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10-05-2009, 08:11 AM
Im Looking Either For The Episodes They Show On The Special Disney Channel When You At A Good Neighbor Hotel!! Or A DVD Similar To That....That Explains The History And Creation Of Disneyland NOT DISNEY World.....
Thank You

10-05-2009, 08:21 AM
There are a couple you might want to look into.

Walt Disney Treasures - Disneyland USA (1955) (http://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-Treasures-Disneyland-USA/dp/B00005KARE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1254759500&sr=8-1-spell)

Walt Disney Treasures - Disneyland - Secrets, Stories & Magic (Collector's Tin) (2005) (http://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-Treasures-Disneyland-Collectors/dp/B000VE4UCE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1254759681&sr=8-4)

Bob Weaver
10-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Our local public library has a pretty decent collection, not everything but some of them. There is a category of Disney DVDs called "Disney Treasures" and some of them include episodes of the "Disneyland" TV series, the "Disney's Wonderful World of Color" series, the "Mickey Mouse Club" series and others. You can watch some of the original episodes where Disneyland was previewed to the public and publicized heavily (a major factor in the park's early success, in my opinion). There are currently 26 titles in the "Disney Treasures" series and you can see them listed here:


10-05-2009, 08:35 AM
thank you bytebear and bob weaver i really appreciate it....helped me out alot

thank you thank you

Bob Weaver
10-05-2009, 08:54 AM
You may also want to spend some time looking at Youtube, just type in Disneyland and you'll see quite a lot of videos, some home amatuer, some professionally produced, i.e., Frontierland in Color, etc. I have found Youtube to be a great source for interesting and oddball films and video clips of all things Disneyland. Some of the "home movies" are actually the most illuminating and interesting, since they may show candid footage of Walt Disney or just give an illustration of what visiting Disneyland was like in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Some of these are more interesting than the "official" versions produced by the company and TV networks.

There are also some companies that produce videos about Disneyland and the park in its various stages throught the years, such as http://www.extinct-attractions-club.com/

There are also many great web sites, such as davelandweb.com, yesterland.com, which have a wealth of pictures and historical information, and many great blogs about Disneyland history too. These blogs are constantly turning up rare photos and documents about Disneyland that you never dreamed were available.

10-05-2009, 04:42 PM
thanks bob im browsing right now through all those sites

zombie pirate
10-05-2009, 08:59 PM
Is there a set of DVDs out that has all the old Walt Disney Present TV shows? I have seen the old TV shows on the Disney Channel that have specials on the Haunted Mansion, POTC, and other shows about the park from the 50s, and 60s.

Bob Weaver
10-05-2009, 09:25 PM
Honestly I don't know if the entire series is on DVD. I doubt it though, as there are over 700 episodes total. The TV show was first called "Disneyland" then it was called "Walt Disney Presents" and then it was called "The Wonderful World of Color" when color TV became popular in the 1960s, and then finally "The Wonderful World of Disney" when color TV was no longer a novelty.

From what I have been able to find listed for sale, only selected episodes have been released on DVD by the Disney company. I bet there are collectors and Disney fanatics who have watched and/or recorded every episode of everything that has been done.

There's a pretty good overview of the series at this page:


There's a listing of all 771 episodes, with links to details for each episode, at this page:


But as far as buying DVDs, I think you are basically limited to those that Disney has released in the "Disney Treasures" line, and that's just a tiny sampling of them (but some of the most famous episodes, anyway, such as the opening day of Disneyland, etc.).

Maybe someone else here knows of another publisher, but that's all I can come up with.

10-05-2009, 10:08 PM
As mentioned earlier, Try your local Library and if you don't want to spend nearly $100 for some of the Walt Disney Treasure DVD's online, I found the Disneyland Secrets Stories and Magic DVD thru Blockbusters Mail rental program. It's Similar to Netflix. I signed up for a free 2 week trial and got to view the DVD's for free!

10-08-2009, 08:38 AM
I got my "Disneyland Secrets, Stories and Magic" (the Walt Disney's Treasures collection in the silver tin) from Best Buy. I've seen other "Treasures" there since. Mostly Donald. There's a bunch of similar DVD's on Amazon for around $30. There are also some on eBay for varying prices. I liked the above suggestion of checking out your library or doing it via Netflix or Blockbuster.