The Disneyland Story

by ChinaBambi

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Following on from my previous ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ post, the upcoming Christmas Disney movie, I have come across these vintage videos on the story of Disneyland.

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Featuring Walt Disney himself. Premiered on October 27, 1954.

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Introduction and Frontierland

Part One feature a glimpse of the Walt Disney Studios: a Sleeping Beauty Live-Action test scene, make-up/set for 20K Leagues Under The Sea. Also introduces us to Disneyland and the Fronteirland Davy Crockett mini-series.

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Adventureland and Tomorrowland

Part 2 tells us about Adventureland and its True-Life Adventure series, featuring footage of the Galapagos Islands, Falkland Islands, Lapland, Morocco and Spain. Also introduces us to Tomorrowland and Ward Kimball’s Man in Space series.

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Fantasyland

Part 3 explains Fantasyland, and includes the “Laughing Place” scene from Song of the South, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon “Plane Crazy” and the reading of the famous line “…that it was all started by a mouse.”

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Mickey Mouse ‘Where it all began’

Part 4 includes the Mickey/Pluto cartoon “The Pointer” (1939) and the Mickey/Goofy/Donald short “Lonesome Ghosts” (1937).

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Love Mickey!

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My Favourite, Alice in Wonderland.

Part 6 is the preview for the next episode (Wonderland) and the closing credits.

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DISNEY FAN FOREVER! – The Happiest place on earth!

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