I grew up on The Disney Channel which is nothing like the current version of the channel. Long before Lizzie McGuire and Raven or whatever the new shows are...I'd watch shows like "Videopolis, Kids inc. (sorry to say), and others like the Moochie series and Ozzie and Harriet.
Well the other night my sister and I were busting up about some old Disneyland shows that we had recorded on 1 videocassette, we had like 6 hours of Disneyland shows and specials.
1. "The Disneyland Story" It had the judge from "Night Court" hosting it and I watched this special to death. It's funny, at the end of the show it had some projects that were in the works at Imagineering...like Indy, and a Muppet Show, and the eventual Toon Town.
2. "Earnest Goes to Splash Mountain" This one was pretty cool with Earnest going on Splash Mountain with a ton of fake news footage and he ends up with an oxygen mask at the end.
3. "Disneyland 25th Anniversary Special" with Danny Kaye and Adam Rich. This show's got a ton of stars from the 80's and has the infamous song, "Once upon a time in Anaheim" song at the end.
4. "Disneyland Showtime" from the 60's with the Osmonds, Kurt Russell, and a few broadway stars. This video has a ton of music and is centered around The Haunted Mansion.
5. "Disneyland 35th Anniversary special" with Tony Danza and a few others stars like the cast from "Cheers" This one is classic with a little Woody from "Cheers" meeting a ghost and falling in puppy love on The Haunted Mansion.
6. "Magic in the Magic Kingdom" with a ton of magic acts, like a guy hanging over the water of the Submarines and levitation in Sleeping Beauty Castle. It had Gloria Estefan and Siegfried and Roy.
7. "Wonderful World of Disney" this one was in black and white and showed the building of the Jungle Cruise and Mark Twain.
The funny thing is that I still have the video, probably in my parents storage a few states away...maybe next time I visit them I'll go on a quest for it.
I know The Disney Channel doesn't show stuff like this anymore, but those were the days. I remember on July 17th every year the channel would show all day Disneyland specials. Has anybody else seen these shows or remember The Disney Channel specials they would show on Disneyland?