Off To Never Land....

Think of a wonderful thought....
the Dapper Dans, churros, fresh hot popcorn, the Flag Retreat Ceremony, the wildest ride in the wilderness, sitting at the Hungry Bear waving at passerbys on the Mark Twain, the brakes needing a little work, the room actually stretching, nightly fireworks, the Frontierland music loop, Shrunken Ned, Dole Whips, Scot Bruce rocking and rolling at the Tomorrowland Terrace, and on and on....all of the wonderful things Disneyland contains that remind me of never growing up.
One of the most popular musical events of Disneyland’s early history was the series of Dixieland at Disneyland evening concerts held each fall from 1960 to 1970. Requiring a special ticket that included admission to the park and its attractions, Dixieland at Disneyland featured an all star cast of jazz combos and artists, such as, Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Bob Crosby, and many others. For the first five years the shows were held at the Rivers of America in Frontierland, with the crowds lining the banks and the musicians playing on the southern tip of Tom Sawyers Island or floating past on log rafts or keel boats. The grand finale included fireworks and the Mark Twain wheeling past with a passenger list of jazz musicians and a 200 person choir singing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” For the last half of the 60s, the show moved to Main Street, where the bands performed on wagons and embarked on a park touring parade.

One of the most popular musical events of Disneyland’s early history was the series of Dixieland at Disneyland evening concerts held each fall from 1960 to 1970. Requiring a special ticket that included admission to the park and its attractions, Dixieland at Disneyland featured an all star cast of jazz combos and artists, such as, Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Bob Crosby, and many others. For the first five years the shows were held at the Rivers of America in Frontierland, with the crowds lining the banks and the musicians playing on the southern tip of Tom Sawyers Island or floating past on log rafts or keel boats. The grand finale included fireworks and the Mark Twain wheeling past with a passenger list of jazz musicians and a 200 person choir singing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” For the last half of the 60s, the show moved to Main Street, where the bands performed on wagons and embarked on a park touring parade.

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