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Hi everyone.  I have been keeping this journal here on DisneyChris.com since 2013, so that anyone interesting in tracking my audio editing and web design adventures will have an easy means to do so. In 2017 I began doing these updates in video format on my YouTube channel "DisneyChrisDotCom" and Melonie Bush has been providing show notes for these videos. On this blog and in these videos, I discusss all the changes and additions I am making to the website, including an insider's look into all that goes into my audio editing work. I will provide insight on the process of editing my audio tracks, the reasoning behind my artistic choices and the work involved in creating this audio for your listening pleasure. I may also share with you some personal antecdotes along the way. In general, this is to be a "sort-of" look inside my thoughts and the inner workings of how DisneyChris.com is being developed over time. I am also interested in your thoughts and opinions. You are welcome to respond to my blog by contacting me via email at DCLyndon@gmail.com. I will respond to any of your emailed questions or comments either within the blog or in a private email response. Just let me know if you  choose to be anynomous. You can scroll to the bottom of this page to go back in time to read up on what you may have missed in the past, or you can just start with today's blog post and read or watch the videos from here forward. The choice is yours. Enjoy!

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11/1/19 Vlog Update

A Month Full of Dapper, Mickey and Turkey!

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and Chris would like to give a heartfelt thank you for all of the support from Patreon subscribers, others who donate their time and talents and most of all the Cricketeers who listen to and enjoy the content that Chris so diligently works to provide.  He'd also like to thank all of those who took time to wish him a Happy Birthday! A great way to show your appreciation and thanks for all Chris does for the Disney Music Fan community is to become a Patreon subscriber. We all know the work he puts in is a labor of love, however it is not free!  There are costs to maintain and replace aging equipment, monthly internet service fees and the cost to host the website. In return for your support as a Patreon, Chris provides special gifts to include exclusive Cartoon and Disneyland program commentaries as well as monthly Song of the Day downloads sent straight to you!  Visit https://www.patreon.com/DisneyChris, click on "Become a Patron" and choose a level that works for you!

Speaking of gifts, Chris is pleased to announce that coffee mugs will be sent to all Patreon subscribers that have pledged $25 a month or more for four months.  Those that pledge at the $10 level will be eligible for their free mug in six months! Soon anyone can purchase a Jiminy Crickets! mug for $15 plus shipping! Details on how to purchase coming shortly!  All proceeds will support both the podcast and DisneyChris.com.

Jiminy Crickets! Podcast

Coming up this month on the podcast is a special episode titled "Disneyland '59".  Chris and Ruthie will explore the three E-ticket attractions that debuted at Disneyland (and all the fanfare and history behind them) in the summer of 1959.  

Three Holidays This Month!

In November Disney fans celebrate three holidays: Dapper Day, Mickey's birthday and of course Thanksgiving.  For Dapper Day Chris has created a new playlist called "Songs to Dapper Your Day By". This 94-minute, 34-track playlist features fashion related show tunes from the 1930s to the 1960s. Go listen on the Jiminy Crickets podcast homepage here and while you're there make sure to listen to the recent episode celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!  You can also get your Dapper Day on by visiting Chapter 24: Holiday Time in Disneyland and scrolling down to track 117 in the More Cause for Celebration Section.  

Mickey's 91st birthday is coming up and of course Chris will celebrate his favorite character on the Song of the Day page!  Each day from November 11 - 18 look for a special Mickey-themed song.  You can also visit Chapter 25: Disneyland Anniversaries and listen to songs celebrating Mickey's 50th, 60th and 90th birthdays!

During November 24-30 a special Thanksgiving Song of the Day will be featured on DisneyChris.com.  If you can't wait for Thanksgiving music then visit Chapter 24 (link above) to listen to all Thanksgiving-related Disneyland songs...Chris has conveniently placed all of them at the top of the list.

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Not a lot to report this month on the audio tour.  Jump to 17:05 in the video to listen to all the behind the scenes work Chris is accomplishing on the site.  He explains in detail the process of cleaning the audio and organizing the improved tracks. Currently his efforts address Chapter 1-6 and 19-28.  Here are some highlights: Adding the long awaited Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour tracks; a new version of Fantasmic audio that debuted in 2017; Several Christmas tracks that Chris has planned to have ready next month; consolidating the Disneyland TV special tracks into one seamless episode (i.e. Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland '59 and Disneyland After Dark) in Chapter 27: Disneyland in TV Land.  That's all for this month!  Enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with your family, friends and a healthy helping of Disney Chris!


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10/1/19 Vlog Update

A Big Thank You and...Halloween Time!

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

I would like to welcome my good friend Brian back as our show notes writer. And here is the first of his many updates to come...

Wow! October has arrived and the Halloween celebrations are in full gear in Disney Parks around the world, but are my decorations up in the front yard? Nope!  Chris has me back typing up show notes so some things have to wait! We will get into all of the Halloween shenanigans a bit later, but first: THANK YOU!!! Chris would like to sincerely thank all of his Patreon supporters as well as those who volunteer their time and talents to keep the website running and the podcasts coming.  If you'd like to help Chris by donating your time and/or talents please contact him via his social media accounts (Instagram: @disneychris_jc_podcast, Facebook: Chris Lyndon, Twitter: @DisneyChris73). If you want to help financially consider becoming a Patreon subscriber! Here's how:

Visit https://www.patreon.com/DisneyChris, click on "Become a Patron" and choose a level that works for you.  We are overjoyed if you can contribute $1 a month, but consider the rewards Patreon subscribers get at the $5 (Brave Cricketeer) and $10 (Truthful Cricketeer) levels:

Brave Cricketeer: Exclusive access to the "Down the Rabbit Hole" podcast.  Chris and Ruthie pick a topic and chat about it for an hour, completely unscripted.  Also access to a monthly Disney classic cartoon commentary where Chris, Ruthie and myself watch, offer insightful tidbits of information and laugh at the gags!  

Truthful Cricketeer: Exclusive access to the Brave Cricketeer gifts above, PLUS commentary of classic episodes of the Disneyland Anthology television program that  cover Disneyland the park! The latest edition has Chris, Ruthie and I sharing our dos centavos during the program Dateline Disneyland, the live telecast of Disneyland's opening day on July 17, 1955 (divided into three segments that began in September).  

Halloween Music

This month's Song of the Day features spooky music with a Disney Villains theme.  Click here to listen to what's been released so far this month.  You can also go the Song of the Day archive and listen to music Chris posted for Halloween in 2017 and 2018.  "Boo"-yeah!  What's more you can visit the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter and listen to tracks 3 - 45 for Halloween music featured in Disneyland.  New this year:

Track 29 - Big Thunder Trail - Haunted Abandoned Mine.  One of the only surviving remnants of the long extinct attraction, Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland, is a mysterious cave located across a catfish pond along the Big Thunder Trail. During the Mickey's Halloween Party events, special lighting, fog and frightening sound effects were used to turn this into a haunted, abandoned mine.

Track 38 - The SCAREolers.  A popular favorite among Downtown Disney Halloween time visitors is a ghostly crew of acapella singers known as the SCAREolers. Their imagined backstory is that each member of the group is among the 999 happy haunts who reside within Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and have been "let out" for the evening to entertain mortal guests.

In addition to all this great music join Chris and Ruthie on the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast this month for their take on the Haunted Mansion attraction in Disneyland which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary!  Stay tuned to Chris' social media accounts for notification when this podcast is available.

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Chris revealed his MASSIVE to do list in previous updates which comprises edits and new content to Chapters 1-6 and 19-28.  Tracks highlighted in yellow are existing tracks ready for editing. Tracks highlighted in grey are completed tracks. Those that are not highlighted are "Coming Soon".  Here is what's new this month:

Chapter 25 - Magical Milestones

Track 3 - Walt Disney Productions 50th Anniversary1973 marked the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Productions, and to honor 50 years of happiness, Disneyland hosted a special three day event with an anniversary parade, a Mickey Mouse cartoon festival at the Fantasyland Theater, and a live musical stage show at the Tomorrowland stage  featuring members of the original Mickey Mouse Club.

Track 8 - The Collector - Mickey Mania.  Music from a video featuring an eccentric Mickey Mouse collector's typical day...except this time it ends with a visit from the Disney company psychiatrist.  

Track 13 - Disneyland 25th Anniversary TV Commercial

Track 53 - Disneyland 50th Anniversary TV Commercials.  Previously contained just one commercial and is now a mix of five commercials narrated by Kelsey Grammer.

Track 58 - The First 50 Magical Years - Lobby Area Music.  This is a new addition from Chapter 2 and Chris explains in great detail the reasoning for this.  Skip to 32:10 in the update to get all the details!

Track 66 - Disneyland 60th Anniversary Commercial - Forever Young

That's all for this month!  Everyone have a safe, enjoyable and spooktacular Halloween!  Many thanks to Chris for providing a soundtrack to our celebrations!  See you next month!

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9/1/19 Vlog Update

 

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8/1/19 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

 

Hello everybody, and Happy August! D23 is happening, school is starting, and it’s time for another update of DisneyChris.com and the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. This month has been a “tidying up” month for the site so once again there is not a massive list of updates and changes, however some fun stuff on this never ending project is brewing so let’s go take a peak…

Patreon

Just a reminder that DisneyChris is on Patreon! This is a way to help support the site, the Jiminy Crickets Podcast and the Dateline Jiminy Crickets Podcast. Becoming a Patron allows you to get exclusive content such as additional podcasts, commentaries, audio collections and more!

August Goings On

The news focused Dateline Jiminy Crickets podcast will be taking a short hiatus during the month, but rest assured that new episodes will resume in September! The reason for this is that the “hostess with the mostest” Ruthie Brown will be taking a vacation at the end of the month to go to D23, and with D23 upcoming it was felt that waiting until after the expo is over would be best.

While Dateline Jiminy Crickets will be on hiatus during the month of August, the regular Jiminy Crickets podcast will keep on trucking with a new episode: one of the ever popular music episodes, in this case “Our Top 35 Songs from Walt Disney Live Action Films” (Episode 113) which focuses on music from films made between 1949 and 1979 (as a special promotion, if you are a Patreon subscriber at the $5 level or higher during the month of August or September you will get a special collection with the 35 songs plus an additional 15 songs) Please note that this episode will not be available on YouTube due to copyright issues but will be available on the other usual platforms for the podcast.

Speaking of D23, Chris and Ruthie ordered a lot of buttons to give out for the event. Keep a lookout for them! Just make sure to mention “Jiminy Crickets” or “DisneyChris.com” though. ;)

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

August 2019 Updates

The Disneyland Hotel

Chris has continued to chug along on this chapter. Here is a list of the tracks he has most recently added:

26 – The Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update

27 – The Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card - 1989 Update

28 – The Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card - 1990 Update

29 – Detective Mick - Magic Kingdom Club 1991

30 – Discover a New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1992

31 – Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom Club 1993

32 – A Whole New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1994

33 – Wonderful World of Disney - Magic Kingdom Club 1995

34 – A Really Big Postcard  - Magic Kingdom Club 1996

These tracks covering the Magic Kingdom Vacation Club (series of promotional films and videos for corporate vacation clubs) are now complete! Chris also was able to track down the 1990 and 1996 videos and has added them here.

41 – Poolside Recreation Area Background Music

43 – Hook’s Point - Neverland Pool

Representing 2 eras of the sandy pool at the hotel, and both are now complete. Track 40 has 60’s Surfer music that would have been pumped out of the speakers back in the day. Track 42 meanwhile has tracks with a more nautical theme.

37 – Hotel Coffee Shop - Monorail Café Jukebox

This track already existed on the site, but Chris decided that it needed a major expansion. The Coffee Shop had been a part of the Disneyland Hotel since near its inception, but in the 1980’s it was given a monorail theme and transformed into a 50’s style Café replete with era appropriate music via jukeboxes, which will be replicated here.

84 – Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

We discussed this track last month, but as a point of interest the actual location at the park will be closing soon so in the not so distant future this will become a “Yesterland” attraction, but if you want to remember it it will always be on the site.

Disneyland Anniversaries

Get Your Ears On: A Mickey & Minnie Celebration – 2018

We went over this section last month but Chris wants to go over it again since it is now completed! Since it’s sort of been phased out now this will serve as a memory of times past.

71 – 90 Years of Mickey

This is a fun montage musical piece that serves as a lead-in to the section proper.

72 – It’s a Good Time - Mickey’s 90th Birthday Theme Song

The full version of the lovely 90th Birthday song that graced many Disney Resort ads throughout 2018.

73 – Mickey’s 90th Birthday Cavalcade

This was an event held at Town Square in Disneyland on Mickey’s 90th Birthday (November 18, 2018). Chris already had the music that they used so he decided to include it (yay for reuse!).

74 – Mickey’s Soundsational Parade

The opening portion of the parade showcasing Mickey Mouse.

75 – Get Your Ears On - Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party

Chris studied multiple YouTube videos of this event to get the playlist right.

76 – Mickey’s Mix Magic

This also features the “It’s a Good Time” song. It was a projection show.

77 – Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

The aforementioned track also on The Disneyland Hotel chapter.

So that’s all the updates we have for August. Chris wanted to keep the update brief but hopefully it was still informative on the going’s-on with the site. However, there is still a lot of work to be done and Chris will have an update for you in September. We hope everyone has a wonderful time at or from home enjoying D23 and a terrific rest of the month during these dog days of summer, and we’ll talk to you again in September along with the Jiminy Podcasts resuming their normal schedule! TTFN!

 

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7/1/19 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

Hello everybody, and Happy July! Hope you’ve been having a great summer in spite of the crazy weather. It’s time for another update from DisneyChris.com and the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. While not nearly as insane as the last couple of months, we still have some neat things to go over including some great patriotic content. So let’s cut to the chase and get started!

Patreon

We went over this last month in far more detail, but just a reminder that DisneyChris is on Patreon! This is a way to help support the site, the Jiminy Crickets Podcast and the Dateline Jiminy Crickets Podcast. Becoming a Patron allows you to get exclusive content such as additional podcasts, commentaries, audio collections and more!

July Goings On

From July 1st through June 10th we again paid tribute to the founding of America on July 4th with our annual “10 Days of America”, which consisted of patriotic edged songs for the Disney Song of the Day!

July 17th was of course a very special occasion, seeing the 64th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland! To commemorate this, between July 11th through July 20th we had a “10 Days of Disneyland” celebration for the Disney Song of the Day. For the remainder of the month the standard schedule for the Song of the Day will be unaltered.

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

July 2019 Updates

General Changes

Chris likes to have the same audio on multiple chapters when the track has content that consciously overlaps between 2 of them. As a consequence however, this has meant that Chris has been busy as of late making sure to update each version of a track so that they have parity with each other. Asterisks mean that they are coming soon.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Chris has added just 1 new track since last month.

28 – Star Tours Opening Day Festivities - Cantina Band

This is a jazz/saxophone mix of the Cantina Band theme for E-Ticket riders on Opening Day. Chris “cheated” a little with the image of the Cantina Band in front of Star Tours as he couldn’t find an actual photo of them performing on that day.

The Disneyland Hotel

As with last month, Chris’ top priority is to work on The Disneyland Hotel chapter. Please keep in mind that the track numbers mentioned below may be slightly off, as since his July 1st update, some other tracks may have been added in, bumping up the number positioning. Here are the tracks as they were mentioned on July 1st:

Tracks 1-5 showcase the early years of The Disneyland Hotel during the 1950’s

1 – Disneyland Hotel Theme Song

This is a jingle for the Hotel.

2 – Dateline Disneyland - Jack Wrather and Bonita Granville

Audio from a live broadcast featuring actor (and future President) Ronald Reagan.

3 – Disneyland USA - The Disneyland Hotel

This is from the 1956 documentary “Disneyland USA” which showcased the park.

4 – Disneyland Hotel Heliport

This track was already on the site but it has now been added to this chapter as well.

5 – Disneyland ’61 - The Highway in the Sky

Content from episodes of “Walt Disney Presents” covering the monorail.

19 – Café Villa Verde / El Vaquero - Mariachi Band

Representing the former Mexican restaurants that used to be in the Disneyland Hotel and their live music.

20 – Sgt. Preston’s Yukon Saloon & Dancehall - Yukon Follies Review

This track represents one of Jack Wrather’s successful TV productions and their representation in the Disneyland Hotel in Wrather’s time. Since last month, Chris decided that the live audience recordings that he had were not good enough so rather than use those Chris has decided to forgo a “historically accurate” route for this track and has (rather successfully) used “soundalike” tracks from other sources, many of which consist of the actual songs that were played, just not by Sgt. Preston but by his whole troupe.

21 – Dancing Waters - 1980

22 – Dancing Waters - 1989

23 – Fantasy Waters - 1992

24 – Fantasy Waters Alternate Show - 1996

Chris already had the latter 3 tracks on the page, however Track 21 (the 1980 version of Dancing Waters) is brand new. Chris had had a poor quality source for it, however clean source audio for the majority of the 1980 version has come to light so a reconstruction was possible!

25 – Hotel View - Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks

Chris is adding this since you were able to watch it via closed circuit TV back in the day. This is also available on the Disneyland After Dark chapter as well.

Tracks 26-34 and 62-65 are Magic Kingdom/Vacation Club tracks that as you may recall from last month were planned for inclusion on the Welcome to Disneyland chapter, but Chris decided that they should just be included here instead.

36 – Mark V Disneyland Monorail to The Disneyland Hotel

In this case Chris has decided to include it both in The Disneyland Hotel chapter and the Welcome to Disneyland chapter.

40 – Poolside Recreation Area Background Music*

42 – Hook’s Point - Neverland Pool*

Representing 2 eras of the sandy pool at the hotel. Track 40 will have 60’s Surfer music that would have been pumped out of the speakers back in the day. Track 42 will have nautical music.

39 – United Airlines - Disneyland In-Flight Music

This is another track that can also be found on the Welcome To Disneyland chapter, but has been added here as well due to its travel theme.

49 – Disneyland Hotel Elevator

50 – Hotel Room Headboard Music Box - A Kiss Goodnight

Two fun tracks of interior music consisting of actual recordings of the “talking elevator” and the music box.

51 – Disneyland Today - In-Room Muzak

52 – Resort TV - Disneyland Today In-Room Music 2011

53 – Welcome to Disneyland Orientation

54 – Disneyland Trip Tips Countdown

55 – Dining Disney Style*

56 – Disneyland Resort Information - Celebrate You!

57 – Princess Bedtime Stories

58 – Duffy the Bear Bedtime Story

59 – Resort TV - Disneyland Today In-Room Music 2015*

60 – Resort TV - Disneyland Today In-Room Music 2019*

Since last month Chris has decided to merge all the Disneyland Resort TV related material into one section.

61 – The New Disneyland Hotel

The first half of this track was already on the site, so Chris just combined it with another commercial.

69 – Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites - Introduction

70 – Adventureland Suite

71 – Pirates of the Caribbean Suite

72 – Big Thunder Mountain Suite

73 – Fairytale Suite

74 – Mickey Mouse Penthouse

These are tracks that play in the Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites. The first track is an introduction, while the rest represent each suite. The Adventureland Suite has authentic in-room music while the rest are compilations that Chris created to match the theme of each suite. The doorbells however are actual source recordings of what is used in the suites. This section is now complete!

75 - The Blue Sky Suite – Mid-Century Meeting Space

The former penthouse apartment of Jack Wrather and Bonita Granville was recently transformed into a mid-century meeting space so is represented here.

81 – Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music*

82 – World of Disney - Area Background Music*

83 – World of Disney - 2018 Area Background Music*

84 – Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

85 – Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2017*

86 – Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2018

Like the Magic Kingdom/Vacation Club tracks Chris decided to completely remove these tracks from the Welcome to Disneyland chapter and host them exclusively on The Disneyland Hotel chapter.

Track 84 is a recreation of a Disney playlist that can also be found on Spotify and other streaming services. This leads back to what Chris was discussing earlier about updating duplicate tracks for consistency. As a result, this will also be included on the Disneyland Anniversaries chapter to commemorate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday celebrations from 2018.

While we’re here, let’s go over this new section shall we?

Disneyland Anniversaries

Get Your Ears On: A Mickey & Minnie Celebration - 2018

69 – 90 Years of Mickey

This is a fun montage musical piece that serves as a lead-in to the section proper.

70 – It’s a Good Time - Mickey’s 90th Birthday Theme Song

The full version of the lovely 90th Birthday song that graced many Disney Resort ads throughout 2018.

71 – Mickey’s 90th Birthday Cavalcade

This was an event held at Town Square in Disneyland on Mickey’s 90th Birthday (November 18, 2018). Chris already had the music that they used so he decided to include it (yay for reuse!).

72 – Mickey’s Soundsational Parade

The opening portion of the parade showcasing Mickey Mouse.

73 – Get Your Ears On - Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party

Chris studied multiple YouTube videos of this event to get the playlist right.

74 – Mickey’s Mix Magic

This also features the “It’s a Good Time” song.

75 – Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

The aforementioned track also on The Disneyland Hotel chapter.

Speaking of Mix Magic, doing this meant that Chris had to also update his Disneyland After Dark chapter. The hip bone, connected to the thigh bone…

Disneyland After Dark

Tracks 59-62 are identical to Tracks 21-24 on The Disneyland Hotel chapter.

96 – Disneyland After Dark - Sweetheart’s Nite*

97 – Disneyland After Dark - 90’s Nite*

2 tracks representing special after hours events from early 2019.

98 – Get Your Ears On - Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party

Same as Track 73 on the Disneyland Anniversaries chapter.

99 – Mickey’s Mix Magic

Same as Track 74 on the Disneyland Anniversaries chapter.

And you thought we were done. Nope, because in adding the Sweetheart’s Nite track, Chris had to update the Valentine’s Day section of the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter which then led to other tracks on that chapter as well…

Holiday Time in Disneyland

Happy Halloween

21 – Caged Old Hag

22 – Disney Villains Shop

These represent the Disney Villains Shop that used to be in Fantasyland (now the Peter Pan’s Flight gift shop).

29 – Big Thunder Trail – Haunted Abandoned Mine*

This represents both the long defunct Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland ride and a modern use of the caves from that ride as a Halloween showcase.

38 – The SCAREolers*

Basically the Halloween equivalent to Christmas Carolers. It’s not really in the park, but is a Downtown Disney thing. However, Chris liked the concept enough to break the rules here.

Happy Valentine’s Day

69 – Disneyland After Dark - Sweetheart’s Nite*

Same as Track 96 on the Disneyland After Dark chapter. Keep in mind of course that as holidays change the track positioning here will change as well.

So that’s all the updates we have for July. Chris will continue to work on the chapters featured here plus the Welcome to Disneyland chapter throughout the month. Hopefully by the time August rolls around even more of these track will have been completed to be shown off. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a terrific rest of the month, and we’ll talk to you again in August! TTFN!

 

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 6/1/19 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

Hello everybody, it’s that time again! Happy June and welcome as we discuss not 1 but 2 major happenings here at DisneyChris.com and the Disneyland Magical Audio tour. So let’s cut right to the chase and get started.

Patreon Updates

While long time followers of DisneyChris will be aware of this, in case you are new to the site it is felt to be a keen reminder that Chris does this site out of a labor of love, not money. However because of the nature of the site and its continual growth in mind Chris has long accepted donations from those generous individuals who wish to help further the development of the site and the podcasts. Chris has decided to rethink what kind of awards he gives to Patrons and has decided on the following 4 levels themed after the wardrobe of our mascot Jiminy Cricket himself:

Patrons who pledge $1 to $4.99 are “Brave Cricketeers” based off of Jiminy Cricket’s green umbrella. Patrons who pledge at this tier will receive access to an exclusive Patreon chat group for subscribers only, and your name listed in the credits of our YouTube show – Dateline Jiminy Crickets.

Patrons who pledge $5 to $9.99 are “Truthful Cricketeers” based off of Jiminy Cricket’s white gloves. Patrons who pledge at this tier will receive all of the rewards from the above tier, plus a Disney “Song of the Day” MP3 collection monthly with artwork attached (this used to be given to all levels, but Chris decided to move it up) and a monthly Cartoon Commentary video (a reboot of the Cartoon Commentaries from the short lived “Jiminy Crickets Live” YouTube podcast series). We will be starting with “Plane Crazy” and going in chronological order.

Patrons who pledge $10 to $24.99 are “Unselfish Cricketeers” (even though all of you are unselfish for supporting us ;) ) based off of Jiminy Cricket’s top hat. Patrons who pledge at this tier will receive all of the rewards from the above tiers, plus exclusive bonus themed audio collections 3-5 times a year, and a monthly Patreon exclusive podcast “Down The Rabbit Hole”. Like the Cartoon Commentaries, this feature with Chris and Ruthie used to be a feature of the “Jiminy Crickets Live” show, however it never quite worked the way it was intended, so hopefully this new format will be more successful. As a preview Chris has uploaded the first one to YouTube free for everyone as a preview of what these will be like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FfXY7E-4VQ

Patrons who pledge $25 or more are “Official Conscience” based off of Jiminy Cricket’s gold star badge. Patrons who pledge at this tier will receive all of the rewards from the above tiers, plus people at this level will have the opportunity (no we’re not forcing you) to be a guest podcaster by contributing opinion editorials on Disney topics of your choice for our listeners, and exclusive commentaries for the Disneyland TV specials in chronological order that discussed Disneyland (Disneyland, Walt Disney Presents, The Wonderful World of Color and theatrical shorts) with Chris, Ruthie and now joined by longtime supporter of the site (as well as our former show notes editor) Brian Crawford! Like “Down The Rabbit Hole” the first of these commentaries has been uploaded to YouTube for you to get a taste of what these have to offer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp3NQAxYd7k

In addition to the above, Chris will be redoing the T-shirts that have been available. We will be making the original designs available again, as well as some new designs. These will be available for purchase at around $20 in the near future, however if you pledge at the “Unselfish Cricketeers” level consistently for 10 months you will receive a free T-shirt of your choice, and if you pledge at the “Official Conscience” level constantly for 4 months you will have the same opportunity as above, just sooner. More details to come soon!

Finally, Chris has noticed that Patreon likes users to set goals, so he has decided to set one. If Chris is in a position where Patrons are sending a cumulative total of $500 or more per month, he will watch a modern Disney animated film that he has not yet seen. Chris is notorious for taking forever to get around to watching the newer Disney film releases. When we reach our goal, Chris will not only watch a recent Disney film, but release a reaction podcast of his first impressions with Ruthie and then record a full audio commentary (no video, but it will be synced to the film) that will be released exclusively to our Patreon subscribers at all pledge levels. If you are a Patron you will also be able to vote on which film he watches when the goal has been reached (the planned choices are Moana, Big Hero 6 and Coco).

We hope that all of you will consider further supporting the site, purchase new content for the site, pay our web hosting fees, buy new recording equipment for improved audio quality and plan special meet and greets at the parks. Every little bit counts so it’s totally okay if you only have pennies to spare. Help us continue to bring you magic!

June Goings On

June 9th marked the 85th birthday of Donald Duck, so the Disney Song of the Day from June 1st thru June 10th we had a special block of songs available entitled “10 Days of Donald”.

From June 11th thru June 16th we celebrated Father’s Day on June 16th with special themed songs on the Disney Song of the Day as a tribute to Disney Dads!

And of course we will also be adding lots of new audio to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour throughout the month.

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

June 2019 Updates

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

It’s open. We may have to delineate in the future Disneyland BGE (Before Galaxy’s Edge) and AGE (after Galaxy’s Edge) as while the crowds have died down somewhat the mass chaos and excitement that erupted after the opening of the park to the general public shall be “a day long remembered” (Chris recommends checking out TheDailyWoo on YouTube who has some nice coverage on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and staying at the Disneyland Hotel for the first time). The good news though is that Chris has under much calmer surroundings been able to make further progress on the latest chapter to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour and we are pleased to announce that it is now open for viewing to the general public! If you’re looking for a way to experience Star Wars at Disneyland without being trampled by the crowds you’ve come to the right place. Let’s have a brief tour of what’s available (tracks marked with a * mean that they are coming soon):

Section 1: A Long Time Ago… 1977-1985

This section is devoted to pre-Star Tours era content, and shows how Disney became affiliated with the franchise and George Lucas

1 - Star Wars: A New Hope - Musical Score

2 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Musical Score

3 - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Musical Score

Highlights from the now classic scores for the original trilogy films, composed by John Williams.

4 - The Space Stage: Meco

5 - The Space Stage: Halyx

Two performers who were inspired by the music of Star Wars who played at Disneyland in the 1970’s and the 1980’s. Meco had a hit disco style cover of the Star Wars theme.

