The story of this footage is an interesting one. It all started back when the Soviet Union invaded Hungary. My fathers side of the family is Hungarian and as the Red Army invaded they were split as to what to do. My grandparents decided that attempting escape and risking death was better than living under Soviet Rule so they packed up my dad and aunt and made a run for the border. After a harrowing escape that involved mine fields, close calls with Soviet tanks and troops and eating horse meat to stay alive, they managed to escape to Austria. From there they eventually made their way to the USA.
Over the years my dads family kept in touch with those back home and would occasionally send them home movies showing them what life in the USA was like. Well my overseas relatives held onto to ALL of these movies and had them converted to VHS at some point.
Back in the 90s they sent this tape to my grandparents who watched it once and put it in a box. They rediscovered it a few weeks ago and showed it to me while I was visiting them. The tape is great! It has all kinds of great footage from the 60s and 70s and buried deep inside was about 3 minutes of Disneyland!
The video posted here is very poor quality as I have no way to properly capture VHS to my computer anymore (My old capture card is ISA!!) So I just put a digital camera in front of the TV. I plan on getting it properly captured soon but this will have to suffice in the meantime.
If you're in the Bay Area and have this capability let me know!
Well anyway enjoy!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPesmfIr_4M"]YouTube - Vintage Disneyland Footage[/ame]