179.3 #2328 (DL Qual #386

Jul 28, 2013 6:09 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Today's post concludes the saga of the traveling Bandstand. By 1962, the Jungle Cruise was ready for expansion (the Indian Elephant Wading Pool scene). The most logical place was Magnolia Park, where the Bandstand had been moved to on its third trip. It was out with the old...

Magnolia Bandstand Dog Show photo

and in with the new in this vintage 1962 shot:

1962 Jungle Cruise Indian Elephant Wading pool scene

Not wanting to waste a perfectly good Bandstand, Walt donated it to the City of Anaheim, who kept it for a few years. Next (and final?) owner was Rogers Gardens. According to my contact at Rogers Gardens, The City of Anaheim called the owner of Roger’s Gardens around 1975 and said that they were going to throw the gazebo away and if Rogers wanted it, they had to come get it by the next day. A very large truck was rented and the Bandstand was relocated. Here's a vintage photo from Rogers from 1975:

Rogers Gardens photo

From 1990:

Rogers Garden photo

It is now a favorite resting spot in the gardens, and Rogers is making a new sign that advertises the fact that it truly is the original Disneyland Band Gazebo. Rogers themselves started out in Costa mesa, moving to its present location of Corona Del Mar in January 1970. One last photo (from the folks at Rogers) from 2008:

Rogers Garden 2008 photo

So ends the tale of the Traveling Bandstand. I noticed in the comments from one of my previous posts that someone mentioned that the Bandstand had also been located near the Matterhorn and also by the Rivers of America. Not true on either count. Although there was a bandstand on the edge of the River:

Rivers of America bandstand

Rivers of America bandstand

...it is clearly not the same structure. As for Magnolia Park, the name has been recycled and is now attached to the charming little area found between the French Market and the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square:

Magnolia Park photo

Hope you enjoyed this three-part tale! For more photos of the Magnolia Park Bandstand, visit my regular website: http://davelandweb.com/adventureland/magnoliapark.html

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Wonderful post. Love all the information here and the vintage pictures. Thank you - kskating  690.8 #307 6:24PM
Thank you for your tales of Disney past-to-present. As always, the details of your posts are informative and entertaining! - DreadPiratesRogers  852.9 #230 6:52PM
Great info! Looking forward to more!! - Bunnie  585.4 #368 6:56PM
Loved the 3 part saga of the bandstand. I have visited Rogers's Gardens and have seen the gazebo and had no idea it was from Disneyland. Now I'm going to have to go back and check it out again with a new appreciation. Thank you. - Katsza  121.5 #3273 7:16PM
I've been to Rogers Gardens many times and have sat in the bandstand. There is a sign there that tells a brief history of it. - BaseballMickey  8006.2 #11 7:54PM
Hi Mickey - That information came directly from Rogers; they told me that was something that they would be doing; apparently it hasn't happened yet. Thanks for letting us know! - Davelandweb  179.3 #2328 8:25PM
Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge of Disney history! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2179.4 #76 9:50PM
Your posts are fascinating. - bearlove  152.6 #2744 2:14AM
Your knowledge of DL's history is nothing short of incredible!! And your photos are spectacular, thank-you for sharing!! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #198 6:43AM
always love your posts! - OhanaPhoto  6474.7 #21 9:28AM
Great photos! Thanks for the info as always! :) - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:31AM
βœ¨πŸ˜ƒWonderful post!!! Very informative and going to make it a point to try and visit the gazebo....Mahalo plenty!🌺 - islandgirlrocksjjj  82.7 #4002 12:55PM
I love your posts and getting a little history lesson and beautiful nostalgic pictures all rolled into one! Thank you! - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 2:08PM
Thanks for sharing such valuable information and great pictures. - MikeyMouse  154.5 #2720 3:16PM
Awesome pictures! Love getting the history with these wonderful pictures you share - TiggerBelle  534.2 #419 8:17PM
Thanks for sharing! - mrscttlemstr  317.2 #858 9:09PM
Way cool!!! Thanks for sharing! - pinoy76  34.8 #5775 8:42AM
Love this post! & I very much enjoy Rogers Gardens too! Thanks! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3613.8 #45 8:46PM
One of my favorite posts so far! It's so nice being able to look back in time at old Disney! - MelaniKassanraaaLopez  16.3 #8579 9:12AM
It's funny because throughout all your pictures I can't help looking at the background and how the landscape and trees have changed around the parks over the years. its so interesting how the trees have become more full and foliage has become the backdrop to DL. - missariel33  2115.6 #80 12:04PM
Can't wait for DCA to catch up foliage wise! Need more shade :-) - PrincessDuckie  927.3 #209 2:12PM
Yes! For sure. Especially in the central parts like around the pier etc. - missariel33  2115.6 #80 6:02PM
I sit in the gazebo every time I go to Rogers and wonder how many people realize how special it is. During the holidays, Santa sits in it for photos with the kids. Thank you for sharing! Again, such a great addition to MW. - SparklingMare  53.9 #4784 5:50AM

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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7584 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  357.5 #686 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.1 #3434 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  7411.7 #14 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1477.7 #122 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.1 #3434 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2988 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5156 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1559 10:58PM

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Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127949 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  124.9 #3204 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  330.9 #781 7:30PM
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Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

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11.59

2. Goofytom
5.66

3. teapotsandteacups
2.59

4. DisneyMom13
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Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  311.2 #893 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.0 #3722 11:33AM
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Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2802.5 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.0 #3722 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2802.5 #53 9:42AM
I haven't been in  Trivilator for months.  Miss being on this list.  Maybe I should find the time to get back to it:-)  - beentoall  1016.1 #0 11:15PM
Come join in - Goofytom  2872.5 #52 12:29PM
Let's start some games - DisneyMakesMeSmile  1126.5 #172 10:43PM
I lost track :( but all my games r still in progress - otilegna  2802.5 #53 8:48PM

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