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Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland during opening week in July 1955Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland during opening week in July 1955
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland during opening week in July 1955

July 25, 2019

Opening Day at Disneyland: Photos From 1955

During the week of July 17, 1955, Walt Disney’s new theme park, named “Disneyland,” opened to the public in Anaheim, California. The 17th, a Sunday, was intended to be an “international press preview,” limited to selected invitees who could ride the attractions, witness the parades, and take part in the televised dedication of the park.