Circle-Vision 360

1313 S. Harbor Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Circle-Vision 360

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Located in Tomorrowland, in Disneyland. Circarama opened on July 15, 1955 screening “A Tour of the West” across 9 large screens for a panaramic view of the movie. The audience stood in the center of the auditorium. It was renamed Circle-Vision 360 in 1967. Closed on September 8, 1997 with “America the Beautiful”.

It became the queue area for the short-lived Rocket Rods ride (May 22, 1998 to April 27, 2001) and is now “Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters”(soft opening – March 10, 2005), official opening – March 17, 2005). It’s still operating.

Contributed by David Coppock

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Joe Pinney
Joe Pinney on August 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

There’s been some confusion about Disney’s 360-degree film formats – the original format that opened in 1955 with A TOUR OF THE WEST, which ran until 1960, and then with AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL until 1966, was an 11-screen, 16mm format (in 360 degrees) called CIRCA-RAMA. When Tomorrowland was refurbished in 1967, with a new version of AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, the 360-degree film format was now a 9-screen, 35mm format (in 360 degrees) called CIRCLE-VISION360.

The original 16mm Circarama camera is on display in San Francisco at the Walt Disney Family Museum.

More info, as well as patent drawings of Circa-Rama that were submitted by Disney – http://www.yesterland.com/circarama.html

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