Vintage Disneyland Commercials: 5 TV Ads Are a Blast From the Past

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It's impossible to imagine how much money Disney pumps into advertising every year -- the company's ads are everywhere. With that investment, though, comes a commercial legacy by which we can catch glimpses into Mickey's past. For a look back, we've rounded up five Disneyland commercials that once attracted visitors to the Mouse's California playground.






Pepsi Commercial, 1960s
Ok, so this might technically be a commercial for Pepsi, but the footage of Disneyland in the 60s - including the lost flying saucers ride - is pretty awesome.




Space Mountain, 1977
This Space Mountain commercial - and its awesome special effects - was used to advertise the Tomorrowland roller coaster in its opening year of 1977.




Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, 1979
1979 was the opening year for the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coaster, the year when this ad promises that big thunder will strike daily - "only at Disneyland."




Splash Mountain, 1980s
If this ad is like the others, it's probably from Splash Mountain's opening year of 1989, and definitely makes all those cute little critters look a tad dramatic. But, as is pointed out, it's a long way down after all.



"California Sun" commercial, 1980s
This ad calls upon Disneyland's fabulous sunny SoCal location as a selling point, while the accompanying jam will have anyone dancing in their seats.



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