Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic of the Happiest Place

All topics relating to Disney-branded content.
Post Reply
User avatar
Luke
Site Admin
Posts: 10037
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: Dinosaur World
Contact:

Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic of the Happiest Place

Post by Luke »

<center><b>DISNEYLAND - THE SECRETS, STORIES AND MAGIC OF THE
HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH</b></center>


<u>NOTE</u>: <b><i>Secrets, Stories & Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth</b></i> was repeatedly delayed, but is finally coming to DVD on December 11, 2007 as a <b><a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/treasures.html">Walt Disney Treasures</a></b> set. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... ">Preorder the DVD</a>, see the <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/vie ... 9450">Wave 7 Press Release</a>, or visit our <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/treasures.html">Guide to Walt Disney Treasures</a>.

<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/w-z/wdtdssm.jpg" alt="Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland - Secrets, Stories & Magic DVD cover art">

<hr>ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

Celebrate 50 remarkable years at the "happiest place on earth!" Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen footage, all-new interviews, and commentary by Walt Disney himself, this fascinating DVD is a keepsake you'll cherish for years to come. Following an introduction by Disney Legend Julie Andrews, go behind the scenes and visit key people who helped make Walt's dream a wonderful reality. Find out about the hilarious "bloopers" on opening day, hear and see outrageous ride ideas that didn't make the cut, and learn about the inspiration for magical attractions, such as The Haunted Mansion and Pirates Of The Caribbean. Discover more Disney secrets with a fun-filled trivia game, and enjoy all the classic Disneyland sing-along songs, such as "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "It's A Small World." "It has that thing -- the imagination, and the feeling of happy excitement -- I knew when I was a kid," said Walt Disney of his beloved theme park. Take a trip down Main Street, and enjoy that feeling all over again.

Here is a fantastic “behind-the-scenes’ look at Disneyland. This never-before-seen, feature-length program is a
fun-filled, engaging and nostalgic look on the past 50 years at the happiest place on earth. Via the use
of rare archival footage, new interviews, and through Walt’s own words, the creative magic,
operational know-how, entertainment philosophies and strategies of this beloved American icon is
revealed.

<b><u>Bonus Features</b></u>

• <u>Wonderful World of Disneyland Trivia Game</u>
Through the magic of Disney DVD, journey to each realm of the Magic Kingdom and test your
Disneyland knowledge. Be rewarded by seeing secrets revealed and visiting special locations such as
Walt’s firehouse apartment, Club 33 or discover hidden Mickeys throughout the park.

• <u>Disneyland U.S.A. at Radio City Music Hall</u>
1962, CinemaScope – Walt Disney interacts with Mickey Mouse at Radio City Music Hall.

• <u>Disneyland Fun Sing-Along Songs</u>
Sing along with classic Disneyland songs such as “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “It’s A Small World”

• <u>Extended Interviews</u>

• <u>In-Pack Premium</u>
Collectable replica of the original E-ticket book

<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/q-s/ssm.jpg">

<b><u>Menus</b></u>

<center><b><u>Secrets, Stories & Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth:
The Disneyland 50th Anniversary Edition</b></u>


Main Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu1.jpg">

<i>Disneyland: Then, Now, and Forever</i> (Feature-Length Documentary) Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu2.jpg">

Bonus Features Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu3.jpg">

Remembering Walt: Personal Interviews Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu4.jpg">

Wonderful World of Disneyland Trivia Game Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu5.jpg">

Disneyland Sing-Along Songs Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu6.jpg">
</center>

<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/q-s/ssm.jpg">

<u>NOTE</u>: <b><i>Secrets, Stories & Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth</b></i> was repeatedly delayed, but is finally coming to DVD on December 11, 2007 as a <b><a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/treasures.html">Walt Disney Treasures</a></b> set. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... ">Preorder the DVD</a>, see the <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/vie ... 9450">Wave 7 Press Release</a>, or visit our <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/treasures.html">Guide to Walt Disney Treasures</a>.

<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/w-z/wdtdssm.jpg" alt="Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland - Secrets, Stories & Magic DVD cover art">

<b><u>Related Links</b></u>:
• <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/vie ... 8589">Read the Press Release on the DVDs that <i>were</i> released July 12 in honor of Disneyland's 50th Anniversary</a>
• <a href="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/vie ... 674">Menus from July 2005's DVDs</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/link-enha ... "></script>
<noscript><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/s/noscript? ... eimprovemz" /></noscript>
Last edited by Luke on Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:55 pm, edited 13 times in total.
ichabod
Diamond Edition
Posts: 4676
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:29 am
Location: The place where they didn't build EuroDisney
Contact:

Post by ichabod »

Oooooooooooooh shiny!

I've had thisn on preorder since it was first announced, and I'm so glad it hasn't been pushed back!

