Disneyland opening day 1955 - Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Railroad in Fantasyland. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style

Disneyland opening day 1955 - Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Railroad in Fantasyland. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style

Disneyland opening day 1955 - Main Street parade. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style

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Disneyland Opening Day: What You Didn't Know

Disneyland Opening Day: What You Didn't Know

On July Disneyland opened its gates for the very first time. While this was a momentous & historic occasion, the day did not go as planned.

The line to purchase Disneyland tickets on the park's opening day, July 17, 1955.  when Disney was good...

The line to purchase Disneyland tickets on the park's opening day, July when Disney was good. This is close to one line for a single ride nowadays.

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at Disneylands opening day; July 17 1955. http://ift.tt/2mGj3nB

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at Disneylands opening day; July 17 1955. http://ift.tt/2mGj3nB

Life magazine must have done a huge spread on the opening day of Disneyland on July 17,1955 because there are quite a few wonderful photos by them. This one is a shot of the Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Railroad in Fantasyland. I’ve become so used to Disneyland’s crowds that it’s a constant source of amazement how few people there are in these photos. What bliss it must have been to wander the park without being jostled, nor having to wait in line for 3 hours for a 4-minute ride.

Life magazine must have done a huge spread on the opening day of Disneyland on July 17,1955 because there are quite a few wonderful photos by them. This one is a shot of the Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Railroad in Fantasyland. I’ve become so used to Disneyland’s crowds that it’s a constant source of amazement how few people there are in these photos. What bliss it must have been to wander the park without being jostled, nor having to wait in line for 3 hours for a 4-minute ride.

Disneyland opening day 1955 - Phantom Boats with Autopia in the background. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style.

Disneyland opening day 1955 - Phantom Boats with Autopia in the background. From Life Magazine, photos by Allan Grant and Loomis Dean. Color corrected by United Style.

July 17, 1955 -- Children rush into the Fantasyland castle at Disneyland on opening day

Disneyland's grand opening was actually pretty disastrous

July 1955 -- Children rush into the Fantasyland castle at Disneyland on opening day

': Amazing LIFE Magazine Pictures of Disneyland on Opening Day ! - Part One : Main Street U.S.A & Fantasyland

chugs alongside the Storybook Land Canal Boat. Incredible Disneyland Opening Day pictures shot in Fantasyland and Main Street USA.

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