6 - Buena Vista Records - The Story of Star Wars*

7 - Buena Vista Records - The Story of The Empire Strikes Back*

8 - Buena Vista Records - Star Wars: Rebel Mission to Ord Mandell*

9 - Buena Vista Records - The Story of Return of the Jedi*

10 - Disneyland Records - Star Wars*

11 - Disneyland Records - The Empire Strikes Back*

12 - Disneyland Records - Droid World*

13 - Disneyland Records - Planet of the Hoojibs*

14 - Disneyland Records - Return of the Jedi*

15 - Disneyland Records - The Ewoks Join the Fight*

16 - Disneyland Records - The Ewok Adventure*

17 - Disneyland Records - Ewoks: The Battle for Endor*

18 - Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in ABC*

19 - Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes*

It all began with the above albums. These represent the earliest collaborations between Disney and Lucasfilm and thus are included here for posterity. The first 4 are long playing records (about 35 minutes each), whereas the remainder are “read-alongs” which were about 10 minutes each.

20 - America Sings - Geese Quartet

Included here as 2 of the Geese later became droids in Star Tours. Tough way to make a living.

21 - The Muppet Show - The Stars of Star Wars

As the title suggests, this was an appearance from some of the cast of Star Wars (Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker) on an episode of The Muppet Show originally broadcast on February 23, 1980. Chris wanted to add this as it was kind of uncanny how both franchises featured in this episode (Star Wars and The Muppets) are now owned by the Walt Disney Company, and at the end they even sing “When You Wish Upon a Star”.

Section 2: The Adventure is Real 1986-2011

This section (named after the publicity tagline) covers the period between the creation of Star Tours and the last years of the George Lucas era of Star Wars/Lucasfilm and the original Star Tours. Included is rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ride-throughs and more!

22 - George Lucas’ Star Wars TV Special - The C3P0 Rap

23 - Star Tours - TV Commercial

24 - Star Tours Spaceport - PeopleMover Preview

25 - Star Tours Press Package Interviews*

26 - Star Tours Press Conference*

27 - Star Tours Interplanetary Launch Preview Party

28 - Star Tours Opening Day Festivities - Cantina Band

29 - Star Tours Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

30 - Star Tours - Tomorrowland Spaceport

31 - K-DROID Radio

32 - The Droid Rooms

33 - Star Tours Loading Bay

34 - Star Tours StarSpeeder 3000 Flight to Endor

35 - Star Tours Exit Corridor

36 - Star Tours Musical Score

37 - The Star Trader - Area Background Music

38 - Jedi Training Academy - Area Background Music*

39 - Jedi Training Academy*

40 - All-American College Band - Star Wars Theme

Section 3: The Adventures Continue 2011-2018

In 2011 a new version of Star Tours called “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” was introduced, serving as a prequel to the original and likewise including material from the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Just a year later in 2012 Star Wars/Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Corporation, officially making them members of the Disney family.

41 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Grand Opening Ceremony

42 - Inside Star Wars: The Adventures Continue

43 - Darth Vader Visits Disneyland - TV Commercial

44 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - TV Commercial

45 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Area Background Music

46 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Travel & Tourism Ad

47 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Spaceport Music

48 - Droid Sector G2-9T Luggage Scanner Droid

49 - Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - In-Flight*

50 - Stormtrooper Guest Interactions

51 - When You Wish Upon a Death Star

52 - RunDisney - Star Wars Half Marathon

Rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ride-throughs and more!

53 - Season of the Force - TV Commercial

54 - Season of the Force - Area Background Music

This was a special overlay of Tomorrowland with a Star Wars theme.

55 - Star Wars: Launch Bay - Area Background Music

56 - Star Wars: Launch Bay - Cantina Bar

57 - Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Darth Vader

58 - Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Kylo Ren

59 - Light Side Gallery: Wookie on the Bridge - Chewbacca

60 - Meet the Makers - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Preview

In 2015 the Innoventions attraction was replaced by the new “Star Wars: Launch Bay” attraction.

61 - Tomorrowland Theater - Path of the Jedi

62 - Hyperspace Mountain*

63 - Jedi Training Academy - Trials of the Temple*

64 - March of the First Order

65 - Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

Section 4: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 2019

In 2019 Disney launched a brand new land many years in the making, promising one of the most immersive experiences yet experienced in a theme park.

66 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - John Williams Theme

67 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Behind the Scenes at Disneyland Resort

68 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Attraction Previews

69 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Know Before You Go

70 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Dedication Ceremony*

As more sources and events come to light more will of course be added!

Disneyland Hotel

Chris is a bit “Star Warsed” out now, so he’s decided to work a bit on the Disneyland Hotel chapter. This has been on the site for years, but it was felt that much more could be added. Here is a list of the new tracks that will be coming to the page over the next month or so (expanding the page from about 40-45 tracks to 84 tracks). Note that the following list includes all new additions and the tracks crossed out have already been added to the chapter…

TRK02 Dateline Disneyland - Jack Wrather and Bonita Granville

TRK19 Café Villa Verde / El Vaquero - Mariachi Band

TRK20 Sgt. Preston's Yukon Saloon & Dancehall - Yukon Follies Revue

TRK21 Dancing Waters - 1980

TRK26 The Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update

TRK27 The Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card - 1989 Update

TRK28 Detective Mick - Magic Kingdom Club 1991

TRK29 Discover a New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1992

TRK30 Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom Club 1993

TRK31 A Whole New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1994

TRK32 The Wonderful World of Disney - Magic Kingdom Club 1995

TRK38 Poolside Recreation Area Background Music

TRK40 Hook's Point - Neverland Pool

TRK47 Disneyland Hotel Elevator

TRK48 Hotel Room Headboard Music Box - A Kiss Goodnight

TRK50 Disneyland Today - In-Room Music 2011

TRK53 Dining Disney Style

TRK57 Disneyland Today - In-Room Music 2015

TRK58 Disneyland Today - In-Room Music 2019

TRK59 The New Disneyland Hotel – UPDATE

TRK60 Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD - 2003

TRK62 Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD - 2014

TRK63 Disneyland Resort Promotional Spots

TRK67 Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites - Introduction

TRK68 Adventureland Suite

TRK69 Pirates of the Caribbean Suite

TRK70 Big Thunder Mountain Suite

TRK71 Fairytale Suite

TRK72 Mickey Mouse Penthouse Suite

TRK73 The Blue Sky Suite - Mid-Century Meeting Space

TRK79 Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music

TRK80 World of Disney - Area Background Music

TRK81 World of Disney - 2018 Area Background Music

TRK82 Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

TRK83 Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2017

Notes on some of the above tracks...

19 - Café Villa Verde / El Vaquero - Mariachi Band

Representing the former Mexican restaurants that used to be in the Disneyland Hotel and their live music.

20 - Sgt. Preston’s Yukon Saloon & Dancehall - Yukon Follies Review

This track represents one of Jack Wrather’s successful TV productions and their representation in the Disneyland Hotel in Wrather’s time. Chris was unsure of how he is going to represent this track, but he managed to use some live recordings to assemble a “sound-alike” version with actual songs performed in the show in a very similar style. Came out just great!!!  

Tracks 26-32 are Magic Kingdom/Vacation Club tracks already planned for inclusion on the Welcome to Disneyland chapter, but Chris decided that the Vacation theme of these meant that they should be represented here instead.

38 - Poolside Recreation Area Background Music

40 - Hook’s Point - Neverland Pool

Representing two eras of the sandy pool at the hotel.

47 - Disneyland Hotel Elevator

48 - Hotel Room Headboard Music Box - A Kiss Goodnight

Two fun tracks of interior music

67 - Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites - Introduction

68 - Adventureland Suite

69 - Pirates of the Caribbean Suite

70 - Big Thunder Mountain Suite

71 - Fairytale Suite

72 - Mickey Mouse Penthouse

These are sound effects and music inspired by the Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites. The first track is an introduction, while the rest represent each suite

79 - Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music

80 - World of Disney - Area Background Music

81 - World of Disney - 2018 Area Background Music

82 - Pop Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration

83 - Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2017

84 - Downtown Disney – Nighttime Area Background Music 2018

Finally these tracks were the main impetus for all the new work on this chapter. While this doesn’t mean that Chris is going to cover Disney’s California Adventure yet, a friend of his pointed out that Downtown Disney was closer to the Disneyland Hotel than California Adventure or the entrance to Disneyland so he decided to add it here. These were already on the Welcome to Disneyland chapter but they will be removed from there and added here. Track 82 is brand new.

So that’s all for the updates for June. As you can see Chris has his work cut out for him (still needs to finish Star Wars and the Hotel chapter has opened up another can of worms) however always remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. The fun and anticipation of editing, as well as the continual support of people like you are what keeps this adventure going. Also with the addition of the Galaxy’s Edge chapter Chris has reached another milestone as the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour now has 1700+ track! “Gawrsh” as Goofy would say, but it’s always nice to reach another hundred tracks. Hope you had fun and have a wonderful month of June and summer, we’ll talk to you again in July, and may the force be with you! TTFN!

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5/1/19 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor


Hello everybody, and welcome to the month of May! It’s time for another monthly update on DisneyChris and the Magical Audio Tour. They say that April showers bring May flowers, and that is certainly true here at DisneyChris.com. So let’s get right into all of the latest developments this month.

Hollywood Studio’s 30th Anniversary

May 1st marks the 30th anniversary of Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios (originally opened as Disney-MGM Studios). A young 15 year old Chris was actually there the first week of it opening so it is a place near and dear to his heart. He went back in the mid-1990’s and worked as a cast member on the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Star Tours. If you want to see some fun images from the land over the years, please check out the official DisneyChris/Jiminy Crickets Podcast Instagram page (disneychris_jc_podcast). Chris and Ruthie have had an account there for a while, but recently decided to start using it to upload rare photos of the Disney parks, both old and new, as they wanted to connect with the younger audience that uses it.

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast has become a member of Roarbots. Roarbots is a podcast and article network that is “a celebration of geek culture, representing a diversity of voices that covers a broad swath of the nerdy landscape. Fair warning: Our working definition of “geek culture” is constantly evolving, so you’ll likely see us geek out about everything from movies, games, and toys to food and travel destinations.” Both the normal Jiminy Crickets! Podcast and its news based sister show Dateline Jiminy Crickets! are included. An episode will be posted every Thursday, but rest assured that this will not involve a lowering of the quality and standard that Chris and Ruthie have strived for. Rather, during weeks when new podcasts are not released (one week a month) an archival release from the ever growing archive of past releases will be released onto their site. If you want to look more into Roarbots you can check them out at https://theroarbots.com/. The podcasts will of course still be available via https://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com/ as well as iTunes and Stitcher.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

The new land will be opening at Disneyland Resort on May 31st, and to coincide with this, the intention is to have the newest chapter of the Magical Audio Tour available on May 31st, regardless of whether the audio is fully done. If the audio is not finished by then, it will be added at a later date, with placeholders in the meantime. Keep in mind that it can take quite a while to work on each track due to strict but necessary quality control measures.

The Month of Moms and Star Wars!

May is indeed the month of Mom and of Mother’s Day, and Chris has some fun things planned. As always, DisneyChris has a Song of the Day throughout each day of the month, and from the 6th through the 12th (Mother’s Day week) Disney mother themed songs will be featured throughout the week. In addition to the aforementioned Hollywood Studios images, Chris will be sharing Mother’s Day related imagery on Facebook (Chris Lyndon), Twitter (@disneychris73) and Instagram throughout the month as well. Plus pictures from other May celebrations…

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour
May 2019 Updates

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

May is also Star Wars month, and DisneyChris will be celebrating on the Fourth by uploading Star Wars photos to the aforementioned social media platforms, and just another reminder that on the 31st, just in time for the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Chris will be adding a new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge section to the site! Last month we went over what the plans were for the new chapter of the Magical Audio Tour, and we are pleased to announce that much progress has been made, and the list below has been updated accordingly.

Tracks in bold lettering have been completed...

Section 1: A Long Time Ago… 1977-1985

This section is devoted to pre-Star Tours era content, and shows how Disney became affiliated with the franchise and George Lucas

1.   Star Wars: A New Hope - Musical Score
2.   Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Musical Score
3.   Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Musical Score


Highlights from the now classic scores for the original trilogy films, composed by John Williams.

4.   The Space Stage: Meco
5.   The Space Stage: Halyx


Two performers who were inspired by the music of Star Wars who played at Disneyland in the 1970’s and the 1980’s. Meco had a hit disco style cover of the Star Wars theme.

6.   Buena Vista Records - The Story of Star Wars
7.   Buena Vista Records - The Story of The Empire Strikes Back
8.   Buena Vista Records - Star Wars: Rebel Mission to Ord Mandell
9.   Buena Vista Records - The Story of Return of the Jedi
10.   Disneyland Records - Star Wars
11.   Disneyland Records - The Empire Strikes Back
12.   Disneyland Records - Droid World
13.   Disneyland Records - Plannet of the Hoojibs
14.   Disneyland Records - Return of the Jedi
15.   Disneyland Records - The Ewoks Join the Fight
16.   Disneyland Records - The Ewok Adventure
17.   Disneyland Records - Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
18.   Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in ABC
19.   Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes

It all began with the above albums. These represent the earliest collaborations between Disney and Lucasfilm and thus are included here for posterity. The first 4 are long playing records (about 35 minutes each), whereas the remainder are “read-alongs” which were about 10 minutes each.

20.   The Sounds of Outerspace

This is a 1981 sound effects album inspired by the sounds of Star Wars. This also concluded a 17 year run of sound effects albums on Disneyland Records that began with “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted Mansion” in 1964. (also included elsewhere on the DisneyChris site)

21.   America Sings - Geese Quartet


Included here as 2 of the Geese later became droids in Star Tours. Tough way to make a living.

22.   The Muppet Show - The Stars of Star Wars

As the title suggests, this was an appearance from some of the cast of Star Wars (Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker) on an episode of The Muppet Show originally broadcast on February 23, 1980. Chris wanted to add this as it was kind of uncanny how both franchises featured in this episode (Star Wars and The Muppets) are now owned by the Walt Disney Company, and at the end they even sing “When You Wish Upon a Star”.

Section 2: The Adventure is Real 1986-2011


This section (named after the publicity tagline) covers the period between the creation of Star Tours and the last years of the George Lucas era of Star Wars/Lucasfilm and the original Star Tours. Included is rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ridethroughs and more!

23.   George Lucas’ Star Wars TV Special
24.   Star Tours Press Package Interviews
25.   Star Tours Press Conference
26.   Star Tours Interplanetary Launch Preview Party
27.   Star Tours Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
28.   Star Tours TV Commercial
29.   Star Tours Spaceport - PeopleMover Preview

30.   Star Tours - Tomorrowland Spaceport
31.   K-DROID Radio
32.   The Droid Rooms
33.   Star Tours Loading Dock
34.   Star Tours StarSpeeder 3000 Flight to Endor
35.   Star Tours Exit Corridor
36.   Star Tours Musical Score
37.   The Star Trader - Area Background Music
38.   Jedi Training Academy - Area Background Music

39.   Jedi Training Academy
40.   All-American College Band - Star Wars Theme

Section 3: The Adventures Continue 2011-2018

In 2011 a new version of Star Tours called “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” was introduced, serving as a prequel to the original and likewise including material from the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Just a year later in 2012 Star Wars/Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Corporation, officially making them members of the Disney family.

41.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Grand Opening Ceremony
42.   Inside Star Wars: The Adventures Continue
43.   Darth Vader Visits Disneyland - TV Commercial
44.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - TV Commercial
45.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Area Background Music
46.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Travel & Tourism Ads
47.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Spaceport Music
48.   Droid Sector G2-9T Luggage Scanner Droid


49.   Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - In-Flight

As for track 49 - Chris is unsure of how to edit it due to the randomized nature of the attraction. Chris believes that because of this, the track will not be available at launch, but wants to do something with it at some point regardless.

50.   Stormtrooper Guest Interactions
51.   When You Wish Upon a Death Star
52.   RunDisney - Star Wars Half Marathon


Rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ridethroughs and more!

53.   Season of the Force - TV Commercial
54.   Season of the Force - Area Background Music


This was a special overlay of Tomorrowland with a Star Wars theme.

55.   Star Wars: Launch Bay - Area Background Music
56.   Star Wars: Launch Bay - Cantina Bar
57.   Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Darth Vader
58.   Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Kylo Ren
59.   Light Side Gallery: Wookie on the Bridge - Chewbacca
60.   Star Wars: Launch Bay - Rogue One Preview


In 2015 the Innoventions attraction was replaced by the new “Star Wars: Launch Bay” attraction.

61.   Tomorrowland Theater - Path of the Jedi

62.   Hyperspace Mountain
63.   Jedi Training Academy - Trials of the Temple

Tracks 62 and 63 are ones where Chris lacks good enough quality source material, so they may be delayed until after launch.

64.   March of the First Order
65.   Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite


Section 4: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 2019

In 2019 Disney launched a brand new land many years in the making, promising one of the most immersive experiences yet experienced in a theme park.

66.   Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - John Williams Theme
67.   Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Behind the Scenes at Disneyland Resort
68.   Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Attraction Previews
69.   Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Know Before You Go


Good news as can be seen is that we now have 4 tracks relating to the actual Galaxy’s Edge attraction, and as the years progress more can be added as things, well, happen. Fear not space travelers!

There are only 26 tracks left to edit so Chris thinks he will be in good shape for the launch. Like the actual Disneyland launch, not everything will be completed, but the vast majority will be available.
The release date is now set for May 31st, regardless of what is completed by that date. The page he displays in the YouTube vlog is a dummy page, and when launch day arrives Chris will copy the material from this page (currently set to private) onto the real page so it should seem instantaneous.

And that’s it for our May updates. We here at DisneyChris can’t wait for you to see (and hear) what’s to come. Have a wonderful May, Mother’s Day and Star Wars related hijinks, and we’ll see you soon! TTFN!

DIVIDER LINE 

4/1/19 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

 

No this not an April Fool’s Joke! ;)

Hello everybody, and happy April! It’s time for another monthly update on DisneyChris and the Magical Audio Tour. It’s the month of Easter so we’ll be showing how you can participate in the festivities through the site. Also we’re going to give you a sneak peek into a brand new chapter being added for the Magical Audio Tour.

 

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

The new land will be opening at Disneyland Resort on May 31st, and to coincide with this the intention is to have the newest chapter of the Magical Audio Tour available on May 31st, regardless of whether the audio is fully done. If the audio is not finished by then the unfinished tracks will be added at a later date. Keep in mind that it can take a while to work on each track due to strict but necessary quality control measures.

 

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast has become a member of Roarbots. Roarbots is a podcast and article network that is “a celebration of geek culture, representing a diversity of voices that covers a broad swath of the nerdy landscape. Fair warning: Our working definition of “geek culture” is constantly evolving, so you’ll likely see us geek out about everything from movies, games, and toys to food and travel destinations.” Both the normal Jiminy Crickets! Podcast and its news based sister show Dateline Jiminy Crickets! are included. An episode will be posted every Thursday, but rest assured that this will not involve a lowering of the quality and standard that Chris and Ruthie have strived for. Rather, during weeks when new podcasts are not released (one week a month) an archival release from the ever growing archive of past releases will be released onto their site. If you want to look more into Roarbots you can check them out at https://theroarbots.com/. The podcasts will of course still be available via https://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com/ as well as iTunes and Stitcher.

 

Easter Fun!

Throughout the month of April we will be having Easter related content on the site as well as Chris’ social media. Check him out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyChris73 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChrisDotCom for this and lots more content. Chris also has two Facebook groups: Disney Music Fans and the Jiminy Crickets Podcast, so if you have any interest in either (and aren’t trying to sell something ;)) please make sure to contact Chris and he’ll get you set up. Between April 10-21 the Disney Song of the Day will have a “Countdown to Easter” event, where each day has Easter themed songs. And of course the remainder of the month will have a normal Disney Song of the Day. On Facebook and Twitter Chris will also be sharing vintage Disney Easter photos throughout this time. Chris wants to point out that he has a decade long backlog of Easter images available, and while he gives credit where it is due, 99% of the time he does not know who created the original images

 

Holiday Time in Disneyland – Happy Easter

Being that time of year, Chris has moved the Easter tracks up on the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter, and the St. Patrick’s Day tracks have been moved down. 10 hopping tracks for your enjoyment!

 

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

April 2019 Updates

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Yes it’s that time. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge promises to be a major addition to the park(s), and it only seems appropriate that such a big new chapter in Disneyland necessitates a new chapter of the Magical Audio Tour! Chris began work on this chapter around mid-February, and work has steadily progressed behind the scenes to get it ready in time for the launch of the new land itself. Originally Chris was simply doing preliminary work on it, however when Disney announced the land’s opening for late-May, Chris decided to pause all other work and focus exclusively on the new chapter. This chapter is a one-stop station; a celebration of Star Wars, of both the films as well as the association between Disney and Star Wars that long predates the 2012 buyout of Lucasfilm. The page itself is currently up, but the actual content will be launched later so please be patient. And with that, it’s time for an exclusive sneak peak of what is to come…

 

Section 1: A Long Time Ago… 1977-1985

This section is devoted to pre-Star Tours era content, and shows how Disney became affiliated with the franchise and George Lucas

Star Wars: A New Hope - Musical Score

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Musical Score

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Musical Score

Highlights from the now classic scores for the original trilogy films, composed by John Williams.

The Space Stage: Meco

The Space Stage: Halyx

Two performers who were inspired by the music of Star Wars who played at Disneyland in the 1970’s and the 1980’s. Meco had a hit disco style cover of the Star Wars theme.

Buena Vista Records - The Story of Star Wars

Buena Vista Records - The Story of The Empire Strikes Back

Buena Vista Records - Star Wars: Rebel Mission to Ord Mandell

Buena Vista Records - The Story of Return of the Jedi

Disneyland Records - Star Wars

Disneyland Records - The Empire Strikes Back

Disneyland Records - Droid World

Disneyland Records - Planet of the Hoojibs

Disneyland Records - Return of the Jedi

Disneyland Records - The Ewoks Join the Fight

Disneyland Records - The Ewok Adventure

Disneyland Records - Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in ABC

Disneyland Records - Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes

It all began with the above albums. These represent the earliest collaborations between Disney and Lucasfilm and thus are included here for posterity. The first 4 are long playing records (about 35 minutes each) whereas the remainder are “read-alongs” which are about 10 minutes each.

The Sounds of Outerspace

This is a 1981 sound effects album inspired by the sounds of Star Wars. This also concluded a 17 year run of sound effects albums on Disneyland Records that began with “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House” in 1964 (also included elsewhere on the DisneyChris site).

America Sings - Geese Quartet

Included here as two of the Geese later became droids in Star Tours. Tough way to make a living.

 

Section 2: The Adventure is Real 1986-2011

This section (named after the publicity tagline) covers the period between the creation of Star Tours and the last years of the George Lucas era of Star Wars/Lucasfilm and the original Star Tours. Included is rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ride-throughs and more!

Mickey’s Space Fantasy: Tomorrowland / Star Wars Theme

George Lucas’ Star Wars TV Special

Star Tours Press Package Interviews

Star Tours Press Conference

Star Tours Interplanetary Launch Preview Party

Star Tours Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Star Tours TV Commercial

Star Tours Spaceport - PeopleMover Preview

Star Tours - Tomorrowland Spaceport

K-DROID Radio

The Droid Rooms

Star Tours Loading Dock

Star Tours StarSpeeder 3000 Flight to Endor

Star Tours Exit Corridor

Star Tours Musical Score

The Star Trader - Area Background Music

Jedi Training Academy - Area Background Music

Jedi Training Academy

All-American College Band - Star Wars Theme

 

Section 3: The Adventures Continue 2011-2018

In 2011 a new version of Star Tours called “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” was introduced, serving as a prequel to the original and likewise including material from the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Just a year later in 2012 Star Wars/Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Corporation, officially making them members of the Disney family.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - Grand Opening Ceremony

Inside Star Wars: The Adventure Continues

Darth Vader Visits Disneyland - TV Commercial

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - TV Commercial

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - Area Background Music

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - Travel & Tourism Ads

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - Spaceport Music

Droid Repair Bay RX-24 Pilot Droid

Droid Sector G2-9T Luggage Scanner Droid

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues - In-Flight Musical Score

Stormtrooper Guest Introduction

When You Wish Upon a Death Star

RunDisney - Star Wars Half Marathon

Rare promotional and press material, background music, musical scores, sound effects, ride-throughs and more!

Season of the Force - TV Commercial

Season of the Force - Area Background Music

This was a special overlay of Tomorrowland with a Star Wars theme.

Star Wars: Launch Bay - Area Background Music

Star Wars: Launch Bay - Cantina Bar

Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Darth Vader

Dark Side Gallery: Commander on the Bridge - Kylo Ren

Light Side Gallery: Wookie on the Bridge - Chewbacca

Star Wars: Launch Bay - Rogue One Preview

In 2015 the Innoventions attraction was replaced by the new “Star Wars: Launch Bay” attraction.

Tomorrowland Theater - Path of the Jedi

Hyperspace Mountain

Jedi Training Academy - Trials of the Temple

March of the First Order

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

 

Section 4: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 2019

In 2019 Disney launched a brand new land many years in the making, promising one of the most immersive experiences yet experienced in a theme park.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - John Williams Theme

Aye, there’s the rub. Galaxy’s Edge has not opened yet so the content that can be provided for it is, shall we say, limited and that’s why Chris is putting a call out to those who may have any audio material that they would like to share with the site. Contact info can be found near the top of the Audio Editor’s Blog.

Setting up the chapter was more difficult than it would seem, as it involved tedious work renumbering and rearranging everything to facilitate the placement of a new chapter. Chris would like to give a shoutout to an anonymous friend of his who helps him in situations such as these. It is greatly appreciated! In addition, there will be a continuous play feature at the bottom, just like all the other chapters.

We’re excited to bring this new chapter to you. Please be patient as Chris continues to work on this new content for a late May launch. In the meantime there are many other chapters that you can check out if you need a Disney park music fix.

Thank you for joining us for the April 1st update. Chris was nice and decided to not play an April Fool’s joke on you all, everything that’s here is actually happening. It’s going to be an exciting couple of months coming up so make sure to tune-in to the next audio editor’s blog on May 1st. Have a wonderful Easter and/or related holidays, and we’ll see you soon! TTFN!

 

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3/1/19 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

 

Hello everybody, and happy March! It’s time for another monthly update on DisneyChris and the Magical Audio Tour. Just a quick reminder that updates are now being released at the start of each month. It’s the month of St. Patrick’s Day so as a result that is the theme of the month! Chris even decided to make a special title card for this month’s update with this theme. We’ll be going over some of the fun things that you can do to get into the spirit, as well as the going’s on with the site in general.

 

Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast has become a member of Roarbots. Roarbots is a podcast and article network that is “a celebration of geek culture, representing a diversity of voices that covers a broad swath of the nerdy landscape. Fair warning: Our working definition of “geek culture” is constantly evolving, so you’ll likely see us geek out about everything from movies, games, and toys to food and travel destinations.” Both the normal Jiminy Crickets! Podcast and its news based sister show Dateline Jiminy Crickets! are included. An episode will be posted every Thursday, but rest assured that this will not involve a lowering of the quality and standard that Chris and Ruthie have strived for. Rather, during weeks when new podcasts are not released (one week a month) an archival release from the ever growing archive of past releases will be released onto their site. If you want to look more into Roarbots you can check them out at https://theroarbots.com/. The podcasts will of course still be available via https://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com/ as well as iTunes and Stitcher.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Holiday Time in Disneyland – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Being that time of year Chris has moved the St. Patrick’s Day tracks up on the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter, and the Valentine’s Day tracks have been moved down. Admittedly not all of the tracks are purely St. Patrick’s Day related and those are more a general Irish theme, but we hope you enjoy them! 8 tracks from end to end of the rainbow.

 

Song of the Day Archive

Between March 11-17 the Song of the Day will be either Irish or St. Patrick’s Day themed with a Disney connection. The rest of the month will be a standard Disney song as usual.

 

Jiminy Crickets! Podcast – From the Archives

If you want to further get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit Chris recommends Episode 62 of the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast: “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” which can be found here as well as the other usual places, and make sure to check out some of the other legacy episodes too: https://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com/2017/03/episode-62-darby-ogill-and-little-people.html

 

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour cont.

