Duchess_SMK    
 6349.2 #18 (DL Qual #7

Jul 17, 2014 12:02 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 7-17-14
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates for the very first time!

At 2:30pm today, 1955, ABC TV crews, and over 28,000 guests witness this historic event. The biggest telecast to date.

To watch the complete ABC broadcast:
http://tinyurl.com/bol2p4g



1955 ariel

The opening of the 17 million dollar 160 acre park,  know as "Black Sunday" was and invitation only event. Guests included: Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, The Mouseketeer's, Thurl Ravenscroft, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Thomas, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, construction workers who worked on the park, studio workers, the press, and officials of company sponsors.

press pass

53 year old Walt Disney is introduced by the then actor, Ronald Reagan-
"And now, Walt Disney will step forward to read the dedication of Disneyland."

walt



"To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to al the world."
Walt Disney


*Attractions, shops and restaurants available for the guests enjoyment:

Town Square: City Hall, Fire Department and Plaza Pavilion Restaurant

Main Street U.S.A.: Bank of America, Camera Center, Carnation Ice Cream Parlor, Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, Emporium, Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon, Horse-Drawn Street Cars, Horse-Drawn Surreys, Main Street Cinema, Main Street Penny Arcade, Ruggles China and Glass house, Story Book Shop and
Santa Fe/ Disneyland's Railroad (2 engines: number 1- C.K. Holliday and number 2- E.P. Ripley)

Cover your eyes kids, this version of Mickey scared me too!

mickey
 
Adventureland: Jungle Cruise, (2 boats: Ganges Gal and Congo Queen)  and Red Wagon Inn

jungle cruise

Frontierland: Chicken Plantation Restaurant, Davy Crockett Arcade, Frontier Trading Post, Golden Horseshoe Revue (at Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Saloon), Mark Twain Steamboat, Mule Pack and the Stage Coaches

golden horseshoe

Fantasyland: Canal Boats of the World, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Merlin's Magic Shop, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pans Flight and Snow White's Adventures

fantasyland

Tomorrowland: Autopia, Circarama USA (Showing the film “A Tour of the West”), Monsanto Hall of Chemistry, Space Station X-1

tomorrowland

Is it just me or do those chairs look really comfy?

tables

The photo below shows the Mouseketeers on parade down main street. Would you look at those ponies! LOL

mouseketeers

Even Dumbo made an appearance...

dumbo

Opening day had it's fair share of mishaps. Scalpers printed up thousands of counterfeited tickets, causing the park to be overcrowd which lead to problems including a food shortage and traffic jam! Temperatures reached 101 degrees and women's high heels sank into softened freshly paved asphalt; plumbing was a major issue as drinking fountains were turned off so that the park's toilets could work; and some of the rides malfunctioned. There was a gas leak in Fantasyland which caused the entire area to be closed to the public and even a piece of a window from the Mark Twain fell on the head of a State Senator! YIKES!

Notice the man running after his toddler on the left...been there! LOL

ticket booths

crowds

Disneyland opened to the public the following day, a Monday, July 18th, 1955.
The price of a ticket to enter Disneyland was $1. You could spend from .10 cents to .35 cents for individual rides.
ticket
On October 11, 1955, a new system was implemented with ticket books costing $2.50.

On Sept. 8, 1955, after just seven weeks in operation, Elsa Marquez was Disneyland's one millionth guest!

Clearly, Walt's idea of a park where children and parents could have fun together was, and has been, an astounding success. His simple concept spawned Disney theme parks in Florida, Japan, France and Hong Kong, as well as other successful offshoots like The Disney Channel, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Stores and the Disney Cruise Line.

Disneyland, like Disney himself, is an original. Close inspection of the elaborate workmanship, architecture and landscaping shows an attention to detail that make the park, when viewed as a whole, a true work of art!

Were YOU or someone you know there on opening day? Any stories you would be willing to share with us?
If you weren't, and could have been, what attraction would you have been most excited to see and why?

Happy 59th birthday Disneyland and thank you Walt Disney for perservering!
WARNING! While watching this video one MAY require tissues!


Thank you all for reading and watching! Hope you enjoy this fabulous day! And for those enjoying the park today, maybe I'll see you there! ;)

Websites Referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
blog.silive.com
dlrbestandworst.blogspot.com
youtube.com
davelandweb.com
mousewait.com
yesterland.com
designingdisney.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
lifemagazine.com

