at the Disney College Program's Traditions One training program is to introduce new cast members to the unique culture of the Disney organization. One way this is achieved is by showing a series of specially crafted film presentations, laden with nostalgia and designed to express the company's dedication to creating happiness.
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73 - Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate / Main Street USA   0:00

 

After newly hired cast members are fully inducted into the "Disney Way" of providing the highest quality in guest service, they are then assigned to their individual on-stage roles. Each area of the park requires unique training, and special knowledge. To facilitate this, multi-media presentations, narrated by Jack Wagner, provided a thorough orientation.
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74 - Meet the Disneyland Cast  1:05

 

Disneyland employees are always referred to as cast members, because it is their role to put on the show that is Disneyland. From custodian to ticket taker, the Disneyland cast is a truly admirable group of special individuals, for above all else, their goal is to bring happiness to the millions of Disneyland guests who visit the park each year.
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75 - We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training  0:00

 

During Disney University's "Traditions One" cast member training program, a series of video presentations introduce the newly hired cast to the time tested and proven "Disney Way." Over the years, Disney's unique orientation methods have been closely studied by many outside organizations, becoming the gold standard among corporate America.
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- Disneyland Home Entertainemnt -

 

When the VCR became a common household device, a video was produced called, "A Day at Disneyland,” which was not only available for purchase at Disneyland as a take home souvenir but was also available for home rental in video stores nationwide. A new version was released in 1991, available for purchase exclusively in the park. Another favorite home release was a 1990’s sing-along video called "Disneyland Fun."
 
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79 - And Now a Word from Our Sponsors  0:00

 

Disneyland has regularly promoted itself though TV ads. These commercials often tie into the latest attraction and entertainment offerings, limited time events and special prize give-aways, but equally as effective are ads that simply showcase the general nostalgia of Disneyland, and its special appeal to families over several generations.
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80 - Who Comes to Disneyland?  1:16

 

Everyone from the Hollywood elite, to royal figures and heads of state have visited Disneyland, but the first guests to ever pass through the turnstiles were two middle class American children named Mike Schwartner and Christine Vess. Walt Disney personally escorted them through the gates and presented each with a lifetime Disneyland pass.
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81 - The Gift-Giver Extraordinaire  27:42

 

For Disneyland's 30th anniversary celebration of 1985, the main gate turnstiles were transformed into a special tabulation machine known as the Gift-Giver Extraordinaire. Every 30th guest was awarded a prize. from a souvenir pin to a new car. The promotion proved so popular that it was extended for several years beyond the anniversary.
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82 - Disney Dollars  0:00

 

Jack Lindquist was the advertising genius behind many of Disneyland's most successful publicity campaigns, but perhaps his greatest brainchild was the Disney Dollar, which first went into circulation in 1987. Disney Dollars had a currency exchange rate equal to one U.S. Dollar, and were redeemable at any Disney park or retail location worldwide.
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83 - United Airlines - Disneyland In-Flight Music  1:01:40

 

Although most visitors live within driving distance of the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland is a major tourist destination for guests across the United States and around the world. Over the years, several major airlines have partnered with the Mouse to offer special vacation promotions with Disney sponsored in-flight entertainment.
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84 - Disneyland Fast Pass Announcements  0:39

 

In 1999, Disney parks introduced a new ride reservation system which allowed guests to avoid waiting in long lines at the most popular attractions. Special passes are issued at the entrances to several attractions, each with a predetermined return time, now freeing guests to enjoy the rest of the park while they await their turn.
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85 - Mark V Disneyland Monorail  2:52

 

Disneyland's fourth generation monorail fleet began daily operations in 1987. The new Mark V trains no longer exhibited the signature bubble dome look of earlier models. Instead, they more closely resembled the sleek, white, jet age style of the Walt Disney World Mark IV fleet, which had premiered at the Florida resort in 1971.
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86 - Mickey and Friends Tram  3:14

 

When guest first arrive at Disneyland, the anticipation mounts as they first park their car, and then board streamlined trams, transporting them from the parking lot areas to the Main Entrance Mall. After passing through the Downtown Disney shopping district, guests reach their final destination at the very gateway to the Magic Kingdom.
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87 - Disneyland Main Gate - Area Background Music  1:00:16

 

Disneyland's original 1971 main gate loop was retired in 1992. That was also the year when the new Disneyland Resort in Paris opened, inspiring a whole new emphasis on area music. Along with the European park's premiere came a wealth of newly recorded in-park area music, much of which quickly migrated back to Disneyland USA.
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88 - Disneyland Main Gate - Area Music Alternates  1:06:21

 

The air is filled with wonderful atmosphere music in every corner of every land in Disneyland. At the main gate, the stage is set with a blend of dramatically orchestrated interpretations of the many theme songs that will later be heard throughout the park. Here is a collection of the original soundtrack versions of these beloved Disney tunes.
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89 - Mark VII Disneyland Monorail  3:29

 

By the time the current Mark IIV monorail fleet was put into operation, the Highway in the Sky had undergone major changes. The 115 acre parking lot was transformed into an all-new theme park, with trains traveling through the lobby of a new hotel, and the original hotel station was now located within the Downtown Disney shopping district.
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90 - Disneyland Esplanade - Area Background Music  1:06:45

