Edit info regarding Disneyland USA DVD


Hello everyone,

I know this doesn't have to do with music, but there has been some DVD discussion in the past. I was wondering if you could help me with some research I'm doing. A while back, I created some custom DVD inserts for personal use to go along with two of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD's (Mickey Mouse in Living Color and Silly Symphonies) because I felt that the inserts that came with these discs were pretty sparse. Using various sources from around the Web, I assembled some informative pieces that compliment these titles for those interested in learning more (if you want to download them yourselves, there are links at the bottom of this post).

Anyway, figuring I might as well do inserts for the other two releases (Disneyland USA and Davy Crockett), I'm starting to gather info on those (at least before the next 3 come out!). However, I need your help! I've started work on the Disneyland USA inserts, but am stumbling on some "edit" information that was brought up when the discs were released.

Specifically, various message boards reported slight modifications to the DVD versions of the shows as compared to versions that had been taped off the Disney Channel. I've tried to gather the info on these edits, but am looking for more information. Here's what I have so far...

Dateline Disneyland
  • Removal of Mouseketeers from parade segment (most likely took place between 21:32-22:40)
  • Removal of Mouseketeers performance of Talent Roundup in the Fantasyland section (takes place during current fade out at 1:12:32 (apparently in the original production, they fling open the doors, the Mouseketeers run out and sing their song)
Disneyland After Dark
  • Additions of "Professional Stunt Person - Do Not Attempt" captions during firewalking/handling performances
  • I've read one mention of another edit on Disneyland After Dark. It's been speculatated that there was another song sung before Twilight Time in the Plaza Gardens sequence at 35:50. The song speculated was "The Sepetember Song" but I've been unable to confirm this
10th Anniversary Show
  • Shortening of The Tiki Room segment at 38:31 by cutting up main theme song up and complete removal of "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing" (need confirmation on these edits)

Has anyone had a chance to do side-by-side comparisons of the DVD version with archival VHS copies? I'm assuming the Mouseketeer stuff was axed due to royalties and the speculation that previous lawsuit had an effect on their inclusion.

Anyway, any input you could provide would be most appreciative. Thanks for help!

- Steve

Here are links to the custom inserts I've currently finished...
Mickey Mouse in Living Color
Silly Symphonies