2005-2006, Disneyland, France.
New Halloween Show in Tokyo Disneyland (2006)
This piece of video is the part where audience "boo"-ing the Evil Mistress to get out evil from the castle. Great fire and light effects!
Watch awesome fireworks and special effects at the Disneyland Castle!
Get some insider facts about the extra-exclusive club in Disneyland from a tour guide. I had permission to record this video from the guide. Sorry for the shaky hand... I was getting pushed against the wall by the rest of the tour members! haha
There were 12 jets with names of: Canopus, Vega, Sirus, Castor, Regulus, Pica, Capella, Arcturus, Rigel, Spica, Procyon, Altair, Antares.
The jets made a 50 foot circle and could climb to 36 feet.
The jets were made by Klaus Co. Bavaria
Clip and info of Disneyland's Astro-Jets-courtesy of DLDHistory****
Due to mechanical problems the attraction was not ready on opening day but finally opened on July 31,1955.
Some pieces of the train were from the original carrousel purchased for King Arthur Carrousel
Clip and info of Disneyland's Casey Jr. Circus Train courtesy of DLDHistory****
The Disneyland Monorail was the first operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere and the first to cross a public street. When Walt built Disneyland, he wanted complete control over the steam trains, so that he could take them out when ever he wanted. Thus, he placed the steam trains, and then later the monorails under the ownership of Retlaw and leased them back to the park. In 1982, the family decided to sell the assets of Retlaw to the Disney Company, and a holding company, Walt Disney Incorporated was formed. Eventually, the steam trains and monorails became "officially" Disneyland's property.
The trip from Tomorrowland to the Disneyland Hotel is more level and has more straight-aways, drivers can run the Monorail at full speed, 35 miles per hour. The return trip, though, has several curves and a seven-degree grade near the Submarine Lagoon, so drivers are instructed to maintain a speed of fifteen miles per hour.
Initial cost to build the monorail was $1.4 million (in 2003 dollars it would be over $8.5 million)
The monorail designer was Alweg which are the initials of the owner of the company: Axel L. Wenner-Gren
Clip and info of Disneyland's Monorail courtesy of DLDHistory****
The ride lasts for 90 seconds.
The original name for this attraction (before the attraction was built) was The Pink Elephant Ride!
The first Dumbo Elephants weighed 700 pounds each.
Clip and info of Disneyland's Dumbo courtesy of DLDHistory****
The narrator's name is the late Paul Frees. His distinctive voice can also be heard in several other Disney attractions such as "Haunted Mansion" (narrator), and "Adventure thru Inner Space" (narrator).
In 1965, the figure constantly went into spasms in mid-performance. After thoroughly checking the robot's electrical system, maintenance realized that the show's power supply was fed by the same sub station that fed 600 volts to
the Monorail. Whenever the Monorail, ran in these sections, there would be a power surge, causing Lincoln to spasm. Surge suppressers didn't work, so Lincoln's power line was run under Town Square and linked to another sub station behind City Hall.
This was the first Disney attraction to show on both coasts simultaneously: New York Worlds Fair and Disneyland
The 1st Lincoln figure built was shown at the Worlds Fair
The 2nd Lincoln figure built was a spare never shown to the public
The 3rd Lincoln figure built was a revised design and shown in the Worlds Fair second year
The 4th Lincoln figure built was shown at Disneyland
Buddy Baker composed the original music for this attraction.
Pre-show narrator - Pete Renoudet
Abraham Lincoln - Royal Dano
Clip and info of Disneyland's Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln courtesy of DLDHistory****
Some of the original walnut trees that had been uprooted from the groves that covered the Disneyland site were rescued, then "uprooted" once again in the jungle -- planted upside down so their roots stuck up in the air -- to begin a new life simulating the bizarre and exotic jungle plants everyone expected to see in such a remote and uncharted jungle.
From a current Jungle Cruise skipper. There is a "Jungle Cruise Script" the day any one of us actually uses it, is the day The Jungle dies. The only time you might hear us do a "Standard Operating Procedure" (SOP) spiel, is when a supervisor is on our boat!!
Boat Names: Amazon Belle, Congo Queen, Ganges Gal, Hondo Hattie, Irrawaddy Woman, Kissimmee Kate, Magdalena Maiden, Mekong Maiden, Nile Princess (out of service), Orinoco Adventuress, Suwannee Lady, Ucayali Una, Yangtze Lotus, Zambezi Miss
More Info available at DLDHistory****
The ride lasts for 90 seconds.
During the rides first two years, the Tea Cups had no brakes or clutches--nothing to limit how fast they could be spun.
Mad Tea Party And Dumbo are the only attractions to switched locations.
Originally were located directly behind King Arthur Carrousel
Clip and info of Disneyland's Mad Tea Party-courtesy of DLDHistory****
There is a break room the size of a basketball court located in the top.
Matterhorn is 147 feet tall, exactly 1/100th size replica of the real mountain in Switzerland.
The attraction is based on the Disney film Third Man on the Mountain.
The Matterhorn is made of wood and steel with a plaster coating over a layer of metal mesh.
In 1978 an Adominable Snowman, ice caverns and glowing ice crystals were added.
The Matterhorn cost $1.5 million ( in 2003 dollars it would cost over $9.1 million) to build.
When you start up the computers for the Matterhorn the screen displays a messages which says, "Harold isn't going to like this."
Clip and info of Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds--courtesy of DLDHistory****