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Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Great post to remind of how it was. I cannot imagine ONLY 2 boats for the Jungle Cruise- glad they got a few moreπŸ˜‚. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101Β°, there does not look like much shade and back then, pretty sure the guests did not bring their CamelBaks. How frightening in Fantasyland😱. That picture of the man trying to get his toddler, I can't place where that is but, goodness, BUSY! Β I think I would have been delighted with walking through the castle and Peter Pan's Flight. Thanks again and have a wonderful day at Disneyland!! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ“… cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - misschurro  6374.7 #17 6:20AM
😍 good morning churro! Oh how I wish you were down here today! Β 2 boats is cray cray! We couldn't even have a respectable meetup! πŸ˜‚ Those shades ARE cool huh? Yes, not many mature trees yet. Could you imagine wearing a πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘  in that weather? πŸ˜– I think that pic with the toddler is outside the main gate, to the right where the stroller rental and kennel is today? Those look like ticket booths to me. Good choices for your "most excited" you're the only one who's answered my questions! Aβž• today! That is a cool emoji! Coincidence? I think not! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:55AM
Awesome post as usual SMK! Thanks for taking the time to do this, I never get tired of watching old YouTube videos of Walt and Disneyland! - Admin 10:10AM
Ok this is my favorite post EVER!! I love all if your pictures and video clips you have here, wow what a lot of work you put into these amazing history posts!!! Thank-you so much!!! I think I'm going to watch my DVD's of opening day today!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #189 10:19AM
You always leave the sweetest comments! I wasn't going to respond to anyone else as I hate to annoy others with late bumps but....I couldn't resist saying thank you! This post took me about a week so I really do appreciate you reading and watching all of it! Means a lot to me!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  138.0 #2919 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2631.8 #49 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1347.5 #130 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2631.8 #49 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:11AM
How fun it would have been to be there opening day. Thank you for this wonderful post. I appreciate the time and research you do to bring us such marvelous facts.  - Bassplayerswife  501.4 #427 12:13AM
What would you have been most excited to see on opening day you think? Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  1000.7 #191 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  681.7 #292 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.1 #3713 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  243.7 #1435 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:44AM
I raise a mint julep to many more years of Disney magic!  - TheRealWildernessExplorer  77.8 #0 2:07AM
::raises one with you::  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  264.4 #1222 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  228.1 #1633 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3371 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  5247.9 #22 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:47AM
Happy 59th!! What a special day that was, wish I could have lived it but very excited to live the rest of our lives as a Disney family. - DisneyFamJEJN11  107.3 #3480 6:20AM
😊 yes! Me too! If you could have been there on opening day, what do you think you would have been most excited to see?  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  107.3 #3480 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  298.4 #929 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #185 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  633.3 #319 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  12440.5 #4 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  12440.5 #4 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  489.1 #436 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  111.8 #3397 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1843 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4454 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  213.9 #1823 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  213.9 #1823 1:24PM
Thank you for this lovely post! And, I never realized about this emoji!!! πŸ“… such a cool coincidence!! I think I would have been most excited to see a real, live castle! Although I have to say that I'm jealous of my little girls, getting to grow up at Disneyland with the Princess Fantasy Faire! Anyway πŸ˜‚ I hadn't seen many of these pics before! I love that some things are exactly the same, and some completely different! It's weird to see open grass in some areas, or just a small divider around it. Have a blast there today! - FrozenMommy  58.0 #4482 8:59AM
Thank YOU! Good choice! Yes! Our kiddos these days get to enjoy so much! I think I went to DL all of 5 times when I was a kid! πŸ˜‚so glad you enjoyed the pics! Thanks again!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 5:39PM
I find it fancinating that when the park opened there was so many issues but yet it wasn't the focus. Walt Disney is a great role model because he never gave up. Happy Birthday Disneyland! The place where dreams come true (I got engaged there πŸ˜‰.) ✨✨✨ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.5 #158 9:56AM
I agree! Such a magical place! So many special memories made there! How amazing for you! I actually got to help with a proposal yesterday! It was amazing! πŸ˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2115.5 #72 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #474 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:20AM
Thank you for the wonderful post and pictures from each of the lands. I think if I could go back in time I would want to visit Tomorrowland. I know the heat must have been oppressive. I can't imagine walking around with no water bottles.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1606.5 #105 11:53AM
Thank YOU for always letting me know you enjoy hem! Means a lot to me! Cool choice! Right?! Ugh! So hot!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  11394.3 #5 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  155.3 #2639 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:21AM
❀️❀️This is amazing, one of my fav posts you've done.  So special, thank you!!  And yes...I DID require tissues for the video.   - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  457.9 #476 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #571 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  345.6 #690 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  5333.9 #21 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 11:23AM
If I could have gone, I would have gone straight to Peter Pan, because all he ever did was be out side, go on adventures and have fun! Plus his hat was my favorite😊Thanks for all the great Disney history lessons😘 @Duchess_SMK - MadameLeota  4204.1 #35 2:52PM

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I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  4734.6 #28 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  1796.2 #94 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  4734.6 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5819 2:36PM
This Friday at 6 at DCA. I'll post tonight. We can't do this Tuesday but should be back for PTN on Tuesdays by the 16th.Β  - secretagentangel  4734.6 #28 4:09PM

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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Splash Mountain closed Feb 8-18
Indiana Jones closed Feb 29-March 3
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA
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DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
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Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #8213 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.2 #702 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  658.7 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.1 #4749 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4734.6 #28 8:33PM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2114.1 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  237.4 #1509 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  237.4 #1509 6:34PM
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Can't wait! - sawman911  2622.3 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1174.2 #153 2:20PM
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Super Bowl unFORECAST for the week of Feb 1, 2016
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We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  618.5 #331 5:39PM
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Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2622.3 #51 9:33AM
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2. Goofytom
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3. DisneyMom13
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4. richiii3
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5. beentoall
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6. mamabeam
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0.19

10. otilegna
0.12

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.6 #968 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  94.3 #3680 11:33AM
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Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2680.9 #48 7:41PM
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Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.2 #1402 12:47AM
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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.9 #455 9:59AM
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Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1154.6 #157 3:48PM
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i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 5:56AM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM
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