Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.
Earth Day in Washington D.C. (part of a series of clips in a row). Environmental activists and demonstrators protest against oil drilling in the Gulf and elsewhere. A large crowd gathered on the street. They march holding banners. One demonstrator flashes the Peace sign and a clenched fist 'fight the power' sign at the same time. Banners seen include 'God is not dead he is polluted on earth' , 'R.I.P. 1990 A.D.', 'Standard Oil is Spouting Off', and 'No Oil Drilling in the Gulf' The people gather outside the United States Department of the Interior building. They protest against the oil drilling and attendant pollution. Senator Gaylord Nelson, organizer of Earthday, is seen in the crowd. A flag, similar to the United States flag, but with green stripes, flutters in the wind atop a flagpole. Oil that has been spilled on the sidewalk is seen.
Speed and altitude tests being conducted by X-15 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. X-15 begins a solo flight into the stratosphere. Pilot Scott Crossfield seated in the cockpit of X-15. Mach meter indicator passes Mach two. Radar dish antenna recording the course of flight. Chase planes F-100F and F-104D in flight. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials take recordings on graph and look at radar screens. Pilot converses with the ground crew members. X-15 lands on Rogers Dry Lake in California. Vehicles parked next to the aircraft after its landing in ground.
Testing of AIM-7 Sparrow III Missile from Naval Air Station in Point Mugu,California. United States Air Force (USAF) Ryan Firebee Q-2C aircraft in flight. American AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missile fired by United States Navy (USN) F-8D Crusader fighter aircraft stuck Q-2C. It explodes. Parts fall off and hits the water. It disappears below the water surface. United States Navy Grumman QF-9F Cougar drone in flight. United States Air Force AIM-7 Sparrow III air to air Missile fired by United States Air Force F-4B Phantom II fighter aircraft made a miss on the drone. United States Navy Convair RIM-2 Terrier surface to air missiles placed on launchers on USS Coontz (DDG-9). Terrier is launched.
U.S. Air Force X-15A aircraft first unpowered drop flight and landing in California, United States on June 8, 1959. United States Air Force Boeing NB-52A aircraft with X-15 under its wing, taxis and takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, California. American X-15 aircraft in captive-carry position, mated to pylon under wing of Boeing NB-52A aircraft. The aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway. Chase planes U.S. Air Force F-104A flies along NB-52A aircraft. X-15 releases from NB-52A aircraft in mid flight. Radar dish antenna records course of the flight. Pilot seated in the cockpit of F-104A aircraft. Technicians look at plotting boards and flight monitors. Pilot Albert Scott Crossfield converses with ground crew members. X-15 piloted by Crossfield lands at Rogers Dry Lake in California.
A trip to see giant Sequoia Trees or "Sequoia Washingtonia" Giant Forest trees in California's Sequoia National Park. A motorcade of tourists leaves a city hotel for a trip. Open top convertible cars drive through mountainous countryside on dirt roads in California. In the old Gold Rush town of Mariposa the group stops and enters the Mariposa County Courthouse, a mortise-and-tenon Greek Revival courthouse and California's oldest court of law. Sign over entrance reads 'Erected 1854'. A car or vehicle tunnel through a giant Sequoia Tree.