Opening Theme to “The Wonderful World of Disney”

Nothing was more exciting to me as a kid then watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” with my family. It was a weekly ritual without compare that still makes me smile to this day. Just hearing this intro really takes me back.


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6 thoughts on “Opening Theme to “The Wonderful World of Disney”

  1. vinvectrex says:

    @Badwolf – good idea. My family used to watch this every week. Which would end with my request to visit Disneyland. Those shots of Space Mountain seemed like the most amazing thing in the world to me.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    This show was weekly ‘Event’ television.
    You had to be there on Sundays.

    My first recollection of it was with the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah intro and animatronic Lincoln, at some point.

    It had all these bits of Disney movies I loved and had seen on the big screen and it was like living in a Disney universe.

  3. I too think Badwolf has got a great idea for a podcast! When I think of watching this show with my family, I can remember every week to also watch a show that came on before it, I think it was some kind of Alice in Wonderland TV show. Though I can find no information on it while trying to look it up.

  4. Badwolf says:

    This could be one of those “3-Part-Brady-Bunch-Epic” podcasts. I mean, this show – in one iteration or another – has been on for years.

    From Das Wiki:
    The Walt Disney anthology television series is a television series that has been produced by the Walt Disney Company under several different titles since 1954. These include Disneyland (1954–1958), Walt Disney Presents (1958–1961), Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1961–1969), The Wonderful World of Disney (1969–1979), Disney’s Wonderful World (1979–1981), Walt Disney (1981–1983), The Disney Sunday Movie (1986–1988), The Magical World of Disney (1988–1996), then finally back to The Wonderful World of Disney (1997–2008, 2012–present), and The Magical World of Disney Junior (2012–present).

    I remember watching Alvin Fernald and his buddy Shoie in “The Whiz Kid and The Mystery at Riverton” on Wide World of Disney. To say this was “event TV is selling it short, but I get what’s being said.

    I’m sure it could be an instant classic.

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