Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How to Talk Like Disneyland

Do you frequently use words like autopia, circarama, monstro or hippopotami? You know you do! This rare 1962 handbook helped transform Disneyland personnel into well-spoken rhetoricians. So straighten up, relax your throat, engage your diaphragm, and let's all learn how to speak the Disneyland way!

The booklet ends with a list of common "Disneyland words".
There's some nice nostalgia here!


Matthew said...

Reminds me of our Narrations Training (Spiel) Class, circa 1988. Great find and an even more fun read. Move it up skip!

Major Pepperidge said...

I have been mispronouncing Schweitzer Falls all these years - no "V" sound.

Meanwhile, they say that "pour" is pronounced "pawr"?!? Maybe if you are Scarlett O'Hara?

Sword is "sawrd"? Toward is "tawrd"? What planet am I on?