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Fall 1966
Vol. 1, No. 4
September, October, November 1966
16 Pages

Disney News Fall 1966 

On the Cover
Dean Jones and Yvette Mimieux, "two of Hollywood's brightest young stars," slated to appear in the 1967 Disney release Monkeys Go Home

Inside Highlights

  • Ten children representing countries bordering on the world's major seas and oceans, pour samples of their native waters into the Seven Seaways of It's a Small World.  During the dedication, Walt Disney will add a sample of Disneyland's Rivers of America from an old gunny sack.
  • Walt receives two special awards: the Commander's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog--the oldest order in the world--from the Danish Ambassador to the U.S., and a gold medallion from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
  • In the 11 years Disneyland has been in operation, its retail store staff has grown from 45 people to "more than 500 buyers, salespeople, artists and other specialists."
  • The Disneyland band is led by conductor Vesey Walker, who stayed with Disney well beyond the two week stint he was originally hired for in 1955 (Walker retired in 1970 and was named a Disney Legend in 2005--Tim).
  • In a movie premiere first, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., starring Dick Van Dyke, debuts aboard a commissioned U.S. fighting ship, the carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk.

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