It looks like it's going to be a good one!
Last edited by ichabod on Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
AwallaceUNC
Signature Collection
Posts: 9439
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:00 am
Contact:

Post by AwallaceUNC »

Those menus are beautiful! All those sing-alongs... awesome! The interviews about Walt (hopefully new) and the Radio City feature and the trivia game sound great too. I'm elated!! :D :mickeyface: :D

-Aaron
Last edited by AwallaceUNC on Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
• Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney's Halloween Classic
and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom (Epcot coming soon)
• Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod, the longest-running Disney podcast
• Entertainment Writer & Moderator at DVDizzy.com
• Twitter - @aaronspod
Wonderlicious
Diamond Edition
Posts: 4659
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:47 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by Wonderlicious »

I feel an urge to import with these; I missed on the Disneyland treasure tin and this may be a good way to inject Disneyland related stuff into my collection. One word; the Mickey Mouse Club cover is showing, not the Disneyland one. ;)
User avatar
Kenai
Gold Classic Collection
Posts: 498
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:32 am
Location: New Mexico,USA

Post by Kenai »

I'm debating whether to get this...looks like a very attractive package. But that's just it, seems more like a novelty of sorts. I'm wondering if they'll highlight anything besides the Parks.
User avatar
JiminyCrick91
Platinum Edition
Posts: 3930
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:39 pm
Location: ont. canada
Contact:

Post by JiminyCrick91 »

ITS AMAZING! I HAVE to get it!!!!
User avatar
shr_fan
Gold Classic Collection
Posts: 227
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:55 pm
Location: KY

Post by shr_fan »

Looks pretty good. I'll probably get it out of curiosity if for nothing else.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.-Louisa May Alcott
User avatar
dizfan
Gold Classic Collection
Posts: 391
Joined: Sat May 24, 2003 6:13 pm
Location: Disneyland

Post by dizfan »

Kenai wrote:I'm wondering if they'll highlight anything besides the Parks.
No reason why they should highlight anything else besides Walt's park on this release, I would think. I am very excited about this release, I hope they got a lot of great interviews and early footage of Disneyland.
Koda
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:15 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Post by Koda »

Kenai wrote:I'm debating whether to get this...looks like a very attractive package. But that's just it, seems more like a novelty of sorts. I'm wondering if they'll highlight anything besides the Parks.
Don't think so brother. It took a lot of time to get Disneyland in the spotlight, let it shine. You should buy it, I think it's gonna be great. :D
To all who come to this happy place, Welcome!!!
Timon/Pumbaa fan
Platinum Edition
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:45 pm

Post by Timon/Pumbaa fan »

Cool menus!
User avatar
Disney-Fan
Platinum Edition
Posts: 3381
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:59 am
Location: Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense
Contact:

Post by Disney-Fan »

I am interested in this. I think I'll wait for prices to drop, and then I'll get it.
"See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve." - The Joker
User avatar
Kenai
Gold Classic Collection
Posts: 498
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:32 am
Location: New Mexico,USA

Post by Kenai »

Koda wrote:
Kenai wrote:I'm debating whether to get this...looks like a very attractive package. But that's just it, seems more like a novelty of sorts. I'm wondering if they'll highlight anything besides the Parks.
Don't think so brother. It took a lot of time to get Disneyland in the spotlight, let it shine. You should buy it, I think it's gonna be great. :D
Yeah, you're right. :) Looks cool! :D
User avatar
Luke
Site Admin
Posts: 10037
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: Dinosaur World
Contact:

Post by Luke »

DisneyFan 2000 wrote:I am interested in this. I think I'll wait for prices to drop, and then I'll get it.
It's under $14 from Amazon now and will probably be a dollar or so more elsewhere. Do you think prices will drop lower than that? To me, it already sounds like a good value when you consider something like <i>The Young Black Stallion</i> or the hour-long DTVs carry $29.99 SRPs and the lightweight Princess DVDs carry the same tag as this. All signs point to this being a fairly packed and satisfying disc. But you can always wait for my review! :)
User avatar
MickeyMousePal
Signature Collection
Posts: 6629
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2003 10:40 pm
Location: The Incredibles LA!!!
Contact:

Post by MickeyMousePal »

Nice pictures I'm totally getting it if it comes out on July 12. :D
The Simpsons Season 11 Buy it Now!

Fox Sunday lineup:

8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 King of the Hill
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 American Dad

Living in the 1980's:
Image
Uncle Remus
Anniversary Edition
Posts: 1005
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2003 6:24 am
Location: In the South.

Re: Six menus from Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic.

