The first two images are from a super website “THE INTERNET MUSEUM OF FLEXI / CARDBOARD / ODDITY RECORDS” (link) which is worth a visit just for its oddness alone. I’ve got the Panorama map and the records, but I’m missing the cover and a couple more pieces.
Several sources claim this souvenir is from 1956, if that’s the case, they used an outdated and unrealistic map.
The Panorama Map is huge; my large format scanner could only capture 1/3 at a time. The “Island” is sporting the Landmarks theme, I wonder if that would have worked out? Want a higher resolution scan – Link 29mb
Main Street has more streets and no backstage! High-res Link – 34mb
Double tunnels, just like Walt Disney World. High-res Link – 33mb
An “Education Toy” – really?
Each of the records has some nice artwork, oddly the “Introduction” record has some of the least original artwork of the bunch.
Time has not been kind to the “micro-plastic” these little records were made from, not to mention my copies appear to have been played at least a few times. I did my best to capture what’s left, but honestly it’s a pretty rough listen. I had to weigh down the tone arm and basically hold it by hand to get it to play. You can hear a clearer copy of the intro from the Museum of Flexi–Records here: (Real Audio link).
The Frontierland record was unplayable; it must have been juniors favorite.
Tomorrowland has the coolest artwork of the five.
Too bad the Tomorrowland record is barely playable, it skips and slides, but you get the idea. Again a clearer copy of the Tomorrowland record from the Museum of Flexi–Records here: (Real Audio link).
Fantasyland, forget it – just enjoy the artwork…
Adventureland has some fun artwork too; did anyone notice in 1955 that Adventureland had only one attraction? There was a “Saloon”?
Only the last portion of the Adventureland record was playable.
Again from the Internet Museum of Flexi-Records, these we the cutouts for your record player.