March 2019 Updates

Chris has been quite busy the last month and has made great headway in finishing the Welcome to Disneyland chapter. Out of 40 odd tracks 17 are now done, with more on the way.* The finished tracks include:

  1. Track 19 The Disneyland Story – REDO

  2. Track 30 Disneyland Around The Seasons

  3. Track 61 Main Gate Newsstand Souvenirs Medley

  4. Track 62 The Unlimited Passport

  5. Track 73 In Search of Excellence - The Disney Cast – REDO

  6. Track 75 We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training

  7. Track 84 And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

  8. Track 87 Disney Dollars

  9. Track 100 Saxophone Quartet - Good Morning Concert

  10. Track 101 The Dapper Dans - Good Morning Concert

  11. Track 102 The Straw Man Strutters - Main Gate Concert

  12. Track 107 Park Opening - Rope Drop Ceremony – REDO

  13. Track 112 D23 Expo 2017 - Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation

  14. Track 115 Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center

  15. Track 121 Disneyland Jukebox

  16. Track 122 Disneyland - Songs of Tribute – REDO

  17. Track 120 Downtown Disney - Nighttime Area Background Music 2018

Meanwhile the list of tracks that are still being worked on are as follows

  1. Track 22 Dateline Disneyland - Opening Day Live Broadcast

  2. Track 25 Kodak Presents Disneyland ‘59

  3. Track 29 Disneyland 10th Anniversary

  4. Track 35 Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet

  5. Track 39 Superstar Limo - Southern California Freeway Music – REDO

  6. Track 49 Kennel Club - Area Background Music

  7. Track 51 Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner

  8. Track 71 Disney University Cast Orientation - The Disney Tradition – REDO

  9. Track 72 Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate / Main Street USA

  10. Track 76 Team Disney Anaheim - Lobby Area Background Music

  11. Track 77 Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update

  12. Track 78 Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card - 1989 Update

  13. Track 79 Detective Mick - Magic Kingdom Club 1991 Update

  14. Track 80 Discover a New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1992 Update

  15. Track 81 Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom Club 1993 Update

  16. Track 82 A Whole New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1994 Update

  17. Track 83 The Wonderful World of Disney - Magic Kingdom Club 1995 Update

  18. Track 109 Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2003

  19. Track 113 Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music

  20. Track 114 Disneyland Esplanade - Pixar Fest Area Background Music

  21. Track 116 Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music

  22. Track 117 World of Disney - Area Background Music

  23. Track 118 World of Disney - 2018 Area Background Music

  24. Track 119 Downtown Disney - Nighttime Area Background Music 2017

 

For more detail on these tracks make sure to read the February 2019 show notes.

Chris hopes to be done with the vast majority of these tracks by the end of March, but has said that realistically he knows this could change at a moment’s notice, since he is incredibly busy with the podcast and his social media presence.

*A quick update. Since the March video went out Disney unveiled the whole hoo-ha surrounding the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge expansion at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Since the opening dates were officially announced, and they are much earlier than originally rumored, he decided to immediately pause work on the “Welcome to Disneyland” chapter. and work on his new chapter exclusively devoted to Star Wars in order to have it ready in time for the grand opening on May 31st. We hope to provide more info on what this entails in April at the earliest so please stay tuned!

We hope that everybody has a very happy and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and we hope that these additions will help get you into the Irish spirit. The next update will be at the start of April so we hope to see you then. TTFN!

 

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2/1/19 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Ryan Komitor

 

Hello everybody, and happy February! It’s been a while, and there’s a reason for that. As of the last update back in January, Chris will be doing something a little different for 2019 where, rather than posting audio blogs bi-weekly, they will now be done at the start of each month! You probably guessed based on the special banner for this episode but February means Valentine’s Day, so a lot of this month’s audio blog will be about the new Valentine’s Day content Chris will be adding to the site. Things have been incredibly busy the past month for both the Magical Audio Tour and the site as a whole, so there are lots of updates to share.

Let’s cut right to the chase and talk about the new Valentine’s content.

 

Song of the Day Archive

For February, the Song of the Day entries will be devoted to Disney Love Songs to fit into the Valentine’s spirit! This is the 5th year of Song of the Day and the month begins with Barbra Streisand’s cover of “Someday My Prince Will Come” from the 2005 Disney themed Make A Wish Foundation album “Wishes”, inspired by the fireworks show of the same name. Barbra being such a legendary singer made her a perfect choice to kickstart the month, and of course each day a new love song will be added throughout the month. Impatient for a love song fix? DisneyChris also has an archive of the past couple years’ (2017-2018) worth of February Song of the Day entries so be sure to check those out as well. Clicking on those pages gives you a continual play option as well as selecting individual tracks. Great for a boring day at work, but perhaps best to use headphones if it’s allowed, just in case the boss walks in. ;)

 

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Holiday Time in Disneyland – Happy Valentine’s Day

Another option for Valentine’s Day music is on the Magical Audio Tour. Since Valentine’s Day is the most current holiday these entries have been moved up on the Holiday Time in Disneyland chapter to near the top. 7 tracks of park related Valentine’s goodness. Like chocolate but without the potential toothache. Like Song of the Day each chapter has a continual play option in addition to the individual track selections.

 

Jiminy Crickets! Podcast

In time for Valentine’s Day is Episode 105 of the Jiminy Crickets! Podcast, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sleeping Beauty. Chris and Ruthie go over everything you would want to know about the making of this classic animated love story. Check out this and many more podcasts on https://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com/ as well as iTunes and Stitcher.

 

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

February 2019 Updates

Lots of things are in the works here at DisneyChris. Focus has largely been on Chapter One, Welcome to Disneyland, for the past few months, and things are ready to be unleashed. You may have noticed since the end of last year that there were a lot of “Coming Soon” entries on that page in particular because of this, and now Chris’ work in restoring and editing the audio has nearly been finalized. What this means is that over the next month or so the new (or in some cases, updates of existing entries) tracks will be added. Chris will let you know on both his Facebook and Twitter when tracks are uploaded. The reason why it can take months between a Coming Soon spot and final upload is not merely the volume of tracks, but Chris’ thorough quality control procedures which ends with a final listen-through of each edited track to check for any remaining glitches should they exist. In all 41 tracks are to be added; 35 brand new and 6 updates of previously existing tracks.

Here is a full list of the tracks as well as more details on selected tracks

  1. Track 19 The Disneyland Story – REDO

  2. Track 22 Dateline Disneyland - Opening Day Live Broadcast

This one required a lot of work and fun editing to sound good, as it was a live broadcast. The results should be worth it however.

  1. Track 25 Kodak Presents Disneyland ‘59

There was a version of Disneyland ’59 in theaters called “Gala Day at Disneyland”, however it was a bit too perfectly edited and presented so Chris wanted to use the Kodak sponsored ABC TV special instead. Chris spent a lot of time further working on the audio for the site and editing out commercials and making transitions from one section to the next. For those who would like to hear “Gala Day at Disneyland”, it’s available as Chapter 1, Track 32.

  1. Track 29 Disneyland 10th Anniversary

  2. Track 30 Disneyland Around The Seasons

While both tracks previously existed on the site in some form, Chris has decided to go back and tackle these anew using the latest restoration tools and techniques. The original versions were already on the TV Land chapter but the difference here is not only the improved audio, but also that unlike on the TV chapter, here they will be combined into single tracks rather than in sections.

  1. Track 35 Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet

  2. Track 39 Superstar Limo - Southern California Freeway Music – REDO

There was 1 song on this that had a truncated start, however Chris was able to locate the original uncut track so that the intro has been restored.

  1. Track 49 Kennel Club - Area Background Music

  2. Track 51 Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner

These 2 tracks were unearthed a couple years ago in poor quality. Originally Chris didn’t intend on including them but decided they were interesting enough to include after working to improve the sound. The Kennel Club loop is a reconstruction from the original records used at the time. The last track was truncated but luckily other tracks included on the album it was from were also used in the Main Gate Loop from around the same time, so it was able to be located.

  1. Track 61 Main Gate Newsstand Souvenirs Medley

This is going to be a fun track. It’s going to be a mix of 50’s and 60’s songs about souvenirs. While it doesn’t have much to do with Disney, Chris is a huge fan of this era of music and wanted to include context of what people were listening to at this time. Chris also included the ringing of a cash register as a transition between each track.

  1. Track 62 The Unlimited Passport

A short commercial from the early 1980’s about Disney’s Unlimited Passport program.

  1. Track 71 Disney University Cast Orientation - The Disney Tradition – REDO

  2. Track 72 Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate / Main Street USA

  3. Track 73 In Search of Excellence - The Disney Cast – REDO

Elements of Tracks 71 & 73 were already on the site as 1 single track, but Chris decided to expand them and add a third track as well. A major reason for the change was originally what will be Track 71 ended the track, and had a film projector sound overtop to give the impression of watching a training film. Chris became increasingly unhappy with this decision so he has made the changes as seen above. Track 72 is another Jack Wagner narrated track. As the “voice of Disney” from the early 1970’s into the early 1990’s, aside from his duties as park announcer and curating music loops he was also often hired to do narrations for Disney’s internal films & slideshows for employees & cast members, and this is yet another example. It’s an almost ludicrously detailed track for new cast members so it will be a fun listen.

  1. Track 75 We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training

Early 1990’s training video for cast members.

  1. Track 76 Team Disney Anaheim - Lobby Area Background Music

This is actually based on a loop that plays for the Magical Express airport bus lines in Walt Disney World, however the tracks are also used in closed circuit broadcasts in the Team Disney Anaheim lobby, so Chris really wanted to include this. Think of it as “artistic license”. ;)

  1. Track 77 Magic Kingdom Club - 1980 Update

  2. Track 78 Magic Kingdom Club Gold Card - 1989 Update

  3. Track 79 Detective Mick - Magic Kingdom Club 1991 Update

  4. Track 80 Discover a New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1992 Update

  5. Track 81 Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom Club 1993 Update

  6. Track 82 A Whole New World - Magic Kingdom Club 1994 Update

  7. Track 83 The Wonderful World of Disney - Magic Kingdom Club 1995 Update

This is a brand new section devoted to audio from films and videos released to members of the Magic Kingdom Club national travel discount program offered to employees of large corporations. Most stuff that doesn’t involve Disneyland has been edited out, but rest assured, there’s a lot of Disneyland material here.

  1. Track 84 And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

On “The Wonderful World of Disney” TV related chapter as well as the Anniversary chapter there’s a lot of tracks devoted to commercials and related items. This is a combination of most of them in one place. This is from 1980 to the present day.

  1. Track 87 Disney Dollars

This is a news spot issued by Disney to local TV stations to inform the public about the then new Disney Dollars program. To fill it out Chris added “We’re In The Money” as background music, which is most appropriate.

  1. Track 100 Saxophone Quartet - Good Morning Concert

  2. Track 101 The Dapper Dans - Good Morning Concert

  3. Track 102 The Straw Man Strutters - Main Gate Concert

These 3 are being added to have more Main Gate material other than the Disneyland Band track which was already on the site.

  1. Track 107 Park Opening - Rope Drop Ceremony – REDO

 

This is now the authentic audio. The older version was pieced together using Walt Disney World and Disney Home video materials.

 

  1. Track 109 Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2003

After the Magic Kingdom Club disbanded in 2001 DVD’s such as this were sent out to anyone interested in planning for their vacations.

  1. Track 112 D23 Expo 2017 - Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation

Music only segments from the 2017 D23 Expo.

  1. Track 113 Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music

This is the most recent loop, replacing the one that played beginning in the early 2000’s.

  1. Track 114 Disneyland Esplanade - Pixar Fest Area Background Music

A special loop that played in the summer of 2018 for Pixar Fest

  1. Track 115 Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center

Mix of tracks used for Annual Passholder Days. Chris decided to include it here even though the actual event was held at the Starcade in Tomorrowland.

  1. Track 116 Downtown Disney - Daytime Area Background Music

  2. Track 117 World of Disney - Area Background Music

  3. Track 118 World of Disney - 2018 Area Background Music

  4. Track 119 Downtown Disney - Nighttime Area Background Music 2017

  5. Track 120 Downtown Disney - Nighttime Area Background Music 2018

Chris originally didn’t want to go down the proverbial rabbit hole of Downtown Disney, but as it’s such an integral part of Disneyland’s history now he decided to include some tracks from there. Another reason is that recently proper music loops have been added where before generic music was played. In the case of the 2018 World of Disney loop, Chris only has 3 songs from it currently as a full tracklist has yet to be ID’d, so unless Chris is able to find out what the other tracks are, he will just include the 3 tracks and replace it when the full loop is found.

  1. Track 121 Disneyland Jukebox

  2. Track 122 Disneyland - Songs of Tribute – REDO

These 2 tracks are replacements for a previous track (Chris can’t remember the name now) which combined Disney related pop songs with tracks created by Disney. Chris decided to split them into 2 tracks. “Disneyland Jukebox” is a collection of rock & pop songs by people about Disneyland, and admittedly some of the songs are negative towards the park. After some deliberation it was decided to include them anyway. Meanwhile, “Songs of Tribute” is about songs that are used in celebration and in tribute to the park, and is the concluding track for the chapter.

 

Whew, that’s all the updates coming through February. Hopefully everyone enjoyed this peak behind the curtain into the goings-on here at DisneyChris. Also even though these notes should go out after Valentine’s Day has occurred, Chris nevertheless recommends that those who find themselves single on that day have a fun day for themselves, and I wholeheartedly agree. It’s a day to have fun in general whether you’re freshly out of a relationship or have been happily married for decades, just have fun!

Again, the next update will be at the start of March so hope to see you then! TTFN!

 

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1/1/19 Vlog Update

 Show Notes by Brian Crawford

Happy New Year from Disney Chris!

Happy New Year Disney music lovers!  Chris has been hard at work all December long finishing up the Christmas chapter, but despite the feverish pace the end of the year found him three tracks shy of fully editing Chapter 22 - Christmas Time in Disneyland.  Oh well, that just means something to look forward to next Christmas!  We’ll get into the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour a bit later, but first let’s see what’s new with the Jiminy Crickets Podcast:

Jiminy Crickets Podcast Update

The live show hasn’t turned out to be what Chris and Ruthie envisioned.  There have been many technical challenges, copyright issues with posting the cartoon commentary piece, and lack of participation in the live audience.  There were some faithful participants and Chris and Ruthie would like to sincerely thank those dedicated Cricketeers for their support and interaction during the live show.  Many listeners just preferred catching the live show after it was posted, and that’s totally OK! So going forward the live show will be eliminated and replaced with a YouTube show that will focus on Disney news and current events with one additional segment that was introduced on the live show.  This segment will rotate between The Top 10, Disney book reviews, Disney Doin’s and other fun productions. The new format will be pre-recorded every other Wednesday and made available the following day on DisneyChris’s YouTube channel at 8pm Eastern Time.  The first episode was recorded and uploaded on Thursday, January 10th.  Go on over to the channel and catch up on all the recent events happening at the Disney parks around the world.  

The regular Jiminy Crickets podcast will still be released once per month and Chris and Ruthie have also planned three additional music shows.  These bonus episodes will be released in February, July and September! Chris has also decided to make exclusive podcast content available for Patreon subscribers!  Selected subscribers will be given a chance to participate in “The D Show”, a Disney trivia game for the consummate Disney nerd! Chris and Ruthie will also continue to record Cartoon Commentaries for subscribers as well.  As these shows are recorded and posted to the Patreon site, Chris will provide a link to all subscribers. Consider this an added incentive to subscribe today! For as little as $1 per month you can get access to this exclusive content as well as special musical selections Chris will send to all of his friends who contribute.  Click here to donate to this unique place of Disney music and magic!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Let’s review all of the track updates Chris made to Chapter 22 – Christmas Time in Disneyland.  Unless otherwise noted the update was essentially lengthening the track and/or cleaning up the audio.  As Chris finds new audio to enhance tracks he will usually spend considerable effort adding this new material and enhancing the aural experience for the discriminating Disney audiophile!  

Track 38 – Charles Dickens Christmas Carolers

Track 39 – The Dickens Yuletide Band

Track 40 – The Holiday Brass

Track 42 – The Dapper Dans – Holiday Medley; all new musical selections with improved audio quality with special assistance from a barbershop quartet loving Patreon subscriber!

Track 43 – Coke Corner Pianist – Holiday Medley

Track 44 – ‘Tis the Season Handbell Carolers

Track 52 – The Disneyland Hotel – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 55 – Jingle Cruise – Queue Area Background Music; completely redone 1.5 hour musical loop of the now “retired” holiday overlay…bring it back, bring it back!

Track 57 – The Rivers of America – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 58 – The Blue Bayou – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 70 – Frontierland – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 71 – Big Thunder Ranch – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 73 – Jingle Jangle Jamboree – Billy Hill and the Hillbillies; not original music by the popular and hilarious Golden Horseshoe ensemble, but a nice compilation of holiday music in that infectious Kentucky Bluegrass style

Track 74 – Bear Country – Holiday Area Background Music

Track 86 – Mickey’s Night Before Christmas; this is currently the Walt Disney World version of the show.  Chris is working with a former cast member who performed in the Disneyland version and will do his best to get it posted next year.

Track 87 – The Magic of Christmas

Track 89 – Mickey’s Nutcracker

Track 94 – Sleeping Beauty Castle – Winter Castle Lighting Ceremony

Lastly, Chris added five new versions of the Candlelight Processional and is now just missing two versions of the annual classic: Jack Wagner and Howard Keel.  These will be available next year!

To close out this update, Chris shared his “to do” list to finish up Chapter 1 so expect a lot of great new additions to that chapter in the coming weeks.  As usual (and my pleasure of course!) I will summarize all of the new content and additions in the next update. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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12/1/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford 

Christmas at DisneyChris.com!

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Christmas and the Holiday season are now in full swing and there is a lot to celebrate on DisneyChris.com!  The site has been beautifully transformed into a Winter Wonderland! Let's start with the Disney Song of the Day!  Each day, Chris will post a holiday favorite so be sure to click the link and see what surprises are in store.  Chris has also been busy preparing for the next episode of Jiminy Crickets Live! On December 12th at 8pm EST be sure to tune it to Chris's YouTube channel for a special episode celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Mickey's Christmas Carol.”  Later in December the regular podcast will do a deep dive into “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!  

Over on his social media accounts, Facebook (Chris Lyndon) and Twitter (@DisneyChris73), Chris has been posting four daily photos from December 1st continuing through December 25th for a total of 100 classic Disney Christmas pictures featuring beloved characters and vintage Disneyland glory!  Lastly, before we get into the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour Update, Chris is accepting votes for the 2018 Disney song of the year. Email Chris at dclyndon@gmail.com or send a message via Twitter (@DisneyChris73) with your selection today, but “Mary Poppins Returns” hasn't been released yet, so you may want to wait a few more days to decide...

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Following Christmas of course, is New Year's Day and Chris has bumped up the playlist for songs celebrating this holiday to the top of the playlist in Chapter 23 - Holiday Time in Disneyland.  Go check out tracks 3 -13 including the new track: The Dapper Dans - New Year's Medley featuring "Auld Lang Syne" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve".

Now let's get into all the improvements Chris has made to Chapter 22 - Christmas Time in Disneyland:

Track 6 - Parade of Many Lands:  Chris made improvements to the end of this track

Track 17 - Kids of the Kingdom - Christmas Medley:  Improved the final song sung by this group of lively young performers.

Track 22 - Christmas 1987 - Very Merry TV Commercial:  Incorporated better audio

Track 37 - The Disneyland Band - Christmas Concert:  Full orchestrated marching band that nearly replicates the iconic Disneyland Band

Track 41 - Saxophone Quintet - Holiday Medley:  This is actually the quartet from Tokyo Disneyland but portrays a similar sound to these Main Street musicians

Track 43, 44 - Coke Corner Pianist - Holiday Medley; 'Tis the Season Handbell Carolers:  Chris is working on these tracks and will be loaded soon. Be sure to follow Chris on social media to find out the minute these two unique holiday tracks will be available. (Update: These tracks are now available)

Track 45 - Plaza Gardens Big Band Christmas:  Authentic two hour track of actual bands that have played at the historic pavilion

Track 47 - Christmas Fanfare Trumpeters:  One song, looped to extend the track and similar in sound to the actual Candlelight Processional highlight

Track 53 - Downtown Disney Holiday Area Background Music:  A loop unique from the Esplanade that features the vintage Christmas sound of favorites like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Burl Ives.  Perfect accompaniment to holiday shopping!

Track 59, 60 - (New Orleans Square) Bayou Brass Band - Holiday Medley; Side Street Strutters - Holiday Medley:  Two fantastic, authentic tracks featuring our yuletide favorites with that classic New Orleans jazzy flair

Track 61 - Jambalaya Jazz Band - Holiday Medley:  Another sound-a-like performance of the in-house ensemble playing holiday favorites

Track 66 - Haunted Mansion Holiday Scream-Along:  Chris added this from the Halloween section of Chapter 23 but it fits here

Track 78 - Liver Lips McGrowl - Elvis Christmas Medley:  The classic Liver Lips holiday impersonation of the King plus some songs sung by the real deal

Track 79 - Pooh Corner - Christmas Meet and Greet: Music to represent this popular holiday tradition at Disneyland

Track 86 - Mickey's Night Before Christmas:  COMING SOON - Disneyland's first Christmas themed character stage show based on the traditional poem.  Chris has audio from the Magic Kingdom version of this show, but has plans to receive the actual audio from a cast member who performed in the Disneyland version

Track 95 - 1962 Candlelight Processional:  This track is ready, but Chris has plans to offer other years of the wonderful annual production that is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this year

Become a Supporter Today!

Recently, Chris generously provided a downloadable album to all of his Patreon and PayPal subscribers and those who volunteer their time and effort to the website and/or podcast.  This album, titled "A Very Vintage Christmas in Disneyland" includes Tracks 1 - 18 of Chapter 23 - Holiday Time in Disneyland, the background music that you are listening to in this vlog update, "Main Street Holiday Area Music - Disneyland 1972", and concludes with the 1962 Candlelight Processional finale - straight from the episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, "Holiday Time in Disneyland" aired in December of 1962. Become a subscriber today (at any amount) and Chris will send you a copy of this album and plenty of other surprises each month!  Click here to donate to this unique place of Disney music and magic!

That's all for this update!  Everyone enjoy a joyous Holiday and Christmas season!

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11/9/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

The Holidays are Coming to DisneyChris.com!

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Hopefully everyone had a great Halloween, and now that the costumes have been put away, and the candy consumed, it's time to focus on Christmas season and the other holidays that occur this time of year!  Chris has a lot in store for the site during the next several weeks and we'll get to that in just a bit. First, Chris hopes all of his friends are enjoying the special Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday content on his site and social media pages.  He is posting a Mickey Song of the Day on DisneyChris.com as well as three special Mickey Mouse photos daily to Facebook (Chris Lyndon) and Twitter (@DisneyChris73).  So go get your Mickey Mouse birthday celebration on by diving into the content Chris has so generously put out there. Shameless plug  for our family celebration: we're going to Walt Disney World and will be in the Magic Kingdom on Mickey's Birthday (Nov 18th)! I'll post some of the park celebrations to my Instagram account: @disneycaveman, so give me a follow!  Let's move on to what's new in the Audio Tour....

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Over in Chapter 1: Welcome to Disneyland Chris has added some new tracks.  First is Track 5 - Griffith Park Carousel which features Band Organ music from the famous Los Angeles carousel where Walt would often take his daughters on Sunday afternoons.  Chris was able to acquire a recording of songs played on a Stinson Model 87 Wurlitzer, the exact same model Walt Disney would have been listening to when dreaming up the idea for Disneyland sitting on that park bench in Griffith Park.  It's this type of unique content that really makes me excited to be a friend and supporter of DisneyChris.com!

Chris made some changes to "Track 7 - Disneyland Theme" by removing the instrumental portion of the Oliver Wallace composition and presenting just the goose-bump inducing vocal arrangement on this track.  The instrumental portion can now be found on "Track 11 - The Disneyland Sound" which showcases the classic mid-century Disneyland sound that is sure to please any fan that enjoys the vintage sound of the Disneyland of yesteryear.  The next item on Chris's agenda is to tackle all of the rest of the "Coming Soon" offerings in Chapter 1, but first....

Christmas is Coming!!!

Chris has quite a bit of audio to add or update to Chapter 22: Christmas Time in Disneyland, 31 tracks in total, which he plans to finish during the season this year.  The additions are the tracks that are marked "Coming Soon" and here are a few highlights (OK...these are the tracks I'm most looking forward to...lol!):

The Disneyland Band - Christmas Concert

Coke Corner Pianist - Holiday Medley

Plaza Gardens - Big Band Christmas

Jambalaya Jazz Band - Holiday Medley

Several Candlelight Processionals

...and the single most noteworthy gift that will be contributed to all of the world this holiday season: Liver Lips McGrowl - Elvis Christmas Special!  Among the tracks that are getting improvements are (OK...guilty again, I'm looking forward to these most!):

Charles Dickens Christmas Carolers

The Dapper Dans - Holiday Medley

The Jingle Cruise - Queue Area Background Music (I'm listening now...and it's chocked full of 40s era classics...AWESOME!)

Jingle Jangle Jamboree - Billy Hill and the Hillbillies (I've literally died twice from laughter during this show)

Also, not to completely discount Thanksgiving, Chris has included a special tribute to our favorite pig out holiday in Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland.  Listen to Tracks 3-7 for some gobble-gobble-riffic music!

Other Happenings at DisneyChris.com

Also coming in December is the Disney Song of the Day - Christmas themed!  We can expect some fun Christmas content over on the Jiminy Crickets! and Jiminy Crickets Live in the coming weeks, too!  Lastly, be sure to follow Chris on Facebook (Chris Lyndon) and Twitter (@DisneyChris73) for special Christmas art and park photos all season long.  Chris also sends updates via social media when he loads any new audio to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour. That's all for this update! Enjoy the season with family and friends!

 

DIVIDER LINE

 

 

10/13/18 Vlog Update

 

 Show Notes by Brian Crawford

A Navigational Tour of DisneyChris.com

HOMEPAGE BANNER

 

I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall season and is looking forward to sharing a fun Halloween with family and friends.  Chris hasn't added any new audio to the website since the last vlog update, so he decided to give us all a Grand Circle Tour of DisneyChris.com.  Let's join Chris and re-familiarize ourselves with all the wonderful music and audio on the site, and maybe we'll even make some new discoveries! There is so much content that it's entirely possible you'll come across some new gems that will become your favorites!  

I'm not going to steal Chris's thunder as he goes through the site in wonderful detail, so I'll just provide a few highlights of the tour you can find on the home page:

 

Song of the Day - Currently Chris is featuring Halloween songs of the day during the month of October.

Jiminy Crickets Podcast - Links are on the homepage so you can navigate to episodes of both the Live Podcast and the Regular Show.  Chris is also a cohost on Sideshow Sound Theater’s “Mouse Music” and a link to that podcast is presented here as well.  

Chapter Links of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour - You can navigate to any one of the 27 chapters in this section of the homepage.

Song of the Year - Each year, Chris chooses a Disney song that he believes is representative of that year.   Right now, Chris is looking for input as to what you think the song of 2018 should be! Email him with your choice!

Disneyland Story - In this section you can navigate to a behind-the-scenes history of Disneyland Park through archival photos.

Donate to the Site/Patreon Subscriber - Click here to become a Patreon subscriber or make a one- time donation to the site.  Chris is very generous in supplying audio for personal use to his subscribers!

 

After Chris goes over the homepage he dives right into the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  Here are a few highlights:

The consistent layout of chapters

How  color schemes and Mickey Mouse's wardrobe is chosen

Each track has corresponding photos and liner notes

How to play tracks and adjust the volume

The Continual Play Feature (found after the last track on each chapter)

Easy navigation to other chapters by visiting the "Welcome to the Hub" or using "Previous" or "Next" navigational tools near the top of each chapter

Join Chris on this fun tour and learn about all of the great audio on his site.  I've been taking advantage of Chris's labor of love for a few years now, and after listening to this vlog I came across a couple of discoveries such as audio from recent parades and several versions of the Mark Twain Riverboat spiel.  What will you discover? Listen to the vlog and be amazed. That's all for now!

 

DIVIDER LINE

9/25/18 Vlog Update

 Show Notes by Brian Crawford

Happy Halloween!

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Happy October DisneyChris.com fans!  How do you celebrate this haunted time of year?  For me, it's 31 days of Ichabod Crane! The Disney version of Legend of Sleepy Hollow is my surefire way to get in the Halloween mood!  OK, enough of me and on to happenings at DisneyChris.com. Chris has a lot of spooky surprises in store for Halloween month and we'll get into those in just a bit.  First let's see what's new on the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

It's been three weeks since our last update and Chris has spent much of that time working on Track 6 - A Magical Musical Celebration in Chapter 1: Welcome to Disneyland.  Clocking in at a nearly 5 1/2 hours, this fantastic tribute to the music of our favorite Disney park contains 150 songs, easily making it the longest track on DisneyChris.com.  So sit back and relax in your favorite chair (whether that's in your car, at your desk at work, or in your living room) and enjoy this trip down memory lane. Chris provides a few samples of the track in the vlog as well as a preview of the entire playlist.  Read to the end of these notes to see the entire playlist so you can follow along as you listen!

By the time we return for the next update Chris will have completed many of the "Coming Soon" tracks in Chapter 1 he's talked about in past vlogs.  These include Track 5 - Griffith Park Carousel; Track 11 - The Disneyland Sound; Track 22 - Dateline Disneyland; Track 29 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary; Track 30 - Disneyland Around the Seasons; Track 35 - Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet and many more.  Be sure to subscribe to Chris's YouTube channel: DisneyChrisDotCom, and click the bell so you can receive notifications for new vlogs, updates and when to tune in to the new live podcast: Jiminy Crickets Live!  Lots of new music to be added including the long awaited and much clamored for Disneyland Railroad tracks! Stay tuned!

