Remarkable and rare 1989 complete DISNEYLAND Splash Mountain press media kit. Kit includes six different press releases covering facts & figures to the creative cast, construction history and more insider historic details. Also includes unbelievable eight black and white press photos with individual captions on back. Photos include rare construction shot and even Michael Eisner with Mickey and Brer Bear!

All pieces are ORIGINAL and not reproductions. Photos, releases and folder are in very fine plus condition with no writing, tears, stains or any blemishes. Press release paper with slight yellowing due to age.

1971 America Sings Press/VIP Preview Maquette


When America Sings opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland on June 29, 1974, the attraction took guests through period of America’s musical history via the revolving theater previously home to G.E.’s Carousel of Progress. During its tenure from 1974 through 1988, Sam the Eagle (no relation to the Olympic mascot nor the Muppets character) and his cast of audio-animatronic animals entertained audiences with such classics as “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Polly Wolly Doodle,” and “Who Shot the Hole in My Sombrero.” The cast consisted of a diverse array of characters such as the Swamp Boys (a gator trio, frogs and harmonica-playing raccoon), coyotes, alligators, porcupines, storks and roosters.

If many of the animals from this retro attraction look familiar still today, it’s because many are alive and well in Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. In 1989, nearly the entire America Sings cast found a new home and are a perfect fit within the 1946 Song of the South-themed thrill attraction.

Similarly, prior to America Sings’ closure in 1986, two of the geese were removed, “skinned” and repurposed as the entertaining G2 queue droids in the first generation of Star Tours, which premiered in 1987.

Pictured is the famous Sam the Eagle maquette given to VIP/press attendees during the America Sings opening premier in 1974. This rare ceramic keepsake was exclusive to invited media/special guests and never for sale to the public. Only a handful are known to exist.

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35-Year Walt Disney Company Service Award

Service awards have been a staple of Disney’s fundamental philosophy that their employees are the foundation to their success. From Cast Members in the theme parks to animators and producers, service award pins and statues salute an individual’s commitment and employment longevity. From the more common 5-year Donald Duck pin, to the extraordinary 45-year Walt & Mickey, cast member exclusives continue to be truly rare and valuable collectibles.

This particular relic depicts Pinocchio as a boy walking down a cobble stone path with a shining red apple in his hand. Made of solid bronze, the piece weighs an impressive 40+ pounds and rewarded an employee of the Walt Disney Company for 35 years of dedication to the company.

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

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