Jolly Holiday is a song from the film, Mary Poppins. It was written by the Sherman Brothers. It is sung by Bert and Mary Poppins in the pastel fantasy sequence before reaching the carousel. The Oscar winning music arranger Irwin Kostal provided the much lauded orchestration.
The film takes place in 1910 (although the P.L. Travers books place the story in 1934) and the song is in the Music Hall style of the period.
Jolly Holiday Bakery
Sit on the expansive Victorian-style garden patio and nibble on an assortment of sweet and flaky baked goods and desserts. Take in the prime views of people enjoying their day at the Happiest Place on Earth with Sleeping Beauty Castle and Matterhorn Bobsleds in the background.
Feel especially merry when you sample breakfast entrees like an egg and bacon croissant sandwich or a yogurt parfait. Try lunch and dinner delights like oven-roasted turkey on ciabatta, a toasted cheese sandwich or the fabulous Jolly Holiday Salad.
You can see more of the bakery in this previous post.
Walt Disney holding a model of the Nautilus. That’s really what this blog is all about, Walt and Disneyland of his time. I love to celebrate this glorious Disney history!
This model was made by Harper Goff over a weekend...(an Imagineer, and designer of the Jungle Cruise). Harper was excited to show it to Walt that following Monday morning. But he stepped out for a second and returned to his desk, only to see that the model was GONE!! He decided to see Walt in his office anyway and there was Walt holding it in his hands!!! It's this model that got Walt to go live action, and not make 20K as an animated movie in 1953.
When the Bandstand was moved from Central Plaza over to Adventureland and Magnolia Park, the Carnation Plaza Gardens were constructed and opened on August 18, 1956. A plethora of talent has performed under the tent of this area, including Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, The Osmond Brothers, Lionel Hampton, Tex Benecke, Cab Calloway, and Stan Kenton. High School bands, choirs, and orchestras would perform for guests on the same stage during the day. Swing Dancing in the evening on weekends was another popular activity that guests enjoyed in this area.
There was once a counter where guests could order food, but it was eventually replaced by the Frontierland themed restrooms/pass-through area.
Summer 2011, it was announced that this historic area would be transformed into a Fantasy Faire character meet-and-greet area set to open in early 2012, thus blurring the lines between Fantasyland and Main Street even more.
Motor Boat Cruise's area home from 1957 to 1983.
In 2007 two-thirds of this body of water was filled up with the landscaping that you see all along its edges here, that created a healthy space between this body of water and the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage which is a fresh water based lagoon. However this might blow your mind, this body of water is part of the Disneyland green water system. This water in front of us is the same body of water in a water system shared with Sleeping Beauty's castle moat, the rivers in the Jungle Cruise, the Rivers of America and its neighbor the Storybook Land Canals.
Visit this alpine chalet where you’ll be happy to meet turkey legs, chimichangas and buttered corn on the cob. Then, chill out in the shadow of the Matterhorn with a fountain drink or frozen beverage in blue raspberry, cherry or apple.
Walt hanging out in the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House. Such a peaceful spot, overlooking Frontierland and the Rivers of America.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".
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