Continual Play Feature

A quick plug and reminder about the Continual Play feature at the end of every chapter in the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  With this feature you can play each track in succession as well as jump to any track and play continually from that point. Not only does each chapter have a continual play feature, but so does each month of Song of the Day Archive!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose any month as far back as January 2016.  

Disneyland Song of the Day - Halloween Month and Holiday Time Chapter

With the arrival of October Chris has begun featuring a daily Halloween song to give your day a little spookage (is that a word?).  If one song a day isn't enough head to the Song of the Day Archive and listen to past October songs! Go ahead and continue your Halloween celebration by hitting continual play and get in the holiday spirit.  Want to relive the Halloweens of Disneyland past? Check out Chapter 23 - Holiday Time in Disneyland.  The Halloween tracks are numbered 3 through 35.  Scroll down to Continual Play and click track 3 and enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Special Halloween episodes of Jiminy Crickets and Jiminy Crickets Live will be coming your way all month.  The next episode of Jiminy Crickets Live is October 10th at 9pm Eastern and is sure to feature some Halloween fun.  Also, be sure to follow Chris on social media for special Halloween artwork, park photos, character shots and movie reviews! On Twitter @disneychris73 and on Facebook at Chris Lyndon.  That's all for now! Have a great time listening and we'll see you real soon!

 

Disneyland – A Magical Musical Celebration

 

Introduction

 

1 – Fantasy in the Sky Fanfare

2 – Disneyland Introduction – The Happiest Place on Earth

3 – The Disneyland Railroad – Station Call / Leaving the Station

 

Town Square

 

4 – I’m Walkin’ Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

5 – Horse Drawn Street Car – The Trolley Song

6 – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Old Timer’s Waltz

7 – The Voices of Liberty – Golden Dream

8 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Battle Hymn of the Republic

 

Main Street USA

 

 9 – Main Street USA Introduction – Meet Me Down on Main Street

10 – Wonderland Music Store Player Piano – Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine

11 – The Main Street Cinema – Keystone Kapers (or Custard’s Last Stand)

12 – Saxophone Quartet – Minnie’s Yoo Hoo!

13 – Coke Corner Pianist – Maple Leaf Rag

14 – Penny Arcade Orchestrion – Semper Fidelis

15 – Main Street USA Area Music – Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

16 – The Dapper Dans – Dearie

 

Disneyland On Parade

 

17 – The Disneyland Band – Seventy-Six Trombones / Strike-Up the Band / King Mickey March

18 – America on Parade – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

19 – The Disneyland Parade Song

20 – Parade of the Stars

 

Central Plaza

 

21 – Plaza Inn Character Breakfast – Mickey Mouse March

22 – Ariel’s Grotto – Under the Sea

23 – The Pearly Band – A Spoonful of Sugar / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

24 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Fantasy Follies

 

Adventureland

 

25 – Adventureland Introduction – Adventureland Song

26 – Enchanted Tiki Garden – Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii

27 – The Enchanted Tiki Room – In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

28 – Hawaiian Trio – Ko'ula

29 – The Royal Tahitians – Pupure

30 – Aladdin and Jasmine's StoryTale Adventures – Arabic Celebration

31 – Aladdin’s Oasis Dinner Show – Prince Ali

32 – Steel Drum Band – Adventureland Delight

33 – The Jungle Cruise – Native War Dance

34 – Jungle Cruise Boathouse – Sentimental Journey

35 – The Chamber of Destiny – Earthly Riches / Eternal Youth / Visions of the Future

36 – Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye – Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

37– Tarzan’s Treehouse – Trashin’ the Camp

38– Swiss Family Treehouse – Swisskapolka

 

New Orleans Square

 

39 – New Orleans Square Introduction – When the Band Plays Dixie in Disneyland

40 – The Royal Street Bachelors – Swanee River

41 – The Blue Bayou – Oh Susanna

42 – Pirates of the Caribbean – Yo Ho! Yo Ho! (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

43 – The Disney Gallery – A Spoonful of Sugar

44 – Rivers of America Waterfront – Original Dixieland One-Step

45 – The French Market – Le Jig Francais

46 – Jambalaya Jazz Band – Bourbon Street Parade

47 – The Haunted Mansion – Grim Grinning Ghosts

 

Frontierland

 

48 – Frontierland Stockade – Western Saloon

49 – Davy Crockett’s Pioneer Mercantile – The Ballad of Davy Crockett

50 – Frontierland Shooting Exposition – Bang! Went Old Betsy

51 – The Golden Horseshoe Revue – Hello Everybody / Pecos Bill

52 – Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – Mama Don’t Allow

53 – Mariachis De San Marcos – Ay, Jalisco, No Te Rajes (The Three Caballeros)

54 - Rainbow Ridge Mining Town – Honky Tonk Piano Medley

55 – Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland – All Aboard the Mine Train

56 – Rainbow Caverns – Ghostly Echoes

57 – Big Thunder Ridge – A Cowboy Needs a Horse

58 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – The Legend of Thunder Mountain

59 – Big Thunder Ranch – Woody’s Roundup

 

The Rivers of America

 

60 – Frontierland Landing – Goober Peas / Mark Twain Deck Calls

61 – The Mark Twain Steamboat – Here Comes the Old Mark Twain

62 – The Firehouse Five Plus Two – Milenberg Joys

63 – Fort Wilderness – Bugle Call

64 – Indian Village – Taos War Dance

65 – Tom Sawyer Island – Polly Wolly Doodle

66 – Mike Fink Keel Boats – Chicken Pickin’ Reel

67 – Sailing Ship Columbia – Blow Ye Winds

68 – The Bootstrappers – The Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin’)

 

Bear Country / Critter Country

 

69 – Critter Country Introduction – How Do You Do

70 – Splash Mountain – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

71 – The Bluegrass Boys – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

72 – Mile Long Bar – “Bearless” Love

73 – Country Bear Jamboree – Bear Band Serenade

74 – Country Bear Vacation Hoedown – The Great Outdoors

75 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Winnie the Pooh

 

Fantasyland

 

76 – Fantasyland Introduction – Fantasy is a Land Here in Disneyland

77 – Sleeping Beauty Castle – When You Wish Upon a Star

78 – Castle Courtyard – Welcome to King Arthur’s Court

79 – King Arthur Carrousel – Once Upon a Dream

80 – Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through – Once Upon a Dream / Maliceifent’s Theme

81 – Snow White’s Wishing Well – I’m Wishing

82 – Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Heigh-Ho

83 – Peter Pan’s Flight – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!

84 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – The Merrily Song (Nowhere in Particular)

85 – Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Little Wooden Head / Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee

86 – The Village Haus – Mitenand Gaht's Besser

87 – Casey Jr. Circus Train – Casey Jr.

88 – Dumbo Flying Elephants – Pyramid of Pachyderms

89 – Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship – A Pirate’s Life / Never Smile at a Crocodile

90 – Storybook Land Canal Boats – Fantasyland Medley

91 – Alice in Wonderland – All in the Golden Afternoon / March of the Cards

92 – Mad Tea Party – The Unbirthday Song

93 – Matterhorn Bobsleds – Climb the Mountain

94 – Disneyland Yodeler – Alpaufzug

95 – Fantasyland Polka Band – Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work

96 – Topiary Gardens – It’s a Small World Clock Parade

97 – It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World

 

Videopolis Stage / Fantasyland Theatre

 

98 – Videopolis Stage – One Man’s Dream

99 – Videopolis Stage – Be Our Guest

100 – Princess Fantasy Faire – Coronation Welcome

 

Mickey’s Toontown

 

101 – The Sounds of Mickey’s Toontown

102 – Toontown Introduction – Welcome to Toontown

103 – W.A.C.K.Y.  – Toontown Wacky Radio

104 – Toontown Brass – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

105– Mickey’s Movie Barn – Steamboat Willie / Turkey in the Straw

106– Toontown Ally – Valiant and Valiant

107– Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Toontown Spin-Around / Maroon Cartoon

 

Tomorrowland

 

108 – Tomorrowland Introduction – Tomorrowland Song

109 – Star Tours – Star Tours Commercial / Star Wars Theme

110 – Star Tours Radio – The Droid Rooms

111 – Disneyland Monorail System – The Monorail Song

112 – Tomorrowland Autopia – Autopia Song

113 – Wedway PeopleMover Loading Platform – Go Go Goodyear

114 – Wedway PeopleMover – The PeopleMover Theme

115 – America Sings – Yankee Doodle / Stars and Stripes Forever

116 – The Kids of the Kingdom – Freedom

117 – All-Star College Band – All-Star College Band Theme

118 – America the Beautiful (Circle Vision 360) – America the Beautiful

119 – Disneyland Railroad: Grand Canyon Diorama – On the Trail

120 – Disneyland Railroad: Primeval World – Prelude to Mysterious Island

121 – 20K Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit – Captain Nemo’s Theme

122 – Submarine Voyage Through Liquid Space – Sailing, Sailing

123 – The Yachtsmen – A Whale of a Tale

124 – Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Beyond the Sea

125 – Adventure Though Inner Space – The Mighty Microscope / Miracles from Molecules

126 – Carousel of Progress – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

127 – Magic Eye Theatre – Magic Journeys

128 – World Premiere Circle Vision – American Jorneys

129 – Honey I Shrunk the Audience – Imagination Institute

130 – Captain EO – Just Another Part of Me

131 – Tomorrowland Terrace – Club Buzz

132 – Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters – Strange Things Are Happening to Me

133 – Rocket Rods – Born to Be Wild

134 – The Observatron – Tomorrowland 2055 Theme

135 – Rocket to the Moon – Countdown and Blastoff

136 – Tomorrowland Spaceport – World of Tomorrow Theme

137 – The Star Trader – The Little Girl from Mars

138 – Space Mountain Concourse – Control Tower Com Chat

139 – Space Mountain – Space Mountain Theme

 

Disneyland After Dark

 

140 – Flag Retreat Ceremony – The Star Spangled Banner

141 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Let’s Dance at Disneyland

142 – Videopolis – Videopolis Theme

143 – The Main Street Electrical Parade – Baroque Hoedown

144 – Fantasmic! – Theme from Fantasmic!

145 – Pixie Hollow – Tinkerbell End Title

146 – Fantasy in the Sky – Disney Medley

147 – Wurlitzer Music Store – When You Wish Upon a Star

148 – Disneyland Forever – A Kiss Goodnight

149 – Disneyland Closing Announcements – Mickey Mouse Club Alma Matter

150 – Grand Finale – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

 

DIVIDER LINE

9/1/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

"Jiminy Crickets Live!"

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Hello DisneyChris.com fans!  It's been nearly a month since our last update and I'm certain that's given many of us a chance to soak up and enjoy all the changes to Chapter 1: Disneyland Main Gate.  Recently, Chris has spent considerable time and effort getting familiar with some new podcasting software and this vlog update is the first time he's recorded a show using it; please excuse the growing pains.  The main purpose for this new software is to begin a bi-weekly live podcast of Jiminy Crickets! More to come on that later. For now, let's see what's new on the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.

Song of the Day

The Song of the Day is still being updated daily and on Mondays Chris continues to share a Mickey Mouse themed song in honor of his 90th birthday.  Mondays in October will feature spooky Mickey songs and Mondays in December will have a holiday theme! In November we are in for a special treat. Mickey's birthday has been adopted by the Walt Disney Company as November 18th, 1928, the day Steamboat Willie was released at Universal's Colony Theatre in New York City.  All November long we will enjoy classic Mickey Mouse songs along with some Minnie Mouse songs sprinkled in! She made her debut alongside Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie, and so they share the same birthday. They've been a happy couple ever since!

Speaking of Mickey's birthday, you can always enjoy special 50th (tracks 3-8) and 60th (tracks 30-32) birthday celebration audio in Chapter 24: Magical Milestones.  Chris is anticipating some 90th birthday audio to be released so look for some additional tracks in this chapter in the coming months!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

The only work Chris has done on the Audio Tour was on Track 6 in Chapter 1: Disneyland Main Gate (Disneyland - A Magical Musical Celebration).  After repeated listening, Chris has been making edits and adding new audio to increase this incredible medley to six hours in length. This fantastic and nostalgic track takes you on a musical tour of the entire park, past to present.  Chris plans to post this 150 track medley to the site in the next two weeks. Below is a listing of all the musical selections:

Disneyland – A Magical Musical Celebration

Introduction

1 – Fantasy in the Sky Fanfare

2 – The Happiest Place on Earth

3 – Disneyland Railroad Station Call

Town Square

4 – I’m Walkin’ Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

5 – Horse Drawn Street Car – The Trolley Song

6 – Paragon Ragtime Orchestra – Old Timer’s Waltz

7 – The Voices of Liberty – Golden Dream

8 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Battle Hymn of the Republic

Main Street USA

  9 – Meet Me Down on Main Street

10 – Wonderland Music Store Player Piano – Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine

11 – The Main Street Cinema – Keystone Kapers (or Custard’s Last Stand)

12 – Saxophone Quartet – Minnie’s Yoo Hoo!

13 – Coke Corner Pianist – Maple Leaf Rag

14 – Penny Arcade Orchestrion – Semper Fidelis

15 – Main Street Area Music – Goodbye My Coney Island Baby

16 – The Dapper Dans – Dearie

Disneyland On Parade

17 – The Disneyland Band – Seventy-Six Trombones / Strike-Up the Band / King Mickey March

18 – America on Parade – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

19 – The Disneyland Parade Song

20 – Parade of the Stars

Central Plaza

21 – Plaza Inn Character Breakfast – Mickey Mouse March

22 – Ariel’s Grotto – Under the Sea

23 – The Pearly Band – A Spoonful of Sugar / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

24 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Fantasy Follies

Adventureland

25 – Adventureland Song

26 – Enchanted Tiki Garden – Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii

27 – The Enchanted Tiki Room – In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

28 – Hawaiian Trio – Ko'ula

29 – The Royal Tahitians - Pupure

30 – Aladdin and Jasmine's StoryTale Adventures – Arabic Celebration

31 – Aladdin’s Oasis Dinner Show – Prince Ali

32 – Steel Drum Band – Adventureland Delight

33 – The Jungle Cruise – Sentimental Journey

34 – Temple of the Forbidden Eye – Temple Drums

35 – Indiana Jones Adventure – Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

36 – Tarzan’s Treehouse – Trashin’ the Camp

37 – Swiss Family Treehouse – Swisskapolka

New Orleans Square

38 – When the Band Plays Dixie in Disneyland

39 – The Royal Street Bachelors – Swanee River

40 – The Blue Bayou – Oh Susanna

41 – Pirates of the Caribbean – Yo Ho! Yo Ho! (A Pirate’s Life for Me)

42 – The Disney Gallery – A Spoonful of Sugar

43 – The French Market – Le Jig Francais

44 – Rivers of America Waterfront – Original Dixieland One-Step

45 – Jambalaya Jazz Band – Bourbon Street Parade

46 – The Haunted Mansion – Grim Grinning Ghosts

Frontierland

47 – Frontierland Stockade – Western Saloon

48 – Davy Crockett Arcade – The Ballad of Davy Crockett

49 – Frontierland Shooting Exposition – Bang! Went Old Betsy

50 – The Golden Horseshoe Revue – Hello Everybody / Pecos Bill

51 – Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – Mama Don’t Allow

52 – Mariachis De San Marcos – Ay, Jalisco, No Te Rajes (The Three Caballeros)

53 - Rainbow Ridge Mining Town – Honky Tonk Piano Medley

54 – Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland – All Aboard the Mine Train

55 – Rainbow Caverns – Ghostly Echoes

56 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – The Legend of Thunder Mountain

57 – Big Thunder Ranch – I’ve Got Spurs that Jingle Jangle Jingle

58 – Big Thunder Barbecue: Celebration Roundup – Woody’s Roundup

The Rivers of America

59 – Frontierland Landing – Goober Peas / Mark Twain Deck Calls

60 – The Mark Twain Steamboat – Here Comes the Old Mark Twain

61 – The Firehouse Five Plus Two – Milenberg Joys

62 – Fort Wilderness – Bugle Call

63 – Indian Village – Taos War Dance

64 – Tom Sawyer Island – Polly Wolly Doodle

65 – Mike Fink Keel Boats – Chicken Pickin’ Reel

66 – Sailing Ship Columbia – Blow Ye Winds

67 – The Bootstrappers – The Maid of Amsterdam (A-Rovin’)

Bear Country / Critter Country

68 – Critter Country Chorus – How Do You Do

69 – Splash Mountain – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

70 – The Bluegrass Boys – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

71 – Mile Long Bar – “Bearless” Love

72 – Country Bear Jamboree – Bear Band Serenade

73 – Country Bear Vacation Hoedown – The Great Outdoors

74 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Winnie the Pooh

Fantasyland

75 – Fantasy is a Land Here in Disneyland

76 – Sleeping Beauty Castle – When You Wish Upon a Star

77 – Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through – Battle with the Forces of Evil

78 – Castle Courtyard – Welcome to King Arthur’s Court

79 – King Arthur Carrousel – Once Upon a Dream

80 – Snow White’s Wishing Well – I’m Wishing

81 – Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Heigh-Ho

82 – Peter Pan’s Flight – You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!

83 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – The Merrily Song (Nowhere in Particular)

84 – Geppetto’s Workshop – Little Wooden Head

85 – Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee

86 – The Village Haus – Mitenand Gaht's Besser

87 – Casey Jr. Circus Train – Casey Jr.

88 – Dumbo Flying Elephants – Pyramid of Pachyderms

89 – Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship – A Pirate’s Life

90 – Storybook Land Canal Boats – Fantasyland Medley

91 – Alice in Wonderland – All in the Golden Afternoon

92 – Mad Tea Party – The Unbirthday Song

93 – Matterhorn Bobsleds – Climb the Mountain

94 – Disneyland Yodeler – Alpaufzug

95 – Fantasyland Polka Band – Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work

96 – Topiary Gardens – It’s a Small World Clock Parade

97 – It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World

Videopolis Stage / Fantasyland Theatre

 98 – Videopolis Stage – One Man’s Dream

99 – Videopolis Stage – Be Our Guest

100 – Princess Fantasy Faire – Coronation Welcome

Mickey’s Toontown

101 – The Sounds of Mickey’s Toontown

102 – Welcome to Toontown

103 – W.A.C.K.Y.  – Toontown Wacky Radio

104 – Toontown Brass – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

105 – Mickey’s Movie Barn – Steamboat Willie / Turkey in the Straw

106 – Toontown Ally – Valiant and Valiant

107 – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Toontown Spin-Around / Maroon Cartoon

Tomorrowland

108 – Tomorrowland Song

109 – Star Tours – Star Tours Commercial / Star Wars Theme

110 – Star Tours Radio – The Droid Rooms

111 – Disneyland Monorail System – The Monorail Song

112 – Tomorrowland Autopia – Autopia Song

113 – Wedway PeopleMover Loading Platform – Go Go Goodyear

114 – Wedway PeopleMover – The PeopleMover Theme

115 – America Sings – Yankee Doodle / Stars and Stripes Forever

116 – The Kids of the Kingdom – Freedom

117 – All-Star College Band – All-Star College Band Theme

118 – America the Beautiful (Circle Vision 360) – America the Beautiful

119 – Disneyland Railroad: Grand Canyon Diorama – On the Trail

120 – Disneyland Railroad: Primeval World – Prelude to Mysterious Island

121 – 20K Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit – Captain Nemo’s Theme

122 – Submarine Voyage Through Liquid Space – Sailing, Sailing

123 – The Yachtsmen – A Whale of a Tale

124 – Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Beyond the Sea

125 – Adventure Though Inner Space – The Mighty Microscope / Miracles from Molecules

126 – Carousel of Progress – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

127 – Magic Eye Theatre – Magic Journeys

128 – World Premiere Circle Vision – American Jorneys

129 – Honey I Shrunk the Audience – Imagination Institute

130 – Captain EO – Just Another Part of Me

131 – Tomorrowland Terrace – Club Buzz

132 – Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters – Strange Things Are Happening to Me

133 – Rocket Rods – Born to Be Wild

134 – The Observatron – Tomorrowland 2055 Theme

135 – Tomorrowland Spaceport – World of Tomorrow Theme

136 – Rocket to the Moon – Countdown and Blastoff

137 – The Star Trader – The Little Girl from Mars

138 – Space Mountain Concourse – Control Tower Com Chat

139 – Space Mountain – Space Mountain Theme

Disneyland After Dark

140 – Flag Retreat Ceremony – The Star Spangled Banner

141 – Carnation Plaza Gardens – Let’s Dance at Disneyland

142 – Videopolis – Videopolis Theme

143 – The Main Street Electrical Parade – Baroque Hoedown

144 – Fantasmic! – Theme from Fantasmic!

145 – Pixie Hollow – Tinkerbell End Title

146 – Fantasy in the Sky – Disney Medley

147 – Wurlitzer Music Store – When You Wish Upon a Star

148 – Disneyland Forever – A Kiss Goodnight

149 – Disneyland Closing Announcements – Mickey Mouse Club Alma Matter

150 – Grand Finale – Zip-A-Dee-Dah

Jiminy Crickets! Live Podcast

Mark your calendars DisneyChris.com fans!  On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 9pm EDT Disney Chris and Ruthie Brown will host the first ever Jiminy Crickets! live podcast on this same YouTube channel!  The podcast will be presented every two weeks and run from 90 minutes to two hours. It will feature news, commentary, history, conversation, trivia, reviews and special guests.  The new broadcasting software Chris is using will enable fans to interact with the podcast team as never before. There will be opportunities to watch various clips including cartoons; and using the interactive chat feature, fans can discuss and critique everything they see happening on the screen with Chris and Ruthie!  Be sure to turn on notifications on Chris's YouTube channel: DisneyChrisDotCom so you can be reminded to tune in to this inaugural event (subscribe and click the little bell on the home page). It's sure to be an enjoyable time discussing Disney topics with our favorite podcast team. If you miss the live stream, don't worry!  Every live podcast will be archived and presented on YouTube and the Jiminy Crickets! podcast channel.

Note:  The regular recorded and edited Jiminy Crickets! podcast will continue to be presented every other week, alternating with the live show.  Coming in November will be a special episode celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday!

Final Notes

It's already Halloween time in Disney Parks around the world!  Walt Disney World has even begun celebrating in August with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  To get in the spirit of the season be sure to check out Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland for some terrifically terrifying tracks of Disney themed Halloween music (tracks 3-35)!  

That's all for this update.  Be sure to tune in Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 9pm EDT for the very first Jiminy Crickets! live podcast!  Share with your friends, family and other Disney enthusiasts so we can get maximum participation! Golly, it's going to be a swell show!

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8/3/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

 

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Hello Disneyland fans! This will be an exciting update to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour!  Join Chris as he takes you on a "Grand Circle Tour" of all the changes made to Chapter 1. Before we get to that let's briefly explore the other updates since the last vlog.  Chris completed Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand after working on it for 18 months… just a half a year longer than it took for Walt to complete Disneyland!  The last two tracks he worked on to complete this chapter were:

Track 73: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow & Connie Haines

Track 74: Buddy Rich & The Buddy Rich Orchestra

Head on over to Chapter 21 and relive the magic of the big band era (and more) in the Plaza Gardens.  One exciting note: completion of this chapter now puts the Audio Tour at an amazing 1,615 tracks of Disneyland memories!  

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Let's join Chris now as he takes us on a tour of what's new in Chapter 1: Welcome to Disneyland - The Disneyland Main Gate.  Chris received quite a bit of new audio, and is planning to make improvements and edits to several existing tracks. To prepare for the planned additions, he added new “Coming Soon” slots on the page with new liner notes and included some new photos as well.  Of the new tracks being added, many came from other chapters that Chris felt also belonged in this "Welcome to Disneyland" chapter. Many of these tracks from other chapters have already been added to the page. Some will require additional editing. While Chris goes into entertaining detail regarding most of the tracks, these show notes will focus on what's new and what's "Coming Soon".  Let's begin with our beloved Uncle Walt!

Chris loosely arranged the page so that it is in segments. Some of these segments are specifically listed, other I am naming based on what is contained within these sections...

"Introduction to Disneyland" Section (Tracks 1-5)

Track 3: Disneyland Opening Day Dedication.  Chris added a wonderful color photo of Walt on Disneyland's opening day: July 17, 1955.  Although this may be a photo of Walt giving the Frontierland dedication speech, Chris photoshopped it a bit to make it look like Town Square.  I love it!

Track 5: Griffith Park Carousel COMING SOON.  Music from the "carousel that started it all"!

"The Songs and Music of Disneyland" Section (Tracks 6-17)

Track 6: Disneyland - A Magical Musical Celebration COMING SOON.  I'm really excited for this track as it will be a medley of songs you'd hear while walking around the park and experiencing attractions!  Some examples will be "Meet Me Down on Main Street", audio from "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Haunted Mansion", "The Country Bear Jamboree" (Awl-rrright!!!) and Chris's favorite, "It's a Small World".

Track 8: Disneyland Song Parade NEW.  This is a re-mix of songs featuring the original four lands, taken from a 1950s Golden Records children's album.

Track 11: The Disneyland Sound COMING SOON.  This new track will feature goosebump inducing audio from Walt Disney's television show "Disneyland".  Nostalgic fans will associate this music with the general excitement and optimistic feelings of a day at Disneyland.

Track 13: It Can Only Happen in Disneyland NEW.  This track was already on the page but it was moved up to this section. It  is music from an ad campaign in the late 1980s that Chris enhanced with a new ending!

Track 16: If You Believe in Magic NEW.  This track came from Chapter 2: Town Square and features audio from the popular film, "Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years" that played in the lobby of the Opera House in Town Square.

Track 17: Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years NEW.  The score for the film composed by legendary film composer, John Debney.

"Disneyland in TV Land" Section (Tracks 18-30)

This section is not to be confused with the existing chapter of the same name.  In fact, some tracks from that chapter will be presented here (Tracks 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28).  Just as the previous section, this will encompass Disneyland as a whole over the years and will feature audio from popular episodes of his television series, "Disneyland" and "The Wonderful World of Color".  The following tracks are some of the episodes Chris will be working on. How cool will it be to listen to these on road trips to the parks? I can't wait!

Track 22: Dateline Disneyland - Opening Day Live Broadcast COMING SOON.  Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan and Robert Cummings bring us the action from this historical day!

Track 25: Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 COMING SOON.  The Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage...a celebration of these engineering marvels!

Track 29: Disneyland 10th Anniversary COMING SOON.  Who doesn't absolutely love this episode and adore the Disneyland tencennial ambassador, Julie Reihm?

Track 30: Disneyland Around the Seasons COMING SOON.  Vintage audio from the Candlelight Processional!  I'm guessing here...what will Chris surprise us with?

"Disneyland at the Movies" (Tracks 31-33)

These three tracks (31: Disneyland USA, 32: A Gala Day at Disneyland, 33: 40 Pounds of Trouble) are copied from Chapter 26 - Disneyland in TV Land: Your Host Walt Disney in the section "Disneyland on the Big Screen"

"Disneyland Special Presentations" Section (Tracks 34-37)

Track 35: Disneyland 10th Anniversary Banquet COMING SOON.  This unique track will feature Walt Disney giving a wonderful "off the cuff" speech during this celebration at the Disneyland Hotel.

“Traveling to Disneyland” Section (Tracks 38-43)

“Entering the Park, Retro Days” Section (Tracks 44-63)

Track 49: Kennel Club - Area Background Music COMING SOON.  Leave it to "Chris the Completist" to find some very interesting audio of our pets hanging out with Pluto, Lady, the Tramp, Old Yeller, Big Red, Savage Sam while we enjoy the park....I could go on and on...the list of Disney dogs is a long one!

Track 51: Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner COMING SOON.  A narration by the famed Disneyland announcer Jack Wagner describing a horticulturist's dream come true that is Disneyland's landscaping.  

Track 61: Main Gate Newsstand - Souvenirs Medley COMING SOON.  This track features a collection of songs that reference the souvenirs you could find at the newsstand before entering the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy!

Track 62: The Unlimited Passport COMING SOON.  In 1982 Disneyland introduced the Unlimited Passport in place of the ticket books that contained a limited number of coupons that could be used to experience attractions.  This track is a 1980s television advertisement featuring the transition from those now collectible ticket books to the Unlimited Passport!

“Kodak Super 8 Disneyland Home Movies” Section (Tracks 64-70)

“Meet the Disneyland Cast” Section (Tracks 71-75)

Track 71: In Search of Excellence – Disney Cast Members COMING SOON.  Audio from a 1980s documentary showcasing the rigorous training all cast members experience: Traditions One!

Track 72: The Disney Way - Disney University Cast Member Orientation COMING SOON.  A film "laden with nostalgia" shown to new cast members!