Post by Uncle Remus »

Luke wrote: Disneyland Sing-Along Songs Menu:
<img src="http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/h-k/ssmmenu6.jpg">
</center>
All the songs on here are also on the upcoming Disneyland 50th Anniversary Singalong Songs Disneyland Fun:

Image

Why would they double dip like this? :roll:
User avatar
Luke
Site Admin
Posts: 10037
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:57 pm
Location: Dinosaur World
Contact:

Post by Luke »

Actually, Remus, that <i>Disneyland Fun</i> volume also has a sing-along for "Disneyland is a Magical Place." So only 5/6 of it will apparently be recycled! :P For only $5 more, <i>Secrets</i> definitely sounds like a better value.
User avatar
AwallaceUNC
Signature Collection
Posts: 9439
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:00 am
Contact:

Post by AwallaceUNC »

Luke wrote:Actually, Remus, that <i>Disneyland Fun</i> volume also has a sing-along for "Disneyland is a Magical Place." So only 5/6 of it will apparently be recycled! :P For only $5 more, <i>Secrets</i> definitely sounds like a better value.
Do the Sing-Along videos have interstitials between the songs- like maybe skits with Mickey & Co around the Magic Kingdom, for example? I can't remember from my days of Sing-Along-watching.

I'd like to think that the video used for the songs is different between the two releases, even if the songs are the same, but something tells me that's doubtful. :headshake:

-Aaron
• Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney's Halloween Classic
and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom (Epcot coming soon)
• Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod, the longest-running Disney podcast
• Entertainment Writer & Moderator at DVDizzy.com
• Twitter - @aaronspod
Uncle Remus
Anniversary Edition
Posts: 1005
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2003 6:24 am
Location: In the South.

Post by Uncle Remus »

awallaceunc wrote:
Luke wrote:Actually, Remus, that <i>Disneyland Fun</i> volume also has a sing-along for "Disneyland is a Magical Place." So only 5/6 of it will apparently be recycled! :P For only $5 more, <i>Secrets</i> definitely sounds like a better value.
Do the Sing-Along videos have interstitials between the songs- like maybe skits with Mickey & Co around the Magic Kingdom, for example? I can't remember from my days of Sing-Along-watching.

I'd like to think that the video used for the songs is different between the two releases, even if the songs are the same, but something tells me that's doubtful. :headshake:

-Aaron
I have the old video tape and I was just watching it after I read Luke's post. The song "Disneyland is a Magical Place" is referenced on the box but I never saw it in the video. I searched over the internet and could only find people quoting everything from the box of the video. People who have seen this video would agree that the song has never been on the video in the first place. So either the song "Disneyland is a Magical Place" is a new song or else Disney is recycling the whole video onto the DVD

To answer Aaron's question, this is what the video is: It starts with a brief introduction from Professor Owl and then the whole movie continues as a book with the title "Disney Song Book". After every song, a page turns to reveal a new song. After the last song (When You Wish Upon a Star), the book closes and the credits roll. That's mostly what the movie was like. One thing that was interesting about the video I have was that It started with a commercial celebrating Disneyland's 35 Anniversary. This movie was released back in 1990.
User avatar
Disney-Fan
Platinum Edition
Posts: 3381
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:59 am
Location: Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense
Contact:

Post by Disney-Fan »

Luke wrote:But you can always wait for my review! :)
Now that's a good idea! :D I already planned on 4 movies I'm buying this month so money is an issue. I won't miss this DVD, I just want to buy it for as cheap as possible!
"See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve." - The Joker
User avatar
Kram Nebuer
Anniversary Edition
Posts: 1992
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:03 pm
Location: Happiest Place on Earth :)
Contact:

Post by Kram Nebuer »

Uncle Remus wrote:So either the song "Disneyland is a Magical Place" is a new song or else Disney is recycling the whole video onto the DVD

To answer Aaron's question, this is what the video is: It starts with a brief introduction from Professor Owl and then the whole movie continues as a book with the title "Disney Song Book". After every song, a page turns to reveal a new song. After the last song (When You Wish Upon a Star), the book closes and the credits roll. That's mostly what the movie was like. One thing that was interesting about the video I have was that It started with a commercial celebrating Disneyland's 35 Anniversary. This movie was released back in 1990.
:D Graduation's passed ( :( )and it's finally summer vacation so here is my inaugural first post of many posts of the summer after not posting for forever!

That's awesome that the whole original Disneyland Fun is going to be on this DVD! From the original press release, it only mentioned 2 songs and now all of them will be there! YAY!!!! This has always been my favorite sing-a-long and I remember bringing it to watch on the last day of school of 1st grade and it was a perfect way to end our 1st year of elementary school and start our summer.

That "Disneyland is a Magical Place" is most definitely a new song since I've seen DF a million times and never heard that song.

Maybe this time instead of DL's 35th they'll have an opening for DL's 50th! I can't believe it's been 15 years since I got that video! :D
Image
<a href=http://kramnebuer.dvdaf.com/>My ºoº DVDs </a>
Post Reply