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    Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    <VIDEO LINKS NOW FIXED!>

    As today is the 50th anniversary of the Matterhorn, Monorail and Subs, I really wanted to get this video up today. And well, I made it...by three hours. It's cobbled together from a LOT of home movies and some stills. Really, a LOT of home movies. But it tells the story of the Matterhorn and the rest of Tomorrowland--as it existed during Walt's day.

    Presently, as I type (at 9pm, Sunday), the video is still "processing" on YouTube. But it should be done in an hour or so. Just so you know, I'm putting together a complete tour of the "original" park. But I wanted to share this today, 50 years after Walt debuted the Matterhorn.

    Part One
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNX80CgeFiY&feature=channel"]YouTube - Disneyland Update - Tomorrowland of the 1950s - PART 1[/ame]

    Part Two
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW6ZkAx-4yw&feature=channel"]YouTube - Disneyland Update - Tomorrowland of the 1950s - PART 2[/ame]
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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    I know, it says "not available." It just means, not YET available. It will take an hour or so on youtube to process.

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Speaking of Tomorrowland pre-1967, were the buildings that house Star Tours and Buzz Lightyear there back in the '50s or were there old, similarly shaped buildings there before that were knocked down before 1967?

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    They are both original 1955 buildings. Star Tours occupies the space that was once occupied by Adventure Thru Inner Space (and previously Monsanto's Hall of Chemistry), as well as some of the space used by the 20,000 Leagues exhibit. And Buzz occupies the space once used by Circarama and Circlevision (AKA America the Beautiful), as well as The World Beneath Us.

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Bump - videos are now live.

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Very interesting videos!
    Me (Jen) , DH , DD (7) , DD (4) , Belle , Kiara , Fuzzy & Fluffy (Fuz & Fluff are actually fancy rats, but there isn't a rat smiley)

    DLR trips - '93, '94, '95 (14), '97 (3), '98, '10 (PPH)...maybe another trip at end of 2010 or in 2011
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    Disney Cruise Line - hoping sometime in 2013 or 2014...waiting for the Disney Wonder to arrive in CA!

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    Thumbs up Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    These are fantastic. Here's what I really liked:
    1. Narration is excellent.
    2. Music is kept background, with sound clips from the spiels/rides.
    3. The pace: perfect. I can't stand videos that talk too fast or jump to scenes and you're like "wait, back that up!".


    These are more interesting to me than some of my dvd's direct from Disney. Are all your videos narrated like this?


    THANKS for posting!

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    I've subscribed to your videos long before this, and I'm continually impressed by the quality of your videos. Some people call the narration "boring"- I disagree. It's PATIENT narration. Everything is stated clearly and concisely. We're just so used to overenergetic audio and jump cuts that something like this throws the average youtube viewer off.
    Make something Idiot-Proof, and someone will build a better Idiot.


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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Thanks for all the comments. I really appreciate them.

    And yes, except for the early YouTube videos (from 2006), all of the videos are like this. They explore a subject with video and film images and narration. A lot of them have a historical bent.

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    the videos are great thanks for posting



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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Great job DLT!


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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    Thats to long to be away from the magic come on back!

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    Re: Tomorrowland in the 1950s

    That was very good.
    Thanks
    I had never heard of Freedomland before.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpWcFZ-_LqU"]YouTube - Travel Time: Freedomland 1963[/ame]

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