Track 73: Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate / Main Street USA COMING SOON.  An early 1980s slide show presented to new hires, narrated by Jack Wagner!

Track 75: We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training COMING SOON.  More cast member training fun this time from the 1990s!

"Disneyland Home Entertainment" Section (Tracks 76-78)

These tracks which are also featured on the “Wonderful World of Disney” chapter feature home video releases from the 1990s that provide audio tours and some Disneyland sing-along fun!  Veterans of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour will recognize audio from the old Kodak Making Memories Track.

"Promotion, Advertising and Commercials" Section (Tracks 79-84)

Track 79: And Now a Word from Our Sponsors COMING SOON.  A medley of several television advertisements from the 1980s and 90s that showcase the general nostalgia of Disneyland.  I'm sure to recognize many of these being a child of 1980s and completely obsessed with all things Disneyland...the clothesline in the backyard can be turned into the Skyway attraction, right?

Track 82: Disney Dollars COMING SOON.  Really fun audio from the Disney Dollar advertising campaign created by the first ever president of Disneyland, Jack Lindquist!

"Entering the Park, Today” Section (Tracks 85-96)

Track 92: The Straw Hat Strutters - Good Morning Concert COMING SOON.  This is the small welcome ensemble that sets the perfect Disneyland mood as you enter the park and stroll through Town Square and Main Street U.S.A.  

"Planning a Disneyland Resort Vacation" Section (Tracks 97-101)

Track 99: Disneyland Resort Vacation Planning DVD 2003 COMING SOON.  Most of these tracks are also featured on the “Disneyland Hotel” chapter. Chris just came across another DVD and will also be adding the audio to this section.  I've got a few of these stashed away somewhere! I'd order one even if I wasn't planning a vacation so I could satisfy my craving for seeing what's new at the parks!

“More Disneyland Esplanade” Section (Tracks 102-104)

Track 102: Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music COMING SOON.  The 2017 version of mood setting Disney tunes you hear as you stroll between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.

Track 103: Disneyland Esplanade - Pixar Fest Area Background Music COMING SOON.  During the summer of 2018 you can enjoy the familiar sounds from beloved Pixar Films in the esplanade.  Chris has captured this audio so we can enjoy long after Pixar Fest has ended!

Track 104: Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center COMING SOON.  Chris received a track listing from a friend who heard about this event at the Tomorrowland Starcade.  While shopping for exclusive merchandise and signing up for in-park experiences, annual passholders could enjoy a nostalgic loop that featured songs from all over the park.

"Downtown Disney Shopping District" Section (Tracks 105-108)

These tracks feature loops from the popular shopping and dining area during the day and night.  Chris collected audio loops from 2017 and 2018 to include some exclusive Pixar Fest themed music as well as the loop playing in the World of Disney store!

Track 109, “Disneyland Medley,” is sort of the grand finale to the chapter. It features pop songs over the years that have had a Disneyland theme. Chris will be adding more songs to this mix in the near future.

Well, we've pulled back into the Main Street U.S.A. railroad station after a whirlwind tour of Chapter 1.  Lots of great new content already available and even more exciting tracks coming soon! So get to listening and don't forget to check out the 100th episode of the Jiminy Crickets! podcast while you're at it!

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7/20/18 Vlog Update

 

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

 

"Feed the Birds"

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Things have been heating up recently at DisneyChris.com...as well as all over the country!  We broke a heat index record here in San Antonio over the weekend and Providence, RI hasn't been much cooler.  Luckily Chris and I have working air conditioning so he can keep working on the site and I can bring you these show notes to keep you updated!  Chris has been busy since the last update so let's dive right in!

Podcast Update:

Chris and Ruthie finished recording the 100th episode of the Jiminy Crickets! podcast and it is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 1st.  Be sure to tune in to this milestone episode on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or the podcast home page.  While you're there catch up on the recent episodes featuring Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, America Sings and the Hayley Mills live-action film, Summer Magic.  Over at Sideshow Sound Radio, Chris was a guest on Mouse Music Episode 13 featuring a look at New Orleans Square in Disneyland and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 49th feature length film, The Princess and the Frog!  I really enjoyed the podcast on a recent road trip, especially Chris's historical feature on the legendary Walt Disney Studios composer, George Bruns. Well known for creating the unique "Disneyland Sound" of the 1950s and 60s, Bruns also composed a treasure trove of memorable songs for the studios' animated shorts andfeature films.  Chris discusses three such beloved tunes on this fantastic episode!

A live podcast?

Chris is looking for a volunteer who would be willing to lend a hand in helping the Jiminy Crickets! podcast broadcast a live show airing every other Wednesday at 9pm Eastern Time.  If you have any computer expertise, have experience in the technical aspect of setting up a live podcast and want to help a great podcast get even better, send Chris and email at DCLyndon@gmail.com.  

Become a Subscriber!

As lovers of Disney music, this website provides a unique experience to relive Disneyland moments of the past and present.  Chris puts a lot of effort into providing over 1600 audio tracks to his fans free of charge. However, there are costs to operating the site and although Chris has a wonderful sponsor (ConciEARS - a professional Disney vacation planning service that creates custom vacations for you...at no cost!), he still counts on Patreon subscribers to help offset the cost of maintaining DisneyChris.com.  Please consider becoming a subscriber by visiting his Patreon page.  You can also set up a monthly recurring donation via PayPal.  As an incentive, Chris provides exclusive audio content to all of his subscribers!  Every dollar helps Chris to continue this labor of love!

Song of the Day Archive

Mickey Mondays continue in celebration of Mickey's 90th birthday this year.  Every Monday in October and December will feature special holiday versions of some classic Mickey tunes!

Disneyland Magical Audio Tour

Now that we got the "mousekeeping" done, let's focus on the Audio Tour!  Chris will soon be adding a special new track to Chapter 2: Town Square.  The Disneyland Opera House once displayed Walt Disney's working office, including the piano the Sherman Brothers would play "Feed the Birds" on Friday afternoons for Walt.  Track 37, "Walt Disney's Formal Office - Grand Piano" will feature some wonderful audio that would've likely been played on this historical instrument.

Let's move over to Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand.  Chris has been extremely busy updating this chapter and is proud to announce that it is complete!  A good portion of work since the last update was devoted to finishing up the Big Bands in Disneyland section (Tracks 62-74).  In 1984 the Disney Channel presented a 12 episode series that featured Big Bands performing live at the Plaza Gardens. This section was a HUGE undertaking as it took an astounding 8-12 hours to edit each track!  Chris was able to capture the audio, edit it and present it here for our enjoyment. For us swing band fans, we will be eternally grateful for Chris's extraordinary effort. All but one track features the actual audio as it was performed in Disneyland.  The exception is Track 63: The Glenn Miller Orchestra Directed by Dick Gerhart. Chris has been unable to locate the audio from the Disney Channel series, but instead presents the audio from another television special from the same year. Rest assured that if Chris ever finds the Disneyland audio he will update this track!  

Track 89: 1990s Grad Nite Party is also done!  This is very cool since I graduated high school in 1992 and attended one of the party nights that year...got to get my groove on and enjoy this playlist:

90’s Grad Nite Party

1 – Seduction 1990 – Two to Make it Right

2 – Jody Watley 1990 – Real Love

3 – Stevie B 1990 – Because I Love You (The Postman’s Song)

4 – Kevin Paige 1990 – Anything I Want

5 – Timmy T 1991 – One More Try

6 – En Vogue 1991 – You Don’t Have to Worry

7 – Tara Kemp 1991 – Hold You Tight

8 – C & C Music Factory 1991- Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

9 – Classic Example 1992 – Don’t Make Me Wait

10 – MC Lyte 1992 – Cha Cha Cha

11 – Mint Condition 1992 – Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)

12 – Shanice 1992 – I Love Your Smile

13 – RTZ 1992 – Until Your Love Comes Back Around

14 – Restless Heart 1992 – Born in a High Wind

15 – Ace of Base 1992 – All That She Wants

16 – PM Dawn 1993 – Looking Through Patient Eyes

17 – Jon Secada 1993 – I’m Free

18 – Boy Krazy 1993 – That’s What Love Can Do

19 – Shai 1993 – Baby I’m Yours

20 – Hi Five 1993 – I Like the Way

21 – All 4 One 1994 – I Swear

22 – Xscape 1994 – Just Kickin’ It

23 – No Doubt with Gwen Stefani 1995 – Just a Girl

That's all for this update!  Remember, if you have the means please consider contributing to Chris so he can keep the site running.  Use the links above to become a subscriber today! See you all real soon!

 

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7/06/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

A Salute to Mickey!

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Hello Disney music lovers!  I certainly hope everyone had a distinctly patriotic 4th of July!  My family and I traveled to a small town in Texas to enjoy an old fashioned patriotic parade and a civic band in the quaint town square!  When it came time for fireworks the weather had other plans, but that's quite all right since Texas thunderstorms can be an entertaining spectacle!  I should mention that on the drive we enjoyed a few patriotic tracks from Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland which got us in a celebratory mood for the holiday.  Just one of many reasons we all love and appreciate the hard work Chris puts into building this website.

So, what's new this week on DisneyChris.com?  Well, not much in the way of updates to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  Chris tackled a few other things and got them done so he can devote a huge block of time to address the "coming soons" and other track edits he discussed on the last update.  So expect a big update on the next vlog! In the meantime let's chat about what Chris has been up to the last couple of weeks:

Song of the Day Archive

During the first 10 days of July Chris uploaded a daily Disney song to celebrate America's 242nd birthday!  Click the link above to enjoy these great Disney songs. Also, Mickey Mondays have been an entertaining addition to the Song of the Day Archive and the songs for July 2nd and 9th feature Mickey showing off his spirit for the good 'ole Stars and Stripes.  Mickey Mondays will continue through November in celebration of his 90th birthday, and don't forget that Minnie Mouse also turns 90 as she debuted along Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928. So be on the lookout for some Minnie Mouse songs in November, too!  Yoo-hoo!

Note: Mickey Mondays will preempt the annual "Supercalifragilistic September" of Sherman Brother songs since, surprisingly, the grammy winning brothers never wrote a song for Walt's best pal!  In October Mickey will try to scare us each Monday and I'm sure Chris has a "spooktacular" playlist for the rest of the month we celebrate Halloween. I'd be fine with 31 days of Bing Crosby singing the Headless Horseman from the The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad! Hint hint.....

Jiminy Crickets! Podcast

I became acquainted with Chris through his podcast first and then discovered DisneyChris.com.  What I love most about the podcast is the music Chris selects for each episode. You'll discover some rare treasures all edited and re-mastered for a superb aural experience.  The last three podcasts are no exception! Click the title above and listen to the last three episodes:

Episode 97A and 97B - Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

In this very special two part episode, Ruthie and Chris are joined by their favorite fine feathered friend from down south, Wendell Jones of the Sideshow Sound Theatre podcast network. Together these three bird brains discuss the history of Walt Disney's groundbreaking audio-animatronic attraction, The Enchanted Tiki Room, now celebrating its 55th anniversary. They will take you through the entire show, discussing the vocal cast, the amazing musical score, the show's developers, creative artists and technicians, and the very inspiration behind this tropical hideaway filled with joyous song and wondrous miracles.

Episode 98 - A Tribute to America Sings

This episode, in celebration of the 4th of July, Chris and Ruthie take a fabulous journey through the history of American song, discussing in detail the famous extinct Disneyland attraction, America Sings. Together they will share the history of the attraction, the many voice actors and songs from the show, and the aftermath after the attraction sadly closed in April of 1988. So climb aboard the carousel and join them on a magical, musical journey... Pop Goes the Weasel!!!

Episode 99 - Walt Disney's Summer Magic

This episode, Chris and Ruthie pay tribute to one of their all time favorite films, Walt Disney's classic live-action musical, "Summer Magic," which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this month. Together they share the behind-the-scenes history of the movie, discuss the cast including the adorable Hayley Mills and the legendary Burl Ives, walk you through the plot including their favorite scenes, and share all the amazing Sherman Brothers songs. So, it's time to do some "Flitterin" back to "Beautiful Beulah" for a nostalgic retrospective on a movie that truly is "The Pink of Perfection." Join us on "The Front Porch" for a little slice of Americana and a big dose of "Summer Magic."

In closing, Chris did make a slight adjustment to Chapter 23: Holiday Time in Disneyland of the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour.  He rearranged the tracks chronologically by holiday for our listening convenience! The only exceptions are the International Festivals and Year of Celebration tracks; those remain at the end of the chapter.  Lastly, Chris had his site updated to conform with the latest security standards to keep us all safe as we surf the site. That's all for this update! We'll see ya real soon!

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6/23/18 Vlog Update

Show Notes by Brian Crawford

“Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”

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Hello everyone!  I’m excited to help Chris out with some hopefully entertaining show notes for the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour vlog updates.  Chris puts his Disney heart and soul providing a truly unique product for Disney music fans, so let’s see what he has been up to since the last vlog!  

Chris opens up with a bit of housekeeping explaining that he was up against a deadline on another project which is why it has been a while since the last update.  The deadline you ask? June 23, 2018, the 55th anniversary of the widely accepted debut of Audio-Animatronics in the tropical hideaway of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room!  In celebration of the anniversary, Chris and his podcast partners Ruthie Brown and Wendell Jones have been furiously working to finish up Episode 97A, the first half of a wonderful episode explaining the history, origins and people involved with our beloved Adventureland attraction in Disneyland.  This episode was released on the anniversary and is packed with wonderful rare audio which is sure to please even the most knowledgeable fan of this pioneering attraction. The second half of the podcast is also available to enjoy now!

Do yourself a favor, grab a Dole Whip and head over to http://jcricketspodcast.blogspot.com or the Jiminy Crickets podcast channel on iTunes and listen.  Be sure to leave a 5 star review and help promote this wonderful podcast.  In my opinion it is one of the best Disney history and current event podcasts available.  Chris puts a lot of time and effort into making these very entertaining and historically accurate, including relevant and fun audio clips that all of us disneychris.com fans have come to enjoy.  So, don’t anger the gods by your “lack” of celebrating; listen to it today!

Also in honor of the 55th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Chris posted in his Song of the Day archive, one of the signature songs of the attraction, “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing”.  This 1969 rendition features the Mellow Men Quartet including one of our favorite Disney voices, Thurl Ravenscroft.  During the month of June Chris has been posting some very fun songs celebrating Donald Duck’s 84th birthday on June 9th, and for Father’s Day, music featuring some of our beloved Disney Dads.

Chris is also honoring his favorite Disney character by introducing a feature called “Mickey Mondays”.  Every Monday for the rest of 2018 Chris will post a song dedicated to the mouse that started it all Coming in November expect a jam packed month full of Mickey music as we celebrate his 90th birthday!  Scroll to the top of the page and click on “Song of the Day Archive” and start enjoying the tunes.  I like to listen every morning while I shave….good times. Hey, you have to make shaving fun somehow!

Now that the housekeeping is all done let’s move on to the Disneyland Magical Audio Tour update.  In this episode Chris lays out a game plan for the rest of 2018, addressing many of the “Coming Soon” holes in the Audio Tour (he’s talking to you, fans of the Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour!!) and cleaning up the audio on several other tracks.  Let’s start at the very beginning (which is usually a very good place to start...oops...not Disney, but close...).

Chapter 1: The Disneyland Main Gate

Track 69 – Disneyland Esplanade – Pixar Fest Area Background Music.  A loop of music from Pixar Films

Track 78 – Disneyland Medley. New audio recently discovered will be added to this entertaining mix of popular songs about Disneyland.  Besides addressing the “Coming Soons”, this is an example of the work Chris will do to several tracks across all chapters improving the content and audio quality.  

Chapter 2: Town Square

Tracks 67 – 70 – Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tours.  Many fans have been dying to hear to this audio and Chris has a plan to add this by the end of the year! The wait will soon be over and it will be “All Aboard” for us railroad fans

Track 71 – Disneyland Railroad Grand Circle Tour – 2015.  Chris plans on editing this track inserting more authentic train sounds and cleaning up the audio.

Chapter 4: Central Plaza ; Chapter 6: Adventureland

Chris will update all of the "Coming Soons" in these two chapters by the end of the year!   

Chapter 21: Disneyland After Dark

Originally, Chapters 21 and 22 formed one chapter, but since the size grew to well over 100 tracks, Chris split it into the two chapters currently available.  This chapter is "technically done", but Chris is adding some additional content to various tracks including:

Track 82 - Tomorrowland Terrace.  Added six new bands to this mix.

Track 84 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Summer 2017.  This track currently exists in the Disneyland Bandstand chapter but is just as relevant in Disneyland After Dark.

Chapter 22: Disneyland Bandstand

Chris has made some progress on this chapter recently and has 12 tracks left to update.  The plan is to complete it during the month of July.

Tracks 62 - 74 - Big Bands in Disneyland Summer Concert Series.  These are difficult to edit since they are taken from live performances and Chris would like to clean up a lot of the audience noise to enhance the audio experience.  The Glen Miller Orchestra track is completed.

 

Track 89 - 1990s Grad Nite Party.  This mix only covers Grad Nite music from 1990-1994 since Disneyland phased out big name entertainment shortly after 1994.

 

Tracks 102 - 117 - Tomorrowland Terrace.  Chris engaged with a Twitter user and discovered two additional bands. He added those new bands plus the other four tracks that needed to be finished:

 

Track 103: Club Buzz - The Jakes

Track 104: Aquabats

Track 105: Aly & AJ

Track 106: Steve Rushton

Track 116: The Bolts

Track 117: Thomasina

 

Chris finished editing these and has declared Tomorrowland Terrace is complete!  

Chapter 23: Christmas in Disneyland

Another chapter with some "Coming Soons" and other tracks Chris would like to complete to enhance our 2018 Christmas celebration!

Chapter 27: The Wonderful World of Disney

This chapter centers around Disneyland themed television shows post-Walt Disney through the 1990s.

Tracks 49 – 53 – Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.  This is a 1981 television special previewing EPCOT center and sharing some history of Walt Disney!  Chris has finally obtained all of the audio for this special, which is great quality so this should be a quick addition.  

Track 55 – Big Bands in Disneyland. This is a medley of world famous swing bands that performed at the Plaza Gardens and featured in a 1984 Disney Channel series! Break out those dance shoes!

So that does it for the update for June 23rd, 2018!  In summary, Chris has laid out a plan to finish editing/adding an impressive total of 102 tracks.  Many of these are "Coming Soon" and others are files Chris simply wants to edit and improve. He's heard the clamoring from his adoring fans and rest assured some great additions are COMING SOON!  As a final plug, if you enjoy this content consider making a small monthly donation to DisneyChris.com by clicking here!

Special mention:  The following song lists comprise all of the medley tracks Chris updated in the previous two Disneyland Audio Tour vlog updates.  Enjoy!

 

Pop Pourri

1 – The Checkmates LTD – Mastered the Art of Love 1967

2 – Round Robin – I’m the Wolf Man 1965
3 – The Individuals – I Want Love 1967
4 – The Vibrants – Something About You Baby 1967
5 – The Spats – She Done Moved 1965
6 – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully 1965  NEW
7 – The Six Deep Girl – It’s Over 1967
8 – Jackie Lee – The Duck 1965
9 – Jim Doval and the Gauchos – Annie Ya Ya 1965
10 – The Hondells – Follow the Bouncing Ball 1969
11 – The Sunrays – I Live For the Sun 1966
12 – The Premieres – Get on This Plane 1966
13 – The Joe Tex Band – Chocolate Cherry 1968
14 – Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon – Follow the Sunshine 1967
15 – The Regents – Words 1966
16 – Shango – That’s My Bag 1970
17 – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Knock on Wood 1968

 

On Stage USA

1 – New Classic Singers – Call Me 1966  NEW

2 – Gary Lewis and the Playboys – Sunny 1968
3 – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – Aint No Mountain High Enough 1967  NEW
4 – Lulu – To Sir With Love 1967  NEW
5 – Freddy and the Sounds of Soul – That Ain’t Right 1964
6 – Gloria Jones – Tainted Love 1964
7 – H.B. Barnum – Heartbreaker 1967
8 – The Bantams – Follow Me 1966
9 – Dick and Dee Dee – Heartbeats 1965
10 – Mickey and the Invaders – You’ll Never Know 1965
11 – Jackie and Gayle – Our Love is Gonna Snowball 1965
12 – The Swinging Apollas – You’re Absolutely Right 1965
13 – Doodletown Pipers – Spanish Flea 1967
14 – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Woman, Woman 1967
15 – Five Americans – Western Union 1967  NEW
16 – Billy Joe Royal – Down in the Boondocks 1965  NEW
17 – Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies – Different Drum 1967  NEW
18 – Kelly Garrett – Love’s the Only Answer 1968
19 – Jose Feleiciano – Light My Fire 1968
20 – B.J. Thomas – Hooked on a Feeling 1968
21 – Four Freshmen – Walk on By1968  NEW
22 – The Honey LTD – I’m So Glad 1968  NEW
23 – Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts – Angel of the Morning 1968  NEW
24 – 1910 Fruitgum Company – Candy 1969
25 – Tommy Roe –  Dizzy 1969  NEW
26 – Peppermint Rainbow – You’re the Sound of Love 1969
27 – Friends of Distinction – Grazing the Grass 1969  NEW

 

Rock N Roll Reunion

1 – Sha Na Na – Remember When
2 – The Platters – Only You
3 – The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk
4 – Theresa Brewer – Music Music Music
5 – Frankie Avalon – Venus
6 – Pat Boone – Tutti Fruitti
7 – Chuck Berry – Johnnie B. Goode

 

Great American Music Machine

1 – The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save 1970
2 – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – The Tears of a Clown 1970
3 – Honey Cone – Want Ads 1969
4 – Mark Lindsay – Silver Bird 1970
5 – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles 1970  NEW
6 – Rufus Thomas – Let the Good Times Roll 1970  NEW
7 – The Brooklyn Bridge – Free as the Wind 1970
8 – The Grass Roots – Sooner or Later 1971
9 – The Temptations – Just My Imagination 1971  NEW
10 – The Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow 1971
11 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Indian Reservation 1971
12 – The Osmonds – Down By the Lazy River 1971
13 – We Five – Oh Lonesome Me 1971  NEW
14 – The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There 1971  NEW
15 – The Four Tops – Ain’t No Woman Like the One I’ve Got 1972  NEW
16 – The New Seekers – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing 1972  NEW
17 – The Carpenters – Top of the World 1972
18 – Climax – Precious and Few 1972
19 – Robert John – The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1972
20 – Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band – Garden Party 1972  NEW
21 – Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays the Fool 1972  NEW
22 – Helen Reddy – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) 1973
23 – Tony Orlando and Dawn – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree 1973
24 – The Cornelius Brothers – Too Late to Turn Back Now 1973  NEW
25 – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods – Billy Don’t Be a Hero 1974
26 – Gladys Knight and the Pips – The Midnight Train to Georgia 1973

 

The Great Rock Circus

1 – The Righteous Brothers – Rock n’ Roll Heaven 1974
2 – Brownsville Station – Smokin’ in the Boys Room 1974  NEW
3 – Canned Heat – One More River to Cross 1973  NEW
4 – The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can 1973
5 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way 1974
6 – Sami Jo – Without You 1974
7 – Loggins and Messina – Watching the River Run 1974  NEW
8 – Papa John Creach – Friendly Possibilities 1974  NEW
9 – Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain 1974  NEW
10 – Andrae Crouch and the Disciples – Take Me Back 1974  NEW
11 – Peter Noone – Oh You Pretty Things 1974  NEW
12 – Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You 1974
13 – 10CC – I’m Not in Love 1975  NEW
14 – Hudson Brothers – So You Are a Star 1975  NEW
15 – Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right 1975
16 – Gene Cotton – Let Your Love Flow 1975  NEW
17 – Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love 1975  NEW
18 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby 1976
19 – Cecilio & Kapono – Friends 1976  NEW
20 – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart – I Love You (And I'm Glad That I Said It) 1976
21 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run 1976

 

More Legends of Country

1 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind 1967
2 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy 1970
3 – Don Gibson and Sue Thompson – Good Old Fashioned Country Love 1974
4 – Johnny Paycheck – She’s All I Got 1971
5 – The Hagar Twins – I’m Miles Away 1970
6 – Kay Austin – Big Red Roses 1978
7 – Faron Young – It’s Four in the Morning 1971
8 – Freddie Fender – Before the Next Teardrop Falls 1974  NEW
9 – Stoney Edwards – She’s My Rock 1973
10 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn 1972
11 – Johnny Tillotson – Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming 1972
12 – Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl 1974  NEW
13 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love 1977
14 – Larry Groce – A Woman Indeed 1971  NEW
15 – Mission Mountain Wood Band – Sweet Maria 1977  NEW
16 – Johnny Lee – Country Party 1977
17 – Susie Allanson – Run to Her 1981
18 – Big Al Downing – Mr. Jones 1978
19 – Becky Hobbs – The More I Get the More I Want 1978
20 – Wild Oats – Heartache 1977
21 – Lynn Anderson – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1970 (Later Recording)
21 – Charlie Daniels – The South’s Gonna Do It Again 1975

 

Space Stage – Space Age Disco Concert

1 – KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It 1975
2 – Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat 1973
3 – Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye 1975
4 – Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster 1975
5 – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way 1975
6 – The Spinners – Rubberband Man 1976
7 – Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music 1976  NEW
8 – Marylyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – You Don’t Have to Be a Star 1976  NEW
9 – Bette Midler – Strangers in the Night 1976  NEW
10 – Sammy Davis Jr. – Well Make It This Time 1976  NEW
11 – Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around 1976  NEW
12 – Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel 1976  NEW
13 – Natalie Cole – Party Lights 1977
14 – Commodores – Brick House 1977  NEW
15 – Peaches and Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing 1978
16 – Con Funk Shun – Shake and Dance with Me 1978
17 – High Inergy – Lovin’ Fever 1978
18 – The Raes – A Little Lovin’ Keeps the Doctor Away 1978  NEW
19 – Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman 1978  NEW
20 – Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough 1979
21 – Willie Aames and Paradise – Why Don’t You Answer 1979
22 – Rupert Homes – Escape (Pina Colada Song) 1979  NEW
23 – Manhattan Transfer – Birdland 1979
24 – Kool and the Gang – Good Time Tonight 1981

 

Disneyland Disco Dance Party

1 – Billy Preston – Disco Dancin’ 1977
2 – Dexter Wansel – Disco Lights 1976  NEW
3 – Seawind – We Got a Way 1976  NEW
4 – Roy Ayers – Runnin’ Away 1977
5 – Stargard – Which Way is Up 1977
6 – Meco – Star Wars Theme 1977
7 – Rose Royce – It Makes You Feel Like Dancin’ 1977
8 – First Choice – Doctor Love 1977  NEW
9 – Willie Bobo – Always There 1978
10 – Voyage – Souvenirs 1978
11 – Teri DeSario – Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Keep Me From You 1978
12 – Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ 1979
13 – The Glass Family – Mr. D.J. Do You Know How to Make Me Dance 1979
14 – Shalamar – The Second Time Around 1979
15 – Angela Bofill – What I Wouldn’t Do (For the Love of You) 1979
16 – Sister Sledge – He’s the Greatest Dancer 1979
17 – Disco Mickey Mouse 1979  NEW
18 – Santa Esmeralda – Another Cha Cha 1979  NEW
19 – Arpeggio – Love and Desire 1979  NEW
20 – S.O.S. – S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dat Dat Dat Dit Dit Dit) 1980  NEW

 

80’s Grad Nite Party - Part 1 1980-1984

1 – Kool and the Gang 1980 – Celebration
2 – K.C. and the Sunshine Band 1980 – Do You Wanna Go Party
3 – Shalamar 1980 – A Night to Remember
4 – Teri DeSario 1980 – Time After Time
5 – Tierra 1981 – Together
6 – Gleaming Spires 1981 – Going Hey Hey  NEW
7 – Sister Sledge 1981 – We Are Family
8 – The Pointer Sisters 1982 – I’m So Excited
9 – Tommy Tutone 1982 – Jenny (867-5309)
10 – Frankie and the Knockouts 1982 – Sweetheart
11 – Skyy 1982 – Call Me
12 – English Beat 1982 – Mirror in the Bathroom  NEW
13 – U2 1983 – Sunday Bloody Sunday  NEW
14 – Evelyn Champagne King 1983 – Love Come Down  NEW
15 – Kajagoogoo 1983 – Too Shy  NEW
16 – Berlin 1983 – Pleasure Victim
17 – Greg Kihn 1983 – Jeopardy
18 – Steel Breeze 1983 – You Don’t Want Me Anymore
19 – Dazz Band 1983 – Let It Whip
20 – Cheryl Lynn 1983 – Preppie
21 – Maxine Nightingale 1984 – Lead Me On  NEW
22 – Sonny Charles 1984 – Put it in a Magazine  NEW
23 – The Gap Band 1984 – You Dropped a Bomb on Me  NEW
24 – Jason and the Scorchers 1984 – Absolutely Sweet Marie  NEW
25 – Cheap Trick 1984 – I Can’t Take It  NEW
26 – Dwight Twiley 1984 – Jungle
27 – Con Funk Shun 1984 – Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold
28 – Sparks 1984 – Mickey Mouse  NEW