 

When Disney's California Adventure Theme Park opened next door to Disneyland in 2001, an all new loop of background music was created for the area which has become known as the Esplanade, a large brick covered courtyard separating the two parks. Appropriately, this loop contains a mixture of songs from each Anaheim park.
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91 - Disneyland Esplanade - Area Music Alternates  1:19:37

 

As in film, background music is essential to setting the stage for the themed environs found in Disneyland. Among park regulars, these mood setting medleys have acquired many fans and followers. In tribute to one of the most popular of these, here is a mix of original and alternate versions of all the songs from the main gate Esplanade loop.
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92 - The Straw Hat Strutters - Good Morning Concert  0:00

 

As guests form a line at the main entrance turnstiles and wait for Disneyland to open its gates, a live band will often entertain the eager crowd. This honor is more often than not reserved for the world-famous Disneyland Band, but on off days, other small groups will take the helm, including the popular Dixieland jazz troupe, The Straw Hat Strutters.
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93 - Main Entrance Fanfare - The Disneyland Band  6:25

 

Assembled at the main entrance, in front of the iconic Mickey Mouse floral base of the Main Street train station, the world-famous Disneyland Band musically welcomes early morning guests with a medley of Disney favorites as they enter Disneyland. This talented assemblage will often make further appearances throughout the park, all day long.
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94 - Main Entrance Turnstiles  1:14

 

The turnstiles at the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom are literally the gateway to this land of enchantment. As friendly ticket-takers insert Disneyland passports and other admission into a ticket slot, the magical sound of an electronic pixie bell or a friendly whistle let them know your ticket has been successfully redeemed.
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95 - Entering Disneyland - The Main Gate Tunnel  2:21

 

Once through the turnstiles, guests enter the park by passing through one of two attraction poster lined tunnels located on either side of the famous Mickey Mouse floral under the Main Street Railroad station. The plaque above the tunnel entrance reads "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy."
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96 - Park Opening - Rope Drop Ceremony  1:40

 

On days when Main Street opens early, a rope is positioned at the end of the street. Here, guests slowly gather and anxiously wait for the rest of the park to open. When the magic hour arrives, Mickey appears to welcome everyone, dropping the rope as excited guests rush to be the first in line for their favorite Disneyland attractions.
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- Planning a Disneyland Resort Vacation -

 

With its two theme parks, the Downtown Disney shopping and dinning district and three Disney owned hotels, Disneyland has become a true resort destination. Prospective Disneyland Resort guests can order a free DVD and brochure directly from a vacation planning representative. These provide an extensive overview of the parks, dining and shopping options, and insider tips to make the most out of your Disney vacation.
 
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97 - Welcome to Disneyland Orientation   17:17
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98 - Disneyland Resort Information – Celebrate You!   15:06
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99 - Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2003   0:00
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100 - Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2012   31:27
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101 - Disneyland Trip Tips Countdown   13:25
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102 - Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music  0:00

 

The Disneyland main gate, known today as the Esplanade, has had four incarnations of area background music throughout the decades, beginning in the early 1970's. The most recent assortment of mood setting tunes went into use in mid 2017. This carefully selected program of recognizable anthems reflects the experiences found within the Disney parks.
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103 - Disneyland Esplanade - Pixar Fest Area Background Music  0:00

 

In the summer of 2018 a new area music loop debuted in the Esplanade area as the Disneyland Resort celebrated the amazing world of Pixar animation with Pixar Fest, a special event held at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Both parks have ushered in all-new live entertainment offerings featuring beloved Pixar characters.
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104 - Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center  0:00

 

California locals often become annual passholders. For a yearly fee, guests are granted admittance into the Disney parks every day of the year, with the exception of certain peak season block out days. Extra perks also include special discounts, exclusive merchandise and exclusive in-park experiences including an annual event known as AP Days.
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- Downtown Disney Shopping District -

 

When Disney's California Adventure opened in 2001, the area separating the new park from Disneyland was redeveloped into a retail and dining district known as Downtown Disney. One of the most popular stores located here is World of Disney, a wonderland of Disney souvenirs and collectables. Recently, specially selected area music has been added to the area, setting the tone for this vibrant retail and recreational facility.
 
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105 - Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music   0:00
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106 - World of Disney - Area Background Music   0:00
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107 - Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2017   0:00
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108 - Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2018   0:00
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109 - Disneyland Medley  31:51

 

Disneyland has been an integral part of American culture from the very day it opened, mentioned in literature, film, poetry and especially music. Many a tunesmith has been inspired by the wonder of this special place, so here is a selection of some of the very best popular songs written in musical tribute to the Happiest Place on Earth.
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01 - ACCOLADES
Special thanks to Wm. W. for contributing source material for the "Disneyland USA - A Musical Tour" track.
Special thanks to the Designerland website for providing the inspiration for "Music to Ride Monorails By".
Special thanks to RocketRodsXPR for his many invaluable contributions to this page and to this site.
Special thanks to Tom Ameen for his permission to use his Soarin' piano composition for track 91...
You will find this song and other Magical compositions by Tom Ameen on Itunes:  CLICK HERE