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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Watch Disneyland After Dark in HD (1962)

By Keith Mahne




When this show first aired on April 15, 1962, it had been awhile since Walt Disney had taken his viewers to Disneyland. Even so, he knew there had to be something special to warrant an entire hour in the Park. Walt and his television team came up with a double barreled idea — show off Disneyland at night and invite celebrity guest stars to entertain. Thus, Disneyland After Dark was born and the result was absolutely magical. Let's travel back to 1962 and meet up with Walt as we watch Disneyland After Dark in spectacular High Definition quality...








Disneyland After Dark is not only an enjoyable look at the Park as it's lit up at night, but it's also a wonderful collection of performances. The show features celebrities such as Louis Armstrong, who was already a national treasure at the time, who is joined here by Monette Moore and two other Jazz pioneers, Kid Ory and Johnny St. Cyr...




Monette Moore and Louis Armstrong perform on the Mark Twain




The Osmond Brothers were new on the scene and this marked their television debut...




The Osmond Brothers perform at the Plaza Gardens




Bobby Rydell was a popular teen idol back then...




Bobby Rydell sings at Disneyland




And Walt never missed an opportunity to spotlight his talented Mouseketeers, in this case Bobby Burgess and, of course, Annette Funicello...




Annette Funicello sings at Disneyland




In fact, Disneyland After Dark had enough marquee value to be released in theaters overseas...




Disneyland After Dark movie poster




And now friends, please enjoy this episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color from 1962 titled Disneyland After Dark in spectacular HD...

(For your viewing pleasure, be sure to pause the Disney Avenue Music Player at the top, left-hand corner of the page prior to playing the video below if you are on a desktop computer.)










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Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true every day.

You can find all of Keith's articles here.

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