 

80’s Grad Nite Party - Part 2 1985-1989

1 – Animotion 1985 – Obsession
2 – Midnight Star 1985 – No Parking on the Dance Floor
3 – Shannon 1985 – Let the Music Play
4 – X 1985 – Burning House of Love  NEW
5 – The Blasters 1985 – Dark Night  NEW
6 – Dan Hartman 1985 – We Are the Young
8 – Teena Marie 1985 – Lovergirl
7 – INXS 1986 – What You Need  NEW
9 – Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine 1986 – Conga
10 – Mr. Mister 1986 – Broken Wings
11 – Klymaxx 1986 – Meeting in the Ladies Room
12 – Starpoint 1986 – Object of My Desire
13 – Wang Chung 1987 – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
14 – Ready For the World 1987 – Oh Sheila
15 – Glass Tiger 1987 – Don’t Forget Me (When I Am Gone)
16 – Bobby Brown 1987 – Don’t Be Cruel
17 – The Hooters 1987 – All You Zombies  NEW
18 – Roy Orbison 1987 – Pretty Woman  NEW
19 – Nancy Martinez 1987 – For Tonight
20 – Men Without Hats 1988 – Pop Goes the World
21 – Expose’ 1988 – Come Go With Me
22 – Roger Troutman 1988 – I Want to Be Your Man
23 – Force MD’s 1988 – Tender Love
24 – Michael Bolton 1988 – That’s What Love is All About
25 – Information Society 1989 – What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)  NEW
26 – Will to Power 1989 – Dreamin’  NEW
27 – The Pasadenas 1989 – Tribute (Right On)  NEW
28 – Surface 1989 – Shower Me With Your Love  NEW
29 – Samantha Fox 1989 – I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)
30 – New Kids on the Block 1989 – You Got It (The Right Stuff)

 

Pop Pourri (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – The Checkmates Ltd. – Mastered the Art of Love 1967
2 – Round Robin – I’m the Wolf Man 1965
3 – The Individuals – I Want Love 1967
4 – The Vibrants – Something About You Baby 1967
5 – The Spats – She Done Moved 1965
6 – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully 1965  NEW
7 – The Six Deep Girl – It’s Over 1967
8 – Jackie Lee – The Duck 1965
9 – Jim Doval and the Gauchos – Annie Ya Ya 1965
10 – The Hondells – Follow the Bouncing Ball 1969
11 – The Sunrays – I Live For the Sun 1966
12 – The Premieres – Get on This Plane 1966
13 – The Joe Tex Band – Chocolate Cherry 1968
14 – Sugar Sugar – The Sound Castle Ltd 1969
15 – Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon – Follow the Sunshine 1967
16 – The Regents – Words 1966
17 – Shango – That’s My Bag 1970
18 – The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Knock on Wood 1968

 

Disneyland Disco Dance Party (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – Billy Preston – Disco Dancin’ 1977
2 – Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat 1973
3 – Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye 1975
4 – Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster 1975
5 – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes – Don’t Leave Me This Way 1975
6 – The Spinners – Rubberband Man 1976
7 – KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It 1975
8 – Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music 1976  NEW
9 – Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around 1976  NEW
10 – Meco – Star Wars Theme 1977
11 – Commodores – Brick House 1977  NEW
12 – Peaches and Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing 1978
13 – Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman 1978  NEW
14 – Sister Sledge – We Are Family 1978
15 – Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough 1979
16 – Disco Mickey Mouse 1979
17 – Kool and the Gang – Good Time Tonight 1981

 

Grad Nite in Disneyland (Disneyland After Dark Version)

1 – Kool and the Gang – Celebration
2 – Shalamar – A Night to Remember
3 – The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
4 – Tommy Tutone – Jenny (867-5309)
5 – U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
6 – Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
7 – Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
8 – Dazz Band  – Let It Whip
9 – Donna Summer – She Works Hard for the Money
10 – Animotion 1985 – Obsession
11 – Teena Marie – Lover Girl
12 – Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – Conga
13 – Electric Light Orchestra – So Serious
14 – Culture Club – God Thank You Woman
15 – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Tuff Enough
16 – Oingo Boingo – Stay
17 – Adam Ant – Goodie Toe Shoes
18 – Kenny Loggins – Footlose
19 – Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
20 – Starpoint – Object of My Desire
21 – Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
22 – Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight
23 – Ready For the World – Oh Sheila
24 – Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I Am Gone)
25 – Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
26 – Men Without Hats – Pop Goes the World
27– Michael Bolton –  That’s What Love is All About
28 – Samantha Fox – I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)
29 – New Kids on the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)


DIVIDER LINE

 

6/8/18 Vlog Update

 

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5/11/18 Vlog Update

 

DIVIDER LINE

 

4/27/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

Down The Rabbit Hole

 

 

Hello everybody, time for another update! There was a 3 week gap since the last update and Chris has been very busy falling down a musical rabbit hole. What does that mean? Lots of unexpected new content is coming!

 

There’s a group on Facebook known as Vintage Disneyland. If you love historic Disneyland, feel free to request to be admitted the group. You’ll learn a lot and see some wonderful vintage photographs and video posted by Disneyland lovers who share their personal material.

 

 

A member of this Facebook group started a discussion thread regarding favorite musical groups they had seen perform at their personal Grad Nites from years past. Lots of people commented and listed favorite performers. As Chris looked at the responses he noticed there were several names mentioned of which he had not been aware. This sparked a big research project to confirm that these people and/or groups did indeed play at Disneyland. After they were verified Chris began planning several updates for Chapter 21: Disneyland Bandstand to have the site more accurately reflect the history of these live performances. Prepare to fall down the rabbit hole with Chris as he discusses his unexpected new project.  

 

 

If you click on the link above and scroll down the page you will notice several tracks have been inserted with “Coming Soon” next to them. Chris has done a vast amount of research and put together new track lists for custom mixes to represent several live events that happened in the park over several decades. He shows the track lists in the update around the 3 minute mark. The new material is highlighted in yellow - everything else on the list is already in a mix and doesn’t need to be edited. (However, it might be rearranged into a new mix). Just looking at how much yellow is in these lists gives an appreciation for how much research Chris has done and how much time he will be putting into editing the new tracks before uploading them to the site. Once the tracks are completed they will be discussed in future updates and lists will be provided to show what’s included in these mixes. You can see the lists on Chris’s computer starting around the 3 minute mark.

 

The planned additions are as follows:

 

A new section called The Tomorrowland Stage, which contains tracks 34-38. This is where you start to see a lot of “Coming Soon” signs. Chris uncovered so many new tracks during his research, started by that conversation in the Vintage Disneyland group on Facebook, that if he added it all to an existing mix such as The Great American Music Machine, it would make the mix over 4 hours long. To make things more manageable and also more accurate, Chris has divided the music into decades and is planning to split the current mixes up into 4 new mixes, with the new music added in, to better represent the decade or time period in which they were performed. The mixes are in the final editing stage and once they are uploaded to the site a list of what’s included in each mix will be provided. For now the planned updates to this section are:

Track 34 - The Kids of the Kingdom. This track is currently finished and listed as “New”. Since they performed on the Tomorrowland Stage they are being included in this section even though they are also in the After Dark chapter.

Track 35 - On Stage USA. When the new Tomorrowland premiered they began to have a concert event called On Stage USA. They were all performed on the outdoor stage known as The Tomorrowland Stage, which was pre Space Mountain. Some of the songs that were previously in The Great American Music Machine will be put into this track to make it more accurate to the decade in which the songs were performed.

Track 36 - Rock n’ Roll Reunion. This concert series has several performers from the 1950’s. Some of the songs from the previous Great American Music Machine will be in this mix with new songs added in too.

Track 37 - The Great American Music Machine. This was on the site previously but is being split up and redone so that it’s more accurate to the music that was played at this time period and the track doesn’t become 4 hours long. The previous Great American Music Machine is being split up into 4 tracks: tracks 35-38.

Track 38 - The Great Rock Circus

The Disco mix is being split up into two tracks. Track 48 - The Space Age - Space Age Disco Concert is another track affected by the big discussion on the Facebook page. Several artists who played at this concert were brought up during the discussion and Chris has verified the performers and decided which songs to add to the mix. There’s so much new music going in that it was going to be another 4 hour mix unless Chris did something to break it up. What he decided to do is put the famous, headline-type performers who played on the new Space Mountain Space Stage (which replaced the Tomorrowland stage when Space Mountain opened) and covers 1977-1980. There were also several events where DJ’s came and played and there were dance parties. Track 49 - Disneyland Disco Dance Party will have songs that were more for the dance parties and contain songs or performers who weren’t as well known. When the mixes are done and listened to there will be a definite difference in the type of songs included in each disco mix and the division will make sense and sound cohesive.

The Grad Nite section is getting a revision and an addition. Chris is putting in a 90’s Grad Nite mix since many people who visit his site went to these Grad Nites and have fond memories. This will be Track 88 - 1990’s Grad Nite Party. Tracks 86 and 87, which contain the 80’s Grad Nite mixes, are going to be changed, but for now you can still listen to them as they are. Once they are changed a list will be provided to show what’s in each mix and give an easy way to show at a glance the new music that’s been added to each track.

Track 102 - The Aquabats. They are a Ska band with a superhero aesthetic. They’re another discovery from the Facebook discussion. They performed at Disneyland in the late 90’s.


Before Chris delved into the Pandora’s Box of adding new artist and revamping tracks he had added several  new tracks to the site. These are up and running and ready to listen to right now:

 

A new section called Fantasyland Theatre, which contains tracks 32 - Humdinger! and 33 - Hootenanny! These were already on another Chapter but have been included here since they were performed live in the park. Since these tracks were already edited they are currently available to listen to on the site. These events both happened in the 1960’s. Humdinger! was a pop music festival and Hootenanny! is a folk music festival. They were on Disneyland After Dark but since they performed on a stage at Disneyland they fit into this Chapter as well.  

Track 63 - The Glenn Miller Orchestra. This was one of the original tracks that Chris had planned for the Big Bands in Disneyland - Summer Concert Series section, and it’s been completed.  It’s not the authentic recording from the TV special (all of the tracks in this section are coming from a TV special that was done in the 1984). Nobody had posted that audio, so Chris found a recording from around the same time and posted that instead. You wouldn’t know there was a difference unless Chris told you, which he did - a behind the scenes tidbit. It’s good enough to work in place of the missing authentic audio which he hasn’t been able to find anywhere. The rest of the tracks in this section are still “Coming Soon.” Some of them have poor sound quality so Chris is making sure the sound is up to standard before posting them. This will probably be Chris’s next big project: taking VHS tapes that were recorded many years ago and eventually posted to YouTube and bringing the sound quality up to standard. Thankfully, many of the tracks in this section were released on laserdisc back when laserdisc was a thing, so the sound quality on those is really good and Chris doesn’t have to clean those up. Chris lists which specific tracks came from laserdisc around the 16:10 mark for those interested.

Track 111 - Scot Bruce. He is an Elvis impersonator.

Track 114 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Dueling DJs. DJs from Southern California come and perform rave-type dance mixes during the summer, at Grad Nites, and during New Years.  

Track 115 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Summer 2017.  Nighttime entertainment went on a hiatus in 2015 but in 2017 several local bands made a comeback and began to play, as well as new bands.

 

Adding in new tracks, gathering music and rearranging tracks has meant that not a lot of new content has been added, but Chris has still been working hard. In addition to everything listed he has also planned out the Song of the Day list for May. He has also been working with his friend to clean up the behind the scenes code, and they have updated Chapters 1-24. There are only 3 Chapters still needing clean up on code. You should notice that the pages are loading faster and everything is running more efficiently since the code has been cleaned up and streamlined. Chris’s friend has dedicated hours and hours to teaching Chris how to be more efficient in using code and helping Chris to get the pages updated. Chris knows that his friend is listening to the Update, so he wants to be sure to give his friend (who remains unnamed) a big thank you and express his appreciation for the hours of dedication he has donated to make the site a more user friendly experience, and for all of the training that he has given Chris so that Chris can use that knowledge going forward with new additions and updates.

 

What’s next? Going in and actually adding all the tracks that Chris has been planning. By the time he does the next update he should have several tracks added. Chris will explain everything and provide track notes for the write-up at that point. Also, some of the songs on Chapter 20 will be redone as well because of all the new artists that Chris found out about because of the discussion on the Facebook group.

Thank you for your patience. Chris has been very busy working on the site and planning, and he wanted to be able to explain everything once the planning was done instead of trying to explain it in the middle of all of the planning. He will try to get Vlog updates done every other week but if that doesn’t happen it’s because Chris has fallen down another rabbit hole and has a big project he’s completing before he can do a Vlog update.

 

Spring is starting, the weather is warming up, so everyone enjoy the change of season and Chris will talk to us again soon. Bye!

 

DIVIDER LINE

4/6/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush:

Hello everybody! It’s been two weeks since the last update and 12 new songs have been added. Some changes have been made to one of the chapters and Chris will go through those changes today.

 

 

 

Chapter one of the audio tour starts with The Main Gate. It represents the main gate as well as the park as a whole. This was completed two years ago, but since then there have been 10 new tracks that Chris would like to add. He won’t be working on them right away, but the tracks have been set up with Coming Soon slots. Chris added these slots because he’s practicing a new method of adding tracks. Chris has mentioned his friend who has generously donated his time to helping Chris streamline the code, and basically rebuilding the entire website. He’s put a lot of time and energy into it and it’s very appreciated. So far they have rebuilt the home page as well as chapters 1 and 2. They look the same as before but they’re much more streamlined and efficient because a lot of the unnecessary coding was taking up space has been removed. In doing this there is now a new method needed to add in new tracks so that unneeded data isn’t put into the HTML code (the language that websites use to make the pages look the way they look). The way Chris was doing it before was copying and pasting things, and in doing so a lot of unneeded residual data was being added which build up a lot of disc space which made the pages load slower than they should. So Chris’s friend taught Chris a new way to insert the tracks, and Chris wanted to practice so it would stick in his mind for future use. So he decided to update Chapter 1 with the new tracks he’s planning on adding as a practice run so he knows how to do it going forward.

Also, the navigation area on the top of each page which previously just indicated the chapter numbers, such as “Chapter 2”, for example, now will say something more descriptive such as “CH 2 - Town Square,” so that it will be easier to see what the chapter you click on is about without scrolling down to the bottom of the page and comparing it to the the “Welcome to the Hub” section. You will be able to tell which chapters have been updated and what hasn’t based on whether or not the chapter number has a new descriptive name added next to it on this top of the page navigation area.  If you don’t see descriptive names at this navigation area, than it’s a good bet that this chapter hasn’t been updated yet. Also, the “Coming Soon” indications which have traditionally been placed next to unfinished tracks names now have a new look, with the “Coming Soon” now appearing under the liner notes, where the play bar will go when the track has been completed and posted.

The ten tracks that are coming soon in Chapter 1:

  • Track 4 - Griffith Park Carousel. This is going to be carousel band organ music from the same exact model of band organ that is played at the Griffith Park carousel. It won’t be from the same exact machine, but Chris has a recording of the same model of carousel. It has the kind of music that Walt would have been listening to when he came up with the idea of Disneyland.

  • Track 30- Kennel Club - Area Background Music. It’s a mix of some easy listening music once used at this facitly.

  • Track 32- Disneyland Landscaping Presentation - Jack Wagner. Chris has a track of Jack Wagner doing a slideshow presentation from 1972, talking about Disneyland’s landscaping. Chris wasn’t going to include it originally but he’s decided to do it, and feels that this chapter is the best chapter to put it in.

  • Track 35 - The Unlimited Passport. This came from a commercial in the 80’s when they first introduced the unlimited passport.

  • Track 48- Cast Member Orientation - Main Gate/Main Street USA. The first orientation gives an overview of the Main Street which includes the parking lot, the main entrance, Main Street and Central Plaza. It gives a lot of the description of the main gate which means that a lot of obscure things like the picnic area will now be represented on the page.

  • Track 50 - We Create Happiness - Cast Member Training. This is audio from a training video from the 90’s that was used to train new cast members.

  • Track 55 - Disney Dollars. This is a promo from the 80’s that talks about the introduction of Disney Dollars.

  • Track 66 - World of Disney - Downtown Disney Area Music. This will be a nice little mix to include area music heard outside this store to represent Downtown Disney.

  • Track 67 - Annual Passholder Days - Welcome Center. There was a welcome center located in Starcade last year, and this has a loop of music that’s a mix from extinct attractions.

  • Track 68 - Disneyland Esplanade - 2017 Area Background Music. They introduced some new music last year. Chris doesn’t have all of the songs from this new feature but he has most of it, so he’s putting a mix together to represent the newer 2017 music.

Those are the 10 tracks that will be added soon. Before Chris works on those, he wants to finish the Holiday Time and Disneyland Bandstand chapter. The Holiday Time will probably be finished in a couple of days. The Bandstand chapter has about 20 tracks left to be added. Once that is done Chris will add those songs to Chapter 1, and then move on to Chapter 2 - Town Square. Down towards the bottom of the page there are several tracks that need to be added and they all have to do with the Disneyland Railroad. They’ve said Coming Soon for about two years, so “soon” is a relative term on the pages. It’s going to have narration from different decades. Chris is also going to try and improve the sound effects so they’re more authentic. As far as working on the Tomorrowland page, as Chris had planned, he’s going to finish up the things he’s had marked as Coming Soon in each chapter, and then he will start the Tomorrowland project.

The Holiday Time chapter:

Easter has come and gone so those tracks have now been moved to the bottom of the page and the upcoming holiday (the 4th of July) is at the top of the page. The first two tracks are still an overview for the rest of the chapter and will always be the first two. There are three new tracks that still need to be added to the page, and by the time this is released they might already be done. There are also several tracks that have been added since the last update:

  • Track 13 - A Patriotic Grand Finale. This is 3 versions of the grand finale from Fantasy In The Sky fireworks.

  • Track 14 - Celebrate The Spirit - Disney’s All Star 4th of July. This is from a television program where they performed live patriotic songs while the fireworks went off.

  • Track 15 - Celebrate America - Preshow Area Music. This is the loop of music that plays before the 4th of July fireworks show starts. It’s some marching band type music.

  • Track 22 - Haunted Mansion Holiday - Scream Along. This is an audience participation piece of Grim Grinning Ghosts that was done during the first season of the Haunted Mansion Holiday, and then they retired it.

  • Track 37 - Villains Victory Party. This was a special promotion that they did back in 2010.

The New Years Section: Chris changed the color scheme for the New Years section of the page. It’s blue and silver to represent the night sky and celebrating with sparkling silver things to bring the New Year in. All of the tracks that he discussed in detail during the last update have now been added and that section is complete. If you want to know more about those tracks then you can watch the last Vlog or read the accompanying notes from the last Vlog.

Other things to note on the Holiday Time page:

  • There is 1 track left to be added in the St. Patrick’s Day section and it is marked as Coming Soon.

  • Easter is currently at the bottom.

  • Chris added a new section at the bottom called Year of Celebration. Previously the International Festival section ended the chapter, but Chris didn’t feel like that was the best ending for the chapter. Then he remembered that Disneyland had a promotional event in 2009 where it was all about celebrations, and he felt that it would be the perfect way to end the chapter because it represents holidays as a whole.

    • Track 93 - What Will You Celebrate? - 2009 Promotion. This was part of the travel planning dvd’s they would send out if you were going to go on vacation. The catchphrase for it was “What will you celebrate?” so it talks about that.
    • Track 94 - Celebrate! A Street Party. This was a daily parade/street party themed to the different events that people could be celebrating, as well as the most recent holiday. This recording happens to talk about Mother’s Day.
    • Track 95 - Celebrate You. This is 5 variations of the song “Celebrate You” to create a fun little mix. Even though this event has long ended this song remains a theme that they use in the commercials to this day.

That’s about it for this update. Have a wonderful early spring and Chris will be back in two weeks to talk about more updates. Bye-bye!

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3/23/18 Vlog Update

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everyone! Chris waited an extra week to create the Vlog so that there was more to report on. March 23rd was the first day of the Easter Song of the Day. Up until April 1st there will be a Disney song with an Easter theme every day.  You can click here to be taken to the Song of the Day page.

 

Chapter 20: Disneyland After Dark is now complete. If you haven’t checked it out in awhile be sure to do so. Its sister chapter, Disneyland Bandstand is still a work in progress. It has live bands that played at Disneyland. The country music section of the page has been completed.

 

Tracks 34- Danny David & The Nashville Brass and 35- More Legends of Country In Disneyland were the last tracks to be added to that section.

 

The full track list for the Country Music Jubilee, Country Music Spectacular, and More Country Legends In Disneyland tracks are as follows:

 

Country Music Jubilee

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

4 – Sweet, Sweet Lips – Joe and Rose Lee Maphis

5 – Excuse Me For Living – Freddie Hart

6 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

7 – Bonanza – Le Garde Twins  NEW

8 – I’m An Old Cowhand – Jimmy Wakely  NEW

9 – The Streets of Laredo – Rex Allen  NEW

10 – Steelin’ Home – Noel Boggs  NEW

11 – Ain’t You Ever – Collins Kids

12 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

13 – Hickory Hollow – The Dillards  NEW

14 – It’s Just a Matter of Time – Sonny James  NEW

15 – Giddy Up Go Answer – Minnie Pearl  NEW

16 – Sad Movies Make Me Cry – Sue Thompson  NEW

17 – Detroit City – Bobby Bare  NEW

18 – Feed Me One More Lie – Mary Taylor  NEW

19 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

20 – Yes, I Love You Only – Bonnie Owens

21 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

22 – Let’s Do What’s Right, Even If It’s Wrong – Faye Hardin and Bob Morris

23 - Happy Sunny Side of Life – The Country Ramblers  NEW

24 – He’ll Have to Go – Jerry Naylor  NEW

25 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

26 – Texas – Tex Ritter

27 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

28 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

29 – I’ll Hold You in My Heart – Tex Williams

30 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

31 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

32 – Goodbye – David Frizzle  NEW

33 – Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty  NEW

34 – Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw  NEW

35 – The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA – Donna Fargo  NEW

36 – Lonesome – Tony Booth  NEW

37 – George Jones – She Still Thinks I Care  NEW

38 – Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette  NEW

39 – Married to a Memory – Judy Lynn  NEW

40 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

41 – I Just Couldn’t Let Her Walk Away – Dorsey Burnette

42 – Stop the World and Let Me Off – Susan Raye

43 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

 

Country Music Spectacular

1 – Roy Clark and Buck Trent – Shucking the Corn

2 – Roy Clark – Thank God and Greyhound

3 – Buck Owens and the Buckaroos – Together Again

4 – Ray Price – For the Good Times

5 – Jody Miller – Queen of the House

6 – Conway Twitty – I Love You More Today

7 – Bill Anderson & Jan Howard – If It’s All the Same to You

8 – Jeanie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA

9 – Tommy Overstreet – Gwen (Congratulations)

10 – Mel Tillis – Heart Over Mind

11 – May Bee – Let Me Call You Baby Tonight

12 – Dorsey Burnett – In the Spring (The Roses Always Turn Red)

13 – Donna Fargo – Wishful Thinking

14 – Doug Kershaw – Play Fiddle Play

15 – Jerry Naylor – But For Love

16 – Freddy Weller – Indian Lake

17 – Tony Booth – When A Man Loves a Woman

18 – Don Bowman – I’ll Never Get Over Getting’ Over You

19 – Kenni Huskey – A Fallen Star

20 – Sammi Smith – Help Me Make It Through The Night

21 – Buddy Alan – Cowboy Convention

22 – Bakersfield Brass – Buckaroo

23 – The Dillards – Ebo Walker

24 – Jerry Reed – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

 

More Legends of Country

1 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind

2 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy

3 – Don Gibson and Sue Thompson – Good Old Fashioned Country Love

4 – Johnny Paycheck – She’s All I Got

5 – The Hagar Twins – I’m Miles Away

6 – Kay Austin – Big Red Roses

7 – Faron Young – It’s Four in the Morning

8 – Stoney Edwards – She’s My Rock

9 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn

10 – Johnny Tillotson – Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming

11 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love

12 – Johnny Lee – Country Party

13 – Susie Allanson – Run to Her

14 – Big Al Downing – Mr. Jones

15 – Becky Hobbs – The More I Get the More I Want

16 – Wild Oats – Heartache

17 – Lynn Anderson – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

18 – Charlie Daniels – The South’s Gonna Do It Again

 

The biggest section in this Chapter that still needs work is the Big Bands section. It contains music recorded at Disneyland in the Plaza Gardens for a 1984 television special. Then there’s another section of Big Band music that contains tracks which were not recorded for the tv special that need to be finished. The last section that needs work is the Tomorrowland Terrace section, which contains more contemporary type groups.

 

The Holiday Time In Disneyland chapter is what distracted Chris from being able to work on the Big Bands chapter. The Holiday chapter became so long that the Christmas songs were split off onto their own page. One change that Chris is going to make to the Holiday chapter is to put the most recent holiday at the top, and then the one that was just finished at the bottom, making it a rotation from now on. Now when you go to the Holiday page, the most soon to come holiday will be at the top - with two exceptions. Tracks 1 and 2 will always be at the top because it’s a lead-in to all the holidays and the theme for the chapter.

 

Easter is currently at the top of the page, and a brand new track has been added for the Easter section. That is Track 9 - Springtime in Disneyland. It’s a 40 minute mix that was a lot of work. Chris scoured the internet to find content to put this track together. It turned out really well so check that track out.

 

As for the rest of the chapter, there are 12 new tracks that need to be added to finish it. Some of them were already on other chapters but they’re going to be duplicated on the Holiday chapter.

 

Track 16 - America On Parade - The Sadie Mae is new as well. The Sadie Mae is a fully restored antique carousel band organ. This organ recorded the music for the 1976 America On Parade. Chris has all of the music from that band organ that was used in the parade, and it’s unaltered. The parade featured a lot of electronic music and sound effects but that track has just the Sadie Mae. Chris has both version in that chapter so you can listen to the original music and the parade music that has the sound effects and see what you think and which one you like.

Coming soon will be Track 18 - The Dapper Dans - Patriotic Medley, which is a group that sounds a lot like the Dapper Dans and will be used to represent them singing patriotic songs in the park.

Track 21- U.S. Military Bands - Fourth of July Concert will be a medley of patriotic songs performed by different army bands who are invited to perform at the park.

Track 23 - A Patriotic Grand Finale will a combination of the end of the Fantasy In The Sky fireworks show, which always has a patriotic ending, and the Disneyland Forever fireworks from the 60th anniversary. Disneyland Forever added a patriotic tag at the end of the presentation, so Chris is combining 4 versions of the fireworks show into a little mix.

Track 24 - Celebrate The Spirit - Disney’s All-Star 4th of July is coming from a television program that aired every year from 1988 until the mid 90’s. They still do a Christmas program every year, but they also used to do a 4th of July and an Easter program every year. The 4th of July one was always called “Disney’s All Star 4th of July”. In the beginning it was only broadcast from Disney World, but in later years they added Disneyland in as well. Sandy Patty performed a live fireworks finale for several years so that will be included in the track.

Track 25 - Celebrate America - Pre Show Area Music  will be some pre-show music that you hear as you’re waiting for the fireworks.

Track 28 - Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House in the Halloween section was already on the Disneyland Records chapter, but it has been included on the Halloween chapter as well. It’s a tradition to play this record at Halloween time and it has been for years, so it’s appropriate to be on the holiday page.

Track 32 - Haunted Mansion Holiday- Scream Along.  Chris forgot that he had this in his files but someone pointed out that this was on YouTube and Chris listened to it and remembered he had it, but he was confusing it with the Scarols. So he’s digging that out and adding it soon.

Track 47 - Villain’s Victory Party came from a publicity campaign in 2010 where people voted for their favorite Disney Villain. There was also a trivia contest and if you got all the answers correct you could win a ticket to a special event where they revealed who won the favorite villain contest. Maleficent won and they had a whole party on Tom Sawyer's Island. Chris has a live recording of it but the audio isn’t the best. He was going to leave it out but then he figured out some of the songs that were included in the live event. He found 2 of the 3 songs that were used, so he is going to add those studio recordings of what was played in the live show.

Track 65 - America Sings - Auld Lang Syne  in the New Year section will be added soon as well as track 66 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Another New Year.

Track 71 - Tournament of Roses Parade - Walt Disney Grand Marshall. Chris found a piece of audio from the 1966 Tournament of Roses Parade when Walt was Grand Marshall and created a 1 minute audio piece.

