July 17:

 

July 17: Disneyland Opens

Disneyland, Walt Disney‘s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California.  Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.

Read more at http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/disneyland-opens

Reminisce during the opening day of Disneyland at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rHjoimz5XI

 

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