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Corona Del Mar in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Original Disneyland Bandstand

— Roger’s Gardens —

 
 
Disneyland Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2021
1. Disneyland Bandstand Marker
Inscription.  
The Original Disneyland Bandstand is where Mickey Mouse led his 16-piece band the day Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955.
In the mid-1970s, Roger's Gardens acquired the Disneyland Bandstand and moved it to its present location, where it serves as a place for visitors to relax in the gardens.
To learn more, visit rogersgardens.com.

old marker:
This is the Original Disneyland Bandstand
This is where bandleader Mickey Mouse led his 16-piece band the day Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955.
The Bandstand's first home was in the middle of Town Square, Main Street, USA. Right before Disneyland's Grand Opening, however, Walt Disney noticed that the Bandstand obstructed the view from Disneyland Railroad Station to Sleeping Beauty's Castle and had it moved to Carnation Plaza Gardens.
In 1956, the Bandstand journeyed to what is now New Orleans Square to be used as an entertainment venue. The Mouseketeers performed there daily during Easter Week 1958. The Kid's Amateur Dog Show was held in front of the Bandstand in April of 1959 through 1961, with judging
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and awards ceremonies held within the bandstand. In 1967, the Bandstand was retired to the "backstage” area just prior to the debut of New Orleans Square.
In the mid-1970's, Roger's Gardens acquired the Disneyland Bandstand and moved it to it's present location, where it serves as a special place for visitors to stop and bask in the beauty of the gardens.
 
Erected by Roger’s Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 33° 36.805′ N, 117° 52.025′ W. Marker is in Corona Del Mar, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from San Joaquin Hills Road south of MacArthur Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Roger’s Gardens nursery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona del Mar CA 92625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Seitz (approx. half a mile away); Third National Jamboree (approx. half a mile away); Nakayoshi - Good Friends (approx. half a mile away); Hang Gliding (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree
Bandstand and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2021
2. Bandstand and Marker
Now part of the Farmhouse restaurant at Roger’s Gardens.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to the Balboa Island Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Old Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, circa 2015
3. Old Marker
Old Marker, and Bandstand image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, circa 2015
4. Old Marker, and Bandstand
In the gardens, before becoming part of the restaurant.
Disneyland Bandstand image. Click for full size.
5. Disneyland Bandstand
This photo is on the marker.
Roger’s Gardens Flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, circa 2015
6. Roger’s Gardens Flagpole
Dedicated in 1976 by Ronald Reagan and John Wayne.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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