July 4, 1984 – The Circle-Vision Attraction American Journeys Opens in Disneyland
“A new vision of America’s people, heritage, and breathtaking beauty. A spectacular motion picture odyssey.”
On July 4, 1984, the Circle-Vision film attraction American Journeys opened in Disneyland. The film uses the Circle-Vision 360° technique, also used in Epcot’s O Canada! and Wonders of China; the technique includes nine screens arranged in a circle, with nine cameras used to film the scenery, giving the audience the perspective of really being in the scene. American Journeys, like its predecessor America the Beautiful, captured many highlights of the United States. A version of the film opened in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland on September 15, 1984, as well as in Tokyo Disneyland on May 17, 1986. The Disneyland attraction ended its run on July 7, 1996.