On the Cover
Disneyland's New Tomorrowland, featuring "transportation systems of the
future and new attractions presented by major American corporations."
"Even in Restaurants, Disneyland Excels" (Page 1)
A look at the more than 25 restaurant and fast food
choices within Disneyland, spotlighting Main Street, U.S.A.'s Plaza Inn,
Adventureland's Tahitian Terrace, the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square,
Casa de Fritos in Frontierland, and the newly-opened Tomorrowland
Fun Fact: Known today
as the Blue Bayou Restaurant, the bistro that overlooks the Pirates of
the Caribbean waterway was originally called the Blue Bayou
"Services--A Specialty at the Magic
Kingdom" (Page 2)
Disneyland isn't just rides and restaurants. It's
lots of services as well. From stroller rentals to baby
stations to first aid. In the spotlight is Ken-L-Land,
where guests can room their pets while they visit Disneyland.
Pet owners bring not only dogs, but also "monkeys, ocelots,
snakes, squirrels, turtles, tropical fish and even a lion cub."
Progresses With Disneyland" (Page 4)
Checking out the latest Audio-Animatronics technology four years
after the debut of the Enchanted Tiki Room, Imagineer Marc Davis hails
the advances WED Enterprises has made at Disneyland: "The technology
keeps right on moving forward. We started out hoping to make the
GE (Carousel of Progress) families live up to the pirates.
Now--with the new equipment and experience we have proved out in the
pirate show--the GE figures already can do some things even the pirates
can't. And the Mission Control flight director in the McDonnell
Douglas (Flight to the Moon) pre-show will probably take another step
forward . . . because we keep on building and plussing as we go along."
And, apparently, they taught Grandma from the Carousel of Progress how
to read too.
"Vaudeville's Not Dead at the Magic
Kingdom" (Page 6)
The Golden Horseshoe Revue passes 17,000 performances at
Disneyland. Originally opening in 1955, the show stars comedian Wally
Boag as the Traveling Salesman/Pecos Bill and Betty Taylor as
Slue Foot Sue. Irish tenor Fulton Burley and the dancing
Golden Horseshoe Girls round out the cast.
Fun Fact: The Golden
Horseshoe Revue ran continuously at Disneyland from 1955 until
1986. Boag himself performed in over 40,000 Revue shows at
both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. He retired in 1982.
Boag, Taylor and Burley were each named Disney Legends in 1995.
"Power of Park: Disneyland
Generates Dollars by the Second" (Page 10)
In the 12 years since Disneyland opened, an estimated
$1.28 billion in tourism revenue has been generated in the
Anaheim area--a rate of $3.40 per second. There are 94
hotels with 4,300 rooms total, a 44,000-seat baseball stadium
and a newly-opened 9,000-seat multipurpose convention center.
Fun Fact: Today, there
are nearly 500 hotels with 55,000 guest rooms in the Anaheim/Orange County
The current Angel Stadium of Anaheim has undergone several
renovations over the years and is now a baseball-only facility
seating just over 45,000. The Anaheim Convention Center
has grown to become the largest facility of its kind on the West
Coast with 1.6 million square feet of meeting rooms and exhibit
"Disneyland Railroad Dates Back
Farther Than Company" (Page13)
A brief history of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad details
how the first engines were designed from plywood "mockups," then
assembled at the Disneyland roundhouse. Engine No. 1, the
C.K. Holliday, is named for the founder of the Santa Fe
Railroad. Engine No. 2, the E.P. Ripley, is named for an
early president of the railroad.
Fun Fact: In explaining
Walt Disney's lifelong passion for trains, the article
incorrectly notes that Walt was born in Kansas City and got his
first job as a "news butcher" on the railroad. In fact,
Walt was born in Chicago and first worked for his father,
"Park's Shooting Galleries Get New
Paint Job Daily" - Disneyland's Frontierland and Adventureland
shooting galleries, with real guns shooting real lead pellets, are
repainted every morning at 7:00 before park opening.
"'World of Color' Features New Format for 1967-68" -
With Walt's passing, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
changes the format of its introductory lead-ins, which Walt had
"Beautiful Landscaping Part of Park's 'Show'" -
Disneyland's unique landscaping covers a wide range of flora and fauna.
"There are bamboo and rare coral trees in Adventureland; pepper trees,
olive trees, assorted flowers, and ivy on Main Street, U.S.A.;
California poppies, marigolds, and yucca in Tomorrowland; date palms and
flowering peach trees in Fantasyland; cactus and joshua trees in
Frontierland; and, of course, thousands more throughout the Magic
"Disneyland Wardrobe: From Fantasy to Fashion" -
Disneyland's wardrobe department creates some new looks for cast members
working in the revamped Tomorrowland. All told, there will be
"more than 20,000 outfits in nearly 400 different styles" used throught
the park during the summer.
"Studio Readying Finest Motion Picture Release Schedule Ever
Offered" - Walt Disney Productions vice president Card Walker
touts the upcoming lineup of films: The Happiest Millionaire,
The Gnome-Mobile, The Jungle Book, Blackbeard's
Ghost, Never a Dull Moment and The One and Only
Genuine Original Family Band.
"At Disneyland, Even the Queues are Fun" - "'People,'
as Walt Disney said, 'don't like to be left standing there.'"
"Film Distribution: Important But Little Known Part of Movies"
- Buena Vista Distribution delivers about 400 prints of any
given Disney film for distribution in the U.S. They also have a
say in what films are shown with them. Says district manager Don
Conley, "We simply can't allow a theater owner to run an objectionable
picture with ours--one that would be undesirable to parents and their
children. We've cancelled many engagements for that reason."
"Bell System Girls Have Unique Employee Program" - An
"all-girl crew" of 54 staffs Disneyland's Bell Telephone exhibit in
Tomorrowland. They each participate in a six-month program to
develop management and presentation skills.
"Disney Dubbing Means Quality in Any Language" - Rather
than use subtitles that can't be read by young children, Disney dubs its
movies and television shows into as many as 14 different languages.
"Park's Ambassador Joins Snow White and Dwarfs on Twenty-Day
Promo Tour" - To promote the fifth theatrical release of
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disneyland ambassador Marcia Miner
embarks on a 20-day, 18-city U.S. tour--with the costumed Seven Dwarfs
"Through the Disney Lens" - Photos of Magic Kingdom
Club "Families of the Month" during their visits to Disneyland.
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