This title may yet see the light of day. According to UltimateDisney.com, a web site dedicated to covering the world of Disney DVDs, sources close to this project say it has been shifted to an autumn 2006 release. Here's what UltimateDisney.com had to say:
"Sources within and close to Disney have told us that Secrets, Stories and Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth has been tentatively re-slated to arrive on DVD this fall. Originally planned for release on July 12, 2005, the disc was delayed at the 11th hour for no clear reason. ...This much-anticipated DVD will contain a number of things, all related to the world's premiere theme park, Disneyland. The main program is Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever, a brand new, never-before-seen, feature-length documentary on the Anaheim resort. Supplements, as originally announced, are to include the "Wonderful World of Disneyland" trivia game (with beginner and advanced levels), interviews with Diane Disney Miller and former Imagineer Rolly Crump, rare footage of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse on stage at Radio City Music Hall in 1962, the 12 sing along songs from Disneyland Fun, and, inside the case, a collectible replica of the original Disneyland E-ticket book. Those contents are subject to change, as is the expected autumn timeframe. ...If the planned release date holds up, we should be getting a new announcement in anywhere from a few weeks to a few months."
So this is terrific news for those of you, like me, who have been impatiently awaiting its release. Personally, I'm psyched by the news, even if it is only rumor at this point. Hang in there, and don't give up hope of owning this before the end of the year.