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On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its doors to the public. Walt Disney spoke the now famous speech;
To all that 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 that have created America… with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.
Happy 62nd Anniversary!
Photo: Disneyland Archives.