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Winter 1965-66
Vol. 1, No. 1.
December 1965, January-February 1966
16 Pages

"The Disney News will take you behind the scenes for fascinating stories of people and places which make possible the kind of entertainment that you have come to expect from Walt Disney.

This is Volume 1, Number 1 and we hope you like it."

Milt Albright
Magic Kingdom Club Manager

Disney News Winter 1965-66

On the Cover
Walt and company in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. This premiere issue would be the only one published during Walt Disney's lifetime where he appeared on the cover.

Inside Highlights 

  • Walt takes a cruise on the U.S. Coast Guard's training vessel, Eagle.
  • Connie Swanson takes over as Disneyland's new Miss Ambassador.
  • Maurice Chevalier returns to the U.S. to appear in Disney's Monkeys Go Home!
  • Seven movies are scheduled for release in 1966, including The Ugly Dachshund and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
  • New Orleans Square, Pirates of the Caribbean, It's a Small World and The Primeval World will debut at Disneyland in 1966. (New Orleans Square and Pirates won't actually appear until 1967--Tim)
  • Zorro, the late 1950s television series starring Guy Williams, can still be seen in syndication on various California TV stations.

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