On this day: the opening of Disneyland

Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California on Sunday the 17th of July, 1955.

Disneyland_opening_day_03After years of planning, Walt Disney's very first theme park Disneyland opened its gates at 230PM on Sunday July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California.

X

The original press preview event was attended by about 28 000 people, even though only around half of the attendees had legitimate tickets.

The park opened to the public the following day, offering twenty attractions.

Disneyland_Opening_Day_01After years of planning, Walt Disney's very first theme park Disneyland opened its gates at 230PM on Sunday July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California.