Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures
The Jackie Chan Adventures
Happiest Place On Earth - DisneyLand
As the plane cruises on
autopilot on its way to southern California down the coast Ninjara and Chan
monitor the instruments while keeping a sharp eye out for oncoming
I just remembered something,
I have this fear of flying in planes.
You what? Afraid to
The vixen cannot believe what
she is hearing...Chan afraid to fly??? So she asks him what the problem
Why are you scared to fly in
I keep getting this nagging
feeling that something's going to go wrong with the plane.
Oh god, good grief. So
you don't want to fly?
I don't want to hurt your
feelings by saying no.
NINJARA <Waves it off>
It's alright, I
understand. Why don't you go back into the cabin and try to relax
awhile. If I need you again I will call you.
Thanks, are you
Positive. <Smiles> I
can handle it from here.
Just then Donatello's
head pops in through the cockpit door as Chan is getting out of his 1st
Officer's seat careful not to bump the control column or risk disengaging the
Did I hear someone is afraid
It appears Chan fears
something bad will happen to this plane and us onboard.
Right...do you want to take
Hey, no problem. I can
fly planes anytime.
Ok, she's all yours.
<Gestures to empty seat>
eyes> I'm out of here.
He retreats to the
safety of the cabin and enters the galley. Opening the mini-fridge he
helps himself to a soda and snacks then finds his seat next to Jade who's fast
asleep in her seat next to the window. Across the cabin on the opposite
side are Raphael & Venus in their seats, behind them are Michaelangelo &
Tohru also sleeping in their seats too. The sumo giant has headphones over
his ears and his CD player strapped to his pants but at the moment he is
snoozing away since the music he was listening to put him to sleep like
magic. Mikey too was listening to audiobooks on his cassette player
leaning back in his seat and enjoying himself.
JADE <Half awakes>
Jackie, are we there
No, not yet. We still
have more hours or minutes to travel.
Oh, what are you doing
here? I thought you were helping the vixen fly.
Well, I, ahh...<Charlie
Brown's famous line> I decided to take a break and let Donnie take over for
me. Ninjara can handle herself like an expert.
Ok, wake me when we arrive.
<And she falls back asleep again>
You got a
Meanwhile Ninjara and
Donatello continue the flight across the state.
I wonder why Chan quit
piloting our flight?
If you must know, he is
afraid of something going wrong with the plane.
Yegads! I hope not!
I wouldn't worry about it.
The plane drones onwards...In
the meantime Ralph, Venus, Mike & Tohru continue sleeping away not knowing
if they will arrive on time or not. Chan finishes his snack, returns the
garbage to the bins in the galley and returns to his seat, buckles himself in
and dozes off next to the sleeping Jade. Then seconds later he is awakened
by a voice calling him from the flightdeck.
Calling Mr. Chan, calling
Mr. Chan, please come to the cockpit.
JACKIE CHAN <Startled
JADE <Also wakes up>
Who's calling? <Looks
around> who is that?
Jackie? Can I see you
Uh, coming. <Gets
Where are you going
The lady fox wants me up
front again, be right back.
Oh, uh-huh. <Bored
look> see ya.
Chan returns to the
flightdeck where Donatello & Ninjara await him. He has no idea why
they wish to see him.
You wish to see
Yes, we were wondering if
you know about DisneyLand since we are going there to make sure the Syndicate
does not destroy the theme park in the first place.
I've never been there
Yes, long ago before I met
you and the turtles. Once, Jade, myself, Uncle, Tohru and the J-Team
members Viper & El Toro traveled to Anaheim where we explored the Magic
Kingdom went on nearly all the attractions, stayed at the DisneyLand Hotel and
rode the monorail from the hotel to the park and back.
Wow, were you ever lucky or
You could say
But what is
DisneyLand? How was it created.
Jackie decides to tell
his friends how the amusement enterprise was begun by one man who wanted to have
his own theme park for children and parents to come and share in the magic &
fun together. So he pulls a CD from his pocket on his shirt and holds it
What is that thing?
This CD is the complete
story of how DisneyLand was born. It tells the tale of Walt Disney and how
he built his own amusement park. Included are behind the scenes of
construction work that went into the building of the park, audio-animatronic
special effects and such. And now as they say...on with the
He inserts the diskette
into the slot on the portable CD player installed on the plane's console
panel. Instantly a video image of a medieval castle appears on-screen
in front of a dark background, night-time scene when suddenly fireworks explode
behind the castle in a kaleidoscope of colors. Then a fairy named
TinkerBell flies into view and starts waving her magic wand back & forth
casting rainbow color-patterns to fill the entire screen before disappearing for
a second before appearing again to flash her wand one final time, a loud FLASH
or WHOOSH noise is heard and the rainbow patterns dissolve to be replaced by an
aerial view of DisneyLand showing guests walking around or enjoying the rides as
background music begins playing accompanied by narration.
In July 1955 the opening of
DisneyLand changed the way America looked at rides. In place of the
honky-tonk boardwalk was a controlled environment a place where riders were not
meant to be thrilled or intimidated but transported into a soothing fantasy
realm called a theme park. The attractions were all made suitable for
children, they were gentle and relatively slow. There wasn't a single
thrill ride among them. Disney sought to create a sense of contempt for
children & adults.
The next scene shows
Walt Elias Disney inside his office talking about his idea of building an
Well it came about when my
daughters were very young and Saturday was always Daddy's Day with his two
daughters. So we'd start out and I'd take them to the merry-go-round and
take them to different places. And as I sit there while they rode the
merry-go-round, did all these kind of things, sit on a bench and eating
peanuts. I felt that there should be something BIG, some kind of amusement
enterprise where the parents and children could have fun together. So this
was the very beginning.
Like a child himself Disney
had always loved scale models that mimic the real thing. Years before his
park was built he ran this half-mile track around his estate, ripping up his
wife's flowerbeds in the process.
It shows Walt sitting
on laying prone atop a miniature boxcar and one of his fellow workers giving him
a friendly shove to get rolling down the tracks. At one point as he passes
by the cameraman he grins or smiles while pulling & pushing with both hands
to propel himself down the tracks.
Woohoo, look at
That looks fun, riding a
miniature train around the tracks.
Disney knew how to entertain
himself to keep from being bored.
On weekends he took his
grandchildren and other visitors for rides. No wonder that DisneyLand
would one day be called "The World's Biggest Toy For The World's Biggest
Next scene shows Walt
hunched forward over the engine working the controls while sitting atop a
tender. Children riding atop the boxcars pulled behind the train enjoying
the FREE RIDE around his estate in Carolwood.
Disney must have been
thinking of how he would create his theme park to allow guests-visitors to
experience the magic themselves.
It must have taken a
long-long time to construct the entire park from start to finish,
Oh yes, indeed. It did
not open until July 17, 1955 when Disney dedicated his creation to the public
and it was televised LIVE on the air to millions of people at home watching on
Wow! Anything else on
this audio tour?
There is more coming up.
<Stops recording to pull down menu> What do you want to see
END OF PART II
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