Saturday, September 29, 2012

Disneyland Guided Tour, Circa 1962: Tomorrowland, Pt. 2



The last installment of the 1962 Disneyland Tour Guide Script begins at Tomorrowland's...

ART OF ANIMATION

Here is the Art of Animation where you will see the various stages in the development of animation from the beginning of time to the very present. This exhibit will give you an idea of how Mickey Mouse and the whole Walt Disney tradition was born. It takes three years to produce a full-length cartoon feature. Here Disney artists and characters alike combine to show you the technical processes necessary for such an undertaking. You will also have an opportunity to meet the latest Walt Disney character - Ludwig von Drake!



AVENUE OF FLAGS

Here at the entrance to Tomorrowland, is the Avenue of Flags. Lining the path are the Flags of our United States arranged in the order of their admittance to the Union. On each flag pole you will find the name of the state, the date it was admitted to the union and its motto.



Here is the "World Time Clock" provided by the Timex Corporation and designed by the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. This clock tells the time of day anywhere in the world at a moment's glance.





To the left of the Avenue of Flags you will find the Monsanto Home of the Future. This modern home features such elements as a television doorbell, ultrasonic dishwasher, and a microwave oven which cooks a potato in three minutes. The Home of the Future is one of the many walk-through exhibits in Disneyland which you can visit after the tour without charge.





The Bell Telephone Company invites you to see the latest innovations in telephone communications and also the Circarama film "America the Beautiful." This unique motion pictures is projected on a 360 degree screen completely surrounding the viewing audience. "America the Beautiful" offers a breathtaking sight-seeing experience of our great United States.





Now that we have completed our rounds, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and for being such a wonderful group. I have enjoyed showing you the Magic Kingdom and hop you enjoy the rest of your stay here in the park. Remember to use your extra ticket for any one attraction in the park and also try to make it back to Frontierland for the Golden Horseshoe Show. The last performance will be at __________. Disneyland will remain open until _____ this evening.

If you have any questions, anything I might help you with before we part I'll be happy to assist you.

I would like to leave you with this thought. We began our tour in Town Square. There at the base of the flagpole is the Disneyland dedication plaque which reads, "Disneyland is dedicated to the dreams, the ideals, and the hard facts that have created America with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." We sinerely hope that through your tour today you have shared in a part of this spirit.




I hope you enjoyed your vintage 1962 Guided Tour as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

In Disney Home Video news, "Peter Pan" is coming to Blu-ray for the first time. Here's the trailer for the upcoming release:



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3 comments:

K. Martinez said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the 1962 Tour Guide series. You did a fantastic job tying it all together. Thanks!

Rich T. said...

This was brilliant! Thank you so much for putting this together! :)

Major Pepperidge said...

The guided tour was a great idea, I'm sorry it's over.