Track 72 - Tournament of Roses Honor Band has a band that plays in the Tournament of Roses Parade and they sometimes play in Disneyland as well. Chris is including a medley of parade songs to represent them since they have a long tradition with Disneyland.

Track 73 - Tournament of Roses Parade - The Royal Court has already been added. It was on the Parade chapter already but has been duplicated onto this one.

Track 83 - The Little Man of Disneyland comes from a 1955 Little Golden Record. The main character is a leprechaun. It was on the Disneyland Records chapter but it’s coming to the St. Patrick’s Day section now.

Tracks 88 - The Dapper Dans - Irish Sing Along and 89 - Coke Corner - Irish Ragtime Melody used to be together, but Chris split them up and made them into their own tracks.

Tracks 90-92 will always be the same and be at the very bottom of the page. So the page has two opening tracks and 3 closing tracks that will stay the same.

 

That completes the news for the Holiday page. Chris now moves on to Chapter 25: Disneyland Records to discuss a really interesting update and some historical information as well.

 

“Disneyland Records” is basically a play on words because the name of the in-house recording label that Disney used for decades was called Disneyland Records. They used that as a way to talk about all of their different projects (having “Disneyland” in their project titles, whether it had something to do with the actual park or not). Chris is using this Chapter to represent the park itself. The tracks in this Chapter all come from vinyl recordings that represent Disneyland park in some way.

 

What Chris recently added was Track 3 - Your Trip To Disneyland on Records. This is a special track. These were 5 little discs on cardboard that came in a set, and you would cut them out and play them on a record player. Because they were cardboard with a layer of vinyl on them the quality of them was really pour. Chris used some of the money from donations to the site to purchase an unopened, factory sealed copy of the records and sent it to a friend who has professional recording equipment. Chris sent him the sealed records, a tool to cut out perfect circles, and a new needle to play the records the way they need to be played. It took a couple of years for the project to be completed. When Chris got the digital audio he dropped everything and added this final track to finish off the chapter. Even though the records were factory sealed and never played  they were still 60 years old and so they weren’t perfect. Still, they were an improvement over the other audio from other recordings of the same records that Chris has heard over the years. Chris then went in with his editing software and cleaned it up, so this is probably the best version of these records that exists. Chris worked hard to take out distortions, scratches, noise and background hiss to make this sound amazing. This track now completes the Disneyland Records chapter, which is very exciting.

 

Have a wonderful Easter. Be sure to check out all the new tracks on the site, check out the Patreon and become a donor if you aren’t already. If all you can pledge is $1 per month that is still helpful. The money is used for the site, so please consider becoming a donor.

Bye for now!

 

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3/2/18 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush:

 

It’s been a long time since the last Vlog. It’s time to get everyone up to date!

Chris didn’t do a video for a couple of weeks because he went on vacation and didn’t have access to a computer. Because he couldn’t add content during that time there’s a little bit to report on today, but it won’t be a long update.

 

The site has benefited greatly from a fan who is also very computer savvy, and he has lent his expertise and gone above and beyond to help improve the site. The home page has been rebuilt, basically from scratch. There’s about half as much code on the page now (the code is what makes the page look the way it does, and it’s all behind the scenes), so the page looks the same but it will load about twice as fast as it used to. This same code cleanup will probably happen with every page on the site but it started with the home page as a tester. Not only does it look perfect on Firefox, which is the browser that Chris uses, but it also looks good on Explorer and Chrome as well. It’s good to have everything be consistent. Using a mobile device is still an issue because a lot of the data isn’t compressed to fit the device. This will hopefully be worked on down the road, but you can at least play all of the music on your phone now, which wasn’t how it was before. That’s because of the new audio player. Speaking of…

 

The new audio player looks similar and yet prettier at the same time. Going on a slight tangent, you can’t download the music from the website- you can only stream it. This is because there are copyright issues and Chris doesn’t want to get in trouble with Disney, so to keep it available to everyone it has to stay in a streaming form. Disney does know about the site because Chris has had to get permission for a couple of things, including contributing some edited audio from the site to TV specials. Disney was really great about it and Chris even got credited on the documentary. There are also Imagineers who go to the site and enjoy it, so Disney is very aware of the site. In the 5 years it’s been going, Chris has never been contacted by Disney, and he wants to keep it that way. Circling back to the original topic of the audio player, the previous audio player made it easy for people to download the content and that was a problem, so the current player doesn’t allow you to download and fixes that problem. (If you want some audio then become a supporter of the site and you will get exclusive content every month. See the ways to contribute at the end of this update). This audio player is HTML5 so it’s the best of both worlds: all the functions of the old flash player with the compatibility of HTML5 where you can use it on any device. It’s efficient and wonderful and consistent between browsers. As someone who went to design school, it’s very important to Chris that it looks good and works well.

 

In other news, one of the chapters that Chris has been working on for several months has finally been completed! That’s Chapter 20- Disneyland After Dark. There might be some added in the future but for now, it’s “finished”. “Finished” has to go in quotes because there’s always something that will pop up in the future, but for now it’s done.

 

Track 24- Skiles & Henderson was added. It’s a stand up comedy routine that was recorded live in the 1960’s. They performed at The Golden Horseshoe stage and The Carnation Gardens, and often filled in when the regular casts had the night off. They were also prolific musicians and they led a band at the park which were called The Disneyland Doodlers. This comedy routine captures the feel of what they were like when they performed at Disneyland, even though they didn’t record the album in Disneyland. It’s very funny and it was a lot of work. It took about 2 hours to edit every 1 minute of audio. Chris worked really hard to clean up the background noise and audience coughing and everything else to get it perfect. It sounds great and so much work went into it, so please check it out.

 

The other track that was completed it Track 54 - Michael Iceberg - The Amazing Iceberg Machine. This track originally wasn’t going to be included because…. it was forgotten. But one morning Chris woke up and remembered it and made sure to put him in. Michael Iceberg mostly performed at Disney World but he did come to Disneyland sometimes and do performances. In 1985 he recorded a half hour concert at the Tomorrowland Terrace which is on YouTube if you want to check it out. The track that is being used to represent him was recorded at Disney World and he makes a lot of Disney references. It has a lot of the same jokes and sound effects as to what you see on the YouTube recording so it’s pretty authentic to what you would have heard at Disneyland. The applause that was on the original track sounded very strange so Chris added in better applause and a couple of laughs. It really came out great, so be sure to check it out.

 

The water and music show that takes place at Pixie Hollow had a space on the page for future tracks, but the audio wasn’t able to be obtained and the space holders have been removed. Maybe at some point in the future the tracks can be obtained.

 

The other track that had to be removed was the Grad Nite Fireworks Special because a piece of that audio needed for it is very difficult to obtain and Chris wasn’t able to get it as hoped. It was going to be located after the current Track 81- as a sort of “Grad Nite” block of audio. The original name of track 81 was “Grad Nite Dance Party,” but it’s been renamed and given a different picture, so that it more represents all DJ events at the Tomorrowland Terrace in general terms, and not specifically Grad Nite. However, the audio is the same as it was before.

Track 89 is a medley of songs and musical acts that performed at the recent “Disneyland After Dark” after hours party called “Throwback Nite” that happened in early January. Chris created a track to pay homage to this amazing event. So far Disneyland has not announced any future “After Dark” parties.

 

Chapter 21- Disneyland Bandstand was originally part of the After Dark chapter and was split off to become its own page. There are 26 tracks left to add to this page, and that’s the priority now. Chris wants to finish this chapter over the next month or so. The majority of it is done. The Michael Iceberg track is included on this chapter also because it belonged on both pages.

 

Big Bands in Disneyland is the big section that needs to get done, because only one track is done so far. The same is true with the More Legends of Jazz section. They will be done soon. The Tomorrowland Terrace section has several tracks that are finished but still needs a few to complete it.

Once the Bandstand chapter is done, Chris is pondering on what to do next. There are a few tracks on the Town Square page that aren’t done yet, as well as some other “Coming Soon” tracks on other chapters that need to be finished before a brand new chapter is completed. Once that is done, the next new chapter could possibly be a 1950’s Tomorrowland chapter. Chris has a lot of audio for it and the retro feel is very fascinating to listen to when you compare it to how Tomorrowland is today.

 

Please check out the latest Jiminy Crickets podcast about New Orleans Square and Liberty Square. There’s been great feedback on it from listeners and it has information on it that many people may not have known before. Impress your friends with lesser-known facts about these two areas! You can find it at jcricketpodcast.blogspot.com or on Itunes and Stitcher. It’s also been posted on this same YouTube channel.

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Before the end, there must be another plea for people to help with donations to keep the website going. Chris is disabled and on a fixed income and the website costs money to host each and every month. You can be a regular donator on Patreon or you can do a one time donation at Paypal. You can also set up a monthly donation on Paypal if you’re not comfortable using Patreon.  You will get special audio content every month if you contribute, no matter what the amount. Even if you donate a dollar, every donated dollar helps and is appreciated.

 

Spring is coming very soon, daylight savings is coming as well, and so is St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully there will be another update before that holiday.

 

Until then, bye-bye!

 

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2/6/18 Vlog Update

 

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1/19/18 Vlog Update

 

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1/7/18 Vlog Update

 

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12/16/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

The last vlog update of 2017!

 

Hello everybody, welcome to the bi-weekly Disney Audio Tour update! This vlog is a day late because, for the past couple of days, a big project was going on and Chris wanted to finish it before updating everyone.

 

As more Christmas tracks were added to the Holiday Time In Disneyland chapter, the page began taking longer and longer to load. With over 165 tracks on one page it was time to make another chapter split. Chris had been considering doing this for awhile but hesitated because the Haunted Mansion holiday overlay covered two holidays and Chris was debating on how to handle that. He decided to repeat those tracks on the Christmas chapter and went ahead and divided the chapter right now, instead of waiting for the update of the media player that will be happening in January and doing all the changes at once. It took a couple of days because it’s a major task to add a new chapter to the collection (it took nonstop and diligent work for two days to get it done). There’s a glitch in the program that Chris uses, where if you rename an image it will remember the old image and post that old image instead. It does this for several hours, then adjusts itself and posts the new images. Chris will check this all out and by the end of the 16th. By then the images should have straightened themselves out and be what they should be.

 

With the Christmas songs moved to a new page, Chapter 23, Holiday Time At Disneyland, now looks like this:

Mickey greets everyone wearing his finest. Chris added the sash to this image to create an overall festive look and feel for the page without it being specific to any one holiday.  Melonie wants to take a moment and point out Chris’s talents here, which he uses regularly to add not only musical content, but visual content to the Audio Tour as well. It’s very impressive and much appreciated.

 

The new title card for the chapter, complete with new introduction, has images that come from a 1958 record called Holidays With The Mouseketeers. Chris went with a rainbow background because there are so many holiday themes that one color wouldn’t fit all. Hopefully a rainbow will cover it.

 

 

 

The order of the holidays are now Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, International Festival and New Years.

 

Also of note, the “Hub” that appears at the bottom of every page has been rearranged. Here is the Hub from the Holidays chapter showing the way things are ordered at this point.

 

 

Christmas in Disneyland is now Chapter 22, which bumped everything back one number. Also, Disneyland Anniversaries (which includes major milestones and celebrations) was moved to be at the end of the seasonal chapters because anniversaries can sort of be considered holidays, so it seemed like it fit in with the holidays group really well (originally the Anniversaries was the last chapter). All that rearranging was another thing that took time to do.

 

If you’re having a problem viewing the Play bars recently, here is the solution. Run your mouse over the space where the play bars should be, and they usually will appear and you can play them as normal. Once the new media player is put in place in January, this hopefully won’t be an issue anymore.

 

Now let’s look at the Christmas page, which is now Chapter 22.

 

The order of the tracks has basically stayed the same. When the HauntedMansion overlay tracks were added they were put at the end of the Chapter. These now start around track number 60. Originally there were 93 tracks, and now there’s a total of 99 on the page. In the Holidays chapter, the Nightmare Before Christmas/Haunted Mansion tracks are separate, and each have their own liner notes. On the Christmas page, the tracks are grouped together in one section with one liner note, and the tracks are on a colored background. Track 60 has The French Market area music, which is also played during both Halloween and Christmas. Track 59 is the Grim Grinning Ghosts Christmas. Fun trivia fact: that track was originally in the Halloween folder but Chris decided not to put it on the Halloween page after all. You can only find it on the Christmas page.

 

Other changes to the page: the end of the Christmas tracks no longer lead into the Halloween tracks, the color scheme was changed to green, and the pictures above the Hub have been changed to all Christmas pictures instead of a mix of the different holidays, and the lettering in the Hub has been changed to red and green. Keep in mind that every letter has to be assigned a color individually. As Chris said, lots and lots of work went into making this new chapter.

 

 

All of that is what has been changed in the past couple of days, but before that, several new tracks were added as well. Let’s take a look at those now.

  • Track 17 - The Kids Of The Kingdom - Christmas Medley. Before there was a Christmas stage show with a storyline, they would have a musical stage show revue where they would sing a series of Christmas songs. Maybe a few characters would appear, but there wasn’t a plot or a storyline. No audio of this exists, so Chris did some research. The Fireside Singers are a group who made an album of cute Christmas songs and they are being used to represent The Kids Of The Kingdom stage show performance.
  • Track 27 - The Magic Of Christmas In Disneyland. There was a direct to video presentation in 1992 that was sold exclusively at Disneyland. It was an overview of a lot of the holiday entertainment in the park. The video has a storyline of the characters decorating the park, and that doesn’t translate well to an audio experience. Chris took out about 7 minutes of the video and made it exclusively a music-type thing that works better as an audio experience. It was a difficult edit to take out the distracting noises that didn’t translate from visual to audio but in the end it’s turned out really well.
  • Track 30 - Esplanade - Christmas Area Background Music. This is what you would hear as you first enter the park. It’s a montage of Christmas songs, or musical themes featured within the park. It can be thought of as a preview of what you will hear later on in the parks. You can hear pieces of it later on in other tracks, but in the spirit of having an complete audio experience on the site it’s being included.
  • Track 34 - Emporium Windows - Mickey’s Christmas Carol Display. “Oh what a merry christmas day” is being used to represent this, both a vocal and an instrumental version.

At this point, the blog turns towards the parades. This is because Chris wrote an article for a website about the history of Disneyland’s Christmas parades. Up to this point he had been mostly editing and adding tracks in order, but he skipped ahead to get the parade tracks done so they could compliment the article. You can read Chris’s article here on the Disney Avenue website. Some of the tracks Chris added were already there but he improved the audio. The rundown for the parade tracks are as follows:

 

  • Track 45 - Very Merry Christmas Jack Wagner Announcement. This is what you would hear as you were waiting for the parade to start.
  • Track 46 - Very Merry Christmas Parade Overture.
  • Track 47 - Very Merry Christmas Parade. What was on the site before was inaccurate. It turns out that there was a parade at Disney World that had a similar name, so the track has been changed to be accurate the parade that ran at Disneyland.
  • Track 48 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade.
  • Track 49 - A Christmas Fantasy Parade - Character Greetings. Mickey and Minnie ice skating, Goofy and his son Max on top of a gingerbread house float, and Roger Rabbit leading the toy section were once all part of the parade. They are no longer there, so these voice overs that ran over the music are a peek into the past and sort of a bonus section to accompany the Fantasy Parade track.

Moving down the page, we resume the non-parade tracks:

 

  • Track 67 - Big Thunder Ranch - Santa Clause Meet and Greet. This is taken from a promo that was done to promote the reindeer that used to be at the ranch (the ranch was removed to make way for the Galaxy’s Edge project and the animals were retired to a happy farm in Murrieta, CA). Chris added a bit of an echo to Santa’s voice. It’s short but really cute and might make you giggle.
  • Track 71 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Promotional News Spot. This comes from a news spot that talks about the then-new Country Bear Jamboree back in 1984, the Christmas Special, and how they developed it. Before online media, Disney would make a little news spot and make it sound generic, as if it was something that a local news station would produce. Disney put the package together and sent it to local news stations around the region and sometimes around the country. The news stations could then use it and play it on their news and it would seem as if they had produced it, when in fact, Disney had produced it. This is one of those spots describing the Christmas special.
  • Track 73 - Country Bear Christmas Special - Exit. This exit music was only used for the first couple of years of the show, so it’s another bonus track of audio because it wasn’t in the final version of the show. It’s cute.

Just as a heads up, on December 20th, Episode 85 of the Jiminy Crickets podcast will be released. It will be all about Babes in Toyland, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should go watch it. You can stream it on Amazon for about $4. You won’t regret watching the movie, and you would benefit from watching the movie before listening to the podcast.

 

There will be more tracks coming, possibly as many as at least one new tracks a day. Check Chris out on Twitter or Facebook, because anytime something new is posted to the website, Chris lets people know through these social media channels that new tracks are out.

 

Have a very merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and may all your wishes come true this holiday season. Chris will do another update….next year! Can you believe it? Have a wonderful rest of 2017!

 

Bye bye!

 

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12/1/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Happy Holidays, everybody! The website has been decorated with some holiday artwork. The homepage has a special link to skip right to the Christmas songs section. It also has the Song Of The Day towards the bottom, which are Christmas themed for the month of December.

There’s been a major milestone for the website! As of December 1st, a total of 1,500 tracks have been added! When the website first started there were about 380 tracks available, and in five years it’s grown so much. There’s still more to add, so in another 5 years there will probably be 1,000 more tracks, and after that there will probably be more still. Thank you to everyone who has followed the website, supported it, and enjoyed the music. You are the ones who make it worth all the work that goes into it.

 

Two weeks ago, when the last Vlog was recorded, the audio was still being set up for the holiday tracks. That’s been finished and lots of tracks have been added since that time. The “work folder” started out with 78 files and it’s now down to 53 files yet to be added. Several of these files are brand new, and several files are existing tracks that will be redone to be improved. See the Vlog for a peek inside the work folder to see Chris’s list and get the behind the scenes details on which songs will be redone.

 

Here’s the rundown on the tracks which are on the Christmas Page at this point:

 

Track 1 - The Holidays At Disneyland. This is a 1957 radio ad that had some music added from Walt Disney’s firehouse apartment. It’s been on the site for years and is a classic which hasn’t changed.

Track 2- Holiday Time In Disneyland - Walt Meets Santa. This is from a 1962 episode of The Wonderful World of Color, called “Holiday Time at Disneyland” (which is what the Christmas chapter is named from).  This is an introduction to that program, and through the magic of special effects, it was snowing at Disneyland when Walt met Santa. It was on the site before but has been improved.

Track 3 - A Christmas Adventure In Disneyland - Tree Medley. This is from a 1958 record called “A Christmas Adventure In Disneyland.” It was a story of some kids going through Disneyland on Christmas Eve, and the full version is on the Records page. This one contains just the 4 songs from that record, and the sound quality is really good.

Track 4 - The Holiday Bowl. This is the bandstand that was in Town Square before opening day, then when the park first opened it had been moved to the west of the castle in Central Plaza and eventually moved to an area between Adventureland and Frontierland. A popular event took place here each December called the Holiday Bowl, which was a live show during the 1950’s. No audio from this exists, so some audio that has the correct feel to it serves as a representation. Chris worked really hard to find the right sound for this track and put a lot of thought into it.

Track 5 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two - Jingle Bells. This is from a 1950’s TV special called “One Hour In Wonderland.” This version of the song is nearly identical to the one played on the TV special but was taken from a studio recording. Chris included this song because the Firehouse Five have such a strong connection to Disneyland.

Track 6 - Parade Of Many Lands. This has audio from the “Holiday Time In Disneyland” TV special, as well as from the “A Gala Day In Disneyland” news special. Both describe the Parade of Many Lands, and elements from each were combined to create this track. It’s not authentic audio recorded in the park but it’s vintage audio from that time that was produced by Disney describing the parade. It’s a good one, so check it out.

Track 7 - Babes In Toyland Exhibit. This is a few songs from the 1961 cast album from Babes In Toyland. The album was produced at the same time that the exhibit was open, so this music is an educated guess as to what was played in the park.

Track 8 - March Of The Toys Parade. This comes from the 1962 holiday special. Lots of editing went into it to clean up the audio.

Track 9 - March Of The Toys Parade - Toy Train Choir. There’s a segment in the same 1962 special where a float came out and you hear a high pitched “Deck The Halls.” In 1957 the Walt Disney Christmas Concert came out with “Ludwig Mouseinski” conducting an all-mouse choir singing Jingle Bells, using a recording technique that was later used in Alvin & The Chipmunks and it came out really cute.

Track 10 - Silent Night - The Disneyland Boys Choir. This is from the 1964 album “It’s A Small World’ where an all boys choir sang traditional songs from around the world. Silent Night represented Germany and is the only song from that album on this track.

Track 11 - Matterhorn Mountain - Christmas Star. Chris took a piece of music that has a Disneyland connection to it and added the authentic sound effects of the wind from the Matterhorn. This represents the Christmas star that used to be on top of the Matterhorn for Christmas.

Track 12- Fantasy On Parade- Promotional Radio Spots. These are 3 different advertisements recoded from the stars from Blackbeard’s Ghost. This was on the site before but Chris added some different music to it.

Track 13 -  Fantasy On Parade - Premier Season. This was on another page of the site (the Parade chapter). It has been added to this chapter and had some extra clean up work done on it.

Track 14 - Fantasy On Parade - 1973 Season. This is just the Christmas segment from the 1973 version of the parde. It is authentic. If you want to hear the full parade, it’s on the Magical Milestones chapter and the Parades chapter as well.

Track 15 - Fantasy On Parade- Wacky Reindeer. This will probably be renamed as Silly Reindeer at some point. This is 3 version of Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer taken from various area loops.

Track 16 - Carousel Of Progress- Mid Century Christmas. Chris is very proud of this one. He wanted to represent the Christmas scene that happened at the end of the Carousel. I took awhile to figure out how to do it since Christmas was only mentioned very briefly. Chris took this brief mention and then faded it into other Christmas music taken from a couple of albums from the same time period. It definitely sounds like what Mother and Father would be listening to in that scene, when they talk about being able to dim the lights to match the music, etc. It came out really fun, so check that out.

Track 17 - The Kids Of The Kingdom - Christmas Medley. This one isn’t done yet, but it will most likely be done by the next Vlog and Chris will explain it then.

Track 18 - Christmas In Disneyland Television Special. This comes from a 1976 TV special. It was a lot of work to get this track right, and Chris is happy with how it turned out. If you compare this to what you can find on YouTube, the sound quality is very different because of all of the work Chris put into it.

Track 19 - A Disney Christmas Gift - Christmas Morning. This is a song at the beginning of a 1982 TV special. The song is played while the characters are shopping and decorating Main Street.

Track 20 - Christmas In Disneyland - Jack Wagner. This was already on the site but Chris found a longer version that had intro music on it, so it’s been redone.

Tracks 21 - 26 are different TV commercials from over the years. Track 26 - Christmas 2006 - Year Of A Million Dreams has Burl Ives singing Holly Jolly Christmas. The commercial itself isn’t very great as an audio experience so Chris took the song by Burl Ives which was used as background music for this commercial and used that for this track.

Track 27 - Coming Soon.

Track 28 - Mickey Mouse Holiday Phone Greeting. This is a short piece of audio that’s maybe 10 seconds long, so Chris took a piece of music from the same actor who performs for Mickey, singing Jingle Bells, and merged the two audio pieces together.

Track 29 - Are You Ready For Christmas - Neil Patrick Harris. This was technically performed in Walt Disney World during a 2013 TV special. However, Disneyland was featured in this TV special along with Disney World, and it’s a great song, so it’s being included.

 

That’s basically everything that’s been added thus far. Chris plans to work diligently at it from now until Christmas, so something new should be added every day. Check him out on Facebook under Chris Lyndon or on Twitter at DisneyChris73. Every time something is added to the site it’s posted in those two places.

 

One other thing to mention is Patreon. Yes, the sales pitch again. Chris really does need all the listener’s help because it costs money to run the website. The more audio that’s added to the website, the more it costs to run. There will eventually come a point where it will be cost prohibitive to add any more audio to the site unless the listeners come forward to help. Any amount will help, even one dollar. If ten people donated only one dollar, that’s ten less dollars that Chris has to pay for. Every little bit can help and every little bit is appreciated. Special exclusive audio content is given to Patreon subscribers, and if you donate $1 you get the same content as those who donate $10. Please consider it and see if it is something that you can do, since there’s a limit to how much Chris can afford to do on his own. All Patreon subscribers so far are really appreciated, and Chris is thankful for all of those donations and ponders every day on the generosity of people, and it warms his heart.

Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you in two weeks. Enjoy all the festivities and decorating and everything going on during the holiday season.

 

Bye-bye!

 

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11/17/17 Vlog Update

 

DIVIDER LINE

11/03/17 Vlog Update

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everybody! Welcome to the vlog update for November 3rd, 2017! Several new tracks have been added to the site, and the Song of the Day for November has been set up. This month doesn’t have a theme for the whole month, unlike last month that had a Villains theme. November 18th is Mickey Mouse’s birthday, so for the week leading up to his birthday there will be all Mickey Mouse songs. The week following his birthday there will be a week of Thanksgiving themed songs. So half of the month will have a theme, half will have no theme, and the half that does have a theme will have 2 themes. In December there will be a Christmas Song of the Day all month long.

Now for the updates:

 

Chapter 20 - Disneyland After Dark.

 

Track 1 - The Flag Retreat. This has been redone again. It’s now been redone two times. The first time was to get some more echo into it, but upon relistening, it still needed something. So more bass was added and the announcer’s voice was tweaked to sound better.

 

Track 34 - The Great American Music Machine, had a tweak to it. An additional group was discovered from a post on a Facebook fan page that Chris visits a lot. Here is a picture of them performing in the 70’s:

 

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The group is Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart. They did record an album live in Disneyland. It was never commercially released, and it was probably recorded just as something for the members of the group to have, not for the public. It’s so rare that there’s probably no way to get their album. They performed at Disneyland for three nights in a row, July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1976. This makes them the Rock and Roll band who was performing during America’s bicentennial, which makes it historically important. This was the only time they ever played at Disneyland. Two of these members were in the group The Monkees, and the other two were members of another popular group in the late 60’s who also actually wrote a lot of the songs for the Monkees. They combined and made a third group with two members from each band, and this is the band that is featured. This band was formed when a reunion tour for the Monkees was discussed, but two of the members of the group didn’t want to do it, so Boyce and Hart teamed up with Dolez and Jones and formed this new group. They released two albums commercially. One of them was a live album recorded at a concert in Japan, which is available for purchase but not digital download. Their other album has all original songs. One of these songs they sang in Disneyland, and the reason this is known is because there’s a recording of the Disneyland concert on YouTube which an audience member recorded and posted online years and years later. So the song they performed in the concert which they also recorded in the studio is the song that was added to The Great American Music Machine. If you want to listen to the concert on YouTube you can click here and listen.

 

Here is a list of the songs that are now included in this mix:

 

The Great American Music Machine

1 – The Love You Save – The Jackson 5

2 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

3 – Tutti Frutti – Pat Boone  NEW

4 – Light My Fire – Jose Feleiciano  NEW

5 – Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas

6 – Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

7 – The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

8 – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

9 – Silver Bird – Mark Lindsay

10 – Music Music Music – Theresa Brewer  NEW

11 – Precious and Few – Climax

12 – Sooner or Later – The Grass Roots

13 – Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds

14 – Top of the World – The Carpenters

15 – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn

16 – Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods  NEW

17 – The Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Night and the Pips  NEW

18 – Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics

19 – Want Ads – Honey Cone

20 – Stagger Lee – Tommy Roe

21 – Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

22 – Indian Reservation – Paul Revere and the Raiders

23 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way  NEW

24 – Without You – Sami Jo  NEW

25 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John

26 – Gene Cotton – Only the Lucky  NEW

27 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby  NEW

28 – You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

29 – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John

30 – Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart –  I Love You (And I'm Glad That I Said It) NEW

31 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run  NEW

32 – Rock N’ Roll Heaven –  The Righteous Brothers

 

Track 50 - The Bear Country Hoedown - Nashville Brass. This track was also tweaked just a little removing some of the songs with less bass in them and the sound quality is more cohesive. There was also additional cleanup done that was missed during the first go around.

 

There are three tracks left to do on this chapter. Skiles and Henderson (it’s a very tedious clean-up so Chris is trying to do one minute of clean-up on it a day - which can take about 5 hours just to do 1 minute,) Pixie Hollow Enchantment and Grad Night Blast. To hear more about these unfinished tracks, see the last vlog update or read the accompanying notes, which have all the details.

 

Chapter 21 -  Disneyland Bandstand

 

This is the chapter with the most additions.

 

Track 32 - Country Music Jubilee and Track 33 - Country Music Spectacular come from old vinyl recordings that need cleanup. It takes a lot of time to perfect the sound on these. Remember that this is classic country music, not modern day country music, so if you don’t like modern day country music then you might still like this. It has a Country Bear Jamboree feel to it. Give it a chance, you might like it.

