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One of the most popular features we ran this past year was a set of stills from "Disneyland U.S.A." a 1956 Disney CinemaScope featurette. We followed it up with a Part Two, and we promised more as time permitted. For this third set of stills we've changed the game plan a bit; with material selected from another program about the park in order to celebrate the holidays. Again we'll keep the commentary short, and let the photos speak for themselves.

"Disneyland Around the Seasons" was originally broadcast on December 18, 1966, three days after Walt Disney's death.

Those monorails work!

In the show he discusses the opening of small world and New Orleans Square, features two upcoming attractions (Pirates and Lincoln), then closes with an extended look at the Christmas Fantasy on Parade and Candlelight Procession. In today's piece we'll keep our focus on the holiday aspect of the show.

I've got a secret: Epcot!

Disneyland's parades have evolved quite a bit since 1966, and visitors accustomed to the park's current state-of-the-art processions may find this episode to be an eye-opening look back at how relatively simple and unsophisticated they used to be.

Before we start though I wanted to point out the giant star that used to top the Matterhorn, as it pops up here and there in the background throughout the footage.

Where's the color wheel?

The Christmas decor is up on Main Street...

Same 'ol, same 'ol

Still crowded!

...as the trumpeters lead the Christmas Fantasy on Parade by the giant white-flocked tree in Town Square.

Flocked!

Gold jackets?

We make a big jump here to the parade's Christmas finale; you'll thank me for sparing you from what comes between when you finally get to see this show.

Same 'ol, same 'ol

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2008 Al Lutz

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