Disneyland: A Mattel Musical Map
Take a musical tour through the opening year of Disneyland.
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This Mattel Musical Map was designed as a souvenir for the 1955 opening of Disneyland in Anaheim California and depicts sixteen attractions originally available to parkgoers. What makes this view of the park so exciting is not what can be seen, but rather what can be heard.
Five 78 RPM records were included to accompany the map; an introduction (voiced by Tinkerbell and Mickey), Adventureland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, and Fantasyland. Each record plays voices and musical tones ranging in duration from one to three minutes, and provides a unique, comprehensive sensory experience for Disney lovers everywhere.
Cutouts were even included to be folded and sat atop the arm of the record player (unfortunately, not included in this example). A fascinating piece of cartographic ephemera commemorating the opening year of ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.’
Publication Date: 1955
Author: Walt Disney Productions
Sheet Width (in): 42.75
Sheet Height (in): 7.25
Condition Description: The 5 records have been trimmed from the top portion of the map and punched out, though it is unknown if they are operable. The map shows some creasing and light soiling along the fold lines, consistent with age and use. Very good overall.
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