Newly Discovered Disneyland Home Movie from 1956

Jeff Altman’s grandfather had a real enthusiasm for 16mm film. While going through some of the family film archives, Jeff discovered this incredibly colorful and clear film of Disneyland just one year after it opened. There’s even a scene of his grandmother (love her outfit) meeting Walt Disney (who appeared to be filming something in the park that day as well).

While a bit shaky at times, this is one the best videos of early Disneyland I’ve seen. Check it out.

Home Movies At Disneyland – 1956 from Jeff Altman.

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10 Responses to Newly Discovered Disneyland Home Movie from 1956

  1. Pingback: Home movies at Disneyland, 1956 / Antikewl Daily / A regular source of entertainment & inspiration

  2. darren72 says:

    Beautiful footage.

  3. Jen says:

    That was amazing! I’m not ashamed to admit I got goosebumps watching it.

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  8. Shannon says:

    Wow! What fantastic footage. Seriously teared up a bit watching it.

  9. I have watched the film repeatedly, thrilled to have this peek into the disneyland world of 1956.

    Thanks for bringing us this fascinating glimpse of the beginning of something very special in the history of our nation.

  10. Marisola says:

    UNCLE WALT!!!!!

    Oh man, how young he looked. Oh to be there when it opened…what a wonderful memory. Thanks for posting this!

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