In conjunction with the launch of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library beginning July 6, 2012, Disney D23 will be releasing a ‘musical tour’ which features anthems and instantly recognizable music from nearly 85 years of the company’s history. From ‘Turkey in the Straw’ as used in Steamboat Willie to Walt Disney’s Disneyland dedication speech in 1955 to Captain America: The First Avenger, the musical tour, inspired by the more than 500 items from the Walt Disney Archives on display at the museum is sure to induce fond memories for all generations.
The track list is as follows:
- Turkey In The Straw (Steamboat Willie)
- Overture (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) – Leigh Harline
- Main Title/Cinderella (Cinderella) – Chorus – Cinderella
- Main Title/Once Upon A Dream/Prologue (Sleeping Beauty) – Mary Costa
- Walt Disney’s Dedication of Disneyland (July 17th, 1955) – Walt Disney
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Al Hoffman
- A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins) – Julie Andrews
- Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians (Live Action) – Dr. John
- Alice’s Theme (Alice in Wonderland) – Danny Elfman
- Theme from Tron (Tron) – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Derezzed (Tron: Legacy) – Daft Punk
- Captain America March (Captain America: The First Avenger) – Alan Silvestri
- Star Tours – John Williams
- Fantasmic! Exit Music – Bruce Healey
- Grim Grinning Ghosts – The Mellomen
- Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me) – Paul Frees
- He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) – Klaus Badelt
- Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) – Chorus – Beauty And the Beast
- Circle of Life (The Lion King) – Lebo M.
- Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid) – Samuel E. Wright
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story) – Randy Newman
- National Treasure Suite (National Treasure) – Trevor Rabin
- Main Show: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Disney Studio Chorus
According to Amazon.com, the songs — although mostly already released and available otherwise — will be available on a downloadable basis individually, although the ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ from the 1964 World’s Fair / Disneyland attraction will only be available as part of the full album.
We suspect a limited number of CD editions of the album will be available for purchase at the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Museum to accompany the exhibition catalogue but have not yet received confirmation.
Disney Legend Dave Smith, founder of the Disney Archives and Chief Archivist Emeritus, will be making a special appearance at the Disneyland Resort on July 14, 2012 to sign his new book, Disney Trivia from the Vault.
Beginning with the July 1983 issue of Disney Channel Magazine, Dave Smith began answering Disney trivia questions from viewers of the Disney Channel. In the ensuing thirty years, his column has continued through multiple publications, including Disney Magazine, the on-line Disney Insider, and most recently the Disney D23 website. ‘Ask Dave’ questions have come from Disney enthusiasts the world over, and have covered topics ranging from Cinderella’s last name (Tremaine) to the number of triangles covering the surface of Epcot’s Spaceship Earth (11,324 facets comprising 954 triangles.)
Over 1,100 questions have been fielded by Dave Smith, the now-retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, and this book is a compendium of the most interesting and revealing of those queries. The book is divided into chapters that each cover an aspect of Disney history, including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, and Disney characters. Many of the questions bring up interesting information that has not been published elsewhere, and readers will delight in discovering some of the secrets behind their favorite movies and theme parks. ‘Did the same actress provide the voice of Maleficent, as well as the voice of Madame Leota, the head in the crystal ball in The Haunted Mansion?’ ‘Who was the first athelete to say “I’m going to Disneyland!”?’ Only Dave knows the answers!
The event will take place from 9 am – 11 am PT at the Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Disneyland® park. Disney Trivia from the Vault will be available for $9.99, plus tax beginning at shop opening on the day of release. Park admission is not included and is required.
Disney Trivia from the Vault is also available for pre-order on Amazon.com with a release date of June 26, 2012.
Disney D23, the official fan club of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library to offer museum tickets in advance for the first time ever. Available beginning June 26 at 8 am PT, tickets can be purchased online at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/tickets for dates beginning July 6 to visit the museum and the Disney Archives exhibition.
Purchasing tickets online will guarantee access to the museum when desired as they are entry time constricted to keep the flow of guests at an enjoyable pace. A limited number of same-day tickets will be available at the museum for those who do not wish to take advantage of the new system.
When purchasing tickets online, guests will also have the opportunity to reserve the museum’s GuideCam audio-tour system ($7) that doubles as a video and still camera, pre-purchase a meal, pre-purchase the ‘D23 Presents Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives’ exhibit catalog and pre-purchase a Presidential Library Passport, the perfect keepsake of your visit to the Reagan Library.
Ticket prices range from $6 for children through $21 for adults with a small discount for active D23 members. Active military personnel are allowed free admission for themselves with ID (other guests in the party are advised to purchase tickets in advance online).
In addition, D23 Members are still able to purchase tickets to an advance preview of the ‘D23 Presents Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives’ being held on June 30 whose attendees include Archives Director Becky Cline and Disney Legends Dave Smith and Bob Gurr.
Showcasing the boundless creativity and unbridled imagination that helped define 20th century entertainment, the 12,000-square-foot exhibit — for which the Reagan Library has constructed an entirely new exhibition space — opens July 6 and continues through April 2013.
More than 500 items have already been transported from the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, Calif., to the Reagan Library by the exhibit’s Official Logistics Sponsor, UPS, which is ‘moving the magic’ for the planned nine-month run of ‘D23 Presents Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives.’
Many of the items have never left the Walt Disney Archives and are being publicly displayed for the very first time. Artifacts on exhibit will include:
- An early drawing of Walt Disney’s first major cartoon character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
- The actual 9½-foot tall head of the Maleficent dragon from Disneyland’s Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular
- The fully rigged, 23-foot model of the Black Pearl pirate ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean films
- Meticulously restored, handmade books used in the opening shots of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty
- The very first ticket ever issued to Disneyland – No. 000001, with a face value of $1
- Miniatures hand-built by Walt Disney, which helped lead to the development of Disneyland and Audio-Animatronic figures
- The very first piece of Disney merchandise ever created: a child’s school writing tablet
- Walt’s own Disneyland name tag – as Cast Member No. 1
- A complete re-creation of Walt Disney’s formal office from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.
- Original Audio-Animatronic figures from Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree and Pirates of the Caribbean
- A letter to Walt Disney from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Costumes worn by Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins, Glenn Close in 101 Dalmatians and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
- Props and costumes used in the production of recent Disney blockbuster films, including National Treasure, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, TRON: Legacy and Marvel’s The Avengers
Additionally, ‘D23 Presents Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives’ features an entire section devoted to items that celebrate the connection between Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan. Photos, letters — including a hand-written draft of a letter from Reagan to the U.S. Postmaster General urging the creation of a special Walt Disney stamp — and an assortment of archival items underscore the close personal and professional relationship between the two men, and Reagan’s commitment to honoring Walt Disney’s legacy.
UPDATE #1 – 6/18/12 – Disney D23 members will be able to purchase tickets online at a discount beginning June 25. In addition, D23 members will get access to the exhibit as early as 9:30 am, even though the museum opens at 10 am daily.