13th Anniversary celebration in Coconut Grove, Florida. Governor Goodwin Knight of California speaks into a microphone during the ceremony. Los Angeles Mayor Norris Poulson, National Commander of American Legion Seaborn Collins and Master of Ceremonies Bob Hope. USAF General Doolittle presents the 'Safety Trophy' to the USAF for reducing vehicular accidents. This trophy which is accepted by General Albert Boyd representing USAF, to be presented to the winning command yearly.
Coconut Grove Purse, a horse race in Coral Gables, Florida. Women buy tickets for the horse race at a counter. Race gets underway as a large crowd gathers. Easiest Way wins the race.
Animation depicts the high cost of living in Hawaii. A coconut palm tree on a beach. Man comes out of hut and climbs tree to get a coconut marking year 1900. Second time man wanting coconut. Tree becomes tall and coconut marks year 1920. Shows how high cost of living causes social unrest. Short palm tree with coconut marking year 1925.
Practice activity at sea during operations to support the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission of NASA. U.S. Marine Corp UH 34D helicopter takes off from the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) and joins with others in a formation. A helicopter takes off from a destroyer and joins up with those from the Spiegel Grove. Formation of helicopters flies over the Atlantic.
Brooklyn Dodgers get ready for 1956 baseball season at spring training camp in Vero Beach Florida. Players seen stretching, throwing on field. Announcer, talking in stereotypical "Brooklynese," notes that manager Walter Alston (in closeup) isn't worried about the season even though 1955 World Series star Johnny Podres (#45) may get drafted. Announcer notes Alston concentrates on Brooklyn players seen hitting in batting cage: #4 Duke Snider, #39 Roy Campanella, #6 Carl Furillo, #14 Gil Hodges and #2 Randy Jackson. Final closeup of Alston.
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.