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    Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Posted at this blog: http://www.isntlifeterrible.com/2008...isneyland.html

    Lengthy clips from a forgotten Tony Curtis/Suzanne Pleshette movie (40 Pounds of Trouble) with a long segment filmed at Disneyland in 1961-62. It's virtually an entire tour of the park, professionally filmed to Hollywood standards.

    Lots of RARE footage with things like: an on-board bobsled ride, interior clips of the original Snow White and Toad darkrides (!), and plenty of extinct attractions.

    It's Yesterland heaven and it goes on for a hefty 15 minutes or so.

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    That was fantastic, I loved seeing the colored horses on the carrousel and the indians in Frontierland!

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Dig those old Autopia cars.

    And did you see the very official, very public sign in Frontierland that says "Tom Sawyer's Island"?

    Hah. Another Disneysnob factoid bites the dust.

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    I love how when the exit the monorail, they have a grand overhead view of, Main Street

    That was fun to watch!

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Interesting how the inner workings of Mr Toad looks so much different.

    Not too mention that actors were dropped off by the Monorail on Main St. (No one is going to miss that. )
    This is excellent footage! Thanks for the link HB!
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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    Dig those old Autopia cars.

    And did you see the very official, very public sign in Frontierland that says "Tom Sawyer's Island"?

    Hah. Another Disneysnob factoid bites the dust.
    Ohh I missed seeing that sign (I was quite overwhelmed, Ill need to go back and watch that again!

    I did love how the monorail dropped them off at main street, and what was with all the honking noises in tomorrowland? Also, in the background I saw a huge mad hatters hat, I woudl love to see the front of that character.

    I miss the old Mr. Toad, its never been the same for me since they changed it.

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    that was very cool, thanks for sharing
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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    I love the prototype of the annual passholder before they even existed "stop that raft!" "another one will be along any minute sir" then the guy gives up and goes to the power boat and impersonates a cop!

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Yes, LOTS of amusing liberties taken with actual DL geography and park practices for the sake of the movie.

    I remember the skeleton with extending head from the old Snow White ride very well, and it was fun to see the old cauldron witch scene again, and hear snips of the old soundtrack. Fans of the original darkrides pretty much despair of ever seeing actual film footage from those, so these little clips are a rare treat indeed.


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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    You know, you can find that movie on VHS at Amazon.com.

    http://www.amazon.com/40-Pounds-Trou...4752799&sr=8-1

    I love the scenes of TC running through the Indian village and Mine Train. Madcap!

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    This was awesome! Thanks for sharing. I'll be watching this again and again.
    What I though funny was how they were able to just jump right back on the Mattherhorn bobsleds!

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    Yes, LOTS of amusing liberties taken with actual DL geography and park practices for the sake of the movie.
    Not unlike when the Brady Bunch went to King's Island, found the lost blueprints on a ride close to "International Street," then proceeded to run around relay-style AWAY from the front entrance where they eventually end up.

    Or in Planet of The Apes, when Charton Heston and crew splash down what appears to be a Utah river/lake, walk all the way to Calabasas to meet up with the Apes, then he rides a horse along the coastline all the way to NYC.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Vintage Disney AND Tony Curtis in one day!?! Gee it was a great day! Thanks for that!
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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Tony? Oh. Yes. Sorry, I was looking at Suzanne...

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    Re: Astounding Disneyland Footage from 1961-62

    Both very gorgeous people indeed!

    The little girl's reactions to things brought me back to a recent visit with another little girl I know. Pretty funny.

    Excellent footage!

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