Dave    
 13499.2 #2 (DL Qual #3

Jul 8, 2013 10:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land

Ok, this has to be one of the best Disneyland Historical videos I have ever seen from the opening year 1955. Th quality of this video is unreal and is a home movie taken and is in color. There are some unreal shots of Main Street, the Castle and lots of intrestings suprises you will see that I had to eevn pause and reewind back and make sure I wasnt seeing things. Another very intresting aspet of this video is you can see that a lot of the park was still under construction while the park was open. You see the storybook canals but no flowers, Casey Jr pretty much on wodden raisers fully exposed, and workers painting the Pirate ship in Fantasyland...Also the vieo features somthing that was not very well documented which was the phantom boats in Tomorrolwand! hope you enjoy this as much as I did


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Sounds amazing! Let me grab some popcorn and get to it 😝 - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 10:28AM
Ah, this was awesome! Thanks Dave! Also, really interesting/ironic with the intro and choice of music. Made me feel... Hopeful to see all the images. - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 10:36AM
This video is awesome, I saw this on MSN yesterday. Did you see the great video on EPCOT today (or what EPCOT should have been)? - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 10:30AM
I saw that one also, I love all things Epcot so I enjoyed watching it The coolest thing was that it had the attraction that never happened in it. The Living seas pavilon was supposed to have this attraction that was that went through a posiden adventure..it was scrapped and never built - Dave   13499.2 #2 12:32PM
It's sad to know what could have been. I could have been riding a dolphin under water. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 1:13PM
This video is amazing! I love how Main Street still looks the same. When my dad was young he went to Disneyland around that time. It's great to compare what he saw as a child to what we see today. - DizPrincess_Sam  315.3 #823 10:40AM
love it! - GoofyMom77  904.1 #203 10:45AM
That was really cool. Thanks for sharing it Dave. - Dizkid  457.8 #474 10:47AM
Why couldn't this video be longer?? Amazing footage. Thanks for sharing Dave. - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  1002.5 #188 10:53AM
funny, I was saying the exact same thing - Dave   13499.2 #2 11:04AM
You can all come over to my house and see more 8MM movies of Disneyland from 1958 to 1965 - sr_citizen_space_ranger  70.0 #4162 2:14PM
Yes!! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 2:24PM
There should be a way to convert that footage into digital. That would awesome to see SrCitizenSpaceRanger. - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  1002.5 #188 8:51PM
me too me too, please, I just had some old movies put to a dvd by my photography shop, there are some you can do online also. really fun to see old footage, I hope you can do this someday!! - secretagentangel  4658.8 #28 10:33PM
just saw that costco has this service, they sent me a coupon!!!! though if they are really special, I would have a pro shop do it, just in case. if you go to costco watch out for honey badgers!! - secretagentangel  4658.8 #28 11:08PM
SAA, do you mind telling me how much it was? We are in the process of trying to go through my grandparents 8MM footage for the documentary we're doing and I'm trying to see if it's cost effective to get them transferred over. :) - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 1:00PM
What a great video. Thanks for sharing. - MikeyMouse  145.1 #2795 11:01AM
Amazing. Made me tear up a lil bit - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 11:05AM
What a great find! Thank you for sharing Dave! - DreadPiratesRogers  846.9 #219 11:06AM
Thanks so very much, I really needed a smile on my face today. - disneygal  433.2 #506 11:06AM
Thank you for posting this video! - MrsGrumpy2002  209.2 #1885 11:47AM
So cool! Thanks! - MelodyTime  313.6 #830 11:50AM
I LOVE this! Each video clip is amazing and it was done so beautifully! Thanks for sharing this, it is really great! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 12:11PM
Wow! That was amazing. Thanks for sharing that with us! - coolbeans32  151.2 #2699 12:44PM
that was pretty awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us. - DebbyMouse7531  535.2 #16 12:54PM
Love love love this video!! It's awesome to see how dressed up people used to get to go to Disneyland! - PirateQueenBriezy  330.9 #743 1:02PM
I saw this on MSN yesterday. It truly is the best video I have ever seen of that time. It brought back so many memories of pulling right up to the gates. My husband was there in 1957, so he enjoyed seeing it like he remembered it as a kid. - snowwannab  751.3 #253 1:02PM
Wow what an awesome video. Thanks for sharing Dave. - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 1:04PM
I love the old Disneyland! I thank you for this fabulous picture. - Midasgold  633.3 #318 1:06PM
*pssst, it's a video ;) - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 10:37PM
This is amazing and I can't wait to show my hubby...Thanks for sharing. - GoofyMomma  196.8 #2030 1:07PM
Also did you guys notice that one of the miniature horses was named Lilly Belle? - Dave  13499.2 #2 1:52PM
