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This week, the Mouse Lounge reveals the magic of melody in Disneyland!

But first, we go Behind the Mickey Bar, as Liana and I talk about the new Cars Land, the just opened Jolly Holiday Bakery, Castmember beards, Fastpass, and more.

Next, a Mouse Lounge Special Feature:  The BBCs Russell Davis looks at how the archives have treated to the two faces of Walt Disney.  Uncle Walt, who brought laughter and pleasure to millions, and… the rather tough businessman and social engineer.  Enjoy the second of a five part series, Double Disney.


Then, from the Disney Archives:  Based on the Oscar winning cartoon, “Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom” comes a marvelous record narrated by the unmistakable Thurl Ravenscroft.  From the 1963 Disneyland Record DQ-1232, have a listen to “A Child’s Introduction to the Instruments of the Orchestra”.  Don’t let the title fool you; this record was lavishly produced.  It’s hard to believe this mini masterpiece landed in the kiddy records bin.


Then, from Vault Disney:  We focus on the music of two Silly Symphonies from the thirties.  The first is “Music Land” from 1935 and “The Woodland Café” from 1937.  Both are perfect examples of the use of music to further the narrative, and are just great fun to listen to.  I’ll provide a description of the of the plot for Music Land, so you can better follow along.


Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.  Did you know that Disneyland boasts ten different live performance groups that play in all four corners of the park?  This episode, you’ll get to hear from every one of them!  You’ll hear, the Main Street Piano Player, The Dapper Dans,  Hook and Ladder Company, the Straw Hatters, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, Farley the Fiddler, The Bootstrappers, The Jambalaya Jazz Band, The Royal Street Bachelors,  and The Pearly Band.  Plus, you’ll hear special performances recorded on Fat Tuesday of the New Orleans Jazz Band, The Bayou Bash featuring Princess Tiana, and the Disneyland Band performing it’s full noontime concert with the theme, “Sunday in the Park”.   

Gary Chambers

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The Mouse Lounge

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