Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Disneyland 52th anniversary special tribute - Photos and Videos



Yes, already 52 years since the picture above was shoot! And, to celebrate this anniversary, here are some great historical photos and many old videos from Youtube, with all my thanks to "freedogshampoo".



The bird-eye view above shows Disneyland in 1960, but before that, it was time for its construction, and for Walt to check that everything was allright - here on Peter Pan's flight.



Talking about construction, here is a video with Walt telling you all about it.




On opening day, Jungle cruise was already there...



And some years later, Walt made a special presentation of it to legendary India's prime minister Nehru...







Many celebrities came at Disneyland, like U.S former president Ike Eisenhower...



...Here riding the now extinct Mine train attraction








The Shah of Iran was there too, when the Matterhorn opens...





Ten years after its opening Disneyland had a special party for this 10th anniversary.





The sixties were also the time of one of Tomorrowland's most famous attraction, the Flying Saucers







This last short video below show Walt some months before he unfortunately die, at the opening of It's a small world, one of the park's most beloved attraction.






Photos and videos: copyright Disney

6 comments:

Joe Shelby said...

I recognize the footage that's definitely from the two films (one in color, one the live Kodak video released on Disney Treasures) of the '59 premiere day and the stuff from the 10th Anniversary special.

Where was that Jungle Cruise film first broadcast? I know I saw it before, decades ago, but it hasn't made it to any Disney Treasure yet (though I hope it might make the upcoming one this December).

Anonymous said...

It's great seeing those old photos and video clips. I also like the pictures and articles of DLP. I hope to someday visit the park.

George

Alain Littaye said...

Hello, Alain here. First i want to thank both of you George and Joe for
your comments, not a lot of people do so, and , as it is always a lot of work to find the videos , photos, etc..it's a pleasure to have some feedback.
To answer to the question of Joe about the jungle cruise clip, frankly i don't know where it's coming from, i've find it on you tube, and no indication of where it come from was attached to it...but i like it, it's the first time i see it!
Keep a look on my "time machine" , you'll have good surprises in the next weeks, as well as a "behind the scenes " series i will introduce in the next days.

Eric said...

Hey! Its great to see that my videos have been put to good use! lol. Oh, and thanks for the cred : )

-Eric (freedogshampoo)

Alain Littaye said...

Yes, Eric, many thanks for your yutube video links - Have a look at my "Haunted mansion behind the scenes " article , there is another one from you!

Lev said...

Thanks for putting this together. I remember seeing Disney and Nehru on the Mark Twain riverboat in Frontierland. I'll look through my folks 8mm home movies and post the clip as soon as I find it.