No, awesome! Frantically searching pics for my grandparents ;) - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 1:53PM
I'm gonna go back and watch again to spot that. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 2:25PM
What was the monkeys name?! - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 10:37PM
Filthy? - aphboomwha  137.6 #2925 12:16PM
Great vid. I saw it on MSN yesterday but couldn't post it here. Reminds me of growing up in this area. - sr_citizen_space_ranger  70.0 #4162 2:00PM
I love watching home videos of Disneyland's early days. Thanks for sharing this! - rbeezy  703.0 #275 2:01PM
Every day was Dapper Day! I think I am going to go cry now. Makes me think of my grandparents and when I was a little girl and going to Disneyland with my whole family. All the aunts and uncles and cousins. All of us so young and vital and alive. Thank you, Dave. That was great! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 2:19PM
Wow!! This was amazing.. Thank u so much :0) - acesdisneygirl  155.3 #2635 2:26PM
Dude that is a killer video!! Thanks for sharing! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 2:47PM
WOW! So awesome! I don't remember a few things;others I had forgotten about. Thanks for refreshing my memory. - mymick  6.8 #14508 2:50PM
I really enjoyed this, thank you! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1247.8 #136 3:41PM
That was great!! - PixiePirateMaid  345.5 #690 7:31PM
Thank you so much, this was amazing! It gave me chills and made me teary...I wanted it to be longer. Thanks again for sharing this! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 7:42PM
Quality vintage Video. Thanks Dave - E-Ticket  1466.9 #115 7:44PM
Great memories there! - Bunnie  541.2 #381 8:48PM
Thank you so much. Brought back a few memories. - kskating  689.8 #287 9:04PM
After Walt .......their was Dave,lol,thanks for this awesome video - bonedaddy909  1465.3 #116 9:12PM
I really loved that song that was playing, so now I downloaded it and have it on my iPad! Thank you! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 9:27PM
Such a great video Dave. thank you for sharing this. I was getting a little emotional watching it. They even had a dancing monkey! πŸ’ - pinkmonkeys  528.7 #393 9:35PM
Wow!!! Thank you for sharing this Dave!!!!! It's amazing!!!! I could watch this over and over!! - GitsieMouse  267.2 #1190 9:37PM
Absolutely love the video and now I need to find that song. My Shazam couldn't find it. Anyone know who sings that song? Would love to download it. - PirateEngagement  138.0 #2917 9:44PM
I searched some of the lyrics and found that it is called "Keep Breathing" by Ingrid Michaelson. This is clearly an a ccapella version though, maybe done by Glee? - lohofosho  785.0 #235 9:52PM
Thank you lohofosho! - PirateEngagement  138.0 #2917 10:10PM
I'm obsessed with this song!! Thanks for the info! My mom works on glee, don't think it's been covered by them yet...almost positive ;) - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 10:39PM
Isn't it beautiful. 99c and now I can listen when're I want! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 6:27AM
*whenever* - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 6:27AM
Looks like it was on Greys Anatomy - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 10:46AM
This is an amazing video. My first time in the park was 1958. This brought back so many memories and a few surprises of things I didn't remember, no big surprise there.. My favorite rides were the autopia and the Jungle Cruise. Thank you so much for sharing. - disneygirl66  9.4 #11443 9:48PM
I love that the autopia wasn't on a track! - Bunnie  541.2 #381 10:01PM
Thanks for sharing such a great video. I really enjoyed watching it. - PrincessLeia  312.6 #836 9:51PM
That was great! Thanks - DlandDude  544.5 #375 10:02PM
I love that they showed the MW porch, and I really wish I could ride a stagecoach and mule too. Plus the footage of the boats was awesome, I smiled through the whole video!!! Thank you so much Dave!! - secretagentangel  4658.8 #28 10:35PM
Wonderful post and video. Thank you so much! - jacdanfan  11394.2 #5 6:08AM
That was the coolest info I've ever seen! Amazing video thanks for sharing! - mickeyat78  1982.5 #81 6:30AM
Please post admin on MW vintage Disneyland videos. That was first time I ever seen color footage from 1955. Awesome !! - polo33  65.7 #4275 6:45AM
Truly wonderful video! Thank you for sharing! - DisLUVney  632.7 #320 7:48AM
Intimate apparel sold on Main Street?! So great how familiar and different DL is at the same time - thank you for posting! - QueenMiranda  400.7 #562 12:28PM
Wow just saw it in my lunch. Luv it. Thanks for posting. I felt like i traveled time. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  951.4 #196 12:28PM
I have wacthed it like 5 times already! And it won't be the last! What a treat! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us! Defently brought tears to my eyes. Thanks againπŸ‘ - MinnieBow11  17.3 #7945 12:45PM
This was amazing. Loved the clothes and watching the families. The boats were great. Thanks again for a great piece of history. - sewedna  575.4 #351 12:57PM
I loved watching this video and thank you Dave for finding it! - IHEARTSIMBA50  495.0 #431 1:02PM

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