 

The songs on the Country Music Jubilee mix are:

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

4 – Sweet, Sweet Lips – Joe and Rose Lee Maphis

5 – Excuse Me For Living – Freddie Hart

6 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

7 – Bonanza – Le Garde Twins  NEW

8 – I’m An Old Cowhand – Jimmy Wakely  NEW

9 – The Streets of Laredo – Rex Allen  NEW

10 – Steelin’ Home – Noel Boggs  NEW

11 – Ain’t You Ever – Collins Kids

12 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

13 – Hickory Hollow – The Dillards  NEW

14 – It’s Just a Matter of Time – Sonny James  NEW

15 – Giddy Up Go Answer – Minnie Pearl  NEW

16 – Sad Movies Make Me Cry – Sue Thompson  NEW

17 – Detroit City – Bobby Bare  NEW

18 – Feed Me One More Lie – Mary Taylor  NEW

19 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

20 – Yes, I Love You Only – Bonnie Owens

21 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

22 – Let’s Do What’s Right, Even If It’s Wrong – Faye Hardin and Bob Morris

23 - Happy Sunny Side of Life – The Country Ramblers  NEW

24 – He’ll Have to Go – Jerry Naylor  NEW

25 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

26 – Texas – Tex Ritter

27 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

28 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

29 – I’ll Hold You in My Heart – Tex Williams

30 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

31 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

32 – Goodbye – David Frizzle  NEW

33 – Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty  NEW

34 – Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw  NEW

35 – The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA – Donna Fargo  NEW

36 – Lonesome – Tony Booth  NEW

37 – George Jones – She Still Thinks I Care  NEW

38 – Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette  NEW

39 – Married to a Memory – Judy Lynn  NEW

40 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

41 – I Just Couldn’t Let Her Walk Away – Dorsey Burnette

42 – Stop the World and Let Me Off – Susan Raye

43 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

 

The songs on the Country Music Spectacular mix are:
1 – Roy Clark and Buck Trent – Shucking the Corn
2 – Roy Clark – Thank God and Greyhound
3 – Buck Owens and the Buckaroos – Together Again
4 – Ray Price – For the Good Times
5 – Jody Miller – Queen of the House
6 – Conway Twitty – I Love You More Today
7 – Bill Anderson & Jan Howard – If It’s All the Same to You
8 – Jeanie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA
9 – Tommy Overstreet – Gwen (Congratulations)
10 – Mel Tillis – Heart Over Mind
11 – May Bee – Let Me Call You Baby Tonight
12 – Dorsey Burnett – In the Spring (The Roses Always Turn Red)
13 – Donna Fargo – Wishful Thinking
14 – Doug Kershaw – Play Fiddle Play
15 – Jerry Naylor – But For Love
16 – Freddy Weller – Indian Lake
17 – Tony Booth – When A Man Loves a Woman
18 – Don Bowman – I’ll Never Get Over Getting’ Over You
19 – Kenni Huskey – A Fallen Star
20 – Sammi Smith – Help Me Make It Through The Night
21 – Buddy Alan – Cowboy Convention
22 – Bakersfield Brass – Buckaroo
23 – The Dillards – Ebo Walker
24 – Jerry Reed – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

 

Tracks 45-52 are from the Rollin’ River Revue and they are all done. This is includes a track for every themed week, plus a track of the random stars that performed for the rest of the summer. Here is the breakdown of the songs included on each mix:

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Surfin’ 60’s Week

1 – Frankie Avalon – Beach Party

2 – Jan & Dean – Surf City USA

3 – The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

4 – The Association – Never My Love

5 – The Surfaris – Wipe Out

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Swing Week

1 – Cross Over the Bridge – Patti Page

2 – Boogie Blues – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

3 –You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You – Roberta Sherwood

4 – Corner Pocket – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

5 – Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man – Connie Haines

6 - Rose Room – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

 

Rollin’ River - Country Week

1 – Donna Fargo – Don’t Be Angry

2 – Sylvia – Drifter

3 – Jacky Ward – Fools Fall in Love

4 – Steve Wariner – Your Memory

5 – Eddy Raven – Who Do You Know in California

6 – Lee Dresser – A Beautiful Song (For a Beautiful Lady)

7 – Billy Thunderkloud and the Chieftones – Come to Me

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Jazz Week

1 – Spyro Gyra – Little Linda

2 – Buddy Rich – Tales of Rhoda Rat

3 – Roy Ayers – Destination:  Motherland

4 – Seawind – He Loves You

5 – Freddie Hubbard – Midnight at the Oasis

6 – Bill Watrous and Refuge West – Tiger of San Pedro

7 – Cal Tjader – Sabor

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Latin Week

1 – Jose Feliciano – La Bamba

2 - Albertico Perez Su Orquesta y Su Juli – Juan Donde

3 – Los Diablos – Niña de Papá (L'Olympia)

4 – Trio Las Reyes – Como Un Belero

5 – Mariachi America – Homenaje a Vicente Fernandez

6 – Mariachi San Marcos - El Son De La Negra

 

Rollin’ River Revue - Pop Week

1 – Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out

2 – Shalimar – Make That Move

3 – Tiera – Together

4 – Bruce Johnston – Disney Girls

5 – Papa Doo Run Run – Do It Again

 

Rollin’ River Revue – Bluegrass Week

1 – Leon Russell – Delta Lady

2 – New Grass Revival – Souvenir Bottles

3 – Earl Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

4 – The Dillards – Greenback Dollar

 

Rollin’ River Revue Special Guest Stars

1 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

2 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

3 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

4 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

5 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

6 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

7 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

8 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

9 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

10 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

11 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

12 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

At this point, these two chapters are going to be set aside for awhile while the Christmas tracks will be worked on from now until the end of the year. At first, this was going to be done after Thanksgiving. Upon reflection it was realized that the pages have to be set up, the liner notes need to be added, and all that has to be done before the tracks can be edited. If Chris starts with the setup now, this can all be done in a timely way which will still allow the tracks to be edited near enough to Thanksgiving that his neighbors won’t think he’s crazy for listening to Holiday music off-season. There are several things to be added, several things to be updated, improved, and lengthened. It’s going to be nice to have something else to work on since Chapters 20 and 21 have been the focus and worked on since March, so it will be nice to do Christmas music and have a change. Chapters 20 and 21 will be worked on again at the beginning of the new year.

 

The next update might be short because things will still be getting set up, but there will still be a video to let everyone know what’s going on.

Did you guys have a good Halloween? Chris was without internet for 2 days so someone played a trick on him, it was definitely no treat. There was a big wind storm in Rhode Island and it knocked the internet out, and it was a long two days to be without it. How did we ever live without the internet?

 

Hopefully everyone is having a happy early November and we will talk to you again in two weeks! Bye!

 

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10/20/17 Vlog Update

See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

Hello everybody! It’s time for another update. Today is October 20, 2017. New tracks have been diligently added to the site, most of which have already been explained on previous videos. For those who haven’t seen the previous videos, the updates in the last two weeks will be detailed.

 

There are 34 files that are ready to be edited and put in Chapter 20 and Chapter 21. That will complete the two chapters. The closest to being done is Chapter 20, which needs only one more track! Some of the 33 files that are left to edit for Chapter 21 are already partially edited or finalized. A list of tracks that are color coded is shown in the video so one can easily see what is already completed for the medleys. This happened because Chapter 20 has some of the same medleys, only shorter, and they have been completed and posted already. It’s the longer versions for Chapter 21 where more material needs to be finished and posted. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, which is good timing since Christmas audio will be worked on once Thanksgiving happens. The pie in the sky scenario is for Chapters 20 and 21 to be finished, or at least mostly finished, before Thanksgiving, since whatever is being worked on will be dropped in favor of editing Christmas songs once Thanksgiving is done.

 

As a side note: if you are using Firefox, you might be experiencing issues. Firefox did an update and now it’s sometimes not showing the play bars. They are there, and if you hover your mouse over that area they will pop up. It’s not known why that’s been happening but it’s not that big of a deal if you know to just put your mouse over it. Wait for the page to load, hover your mouse, and if the play bars still don’t show up, refresh the page and try again.

 

(7:30) Chapter 20 Updates:

 

  • Track 13- The Wonderful World Of Color - Disneyland After Dark. This was added two weeks ago, shortly after the update video was posted. This was a TV special that has been edited to cut out the commercial breaks and other things that break up the listening experience. It’s not the entire special since things like Fantasy In The Sky have been pulled out and put into their own track (Track 12 in this case). A lot of care was taken to clean everything up really well to transform it from a visual experience to an audio experience. It took a week of editing to do, and it turned out very well. It’s a different and new way to experience this TV special and Chris is very proud of how it turned out.

  • Track 18 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This was a live recording from Disneyland from 1962. During the musical portions the sound is terrific. In between the songs, the live ambiance from The Golden Horseshoe was troublesome. You could hear the band moving things around and the crowd talking. There was also a huge amount of background hiss that was taken out. Ward Kimball, a legendary Disney animator, introduced the songs. He has a very dry sense of humor so he was well suited to play to the crowd and introduce the songs. There was also a Side A and a Side B to the record and the transition from one side to the other has been taken out and made smooth. This was another project that took a week to complete and the non music portions of the audio only add up to 8 minutes long. Please check it out. It was a lot of work.

  • Track 24 - Skiles & Henderson. This is the one track that needs to be completed in order to make this Chapter complete (with 2 exceptions that will be explained later). This is going to need the same kind of attention that The Firehouse 5 needed - removing background noises, clanging instruments and other distractions. This is about a 35 minute track from an album from the 60’s, and so far only 3 minutes have been edited. This will be worse to edit than The Firehouse 5 because this is mostly stand up comedy and dialogue with very little music, but once it’s done it will be so worth it. It will be put off to get some other editing done and come back to once recuperation from editing the previous 2 new tracks has been done.

  • Track 75 - Pixie Hollow Enchantment. This is one of the exceptions to the Chapter being completed once Track 24 is done. In order to complete this track, a list of the songs used in the Tinkerbell movies that play at Disneyland at night during an automated water show need to be obtained. Chris has a source for these, and he’s a really busy guy. Once he provides the list of songs, this track can be finished up.

  • Track 82 - Grad Night Blast. This track is a version of “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” and the same source that is providing the list for the Pixie Hollow Enchantment is the source for this music. This is a highly coveted piece of music and almost impossible to obtain; however, this source says he knows someone who can possibly get it. It’s not only used for this Grad Night Blast, it’s also used for other events (like the special Town Square ceremony held every year for Disneyland’s birthday). Hopefully, optimistically, we can get these two tracks by the end of the year. If not, the tracks serving as space holders will be removed until the audio can be obtained.

 

At this point, Chris got excited about explaining Chapter 21 and moved to that. He returns to Chapter 20 to finish explaining the additions at a later point in the video, which will be listed below.

 

(20:27) Chapter 21 Updates:

 

  • Track 40 - Papa Doo Run Run. Previously this was only 18 minutes. 20 extra minutes of music have been added, so this is now an extended version. This is a Beach Boys cover band that played at the Tomorrowland Terrace.

  • Track 42 - The Space Stage - Meco. This is a disco group. They covered film music including a 15 minute Star Wars medley, probably their most famous song. It has Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the 1978 Superman theme song, and a disco version of the original The Wizard of Oz music. This is a lot of fun!

  • Track 52- Special Guest Stars. This is in the Rollin’ River Revue section. This are the performers who appeared after all of the themed weeks were over. The track list is as follows:

 

Rollin’ River Revue Special Guest Stars

1 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

2 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

3 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

4 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

5 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

6 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

7 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

8 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

9 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

10 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

11 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

12 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

  • Track 71 - Mickey Finns. This is a honky-tonk piano/banjo/ragtime type music. They often performed at the Tomorrowland Stage. This is from an album from the 70’s they recorded. They were more of a live group than a recording group, and they made the theme park rounds quite a bit (like Six Flags Magic Mountain in the 80’s). There’s a television special on YouTube where they are performing with guest celebrities like Phyllis Diller, as well as Madam, a diva-type character that is a puppet. It’s a bizarre special but it gives you an idea of what this group was like.

 

(25:27) Heading back to Chapter 20:

 

  • Track 33 - Country Music Jubilee. This has about a half hour of music added to the track. Many more artists were found than Chris originally had access to, so they have been added. The performers and songs for this track are as follows:

 

Country Music Jubilee (Chapter 20 Version)

1 – Alabama Jubilee – Roy Clark (Instrumental)

2 – Act Naturally – Buck Owens

3 – Rye Whiskey – Homer and Jethro

4 – My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’ – The Geezinslaw Brothers

5 – Bonanza – Le Garde Twins

6 – I’m An Old Cowhand – Jimmy Wakely

7 – The Streets of Laredo – Rex Allen

8 – Steelin’ Home – Noel Boggs

9 – Let’s Wait a Little Longer – Canadian Sweethearts

10 – Hickory Hollow – The Dillards

11 – I’ve Come Awful Close – Hank Thompson

12 – Like a Fool – Dottie West

13 – He’ll Have to Go – Jerry Naylor

14 – You Finally Said Something Good – Charlie Louvin

15 – Texas – Tex Ritter

16 – Little Maggie – The Stonemans

17 – A Woman Lives for Love – Wanda Jackson

18 – She’s a Little Bit Country – George Hamilton IV

19 – Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty

20 – Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw

21 – The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA – Donna Fargo

22 – George Jones – She Still Thinks I Care

23 – Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette

24 – Mama Tried – Merle Haggard

25 – Try a Little Kindness – Glen Campbell

26 – I Saw the Light – Roy Acuff and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

27 – Ray Price – For the Good Times

28 – Jody Miller – Queen of the House

29 – Mel Tillis – Heart Over Mind

30 – Lynn Anderson – I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

31 – Freddy Weller – Indian Lake

32 – Jerry Reed – When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

33 – Jeanie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA

34 – John Hartford – Gentle on My Mind

35 – Bobby Gentry – Fancy

36 – Don Gibson and Sue Thompson – Good Old Fashioned Country Love

37 – Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn

38 – Johnny Lee – Country Party

39 – Charlie Daniels – The South’s Gonna Do It Again

 

  • Track 34 - The Great American Music Machine. Extra music was added to this to accommodate the additional artists Chris discovered in his research that performed at this event. The performers and songs for this track are as follows:

 

The Great American Music Machine

1 – The Love You Save – The Jackson 5

2 – Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

3 – Tutti Frutti – Pat Boone  NEW

4 – Light My Fire – Jose Feleiciano  NEW

5 – Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas

6 – Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

7 – The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

8 – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

9 – Silver Bird – Mark Lindsay

10 – Music Music Music – Theresa Brewer  NEW

11 – Precious and Few – Climax

12 – Sooner or Later – The Grass Roots

13 – Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds

14 – Top of the World – The Carpenters

15 – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn

16 – Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods  NEW

17 – The Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Night and the Pips  NEW

18 – Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics

19 – Want Ads – Honey Cone

20 – Stagger Lee – Tommy Roe

21 – Yes We Can Can – The Pointer Sisters

22 – Indian Reservation – Paul Revere and the Raiders

23 – Minnie Riperton – Seeing You This Way  NEW

24 – Without You – Sami Jo  NEW

25 – The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John

26 – Gene Cotton – Only the Lucky  NEW

27 – Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did You Boogie With Your Baby  NEW

28 – You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

29 – I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John

30 – Shaun Cassidy – Doo Doo Run Run  NEW

31 – Rock N’ Roll Heaven  - The Righteous Brothers

 

  • Track 47 - Papa Doo Run Run. This is the exact same thing that is in Chapter 21. The same version is on both chapters. It’s one of the few duplications on pages. They played after dark for decades, but they’re also a dance band and fit the Bandstands page, so since they fit both, they’re on both.

  • Track 52 - The Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers. This is similar to the one on Chapter 21. The difference is that this includes a few artists that performed during the themed weeks, plus the artists after the themed weeks, thus covering the entire event in one track. The performers and tracks for this song are as follows:

 

Rollin River Revue Featured Performers

1 – Frankie Avalon – Beach Party

2 – Patti Page – Old Cape Cod

3 – Donna Fargo – Don’t Be Angry

4 – Spyro Gyra – Little Linda

5 – Jose Feliciano – La Bamba

6 – Shalamar – This is For the Lover in You

7 – Kool and the Gang – Take It to the Top

8 – Earl Scruggs – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

9 – Leon Russell – Delta Lady

10 – The Pointer Sisters – Duke Ellington Medley

11 – The Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

12 – Brenda Lee – Break It to Me Gently

13 – Pearl Bailey – St. Louis Blues

14 – Pete Fountain – Lazy River

15 – Paul Revere and the Raiders – Good Thing

16 – Jessy Dixon and the Dixon Singers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

17 – Billy “Crash” Craddock – Walk Softly

18 – The Lennon Sisters – Theme from A Summer Place

19 – Doc Severinsen – Brass Roots

 

That’s it for this update! Apologies for jumping around. Have a very happy and safe Halloween. Please consider becoming a Patreon subscriber or do a one time donation to help pay for the costs of running the website. Thank you very much and see you in two weeks. Bye!

 

DIVIDER LINE

10/06/17 Vlog Update

 See Video on YouTube Channel:  DisneyChrisDotCom

 

Notes by Melonie Bush

 

Hello everybody! Two weeks has flown by because so much has happened. First of all, Halloween season is upon us. The home page has been decorated to celebrate the holiday with the Song of the Day featuring the Disney Villains. The song of the day is about two thirds of the way down the page. Here’s an example of what to look for:

 

 

You can listen to songs from previous days by clicking underneath the villains banner where it says “To Listen To Your Favorite Musical Selections From Days Past, Click Here,” OR, you can scroll to the top of the page and click on “Song Of The Day Archive” and that will take you to this page:

 

 

 

Someone had asked if the song “Trick or Treat” from the 1952 Donald Duck short will be featured, and the answer is no, because this year’s Halloween theme is villians, and since Donald Duck isn’t a villian he won’t be there. However, if you click on “Song of the day Index” at the top of the page, it will show every song that’s been featured in the past, starting from January of 2015. In October 2016, one year ago, Halloween-specific songs were featured in October, and if you look at the bottom of the song listings from October you will see a blue link that says “Click Here”. If you click on it, it will take you to that page and you can listen to all of the songs from last year. So any song that was featured as a song of the day is always available to listen to. There are 3 versions of Trick or Treat - 1) From a Disneyland record with the Mouseketeers from 1958,  2) The Lawrence Welk show from 1965, and  3) The original soundtrack version from 1952. So you can really get your Trick or Treat song fix if you want to.  

 

If you want to listen to Halloween songs from the park, you scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is a link to click on:

 

 

 

That will take you to a special page on the Magical Audio Tour that has just the Halloween songs from Disneyland, and looks like this:

 

 

It’s a temporary page that will be available in October for convenience, and you can get there from the Song of the Day archive page. You can also listen to it in 4.5 hour installments if you want to hear them in a chunk. So you can definitely get into the Halloween spirit from the website.

Now onto the updates!

 

Disneyland After Dark and it’s split-off called Disneyland Bandstand are the ones that have been being prepped for several weeks. The final editing process can be tedious and take a lot of time, but tracks have begun to emerge.

 

At (8:40) the updates for Chapter 20:

 

  • Updated - Track 1 - Main Street Color Guard- Flag Retreat Ceremony. This has been on the site. One slight change was made in the announcer’s voice. It has been given an echo effect because if you’re in the park it would have a reverberation to it.

  • Completed - Main Street USA After Dark Section. The Dapper Dans (Track 7) was the last one to be added. These are barbershop quartets that sound like the Dapper Dans so it isn’t authentically them. Since it’s all acapella music it took hours and hours to edit to get all of the smacking of the lips and other little things out so it would have a clean sound.

  • Completed - Track 13- The Wonderful World Of Color- Disneyland After Dark. The amount of work that had to be done on this was incredible. It all sounds live in the park so you hear footsteps and other things that are fine in a visual format, but very distracting in an audio format. These were slowly taken out in the editing process.

  • Updated - Track 14- Cavalcade Of Big Bands. This was on the site before, but a few additional artists have been added (about 5 extra songs) and it’s about 15 minutes longer.

  • Coming Soon - Track 18 - The Firehouse Five Plus Two. This is another toughie to edit so it’s coming soon. This was a live recording done in the Golden Horseshoe. Once the music plays it’s easy to edit, but the intro and the side conversations are difficult to edit to make it sound clean and get out the banging, clicking and crashing sounds underneath Ward Kimball, the announcer, and a very famous animator. It’s on the Disneyland Records page but it wasn’t cleaned up very well. Once this version has finished being edited, the one on the Disneyland Records page will be replaced with the new version also.

  • Updated - Track 21 - Tahitian Terrace Dinner Show. Some of the music is the same as what was there before, but some new music has been added. The announcements that were in there previously have been taken out because they are can be heard now instead as part of track 13.

  • Coming Soon - Track 24 - Skiles and Henderson. It’s stand up comedy and it’s another difficult one to edit.

  • New - Track 27 - The Space Bar. It’s about 5 different songs from different bands that performed in Disneyland from the early to the mid 1960’s, and they performed at The Space Bar, a former venue at the old, original Tomorrowland.

  • Updated - Track 28 - Fantasyland Theater - Humdinger. Two or three new songs have been added.

  • Updated - Track 31 - Tomorrowland Terrace - Pop Pourri. One song has been added, so it’s almost exactly what was there before.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 33 and 34 (Country Bear Jubilee and The Great American Music Machine) will be replaced with new version very soon, just as an FYI.

  • Coming Soon - Track 47 - Papa Doo Run Run. This will be extended in the near future.

  • New - Track 48 - Space Age - Space Age Disco Concert. This is disco music from artists who performed in Disneyland in the late 70’s. It’s a fun track.

  • New - Track 50 - Bear Country Hoedown - The Nashville Brass. This is a combination of a medley from The Kids of the Kingdom with a musical group called The Nashville Brass performing several songs. It ends with a song by The Kids of the Kingdom that’s a good-bye type song. It’s more like bluegrass or traditional country music than contemporary country music, so if you’re not a country fan you can still give it a chance and you might like it.

  • New - Track 53 - Big Bands in Disneyland. Modern day, instrumental-only recordings of the different performer’s bands who were featured on the 1984 TV series Big Bands in Disneyland were found. This is kind of a tribute to them because the songs are the same orchestrations as the original bands who appeared on the show. Some of the songs that had lyrics are represented as instrumental versions and they are digital, modern recordings. It has good sound quality and it’s a lot of fun.

  • New - Track 80 - Tomorrowland Terrace. This takes 1 song from different bands that played there, starting mostly during the 90’s and moving forward, but there are a few from the 70’s and 80’s that seemed to fit and were put in also. These are studio recordings by the actual groups that played at the Terrace.

 

Chapter 20 is very near to be completed. The two main obstacles that will slow it down are the Skiles and Henderson track and the Firehouse Five Plus Two track that have very difficult editing work that need to be done. But the completion is in sight!

 

At (24:11) the updates for Chapter 21:

 

  • New - Track 13 - Legendary Jazz Singers in Disneyland. These are vocal performances by singers who performed in the park in the 60’s and 70’s. There are very famous people here. They originally weren’t going to be represented but with big names like these, they had to be included. It’s a 45 minute medley that is very nice.

  • New - Track 14 - Cavalcade of Big Bands. This is exactly the same as the version in the After Dark chapter, and like that version it also had a few new songs added, so that’s why it’s marked as “New”.

  • Updated - Track 25 - Kay Belle and the Spacemen. In “The Spacebar” track in Chapter 20, one of the songs is from Kay Belle and the Spacemen. There were some glitches that needed to be fixed, so this version was updated as well.

  • Coming Soon - The Legends of Country in Disneyland section. Things are set up and ready for final edit.

  • New - Track 42 - The Space Stage - Space Age Disco Concert. This is the exact same track as found in Chapter 20 with the exclusion of two songs, which will be put in Track 43.  That makes this version 12 minutes shorter than the After Dark version.

  • New - Track 45 - The Surfin’ 60’s Week. This is the first track to be added in The Rollin’ River Revue - Featured Performers section. There are 4 tracks in total, it runs 12 minutes, and it’s a lot of fun.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 46 - 52, the rest of The Rollin’ River Revue section.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 53 - 65 - The Big Bands in Disneyland section. These tracks will be the actual performances from all these groups, taken from the TV special, rather than the tribute, modern, instrumental versions on the After Dark page.

  • Coming Soon - Tracks 66 - 73 - More Legends of Jazz in Disneyland section. This hasn’t had any work done on it yet. These tracks will be performers who did not appear on the TV series but played around the same time as the TV special was going on.

  • Completed - Tracks 78 - 89 - Swing Bands in Disneyland. These tracks start in the 90’s and are more contemporary versions of classic Big Bands music. There are many different eras of Big Bands, starting in the 60’s, going into the 80’s, and then the 90’s to the present day. It can be confusing so they’ve been grouped chronologically to help organize them. This Swing Bands section is the most contemporary section.

  • In Progress - Tracks 90 - 100 - Tomorrowland Terrace section. On the After Dark page, these artists are compiled into a 45 minute medley. On this Chapter, the artists are represented in individual tracks. Each artist has a half hour to one hour medley of their songs. Some of them are completed and some of them are still coming, so it’s an “In Progress” section.

 

So that is the overview of what has happened on the site since the last update. There’s a chance that Chapter 20 might be completed by the next update, so fingers crossed! Meanwhile, here are some lists of the various medley tracks, showing what songs and artists are included:

 

Cavalcade of Big Bands

1 – Benny Goodman – Don’t Be That Way

2 – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee

3 – Count Basie – April in Paris

4 – Les Brown – I’ve Got Me Love to Keep Me Warm

5 – Lionel Hampton – Flying Home

6 – Gene Krupa – Sing Sing Sing

7 – Tex Beneke – American Patrol

8 – Harry James – Two O’Clock Jump

9 – Wayne King – Josephine  NEW

10 – Duke Ellington – Take the A Train

11 – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow – Opus One

12 – Charlie Shavers – Moten Swing  NEW

13 – Si Zentner – Lazy River

14 – Stan Kenton – The Peanut Vendor

15 – Woody Herman – Four Brothers  NEW

16 – Ray Eberle – In the Mood  NEW

17 – Les Elgart – Bandstand Boogie  NEW

18 – Buddy Rich – Jumpin’ at the Woodside

 

Humdinger

1 - Humdinger - Freddy Cannon

2 - This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Patience Baby - The Pair Extraordinaire

4 - The In Crowd - Dobie Gray

5 - Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

6 - She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles

7 - Things - Jody Miller

8 - Across the Street is a Million Miles Away - Ray Peterson

9 - Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders

10 - Papa Oom Mow Mow - The Rivingtons

11 - Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis

12 - Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Stevens

13 - Five O’Clock World – The Vogues   NEW

14 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four

15 - Dream For Sale - Joey Paige

16 - What the World Needs Now is Love - Jackie DeShannon

17 - The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens

18 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

19 - I’m Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits   NEW

20 - Windy - The Association

21 - Two Lovers - Mary Wells

22 - More - Vic Dana

23 - He’s a Rebel - The Crystals

24 - Love Letters Straight From Your Heart - Ketty Lester

25 - It's My Party - Leslie Gore

26 - Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me - Mel Carter

27 - Dirty Water - The Standells

28 - Goody Galum-Shus - Bobby Sherman

29 - Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas

30 - Good Lovin' - The Rascals

31 - Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay and the Americans

32 - Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond

 

Pop Pourri

1 - Mastered the Art of Love - The Checkmates Ltd.

2 - Sunny - Gary Lewis and the Playboys

3 - Love’s the Only Answer - Kelly Garrett

4 - I’m the Wolf Man - Round Robin

5 - I Want Love - The Individuals

6 - Something About You Baby - The Vibrants

7 - Heartbeats - Dick and Dee Dee

8 - She Done Moved - The Spats

9 - Candy - 1910 Fruitgum Company

10 - Girl It’s Over - The Six Deep

11 - The Duck - Jackie Lee

12 - Annie Ya Ya - Jim Doval and the Gauchos

13 - Follow Me - The Bantams

14 - Follow the Bouncing Ball - The Hondells

15 - I Live For the Sun - The Sunrays

16 - That Ain’t Right - Freddy and the Sounds of Soul

17 - Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

18 - Get on This Plane - The Premieres

19 - Heartbreaker - H.B. Barnum

20 - You’ll Never Know - Mickey and the Invaders

21 - Our Love is Gonna Snowball - Jackie and Gayle

22 - Chocolate Cherry - The Joe Tex Band

23 - Follow the Sunshine - Don Grady and The Yellow Balloon

24 - You’re Absolutely Right - The Swinging Apollas

25 - Free as the Wind - The Brooklyn Bridge

26 - Spanish Flea - Doodletown Pipers