Main Street U.S.A.
"Hello. Welcome to Disneyland. We have dedicated this happy place to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America. This dedication is engraved on a plaque at the foot of the flagpole in the Disneyland Town Square.
Suddenly, as we come into this Square, the cares and worries of today are left behind and we find ourselves in a little town in the year 1900. On one hand is the City Hall and on the other is the Fire Station. Down Main Street we see the Emporium, and all the many shops. There is the Old Music Store, the Penny Arcade with its blaring Orchestrion, the Popcorn Man, and the Old Calliope. At the end of the street, the Marching Band appears in full regalia. But let's take the horse-drawn streetcar and ride down Main Street."
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"Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage and ingenuity of the pioneers who blazed the trails across America. We find ourselves back in the exciting days when the story of our country's past was being lived. We will ride a covered wagon to a roaring river town, pay a visit to Slew-Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe, and then catch the paddlewheel steamer Mark Twain for a trip down the Rivers of America."
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"Now it is time for a preview of the World of Tomorrow. We step into the future and find fantastic atomic-powered machines working for us. The world is unified and peaceful...outer space is the New Frontier. We walk for a time among the strange mechanical wonders of tomorrow, and then blast off on a Rocket To The Moon."
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to download Walt's introduction to all of these lands in one RealAudio file!
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A tip of Sorcerer Mickey's hat to Carolyn for pointing out that three lands of Just Walt's .wavs links were in need of repair!
These inset photos of Walt on the 1958 Disneyland Tour pages came from Walt Disney's Guide to Disneyland, 2nd edition, p. 3, 1962, although the photos of Walt continued to be used for years in subsequent Guidebooks.
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