September 29, 2015Vintage Disneyland Photographs
By Sara In AZ
I recently stumbled upon this online article 34 vintage photos of Disneyland that will make you want to be a kid again showing some old photographs of Disneyland and just knew I had to share it with y’all!
The “Happiest Place on Earth” turns 60 on July 17.
In 1955, Walt Disney and President Richard Nixon led the opening ceremonies in Anaheim, California. The park held just 18 attractions, and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle wasn’t even open to the public yet.
Today, the park hosts more than 16 million visitors annually.
The centerpiece of Tomorrowland, the TWA Moonliner rocketship, towered over the land.
When Disneyland first opened, it charged an entrance fee and an additional fee per ride. Starting in 1956, guests could instead purchase a booklet of tickets for different attractions. The prices pictured are from 1964.
When it opened, Disneyland featured 18 attractions scattered throughout five lands: Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street USA.
The only thing that didn’t seem to change were the gates. Pictured in 1960, the entrance to Disneyland has managed to stay almost entirely in its original condition since the park opened.
Wow…..so, so cool! And, is it dating myself to say that I know what the “E” tickets were…..I remember using them as a kid!
Check out the full article 34 vintage photos of Disneyland that will make you want to be a kid again for more pictures!