"American Sings" one of my personal Disneyland favorites. As a kid I thought the building was built for America Sings, I guess I never noticed the Old Carrousel of Progress. This attraction was so fun and so creative, boy do I miss it.
I am unable to get an exact opening date for America Sings, only "2 weeks before July 8th, 1974" (according to Wikipedia). This Summer Press Party ticket would support that date. Does anyone know that actual opening date of America Sings? I wonder if any collectors have the Special Souvenir Gift memento?
"America Sings" first appearance on the Guide book, this one is from the Summer of 1974.
I have a bunch of these "Mini posters" These are the like "Attraction Posters" for us ticket collectors, only a LOT cheaper! These were used at the credit unions and other local unions to advertise thier special "Family Party" night at Disneyland. I really love the art work on these.
Here is a video of the complete show. It’s from the mid 1980’s, it’s dark and grainy, but the sound is good. If you have ever seen the attraction, it will bring back memories. If you have never seen it, sorry about this crummy video, the attraction was way better than this looks! Notice the people really get into the show, it was hard not too.
There was a complete sound track available on LP (not sure about CD?) of the audio portion of America Sings. In fact, I just checked and there is one on Ebay right now (Link), I want it, looks like this post might cost me...
I know this attraction was getting old by 1988, but I wish it was still there. The patriotic spirit of this show could sure be used now. I like the way the building used to be a giant stylized American flag, it just made you feel good to look at it as it turned slowly all day long...