On the Cover
One of the "fairest of the village maids" is up for auction in the soon
to debut Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.
"The Pirates are Coming!" (Page 1)
A preview of Pirates of the Caribbean, "the Park's
most exciting new attraction opening this season." The ride will
take guests from a Caribbean port, through the "perpetual evening" of
the Blue Bayou Lagoon, down two waterfalls into a subterranean grotto.
From there guests will discover why "dead men tell no tales" before
floating into the midst of a raging cannon battle between a pirate ship
and a city fortress. Beyond the city walls, pirates ransack the
town, dunking a local magistrate in a well to encourage him to reveal
where the hidden treasure is; auctioning the local women to the highest
buccaneer bidder; and ultimately taking target practice in the town
arsenal as fire closes in.
"DISNEY WORLD: A Project of
Dynamic Imagination" (Page 2)
Walt Disney Productions announced plans for "a major, new Disney
family entertainment center" on a 43-square mile mile parcel of land
southwest of Orlando, Florida. The project, which will eventually
become Walt Disney World, calls for a theme park complex with adjacent
golf, tennis, horseback riding, water sports and themed hotels; a 1,000
acre industrial park; an entrance complex with parking for 11,000 cars;
and a "jet airport of the future" with cutting edge baggage handling and
passenger loading. The showpiece, however, will be Walt's dream of
an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), a "living
the creativity of American Industry" with an initial
population of 20,000 people. The Progress City display Disneyland guests
would eventually see at the Carousel of Progress in the "new" Tomorrowland would serve as the initial model for EPCOT.
Fun Fact: Walt Disney World had
its grand opening in October of 1971 with the theme park and entrance
complexes much as they were originally designed. Epcot (no longer
in uppercase) would debut in October of 1982 and look decidedly
different from Walt's original concept.
"INTRODUCING: Scrooge McDuck,
Newcomer to Cartoon Films" (Page 4)
Donald Duck's uber-rich uncle makes his animated movie debut in the
featurette Scrooge McDuck and Money. In the cartoon, the
"imperious, short-tempered and terribly stingy" Scrooge takes his
grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie on a tour of his money bin and
teaches them valuable lessons in finance. Scrooge made his comic
book debut in 1947.
Fun Fact: In 2002, Forbes included
Scrooge on its "Forbes Fictional Fifteen" list of the richest and most
colorful fictional characters in America. Also on the list was
101 Dalmatians' own Cruella De Vil.
"Disneyland's Indians, A Unique Show
at the Park" (Page 6)
Fourteen young Indian men and women perform tribal dances in the
Indian Village adjacent to Frontierland. "In their colorful
performances, they contribute to a broader understanding of Indian
traditions, while at the same time dedicating themselves to preserving
the customs and arts of their people."
Fun Fact: The Indian Village was
closed in 1971 to make way for Bear Country (later Critter Country).
"Frontier Gunfights are Even More
Rugged Off the Screen" (Page 7)
Roaming through Frontierland and New Orleans Square at Disneyland, a
group of gunmen entertain guests with gunfights, brawls and stunts.
"They have developed 20 different routines, ranging from a saloon
side-street brawl to a Jesse James train robbery."
"Bunch of Top Bananas Swing for Very
Funny Feature, 'Jungle Book'" (Page 9)
Preview of the upcoming animated release, The Jungle Book,
featuring the voice talents of Phil Harris (Baloo), Sebastian Cabot (Bagheera),
George Sanders (Shere Khan) and Louis Prima (King Louie).
Fun Fact: Due to "change-of-voice
problems," both Bruce Reitherman and David Bailey provided the voice of
Mowgli, the man-cub, during production. Reitherman (the son of the
movie's director and Disney "Old Man" Wolfgang Reitherman) got the final
"HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE HIGHLIGHT:
Tommy Steele Steps in Time With Alligator George" (Page 11)
The British pop singer and star of the Broadway musical Half a
Sixpence costars with Fred MacMurray and Greer Garson in "The
Happiest Millionaire." Steele plays John Lawless, a butler in the
house of the eccentric Biddle family of Philadelphia. Among his
song and dance routines, Steele performs with an eight foot alligator
named George. "'You see,' concluded Tommy. 'One doesn't worry
about whether an alligator will walk away with the scene. It's
whether he'll walk away with you.'"
Fun Fact: In 1968, Steele received
a Golden Globe nomination as Most Promising Newcomer-Male only to lose
to Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.
"Disneyland Provides a 'Peek' at Summer 1967" - Easter
week activities at Disneyland provide a preview of things to come during
the summer. Among the entertainers scheduled to perform are Martha
and the Vandellas, Bill Elliott and the Date Niters, The Young Men from
New Orleans and The Royal Tahitians. Easter Sunday will feature a
parade of antique automobiles and the launching of a giant balloon from
the Central Plaza.
"Golden Oak Ranch Proves Popular With All of Studioland" - The
Disney-owned 720 acre ranch, about an hour north of Los Angeles, is a
popular outdoor locale for television and movie productions.
"Disneyland Chooses New Ambassador" - 22-year old Marcia Miner
from Santa Ana, California is named Disneyland's 1967 ambassador.
"DONALD'S SOAP BOX: An Inspiration for Racing in Sweden" -
Kalle Anka, Sweden's Donald Duck magazine, sponsors a nationwide
soapbox derby competition. The winner of the racing final in
Stockholm is 14-year old Jan-Erik Astrom.
"In Australia, Disneyland Takes the Cake" - Alison Lambert's
Disneyland-themed cake wins a cake decorating competition in Australia.
"Return of the Mouseketeer: Karen Pendleton Turns Up Pretty as You
Please" - Twenty year old Karen reminisces about her days as a
Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer from 1955-58.
"Fan Mail Story Stars Ma, Pa and Grandpa, as Well as the Kids" -
The Disney fan mail department receives over 1,500 letters a month,
praising Disney entertainment.
"QUICK CHANGE: Jan Williams Jumps Into Ustinov's Shoes" - Bearing
a resemblance to Blackbeard's Ghost star Peter Ustinov, Jan
Williams goes from delivering mail as a Walt Disney Productions traffic
boy to becoming Ustinov's photo double and stand-in. Says Williams,
"Working under Peter is more than you could ever hope for in drama
"New Cal Arts Plan Provides Practical Industry Experience" -
Students at the California Institute of the Arts get on the job training
at WED Enterprises and Interpace, learning "how art fares in an
"Studio Tackles Task of Putting Alaska's Centennial on Film" -
Honoring the 49th state's centennial, Disney films "A Salute to Alaska,"
scheduled to air on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in the
"Disneyland D-Man Served 25 Years Under Eliot Ness" - A profile
of Disneyland security officer Joe Irzyk, a former Treasury agent who
was one of the original "Untouchables."
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