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Aug 22, 2013 8:29 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 22nd, 1929: The Skeleton Dance, directed by Ub Iwerks is released.

The Skeleton Dance is special because it's the very first of the Silly Symphony Series! Animated by Walt Disney, Wilfred Jackson, Ub Iwerks, and Les Clark (who later becomes on of Walts Nine Old Men). Four human skeletons make music and dance around a graveyard. πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

To "get down with the bones" watch here:

Also on this day in 1956, The Carefree Corner guest registration area opens on Disneylands Main Street U.S.A.

The Carefree Corner was sponsored by "North American Companies" (later known as INA) from 1956 to 1974. Guests were invited to sign registry or "guest sign-in-books". There was a guest book for each U.S. State, as well as other countries. It was also the official information center on Main Street.
In 1965, the first free guides to the park were available here.
Inside of Carefree corner
another inside shot
Oustide carefree corner
Top of building

This Main Street location actually changed quite a bit;
222 Main Street was home to:
1955 - The Plaza Hotel– a guest registry location
1955 – 1985- Carefree Corner – a complete tourist information and registration center
1985 – 1988- The Card Corner, Gibson Greetings– also served as Official Disneyland Information and Registration Center
1989 – 1994- Carefree Corner (again) – merchandise location and Official Disneyland Information and Registration Center
1994 - present- Main Street Photo Supply Company

Anyone here ever sign one of these guestbooks? Thanks for reading and watching!

Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!

Websites Referenced:
youtube.com disneyshorts.org

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I remember signing the guest book only one time. It was in the summer of 1973 when I visited Disneyland for the first time. I came with my boyfriend (now hubs). I was 17 years old and I came to CA with him for the weekend. I had very liberal minded parents.  - DisneyGrandma  877.2 #210 8:42AM
I asked my mom and she said that we signed the guest books when we were about 3 years old (with her help). Β I'd love to see those books now! Β I also remember seeing the Skeleton Dance as a little kid and my mom said I would laugh and laugh at it. Β Thank you for sharing because it made me call my mom and I miss both her AND Disneyland! - DisneyDavidEMT  2626.6 #50 8:56AM
My Mini's love the skeleton dance, cracks them up every time. - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #860 9:00AM
Oh how I wish I was around to sign those books. *sigh*. But love love the skeleton cartoon. - mini_MINNIE  1140.1 #157 9:13AM
The Skeleton Dance will always be a milestone in Disney Animation History because it eventually lead to the use of Technicolor for "Flowers and Trees" and the great innovating by Ub Iwerks
- BaseballMickey_CM  7560.9 #11 9:41AM
Cool - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 10:13AM
Luv this Vintage photos u posted. Luv going back in time. Would luv to see those books, but they aren't in display right? Maybe one day - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  951.4 #196 9:51AM
Good morning. I never had the opportunity to put my mark in the guest books (that I can remember). The very first silly symphony? 1929? I am still amazed how entertaining these really are.  Just brilliant.  My favorite part is when the skeleton scares the hair off the cats. Thanks for scaring this one up for us. A terrified... er terrific Thursday to YOU! - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 10:21AM
The Skeleton Dance is my favorite of the Silly Symphony series. Ub Iwerks is my hero ;) - Mepenguin16  168.4 #2427 11:14AM
My mom trained me well. She made sure she sign the guestbook every time we came. I carried on that tradition until they took the guestbook away.  Today is my twins 19th birthday.  - Midasgold  633.3 #318 12:12PM
Another great post, thanks Duchess!! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 12:14PM
Love the Skeleton Dance! I watch it a lot as Halloween creeps closer - GoofyMom77  904.1 #203 12:21PM
I haven't seen the Skeleton Dance in so long, how fun!!  Thanks very much, these posts are so much fun and I truly enjoy them!!  πŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 8:03PM
My best friend worked in Carefree Corner.  It was managed by INA.  They were required to wear girdles and maintain certain weight limits. lol. They also had to pay for the dry cleaning of their own costumes.  The supervision was very strict and it wasn't as much fun as working at other places on Main Street. The fun part was the interaction with the guests. - disneygirl66  9.4 #11434 8:28PM
Saw some history on the skeleton dance at the museum! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1247.3 #136 8:39PM

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